WHEN a Yarraman Park Stud colt hit the $2 million mark at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale on Thursday, it was the highest selling lot in ten years.
The progeny of leading Hunter Valley stallion I Am Invincible was snapped up by Reg Inglis, Jon Kelly and Paul Frampton.
The colt is the second foal for the Morphettville Guineas winner Tai Tai Tess.
Arthur Mitchell of Scone based Yarraman Park said the colt was the highest selling I Am Invincible yearling ever – eclipsing the previous record by some $400,000.
“We’re over the moon – we weren’t expecting him to bring that much money but he was a lovely colt,” he said.
“When the stand out colts get in the ring and the right boys are on them, they want to buy them.
“It’s great for the sire and the staff have worked really hard, so I’m rapt for them. It’s a happy result all round.”
I Am Invincible still has some 20 yearlings to be offered over the next two days.
Day two pushed the overall sale gross so far to over $89.6 million – over $10 million more than at the same stage last year.
Day Three of the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale commences today (Friday) from 10 am Queensland time.