The Magic Millions Perth Yearling sale celebrated a record-breaking opening day yesterday (Tuesday).
Local buyers responded strongly and overcame any fears over a lack of eastern states interest because of Covid restrictions.
Local bloodstock agent John Chalmers secured the day one sale topper with Lot 174, a Playing God-Moodometer colt fetching $330,000.
“He’s a big staying type with plenty of scope,” Chalmers said.
Moodometer enjoyed success under Steve Wolfe, claiming a best win in the Group 3 WA Oaks over 2400m in 2006.
Victorian bloodstock agent Mark Pilkington secured Amelia Park’s Russian Revolution-Samovare filly on behalf of Darren Thomas and Seymour bloodstock.
Samovare is a half-sister to Sydney Group 3-winning colt Tiger Of Malay and quality WA galloper Samizdat.
Amelia Park’s head boss, Peter Walsh, a good friend of Thomas, retains a share in the filly. A trainer has yet to be determined.
Durrant was the successful bidder on colts So You Think (Lynward Park) and Willow Dale Farm’s Deep Field, they fetched $320,00 and $300,000 respectively.
Simon Miller paid $250,000 for Amelia Park’s Nicconi filly out of Amelia’s Love.
Book one’s average price of $91,175 set a new Perth record. The gross reached $12.8 million and the clearance rate was 85 per cent.
Book two of the Perth Magic Millions yearling sale commences at 10am with Lots 179 to 338.