Magic Millions is one of Queensland’s major tourism drivers, injecting more than $20 million into the the state’s economy, and has had a cracker of a year with sales figures up 12% on last year’s sales of $74.5 million.
Its one of the largest yearling sales in the southern hemisphere and this year was no exception with local and international racing tycoons dubbing the event as a “triumph”.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports Gai Waterhouse was a key player, spending about $9 million on behalf of respective owners, including a purchase of $1 million on a colt by Arrowfield’s champion stallion Redoute’s Choice.
Other guests included American racing heavyweights Jon and Sarah Kelly, well-known local horse race affiliates Katie Page and Gerry Harvey and Australian celebrities Jesinta Campbell, Laura Dundovic and Kate Waterhouse.
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