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2/6/2016 Peggy Jean Tops a Million on Gold Coast

Group One winning juvenile Peggy Jean topped Day Two of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on Thursday when selling for a cool $1 million on the Gold Coast.

The good looking daughter of Myboycharlie was presented at the auction by Yarraman Park Stud, who acted as agent for Triple Crown Syndications and she was purchased by Widden Stud. 

It was the second time Peggy Jean had been sold through the National Sale ring in Queensland. She was originally purchased for $25,000 from the 2012 National Weanling Sale when offered by Donnybrook Estates.

On the track she proved her class by winning two feature races as a juvenile, highlighted by victory in the Group One ATC Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick.

Peggy Jean came to the sale in fantastic shape after her first season at stud, in foal to leading Hunter Valley based sire I Am Invincible.

"She's just gorgeous," Widden Stud's Antony Thompson said. "She's a mare that I think will breed a sale topper."

"She's got a lovely deep pedigree and it's there right on top as a Group One winning two-year-old."

"For mine she's one of the mares of the sale and hopefully she's a mare we can breed a Group One winner or champion from."

"She's a lovely mare for Sebring, so he looks the obvious choice and I think a Sebring out of Peggy Jean is something that every trainer around Australia would love to have in their stable," Thompson said.

Another mare to star on the day was the exciting prospect Surf Poet. The Willow Park offering was carrying a three quarter relation to star mare Sweet Idea and sold to Emirates Park for $700,000.

"She is a mare that ticks all the boxes," Emirates Park's Bryan Carlson reported. "Pedigree, type and especially being free of Danehill blood."

"She is a half sister to a Group One winner in Sweet Idea. Charge Forward is starting to become a good broodmare sire and she is in foal to Snitzel."

"The competition was strong but I thought the price was right," Carlson added.

Three time Group One winner Yosei attracted plenty of interest when she was presented for sale by Morning Rise Stud and was snapped up with a $580,000 bid from David O'Callaghan on behalf of Sun Bloodstock.

"She's by Invincible Spirit who is a world class sire and she's a triple Group One winner so we were really pleased to get her," O'Callaghan said.

"She's a quality mare and she's an outcross so she could be bred to almost any stallion you like really."

Sydney based bloodstock agent Colm Santry snapped up one of the best producers in the sale - the stakes performed Pretty Penny for $570,000.

Offered by Amarina Farm, the rising 16-year-old mare is the dam of classy performers Sertorius, Clifton Red, I Am Titanium and Fortune of War.

"She is an older mare but she has four black type horses from her first four foals and I didn't think there was a better broodmare in the sale."

"She's by Encosta de Lago. She's a magnificent looker and everything out of her has sold very well in the sale ring."

"We'll be very happy to get three or four foals out of her," Santry added. "They will be very valuable. We bought her specifically to go to Fastnet Rock."

Today's strong clearance rate at the National Broodmare Sale helped boost the overall sale gross after two days to almost $52 million.

"The sale has gone from strength to strength," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. "It is powering along at every level."

"Our numbers are well up. Our gross is up almost $10 million to over $51.9 million and that by anyone's standards is a very, very good sale."

"The average of $138,000 is up 15 per cent or about $18,000 and a clearance rate of 84 per cent and that really is the indicator that where the markets sits. When you're selling eight and a half horses out of 10 it's a strong market and people are selling and people are buying," Cox added.

To see a video review of Day Two of the National Broodmare Sale click here and to view the sale results and make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

Day Three of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale will commence at 10am (AEST) on Friday.

SALE STATISTICS
(Day 1-2 2015 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 513 (489)
Sale Gross: $51,959,500 ($42,173,000)
Average Price: $138,929 ($120,494)
Top Price: $1,900,000 ($1,600,000)
Lots Sold: 374 (350)
Lots Withdrawn: 68 (57)
Lots Passed In: 71 (82)
Sold %: 84 (81)

DAY TWO TOP SELLERS

$1,000,000 - Peggy Jean (Lot 756)
Vendor: Yarraman Park Stud (As Agent) / Buyer: Widden Stud (NSW)

$700,000 - Surf Poet (Lot 875)
Willow Park Stud / Emirates Park (NSW)

$580,000 - Yosei (Lot 944)
Morning Rise Stud / Sun Bloodstock (Hong Kong)

$570,000 - Pretty Penny (Lot 769)
Amarina Farm (As Agent) / Colm Santry Bloodstock (NSW)

$525,000 - Zauberflote (Lot 949)
Godolphin / Sheamus Mills B'stock/Yulong Investments (Vic)

$520,000 - Why Be Discreet (Lot 929)
Willow Park Stud / China Horse Club (Singapore)

$500,000 - Alberton Park (Lot 965)
Fig Tree T'breds (As Agent) / Zou Jing Qing (China)

LEADING BUYERS
(ranked by total spend)

$5,365,000 - China Horse Club (Singapore) - 11 lots
$2,334,000 - Belmont Bloodstock Agency (Vic) -  10 lots
$2,084,500 - Widden Stud (NSW) - 11 lots
$2,013,500 - Aquis Farm (Qld) - 19 lots
$1,900,000 - Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (USA) - 1 lot

LEADING VENDORS
(ranked by average - 3 or more sold)

$287,913 - Willow Park Stud - 23 sold
$242,500 - Sledmere Stud - 6 sold
$227,500 - Glenesk Thoroughbreds - 6 sold
$222,125 - Amarina Farm - 8 sold
$184,556 - Newgate Farm - 18 sold