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6/5/2020 Empress Ali Tops Cornerstone Online Reduction 

Exciting breeding prospect Empress Ali is headed to Victoria after topping today's Cornerstone Stud Unreserved Reduction Sale when selling for $220,000.

The first auction held on the recently launched Magic Millions Online sales platform has been declared a great success. 

Empress Ali, a half sister to the present day Sydney based group performer Shared Ambition, attracted dozens of bids and in the end she proved the sale's top seller at $220,000.

The mare was purchased by Victoria's A List Stud and Chris Lee couldn't have been happier to secure the prized offering who is the only mare in the country in foal to red hot international sire Night of Thunder.

"I love the page of the mare," Lee said. "This mare will enrich my broodmare band as a lot of those I have are sprinting bred types."

"She is a half to a good horse who is trained by Chris Waller and he believes the horse will achieve good things in the future for connections and the family."

"I am looking forward to the special foal the mare produces and we may see that foal at the sales in the future," Lee added.

The top priced weanling of the sale was the Capitalist colt from stakes winner Oridane who was purchased by Victorian trainer Shane Nichols for $105,000.

"The unreserved format is truly nerve racking as vendor, but overall we are delighted with the results," Cornerstone Stud's Managing Director Sam Hayes said. "There was some spirited bidding and some great buying."

"The sale generated a great amount of interest and there was bidding from every corner of the country. It was a whirlwind of activity and the site all worked seamlessly."

"It was a privilege to have partnered with Magic Millions on the launch of their online platform," Hayes added.

In all over $1 million was traded across the successful online sale.

"We must thank Sam Hayes and all of the Cornerstone Stud team for providing the perfect launch sale for Magic Millions Online," Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch reported. 

"Since the sale was launched we've received so much great feedback on the site and all of the digital assets and information supplied - from photos to videos and agent assessments - it was truly first class." 

"It was great to see so many different bidders participating and we are sure they will be delighted with their purchases," Bowditch added.

To view the results of the sale click here.