Stars Hit New Heights in Magic Millions National Sale 2024

Imperatriz smashes the record selling at the Magic Millions National Sale for $6.6 million to the bid of Yulong who saw off some stiff competition for the multiple Group 1 winning mare. She was a star on the racetrack and will have the best chance to now succeed at stud.
Magic Millions National Sale:
We’re thrilled to share the fantastic news that our very own two-year-old listed Caraway Gal Stakes winning filly, Malaboom, has been sold at the Magic Millions National Sale, with Eureka Stud securing her for an impressive $180,000.
She will return home to the farm where she was born and raised, with a mating to their exciting first season sire Don Corleone on the cards.
This marks a remarkable result for her ownership group, who initially purchased her for only $80,000. Malaboom not only won over $180,000 on the track but has now also provided a substantial profit in the sales ring.

Malaboom’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. She took her ownership group to some of the finest tracks across Australia, demonstrating her competitiveness and earning Saturday metropolitan placings in three different states.

Her success is a testament to her talent and the excellent management and support from her ownership team.

At Kurrinda Bloodstock, we strive to offer owners a comprehensive and rewarding experience. Our goal is not only to achieve success on the track but also to ensure financial gains through residual value in the sales ring.

Malaboom’s story is a perfect example of this dual success, highlighting the potential rewards for our owners.

Looking ahead, we are excited about our latest offering, the Tagaloa x Jasmine Wind filly.

This promising young filly presents a fantastic opportunity for prospective owners to get involved in what could very well be the next Malaboom story.

We encourage interested parties to get in touch now to secure their share and join us on this thrilling journey towards potential success both on the track and in the sales ring.

Meet Tagaloa X Jasmine Wind

This Filly is by Yulong Stud’s exciting young sire Tagaloa and out of the Sebring mare Jasmine Wind. Tagaloa was an impressive winner of the 2 year old Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at 1200m.

A race with a rich history for producing top class stallions including Redoute’s Choice, Extreme Choice and Written By.

This Fillies dam Jasmine Wind has a pedigree littered with black type being a sister to no less than three individual stakes performers and is a from a family we know quite well.

Tagaloa has been heavily supported by the industry with some of the best judges around securing them.

This Filly was one of the best moving fillies at the Magic Millions Adelaide sale, she is a very athletic individual, well balanced and covers the ground with ease.

She oozed class and showed a fantastic attitude throughout, we quickly zone in on her as the filly of the sale.

This Filly will be trained by Mitch Freedman Racing. Mitch is one of the hottest up and coming trainers in Australia with the likes of Group 1 performers Attrition and Skybird.

This filly will be trained out of the state of the art Ballarat facilities and will have every chance.

This Filly is eligible for the lucrative Magic Millions race series and VOBIS bonus scheme.

Could this filly be a future She’s Extreme?

To view all of our available syndicates head over to our website now to check out all the exciting opportunities available and possibly get involved in a top racehorse

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$6.6million I Am Invincible Mare Smashes Southern Hemisphere Record at the Magic Millions National Sale.

Champion mare Imperatriz smashed records across the board when she sold for $6.6 million on Day One of the Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast today.

The 10 time Group One winning daughter of I Am Invincible was offered for sale by New Zealand based Te Akau Racing after she was recently retired following a glittering racetrack career.

David and Karyn Ellis with Barry Bowditch - image MM

At her peak the sizzling galloper was rated the world’s best sprinter and world’s best mare and it was no surprise to see her in such demand at the Magic Millions National Sale.

In selling for $6.6 million to Zhijun Zhao, Imperatriz was able to smash the record as the highest priced filly or mare ever sold in the Southern Hemisphere as well as bringing the highest price in the Gold Coast sale ring in history at the Magic Millions National Sale.

Yulong’s Vin Cox, representing the successful buyer, said the opportunity to buy such an incredible racehorse and valuable breeding prospect was too much to ignore at the Magic Millions National Sale.

“These are rare commodities,” Cox said. “A ten time Group One winner, they’re elite and they don’t give Group One races away at any level, in any country, in any jurisdiction.”

“You know you had to dig deep coming here at the Magic Millions National Sale and I think she made well and truly enough money. Congratulations to Te Akau Racing and David and Karyn.”

