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27/6/2016 Derby Winner Tops Perth Winter Sales

Western Australian Derby winner Respondent was the star act on a solid day's selling at the 2016 Magic Millions Perth Winter Yearling and Thoroughbred Sales on Sunday.

A close up fourth a day earlier in the Group Three Strickland Stakes, Respondent sold to Perth based bloodstock agent Damien Wyer for $57,500.

Offered by Peters Investments, Respondent is one the city's most accomplished performers with four wins and 13 placings from 35 starts and earnings over $666,000.

Wyer said Respondent will be spelled at Oakland Park for a month before being aimed at the Perth Summer Carnival. A trainer for the son of Haradasun is yet to be confirmed. 

Lots offered by Peters Investments filled the top five places on the top sellers list with Paris Dream ($44,000 to Damien Wyer Racing & Bloodstock), Major Detail ($36,000 to Lindsey Smith), Express Dancer ($36,000 to John Chalmers Bloodstock) and Truly Gold ($32,000 to Murray Wallace) proving popular.

The Thoroughbred Sale grossed over $650,000 for 97 lots sold at an average price of $6,707. The clearance rate was over 85 per cent.

Earlier in the day at the Perth Winter Yearling Sale 36 lots changed hands at an average price of $4,903 and clearance rate of 90 per cent.

The two top sellers among the yearlings were both offered by Serpentine's Redwood Park with their Vital Equine-Contentious colt finishing on top at $18,000 selling to Vaughn Sigley.

Lot 26, as the top yearling was catalogued, is a full brother to the stakes performed Vitalism - a winner of three races and earner of over $150,000.

To view the results and to make an offer on a passed in lot for the Perth Winter Yearling Sale click here. Likewise for the Perth Winter Thoroughbred Sale click here.


$57,500 - Respondent (Lot 52)
Vendor: Peters Investments Pty Ltd / Damien Wyer Racing & B'stock (WA)

$44,000 - Paris Dream (Lot 51)
Peters Investments Pty Ltd / Damien Wyer Racing & B'stock (WA)

$36,000 - Major Detail (Lot 60)
Peters Investments Pty Ltd / Lindsey Smith (WA)


Lots Catalogued: 125
Lots Sold: 97
Lots Withdrawn: 11
Lots Passed In: 17
Sale Gross: $650,600
Average Price: $6,707
Top Price: $57,500
Sold %: 85.1


$18,000 - Vital Equine-Contentious colt (Lot 26)
Vendor: Redwood Park / Buyer: Vaughn Sigley (WA)

$14,000 - My Atacanta-Monaco Star filly (Lot 37)
Redwood Park / Vaughn Sigley (WA)

$9,500 - Alfred Nobel-Ulray Nook filly (Lot 41)
Lynward Park Stud / Jason Pateman (WA)


Lots Catalogued: 43
Lots Sold: 36
Lots Withdrawn: 3
Lots Passed In: 4
Sale Gross: $176,500
Average Price: $4,903
Top Price: $18,000
Sold %: 90