“It was the So You Assume [colt out of Fragrance] that received to me. He was an impressive particular person,” O’Brien mentioned. “I’ve by no means had a yearling get extra hits for X-rays and scopes earlier than going into the ring.
“We knew he was particular however to get $800,000 from one of many greatest bloodstock brokers in Hong Kong, George Moore, capped off the day.
‘I can’t consider we have now bought yearlings to Coolmore and Godolphin on the identical day.’
Studmaster Peter O’Brien
“I can’t consider we have now bought yearlings to Coolmore and Godolphin on the identical day. They’re the powers of racing worldwide, so we have to be doing one thing proper.”
O’Brien admitted he had been conservative in what he thought the group may carry.
“All of them went for somewhat greater than I believed we might get, which was a shock, however that’s this sale. Magic Thousands and thousands have executed a terrific job getting the appropriate shopping for bench right here,” he mentioned.
“The emotion that you just see from our staff when these horses come again after promoting like that’s superb and it is a terrific outcome for lots of arduous work.”
Whereas Segenhoe was the star of day two, there have been three different million-dollar colts on day two.
Tony Fung and Phoenix Thoroughbreds, who owned final yr’s Golden Slipper winner Farnan, mixed to take dwelling one other son of Not A Single Doubt out of Denmagic for $1.1million. James Harron paid $1.15 million for a Shalaa-Honesty Prevails colt and a son of Zoustar out of Fuddle Dee Duddle bought for a neat $1 million.
It will be topped by The Kingman colt, which was a undertaking for Winx’s breeder John Camilleri.
He has by no means been scared to ship his finest mares to the highest stallions around the globe. Florentina was the most recent in an extended line of his mares to journey to the opposite facet of the world to see a stallion not accessible in Australia.
“It’s a reward for John being courageous, as a result of there isn’t any assure you’ll get a star colt like that once you go to that expense,” O’Brien mentioned.
It was Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds popularity that Magnier was fast to level to when he talked in regards to the Kingman, which heads to Chris Waller.
“Segenhoe all the time have unbelievable horses this sale, and we all know what John Camilleri can breed. You recognize once you see that Fairway Thoroughbreds on the horse, it’s a must to take it fairly critically,” Magnier mentioned.
“We all know the whole lot about how effectively Kingman goes in the meanwhile. We now have received Calyx on the farm by Kingman, who’s going effectively. All of the containers have been ticked for us.
“This horse was born up within the Northern Hemisphere, foaled up there and introduced down right here. They’re a intelligent operation, nice breeders.
“He seems to be fairly sharp and fairly precocious. I’ll depart the remainder of that to Chris Waller and the staff.”
In the meantime, Prince Khalid bin Abdullah – the owner-breeder of Frankel, Allow and Dancing Courageous – died at 83 on Tuesday.
The Saudi royal’s well-known inexperienced, pink and white colors have been carried to victory in 118 group 1 races and his affect was profound on the Australian business because the breeder of champion stallion Danehill.
Racing author for The Sydney Morning Herald