“They bought her here on the Gold Coast, raced her in New Zealand and then proved her here in Australia. Full credit to them. We had to dig deep to get her.”

“Mr Zhao (friend of Yulong’s Mr Zhang), he was bidding online so we did the inspections, we went over and had a look at her last week and had dinner with David and Karyn.”

“We liked her, obviously, and sent through all the reports, and this is where we’ve ended up.”


Imperatriz is the best horse to date by champion sire I Am Invincible.Imperatriz is the best horse to date by champion sire I Am Invincible.

Cox said a decision as to which stallion Imperatriz would visit had yet to be made.

“No, you don’t really think about that until you have her in your back pocket. You never write your speech before the race so we certainly weren’t making plans around intentions until we owned her.”

Cox said Imperatriz was as highly regarded by his team as she was by experts across Australasia and indeed around the world.

“There are very few horses that win ten Group Ones. So she’s in the top half-dozen. Certainly top ten mares of all time. She’d have to be.”

“The Zenyattas, the Sunlines, and things like that come to mind but she punches there with them,” Cox added.

David Ellis and his fellow connections were thrilled with the result of today’s sale – a full circle moment after they purchased the champion as a yearling from the Gold Coast for $360,000.

“It is really exciting for the whole Te Akau team,” Ellis said. “For all the staff that have done such an incredible job looking after her, placing her in the right races, managing her, for the owners, we’re just so thrilled and happy for them all.”

“It is great to see such a wonderful mare go to such a good home. Yulong came to the farm and inspected her, and it is great to see that Mr Zhang has got her.”
“She’s in the paddock at the farm at the moment. It is dark right now at Te Akau. The young lady who looks after her is in the paddock and she had an iPad and was showing Imperatriz being sold.””We’ve got a photo of it so it is quite priceless, really.”

Ellis said the whole sale process was a huge success despite the horse herself not being on the sale grounds at the Magic Millions National Sale.

“Really ecstatic. The whole process has been really well handled. Karyn has done a great job. Magic Millions has done a great job, and all the people that came to see her at the farm, it has been a really interesting exercise.”

“To break the (Australasian and Southern Hemisphere) record for the top price for a mare is really exciting.”

“We bought her here and a few lots later we bought (Group One winner) Sword Of State and they finished up racing in group races against each other.”

“The whole thing has been a great thrill for the owners and all the staff. Also for Mark Walker who has trained her for the the past two seasons,” Ellis added. “They have done a wonderful job.”

Zoustar filly Platinum Jubilee sold for $3.5million.Zoustar filly Platinum Jubilee sold for $3.5million at the Magic Millions National Sale.

Eight other lots on the day sold for $1 million or more including the blue blooded group winner Platinum Jubilee who sold for $3.5 million.

One of three group winners produced by the blue hen Miss Debutante, Platinum Jubilee was offered as part of the Newgate Consignment, as agent for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s Valerie Syndicate.

Coolmore Stud was able to fight off opposing bidders to secure the prized daughter of Zoustar at the Magic Millions National Sale.

“She was one we were pretty keen to get a hold of,” Coolmore’s Tom Moore reported.

“Obviously the mother has done more than most will ever hope to do; she’s the dam of a Golden Slipper winner (and) all first three foals are Group winners.”

“This particular filly won her Gimcrack on debut and she’s the type of filly that we want to hone in on to send to stallions like Wootton Bassett.”

“We think that she can produce a commercial yearling, hopefully a top class two-year-old in the future and she was one of the mares here that we really wanted to get home.”

Madame Pommery was a $150,000 MM yearling purchase that was raced by an all women syndicate.Madame Pommery was a $150,000 MM yearling purchase that was raced by an all women syndicate.

Other highlight results on the day included the sale of Madame Pommery at $2.7 million to Coolmore Stud, Chain of Lightning at $2.5 million to Zhijun Zhao and Ruthless Dame at $2 million to Northern Farm’s Katsumi Yoshida.

The Element Hill Unreserved Dispersal saw a seven figure result achieved with the Wootton Bassett yearling half sister to Golden Sixty selling to Kentucky’s Mt Brilliant Farm for $1 million at the Magic Millions National Sale.

