The catalogue for the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale is online and Australian Champion 3yo All Too Hard headlines the freshman sires division.
The five-day auction will commence on Wednesday, January 6 and comprises 746 lots in Book 1 and another 270 lots in Book 2. Printed copies will be available for distribution from November 23.
“This catalogue is a product of the faith breeders have shown in Magic Millions,” managing director Vin Cox stated. “Breeders have raised the bar and elevated 2016 to the next level.”
The catalogue features 13 first season sires headed by Vinery Stud’s four-time Group 1 winner All Too Hard (Casino Prince).
All Too Hard has 47 lots with 8 consigned by Vinery. “We’re really looking forward to getting a nice bunch to Magic Millions to kick him off at the sales,” Vinery’s Adam White told ANZ Bloodstock. “Of our yearlings, 5 are from stakes-winning mares including Group 1 winners Devil Moon and Rightly So.
“The Devil Moon colt (Lot 156) has a lot of quality and should generate a lot of interest, given the ability his sire and dam possessed on the racetrack. Magic Millions has given us great feedback on what they have going to the sale by All Too Hard and I think he will have the stock to attract a wide range of buyers.
“He was a very talented two year-old having been a Group winner in both Melbourne and Sydney at that age, there will be a lot of sharp, early-looking ones. A champion at three, you would think they will also have the scope to progress further as they get older.”
All Too Hard was very popular at this year’s Magic Millions National Sale. His first crop weanlings averaged over $180,000 with 100% clearance and mares carrying his second-crop foals averaged $170,000.
Vinery stands All Too Hard for a $55,000 (inc gst) service fee.