QUEENSLAND vendors have played a worthy hand in the early sessions of the 2021 Magic Millions yearling auctions on the Gold Coast.
After two days of selling, 28 youngsters presented for sale by vendors based north of the Tweed River have sold for an aggregate of $4,950,000 to return an average just above $176,000.
A chestnut colt from the draft of Jan Clark's Daandine Stud, Goomburra topped the price list at $450,000.
Listed as Lot 357, the Sebring half-brother to Magic Millions Guineas fancy Isotope (by Deep Field) was bought by the partnership of Black Soil Bloodstock, John Foote Bloodstock and Gollan Racing.
Coincidentally Black Soil races Isotope, which is trained out of Tony Gollan's Eagle Farm yard.
The colt bought by Black Soil et al is the third foal of the winning Choisir mare Great Dansaar, a half sister to dual Group 1 winner and Cox Plate placegetter Yankee Rose (All American).
Clark, whose father Jim was a doyen in the breeding and racing business, bred Isotope and presented the half-brother in exemplary fashion.
Daandine also accepted a bid of $325,000 for the Deep Field-Divine City (Ferocity) colt listed as Lot 234.
Foaled in September, 2019, this brown colt is the fourth live foal of six-time winner Divine City, a descendant of Hollywood Park G1 winner Pride Of Rosewood and Sir Tristram's quality runner Admiral Lincoln (Australian Cup).
Leading Victorian trainer Mick Price went to $400,000 for a son of I Am Invincible and Hijack Hussy from the draft of Glenlogan Park, Innisplain.
He'd previously been passed in when bidding stopped at $350,000 but sold soon afterwards.
Another five yearlings offered by Queensland vendors at the opening two sessions fetched prices of $200,000 or more.
Eagle Farm trainer Chris Anderson teamed with Steve Morley Bloodstock to sign for Lot 345, a Star Witness filly from Sydney winner Global Dream, the Fastnet Rock matron from the familty of Shannon Stakes heroine Noire and Galaxy Handicap (G1) runner-up Media.
Element Hills, Innisplain, sold a Snitzel-Gobal Chance IRE (Sadler's Well) colt for $240,000 and Anderson's Eagle Farm colleague Kelly Schweida took home Lot 260 after paying $325,000.
By Zoustar, the bay colt from Emotional Circus is a half-brother to the winners Acrobatic and Jazz Steed and also counts super sire Fastnet Rock among relatives.
All Winners Thoroughbreds won a tense bedding duel to snare the half-sister to Golden Sixty, the Hong Kong star rated one of the best horses in the world in 2020.
By Golden Slipper and Magic Millions winner Capitalist from the Distorted Humour mare Gaudeamus (USA), he is also closely related to South Australian galloper Igitur.
Kandice Pritchard, KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert, was delighted with the $360,000 they received for the Brazen Beau-Dejavu Rock colt (Lot 218).
Related to Top Slice, a winner of six races, and Brisbane sprinter The Odyssey (Better Than Ready) he was bought by the China Horse Club and Newgate Bloodstock.
The sale continues until January 18.