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15/3/2017 All American Colt Tops Book Two in Adelaide

Former leading New Zealand trainer Jason Bridgman secured the top priced lot as the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale came to a close at Morphettille on Wednesday.

Bidding on the phone through Magic Millions agent Tim Brown, Bridgman was able to buy the day's feature lot, the All American-Statuette colt for $56,000.

The good looking colt was presented as part of the inaugural draft of John Mann's Tosca Farm at Angaston.

He is the first foal of an 1100 metre race winning daughter of champion sire Redoute's Choice who in turn is from the group winning Southern Halo mare Estatuilla.

Bridgman, the successful buyer, prepared the likes of King's Rose, Rock 'n' Pop and Warhorse as well as Magic Millions Yearling Sale purchase Costa Viva to win Group Ones and is now based at Pakenham in Victoria.

Other popular lots on the day included River Lodge Stud's Danerich-Let's Say Grace colt who sold to Rosemont Stud for $46,000 while the top selling filly honour was shared between daughters of Written Tycoon and Barbados at $40,000 to Shirley Prosser and Mark Minervini respectively.

Today's sale saw the average price for Book Two increase from $13,505 to $15,453 - the gross rounded out at $1.347 million and the clearance was 73 per cent.

"There was some great trade done today," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox reported.

"A number of vendors were delighted with their results - many horses sold above expectation and the demand for quality continued right through the day."

"Overall the figures are in a line with last year, which recorded huge gains right across the board - so it's been a most pleasing sale," Cox added.

To view the results of all three days of the 2017 Adelaide Yearling Sale and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

The Magic Millions focus now switches north for the Gold Coast March Yearling Sale to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday next week.

(2016 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 136 (140)
Lots Sold: 87 (108)
Lots Passed In: 32 (16)
Lots Withdrawn: 17 (16)
Sale Gross: $1,347,000 ($1,458,500)
Top Price: $56,000 ($50,000)
Average Price: $15,453 ($13,505)
Median Price: $12,500 ($10,000)
Sold %: 73 (87)


$56,000 - All American-Statuette colt (Lot 447)
Vendor: Tosca Farm (As Agent) / Buyer: Bridgman Racing Pty Ltd (Vic)

$46,000 - Danerich-Let's Say Grace colt (Lot 408)
River Lodge Stud (As Agent) / Rosemont Stud (Vic)

$40,000 - Written Tycoon-Blue Simone filly (Lot 349)
Noor Elaine Farm (As Agent) / Shirley Prosser (WA)

$40,000 - Barbados-Rainbird Blue filly (Lot 429)
Ducatoon Park / Minervini Racing (SA)

$38,000 - Durporth-Cap Dancer colt (Lot 351)
Riverina Downs / Terry O'Sullivan (Vic)