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16/3/2016 Good Journey Colt Tops Final Day in Adelaide

Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir secured the top lot as a hugely successful 2016 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale came to a close at Morphettville on Wednesday.
The champion horseman snapped up two of the feature lots today headed by the Good Journey half brother to Tidy Prophet for $50,000.

Catalogued as Lot 342, the good looking colt was offered by the Kelton family who race Tidy Prophet - a recent Adelaide winner who won the Port Lincoln Cup and ran a bold race in the Adelaide Cup on Monday.

Weir purchased the colt in conjunction with Queensland based bloodstock agent John Foote through racing manager Jeremy Rogers. The duo combined later in the afternoon to secure a Hussonet filly from Cornerstone Stud for $40,000.

The second top priced seller on Wednesday was the Strategic-Forget Ima Lady colt from RJH Racing who sold to Aquanita Racing for $47,500.

The strapping youngster is a half brother to the talented local performers Spoilspot and Nordic Eclipse.

The success of Written Tycoon stock at the sale continued with his filly from Taunt Pauline offered by Noor Elaine Farm purchased for $41,000.

That filly heads to Tasmania to join the stable of Written Tycoon's stakes winning filly Hot Dipped after being snapped up by Brendan McShane.

During today's Book Two auction over $1.458 million changed hands on 108 lots sold at an average price of $13,505 and clearance rate of over 87 per cent. All of those figures are up on last year's auction which recorded massive increases across the board.

To view the results of both books of the Adelaide Yearling Sale and to make an offer on a passed in lot click here.

The bloodstock focus now switches to Queensland with the Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday. To view the online catalogue for this sale click here.

(2015 Book 2 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 140 (153)
Lots Sold: 108 (102)
Lots Passed In: 16 (34)
Lots Withdrawn: 16 (17)
Sale Gross: $1,458,500 ($1,355,500)
Top Price: $50,000 ($87,500)
Average Price: $13,505 ($13,289)
Median Price: $10,000 ($9,500)
Sold %: 87.1 (75)


$50,000 - Good Journey-Bella Bellucci colt (Lot 342)
Vendor: J & S Kelton / Buyer: Darren Weir Racing/John Foote B'stock (Vic)

$47,500 - Strategic-Forget Ima Lady colt (Lot 379)
RJH Racing / Aquanita Racing P/L (Vic)

$41,000 - Written Tycoon-Taunt Pauline filly (Lot 317)
Noor Elaine Farm Pty Ltd / Brendan McShane (Tas)

$40,000 - Hussonet-Padawan Star filly (Lot 420)
Cornerstone Stud (As Agent) / Darren Weir Racing/John Foote B'stock (Vic)

$40,000 - Host-The Gem filly (Lot 320)
Clarke & Croft Bloodstock / Aquanita Racing P/L (Vic)