After a solid day of trading, which saw the sale average increase by 36% on last year, Bel Esprit has topped the 2010 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, selling up to $100,000 and averaging $50,875 for eight lots sold.
Lemrac Lodge’s Bel Esprit colt from the Anabaa mare Cadillac got the ball rolling, fetching $65,000 as the first lot of the day, while 16 lots in, Peter and Cheryl Sutcliffe forked out $100,000 (the second highest price of the session) for the Mittigas’ Bel Esprit colt from Kenny’s Best Pal mare Concluding.
The six figure colt is a half brother to 4-time stakes winner Moment in Time (by Archway).
Interestingly, Bel Esprit’s third top lot – a $62,000 purchase for up and coming trainer Jason Petch – is out of the Archway mare, Archie’s Magic – and was sold by Eliza Park on behalf of breeder and AFL legend Kevin Sheedy.
The sale concludes today with another three Bel Esprits on offer: Lots 257, 275 and 313.
Bel Esprit x Archie’s Magic