Willow Park gross over $6.9million at Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale
02 Jun 2021
Last week saw the conclusion of the spectacular Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, where we presented 42 quality broodmares and race fillies for sale. 40 of those offered sold, highlighted by Group 1 Levin Classic winner, Bonham, who was purchased by Sheamus Mills Bloodstock for $1.6 million, making her the 10th highest price lot of the sale. Sheamus Mills has indicated the 3yo filly will continue her racing career in Australia, as the winner of four from six with a Group 1 already under her belt, she looms as a force to be reckoned with in the spring!
Our other top priced lots included the racing prospect, Savigne, a four time winning half sister to Kermadec, who sold to Rhys Smith for $500,000, while Dashoff, the dam of Group 1 winner Spright in foal to Snitzel, also realised $500,000 to the bid of Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock. Woodpark Stud were the very pleased buyers of the stakes placed Sebring mare, Seewhatshebrings, who was sold carrying her first foal by exciting young sire, Pierata.
With a 95% clearance rate and a healthy average of $173,938, we were also happy to finish as the sixth highest leading vendor by aggregate, grossing $6,957,500, a nose short of $7million! It's always a massive effort to present such a large draft of mares to a sale and with near record numbers of inspections completed, the hard work put in by the team does not go unnoticed!
Prior to the Broodmare Sale, we presented a draft of eight weanlings at the National Weanling Sale, led by the lovely Invader half sister to Spright, who sold for $210,000 to Fernrigg Farm. A pair of Brave Smash colts realised $135,000 and $120,000 respectively, to give us an average of $74,000 and aggregate of $592,000.
We have offered a total of 126 horses for sale in 2021, selling all bar six-a fantastic effort by our team!