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8/6/2017 National Sale Grosses Record $144 Million

Records have tumbled with the curtain brought down on a hugely successful 2017 Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast on Thursday.

Today's final day of selling comprising Book 2 Yearlings and Racehorses grossed over $1.56 million to post a new record for the Southern Hemisphere's premier breeding stock sale.

The total sale gross this afternoon sat on $144,344,750 for 1,636 lots sold. This is a record, smashing last year's gross by $37 million or 35 per cent.

The overall average price for every lot sold across the National Weanling, Broodmare, Yearling and Racehorse Sales is $88,230 - up almost 15 per cent on last year when less lots were offered.

Today's top seller was an untried three-year-old filly by Stratum (ex Melbourne Rose) who sold for $100,000 to recent Champagne Stakes winning trainer Paul Perry.

Stock from Godolphin proved extremely popular at the National Racehorse Sale with that draft's top sellers including Saxophone ($65,000 to Rosemont Stud), Divine Sanction ($65,000 to Australian Bloodstock) and Fanfaron ($50,000 to Rosemont Stud).

"It was great to see such strong competition on the racehorses today. It proves that live auction is the most effective way to market racehorses," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox noted.

Cox said the overall event had been an incredible success with records tumbling across the board.

"The National Sale has closed out with a gross of over $144 million - which all but equalled the gross from our record breaking January Yearling Sale of $146 million and far surpassing the $107 million of the 2016 National Sale."

"We started selling 15 days ago and in that time we've seen many people come and go. Everyone has played a significant part in what has been an outstanding couple of weeks on the Gold Coast."

"There are many people we need to thank for their support and dedication in making for what has been a hugely successful National Sale."

"The vendors and their staff, buyers, Magic Millions team, bar and wait staff, grounds and night crews, however special mention to the transport companies and their staff for what was an unprecedented logistical exercise, to turn the place around three times is a fantastic performance," Cox added.

To view the results from the entire National Yearling Sale click here. To view the results from the National Racehorse Sale click here. You can make offers on passed in lots on the results pages.

The Magic Millions focus now switches west for the Perth Winter Yearling, Thoroughbred and Racehorse Sales on June 25.

Entries are also open for the Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale to be conducted on October 10 and 11.