“It was the So You Suppose [colt out of Fragrance] that obtained to me. He was an impressive particular person,” O’Brien stated. “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 largest bloodstock brokers in Hong Kong, George Moore, capped off the day.
‘I can’t imagine we’ve got offered yearlings to Coolmore and Godolphin on the identical day.’
Studmaster Peter O’Brien
“I can’t imagine we’ve got offered yearlings to Coolmore and Godolphin on the identical day. They’re the powers of racing worldwide, so we should be doing one thing proper.”
O’Brien admitted he had been conservative in what he thought the group would possibly convey.
“All of them went for a little bit greater than I believed we might get, which was a shock, however that’s this sale. Magic Hundreds of thousands have accomplished an important job getting the suitable shopping for bench right here,” he stated.
“The emotion that you simply see from our crew when these horses come again after promoting like that’s wonderful and it is an important end result for lots of onerous 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 residence 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 offered for a neat $1 million.
It could 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 newest in an extended line of his mares to journey to the opposite aspect 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’re going to get a star colt like that while you go to that expense,” O’Brien stated.
It was Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds repute that Magnier was fast to level to when he talked concerning the Kingman, which heads to Chris Waller.
“Segenhoe at all times have unbelievable horses this sale, and we all know what John Camilleri can breed. while you see that Fairway Thoroughbreds on the horse, you must take it fairly critically,” Magnier stated.
“We all know every thing about how effectively Kingman goes for the time being. We’ve got obtained 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 appears to be like fairly sharp and fairly precocious. I’ll depart the remainder of that to Chris Waller and the crew.”
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 trade because the breeder of champion stallion Danehill.
Racing author for The Sydney Morning Herald