Positive start for Raheen Stud at Magic Millions

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Raheen Stud started the Gold Coast Magic Millions on a positive note when its Sebring colt sold to Peter Moody for $180,000 on Wednesday morning.

Parading as Lot 1, the Sebring – La Goulue colt attracted support around the sale-ring until Moody got the better of under-bidder Gai Waterhouse.   “He’s an outstanding athlete,” Raheen’s Basil Nolan jnr said.  “We knew there were a few buyers on him after the pre-sale inspections.”

The Sebring colt is from a half-sister to Group 1 winners Gimmethegreenlight & Ofcourseican and he is also from the immediate family of Moody’s talented Melbourne sprinter Club Command.

Top price among Raheen’s draft at the Magic Millions was the Testa Rossa – Hurl colt that changed hands for $250,000 on Day 4 at the Gold Coast.  He was purchased by Magic Millions acting on behalf of a Macau client.

The Testa Rossa colt is a younger half-brother to Moody’s brilliant filly Kiss A Rose who won on debut at Caulfield in December.  Raheen sold her for $180,000 at the 2012 Magic Millions.

Raheen’s other six-figure graduate out of the Magic Millions was the Flying Spur – Stepping colt purchased by New Zealand based Alan Tait for $100,000.  He’s closely related to the Sebring colt that made $180,000 on Day 1.

Tait trains at Matamata and he sourced Group 1 winner Southern Lord at the 2010 Magic Millions National Sale.  He sold the 2012 Levin Classic winner to Singapore clients of Mark Walker in November.

Real Saga yearlings received a boost when his filly Real Surreal won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic prior to Day 5 at the Gold Coast.

Raheen’s Real Saga filly out of Seduction Line was knocked down for $75,000 to Queensland based Ken Walker.  And the colt from Nepro made $60,000 to Magic Millions bidding for Singapore based owners.