VINERY Stud’s first season sire Myboycharlie has made an auspicious start to the 2012 Magic Millions Yearling sale with two of his colts selling for $165,000 and $130,000 respectively on the opening day of trade at the Gold Coast auction.

The figures represent a ten-fold profit on his service fee in his introductory year at Vinery.

Lot 148, a bay colt out of the stakesplaced Montelimar was knocked down to Australia’s leading syndicator Denise Martin who, together with her chosen trainer, Gai Waterhouse has enjoyed tremendous success with Myboycharlie’s associate sire More Than Ready via 2008 Golden Slipper hero Sebring and last Saturday’s awesome debutante winner, Raceway who is being aimed at next month’s Blue Diamond.

Soon after, Victorian based Bahen Bloodtsock and Malua Racing, paid $130,000 for a similarly striking bay colt by Myboycharlie out of the American bred stakeswinner Olivine (by Royal Academy).

Both colts were the first foals of their respective dams.

“The Myboycharlie’s were very well received in the days leading up the auction and it’s fantastic to see so much competition of his first yearlings up here,” says Vinery Stud’s Adam White.
“They are very strong bided horses with good bone which are two traits that appeal to buyers at yearling sales particularly at the Gold Coast given that they could very well be back here in 12 months time competing for $2 million.
“Added to that is that these colts were the first foals of their dam and buyers don’t always spend up too big on first foals but clearly they liked what they saw.”

Progeny of Vinery Stud stallions More Than Ready and Testa Rossa also proved popular as expected with a number of high priced More Than Ready’s sold on day one with the spectre of much more to come as the sale unfolds.
“His best yearlings have yet to step into the ring and once the sale starts to sort itself out in terms of what is the floor price for these top colts and fillies, I think things will only get better for him,” Phelan commented.
“The Testa Rossa’s always sell well up here at the Coast, today was no different, all five of his yearlings offered were sold with a top price of $210,000.”

Meanwhile, Mossman’s one of only two yearlings put through the ring so far, a colt out of the Flying Spur mare Informant, sold for $75,000 to Hawkes Racing who principals, John, Wayne and Michael, put the polish on Mossman’s multiple stakeswinner and Group 1 performed son, Love Conquers All.