03/30/2008 11:00PM

American busy in Australian sale


Part two of Australia's Magic Millions Conrad Jupiters yearling sale, which started Sunday, saw lower prices than at last week's select sessions. That appears to have been an incentive to at least one American buyer.

A yearling-to-juvenile reseller, John Brocklebank, picked up six yearlings at the Sunday and Monday sessions. The most expensive was a Show a Heart-Our Majestic Blue colt from Gaden Park (Glenlogan Park, agent). The chestnut colt cost about $127,900. Through Monday, Brocklebank had purchased 11 yearlings at parts one and two as part of a new plan to resell, or pinhook, in Australia. Brocklebank and his B.C.3. Thoroughbreds pinhooking partner, Shane Chipman, will point them for resale at the Magic Millions October 2-year-old auction.

Brocklebank was among the leading buyers at the Sunday and Monday sessions but did not take home the top-priced horse from those sessions. That was a Sequalo filly that Jim Douros of New South Wales purchased. Lyndhurst Stud Farm, agent, sold the daughter of Princess Potter for about $210,000. The filly is a full sister to two winners and a half-sister to two others.

Through Monday, the second part of the yearling sale had sold 354 yearlings for about $10,048,538, an average price of approximately $28,385.