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Sale Ends With A Bang


Magic Millions Perth Manager David Houston has declared the 2018 Perth Yearling Sale the best in his time, after the two day sale ended at Belmont Park on Tuesday.

After a 96% clearance rate on the opening day of the sales, book two saw an 87% clearance rate, bringing the total clearance to 91%, after it was 75% last year.

Adam Durrant purchased the highest selling lot on day two of the sale, a Snippetson colt, who is also a half-brother to his exciting filly Assetro, for $100,000.

Trevor Andrews was also prominent on both days of the sales, after purchasing three lots worth $100,000 or more on the opening day, before he purchased a $90,000 Oratorio filly on the second day.

Three lots on the opening day of the sale fetched $200,000 or more, with Victoria Peak Bloodstock purchasing the sale-topping $210,000 Not A Single Doubt colt.

Houston said changes made to the format from past years paved the way for the successful sale.

“The new format with two books certainly helped,” he told TABradio’s The Sports Daily.

“We’ve certainly had a massive rise, we were $2.25 million up on last year, and a $9,000 average rise in the price which is very good.

“RWWA has done an amazing with Own The Dream, and getting new people coming along.”

Buyers spent $11.64 million across the two days of the sale, up from $9.35 million last year.

Just 25 of the 302 lots were passed in at the 2018 sales, after 84 of the 368 lots were passed in last year.

Tim Walker

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