Across the day at the Magic Millions National Sale over $51.7 million was traded on 167 lots sold at an eye watering average of $309,731 and clearance rate of 84 per cent.

“It’s been a remarkable day’s selling and the figures indicate this – an increased average and we’ve sold more million-dollar horses than last year,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said.

“Day One of the Magic Millions National Sale is a real highlight on the thoroughbred calendar. They’re not just horses on a racetrack, they’re investments knowing you can come back here (to sell).”

“I go to America each year and the product is still cheap here. There is value to be found and the international players that aren’t here need to pay more attention.”

Bowditch was thrilled to see Imperatriz smash records late in the day at the Magic Millions National Sale.

“There were three bidders at $6 million or more and that shows the thirst for quality.”

“We worked hard to promote Imperatriz as a global phenomenon and the big farms should participate on her.”

“You never want to be complacent and it was important to ensure David and Karyn’s confidence in this place to sell her,” Bowditch added.  “I thought the way it was handled by the team, it made up for her not being here.”

Following the conclusion of the lots selling this evening, the twelfth and final slot for the new $3 million TAB Magic Millions Sunlight was conducted, an all comers race for three-year-olds over 1100 metres under lights on Friday, 10 January 2025 at the Gold Coast.

The first 11 confirmed slot holders were announced this week as TAB, Aquis & Gold Coast Turf Club, Archer Park Racing, Everest Racing, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing.

Magic Millions Sales, Newgate Farm, Oxley Sports Drome Corporation, Ciaron Maher Racing, Widden Stud & RMA Bloodstock and Yu Long Investments.

The final slot was auctioned amongst eligible applicants with B2B Thoroughbreds the successful bidder at $250,000.

(2024 Day One in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 230 (245)
Lots Sold: 167 (193)

Lots Passed In: 32 (30)
Lots Withdrawn: 30 (22)

Sale Gross: $51,725,000 ($50,787,000)
Average Price: $309,731 ($263,145)

Top Price: $6,600,000 ($4,100,000)
Median Price: $120,000 ($110,000)

Sold %: 84 (87)


$6,600,000 – Imperatriz (Lot 587)
Vendor: Te Akau Racing (As Agent) / Buyer: Zhijun Zhao (Vic)

$3,500,000 – Platinum Jubilee (Lot 513)
Newgate Consignment (As Agent for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott) / Coolmore Stud (NSW)

$2,700,000 – Madame Pommery (Lot 487)
Chris Waller Racing (As Agent) / Coolmore Stud (NSW)

$2,500,000 – Chain of Lightning (Lot 430)
Kenmore Lodge (As Agent for Ramsey Pastoral) / Zhijun Zhao (Vic)

$2,000,000 – Ruthless Dame (Lot 624)
Ciaron Maher Racing (As Agent) / Katsumi Yoshida (Japan)

$1,400,000 – Legacies (Lot 482)
Rosemont Stud (As Agent) / Coolmore Stud (NSW)

$1,200,000 – Ulanova (Lot 566)
Sledmere Stud (As Agent) / Andrew Williams B’stock (NSW)

$1,000,000 – Life Lessons (Lot 483)
Kenmore Lodge (As Agent for Ramsey Pastoral) / Zhijun Zhao (Vic)

$1,000,000 – Wootton Bassett-Gaudeamus filly (Lot 586)
Element Hill (Unreserved Dispersal) / Mt Brilliant Farm (USA)

Chain Of Lightning will continue her racing career after selling at the Magic Millions National Sale, but a trip to Royal Ascot remains unlikely for the mare who was the first seven-figure lot of the sale.

The daughter of Fighting Sun on Tuesday got to $2.5 million before being knocked down to Yulong, which was operating under the name of Zhijun Zhao at the Magic Millions National Sale.

The Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman-trained speedster was touted as a possible traveller to England after her win in the $3 million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.

But Yulong general manager Vin Cox said at the Magic Millions National Sale it was likely she would continue her campaign in Australia.

“I don’t know if we’ll put her on the plane to go to Europe at this stage,” Cox said.

“We’ll have a chat to Peter (Moody) – we haven’t spoken directly to him yet – but there are some good options here I Australia as well.

