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Magic Millions Sale set to unearth future VOBIS stars

The success of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale is beyond question, producing the mighty mare Winx and, more recently, star sprinters Yes Yes Yes and Sunlight.

Yes Yes Yes was purchased for connections by leading bloodstock agent John Foote for $200,000 at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Following his win in the Everest earlier this year, Yes Yes Yes sent his career prizemoney earnings rocketing past the $7 million mark, and he looks set to increase that with an autumn campaign geared towards some of Melbourne’s major sprint races.

The half-brother to Yes Yes Yes will be one of the pin-up lots of the 2020 sale, which gets underway on Wednesday, 8 January. The yearling was sired by Sebring, one of Australia’s leading stallions until his untimely death in February this year.

Sebring yearlings which carry Super VOBIS nominations include Lot 762, a striking chestnut colt being sold by Rick Jamieson’s Gilgai Farm, which first came to prominence as the breeders of Black Caviar. 

One of Victoria’s leading farms, Rosemont Stud, will offer Lot 49, another chestnut colt sired by Sebring; whilst Lot 148 is a Sebring filly bred by Musk Creek Farm on the Mornington Peninsula.

Of the 136 Super VOBIS-nominated lots, Victoria’s leading stallion Written Tycoon (Woodside Park Stud) has 26 yearlings going through the sale ring on the Gold Coast.

Here Clint Donovan, Magic Millions’ Bloodstock Manager, runs the rule over some of the sale’s more noteworthy lots which carry a Super VOBIS nomination…

Lot 80, colt by I Am Invincible: This well-balanced colt is the second foal out of the Group 1 winner Amanpour, and is sired by one of the hottest stallions in the country. 

Lot 150, colt by Cable Bay (IRE): This colt is by an exciting new stallion and is the first foal out of a half to Black Caviar. A ripping type, he is a great representation of his sire.

Lot 196, colt by Redoute’s Choice: A son of the all-conquering stallion Redoute’s Choice, and a three-quarter brother to a two-year-old stakes winner. A great moving colt with loads of quality, he looks like he will reach the racetrack early in his career. 

Lot 437, colt by Shalaa (IRE): A good-walking colt with a great attitude and athleticism, he has all the makings of a top racehorse.

Lot 453, colt by More Than Ready (USA): By the consistent stakes-producing sire More Than Ready out of a General Nediym mare. This colt is a cracker with all the attributes necessary to become a top-class racehorse.

Lot 500, filly by Written Tycoon: This is a rare offering of a filly out of one of the greatest mares of all time – and with looks to match. Residual value abounds.

Lot 731, colt by Capitalist: By the hot first season sire Capitalist out of the Group 3 winner Scarlett Billows, he is an outstanding representation of his sire. 

Lot 779, colt by I Am Invincible: This colt ticks all the boxes, by the hottest sire in the land out of the three-quarter sister to Black Caviar. He oozes both quality and class, and will be at or near the top of the list for virtually every buyer. 

Lot 787, colt by I Am Invincible: An outstanding type by I Am Invincible from the family of Dubai Millennium, and from one of Australia’s most prolific stakes-producing farms.

Lot 807, colt by Written Tycoon: Stamped by his sire with a rich chestnut coat and blaze, this colt looks an incredible athlete and is sure to attract plenty of attention. 

The five-day sale concludes on Sunday, 12 January. The online edition of the catalogue is available at