Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Sales Perfect Guide for Downs Region Breeders

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Sales Perfect Guide for Downs Region Breeders

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Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH @thechronicle.com.au

DARLING Downs breeders will get their first indication where thoroughbred prices are likely to be heading in 2012 when the annual Magic Millions Yearling Sales begins today.

Australia's leading studs will be represented at the opening five days of the sale where 892 lots are catalogued.

The biggest money will change hands over the first four sessions, including Saturday night following the $4.3 million Gold Coast race day.

The sale winds up next Wednesday when 226 lots are scheduled.

Downs studs have 63 lots on offer at the sale opening, plus a large number offered as agents.

Regular sale participant Robyn Wise will offer 25 lots on behalf of clients.

Warwick studs supply the largest number of Downs lots.

Raheen Stud has 13 yearlings entered, Canning Downs 10 and Rosari Farm, which bred 2006 Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic winner Mirror Mirror, nine.

Westbrook's Highgrove Stud has five fillies and two colts entered. …

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