“The obvious race is a race like the (Tattersalls) Tiara – the Stradbroke’s probably on the radar as well – but, again, we haven’t spoken to Peter Moody yet.”

Should she race on at six, Chain Of Lightning would be a contender to run in Yulong’s slot in The Everest with the $20 million event run over the same course and distance as the T J Smith Stakes.

Chain Of Lightning has had two starts since her T J Smith Stakes win, for sixth placings in the All Aged Stakes (1400m) and Doomben 10,000 (1200m) at Group 1 level.

The Group 1 Tattersalls Tiara (1400m) is run at Eagle Farm on June 29, a fortnight after the $3 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at the same track.

Chain Of Lightning’s sale via the Kenmore Lodge draft was a stellar result for Stuart Ramsey, who sent her dam Magic Art to Fighting Sun when he stood for $13,750.

“We’ve turned her into $2.5 million, plus $2.5 million prizemoney,” Ramsey said.

“That’s $5 million. It’s hard to get with a pick and shovel, so you’ve got to be satisfied.”

Chain Of Lightning was one of two outstanding results for Ramsey, who later sold Group 2 winner and Group 1 placegetter Life Lessons – also to Yulong – for $1m at the Magic Millions National Sale.

That daughter of Tavistock went through one lot after Legacies, who sold to Coolmore for $1.4m, a frenetic period of the sale with Coolmore also paying $2.7m for No Nay Never’s Thousand Guineas winner Madame Pommery at the Magic Millions National Sale.

Popular former racemare the first $1m+ lot on Day 3 at Magic Millions National Sale.

B2B Thoroughbreds sat on their hands until Day 3 of Magic Millions’ National Sale, but ended up with the mare they wanted after winning the intense battle for Rubisaki just before lunchtime on Thursday.

Ricky Surace Jnr paid $1.4 million for the daughter of Rubick, who was offered by Victoria’s Morningside Stud in-foal to four-time Australian Champion Stallion, Snitzel at the Magic Millions National Sale.

The seven-year-old was the only mare Surace came to the Gold Coast determined to buy.

“She’s a stunning physical, in-foal to Snitzel and a terrific racehorse,” Surace said at the Magic Millions National Sale.

“We’re really excited. We had to pay a lot of money for her, but it is well-spent.

“She was the only one in the whole sale that we wanted so we did have to pay a little bit extra for her, but these horses are so hard to buy and the market is selective now.

“These are mares that you want to be breeding out of and selling them.”

The sale was a stellar result for Morningside, which paid $1m for Rubisaki at the same trade two years ago at the Magic Millions National Sale.

That was after the $85,000 Inglis Classic Book 2 yearling’s racing career with Patrick Payne ended after 20 starts for eight wins, including Group 2 success in the Kewney Stakes (1400m) and a Group 1 placing in the Sangster Stakes (1200m).

The visit to Snitzel was Rubisaki’s second cover, having foaled a Written Tycoon last year, which Morningside retained and Tom Rowsthorn said was a welcome result as it planned to downsize its broodmare band at the Magic Millions National Sale.

“This is the most expensive mare we’ve sold at a broodmare sale, so we’re very excited,” he said at the Magic Millions National Sale.

“We’ll scale back a fair bit and hang onto some mares and just have a bit more fun with it rather than have such a big broodmare band that take up a lot of time and effort.

“(We’ll) focus on some cattle and have fun with a smaller bunch of mares, about five to ten.”

Rowsthorn said Rubisaki’s Written Tycoon colt was a striking specimen, which Morningside was keen to offer as a yearling as opposed to offering with their weanling draft earlier in the week, and Surace was open to what B2B would do with the Snitzel foal.

“We haven’t made plans, we’ll just get her home and foal her down then decide that in a year’s time,” he said at the Magic Millions National Sale.

“We like to sell most of our things, but if it is a nice filly then there’s no reason why we wouldn’t race her.” he said at the Magic Millions National Sale.

Around an hour after Rubisaki sold at the Magic Millions National Sale, Single Blonde became the final day’s second seven-figure lot with Coolmore paying $1.2m for the Not A Single Doubt mare.

Who produced the $800,000 I Am Invincible foal that topped the Magic Millions National Sale earlier in the week.

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