Magic Success and Million Dollar Yearlings for Widden Stud
Book 1 of the 2022 Magic Millions Yearling Sale concluded on Saturday evening with Widden Stud selling 41 yearlings for $14,125,000 to be the third leading vendor by aggregate and our draft was highlighted by two sensational yearlings that sold for $1,250,000 and $1,050,000.
The Zoustar colt from Group II winner Summer Sham was bought by Rosemont-Victorian Alliance/Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)/David Redvers Bloodstock for $1.25million, while on the last night of the sale our Lonhro filly from Cool Passion was one of the stars selling for $1,050,000.
She caught the eye of great judge Sheamus Mills and he bided his time as the sale unfolded to wait for her on the final night.
“I have seen a lot of Lonhro’s in my time and I have never seen a Lonhro look like that,” Mills told ANZ Bloodstock News.
“The substance, the walk, the attitude. I think a lot of it comes down to (broodmare sire) Not A Single Doubt.
“It basically comes down to the best Not A Single Doubt you’ve ever seen with the skin colour of a Lonhro. It’s the perfect combination of a sire and a damsire.”
Bred by John and Anne McDonnell, the stunning filly is the first foal of multiple Group III winner Cool Passion, a half-sister to stakes-winner Havana Wind.
The second foal for Cool Passion is a lovely filly by Zoustar, who had a tremendous sale with 43 yearlings selling in Book 1 at an average $427,326.
Nicconi had seven yearlings sell at an average $153,571 with his best result a colt from Charlie’s Storm that made $250,000 for Rothwell Park Thoroughbreds when bought by Annabel Neasham/Brian McGuire.
Annabel Neasham will also train his $200,000 colt from Somnium that was bought in partnership with Lizzie Jelfs in her new bloodstock enterprise ‘Race with Lizzie’.
Best result for Star Witness was a filly from Tahnee Topaz that made $150,000 for Oaklands Stud when bought by 360 Bloodstock.