March 11 - The quality Mill Park draft of yearlings dominated the 2015 Adelaide Magic Millions with 12 yearlings selling for $910,500 at an average $75,875 making us the leading vendor by aggregate and average.
Our top seller was a powerhouse bay colt from the first crop of Master of Design from stakes-placed Swiss Vault that made $220,000 to be the equal most expensive yearling sold at this sale.
The colt was bought by leading local trainer Lloyd Kennewell, who prepared his half-brother, the smart stakes-placed sprinter El Magico.
Bidding for the youngster kicked off at $100,000 and no fewer than three parties bid on the colt before Kennewell's $220,000 bid got the nod.
"I've trained the majority of the family," Kennewell said. "(Half brother) El Magico was one of the best sprinters I've trained and I've got the sister who's on the way up and looks very promising - she won her first start by five lengths.
"He was purchased on behalf of some Melbourne clients - Ozzie Kheir and a few of the boys are involved. It should be a good ride. I thought he was probably the best colt in the sale."
Not far behind was a cracking colt by boom sire I Am Invincible from Lassie Mactavish that made $185,000 when bought by astute trainer Mark Kavanagh, who has enjoyed much past success with Mill Park purchases including four-time Group I winner Divine Madonna.
"He's by a great sire and he comes from a great winning family," Kavanagh said.
"He looks like he's going to be an early goer so he could be a good Magic Millions type.
"I've bought my best horses out of this sale actually - four Group One winners I've bought out of this ring - so hopefully this guy is the same."
Mill Park congratulate all successful purchasers and wish them the best of luck for the future.