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14/3/2016 Sebring Filly Stars on Day One in Adelaide
Photo: $230,000 - Sebring-Aussie Crawl filly (Lot 64)

Figures soared across the board as a stunning filly by Sebring topped Day One of the 2016 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale at Morphettville on Monday night.
The top priced filly was purchased by leading Victorian based bloodstock agent Sheamus Mills and will head to Cranbourne to join the Mick Kent stable.

"I thought she was the best yearling in the sale - filly of colt," Mills said. "The stallion is flying at the moment and she has a good pedigree behind her."

"She's from a Redoute's Choice mare and he'll be a champion broodmare sire for the ages I'd say."

"She ticked all the boxes, as they say," Mills added. "She was Mick's star pick of the sale and he's delighted to get her."

The Sebring filly is from the Redoute's Choice mare Aussie Crawl, a two time winning daughter of former Adelaide based group winning juvenile Freestyle. She was offered at the auction by Goldin Farms.

The top priced colt of the night session was $195,000 for the Written Tycoon-Zoccoletta youngster from the Baramul Stud who sold to McEvoy Mitchell Racing.

"He's come off Baramul so he's had a good start to his life," Tony McEvoy said. "He's got great bone on him, tremendous depth of muscle and a lot of power through his core."

"I love when he was walking to me, the power through him. He's an up and going two-year-old."

"He'll be there in the spring and then he'll be there for the big dance in the two-year-old races when you need those two-year-olds."

Day One of the sale rounded out with a gross of $3,865,500, average price of $51,540 and median price of $40,000 - those three figures rose massively on last year's opening session - 65%, 47% and 60% respectively.

The clearance rate also rose on 2015 and finished tonight on 82 per cent during a day in which seven yearlings sold for $100,000 or more.

"It's been the most amazing start to a sale in a very long time," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. "The numbers are well up - around 50 per cent up already, which is just spectacular."

"Hopefully we can hold the numbers for tomorrow and we're really looking forward to getting into it tomorrow," Cox added.

Day Two of the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale will be held from 10am (SA time) on Tuesday.

To see the results and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here. To see a video review of Day One of the sale click here. And to see a review of today's Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic click here.

SALE STATISTICS
(Day One 2015 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 100 (110)
Lots Sold: 75 (67)
Lots Passed In: 16 (21)
Lots Withdrawn: 9 (13)
Sale Gross: $3,865,500 ($2,341,000)
Top Price: $230,000 ($220,000)
Average Price: $51,540 ($34,940)
Median Price: $40,000 ($24,000)
Sold %: 82 (76)

TOP SELLERS

$230,000 - Sebring-Aussie Crawl filly (Lot 64)
Vendor: Goldin Farms / Buyer: Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (Vic)

$195,000 - Written Tycoon-Zoccoletta colt (Lot 43)
Baramul Stud (As Agent) / McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L (SA)

$155,000 - I Am Invincible-Calemore colt (Lot 82)
Goldin Farms / Lyndhurst Farm (NZ)

$150,000 - Casino Prince-Carolina Bella colt (Lot 85)
Mill Park (As Agent) / Macdonald Gluyas Racing (SA)

$140,000 - Smart Missile-Third Day colt (Lot 7)
Mill Park (As Agent) / Prima Park/Waterford B'stock (NZ)

$110,000 - Street Boss-Wings of Success filly (Lot 34)
Mill Park (As Agent) / Bill Mitchell FBAA (NSW)

$100,000 - High Chaparral-Chandon Rose filly (Lot 91)
Rosden Park (As Agent) / Andrew Noblet (Vic)