Outmuscling Aquis and Phoenix Thoroughbreds in the battle for sons of Not A Single Doubt has proven a battle at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, but Coolmore managed it on Friday’s fourth day of selling.
Tom Magnier went to $1.5 million for Lot 811, a Sledmere Stud colt by the late Arrowfield Stud stallion out of the unraced I Am Invincible mare Soleil Brulant.
The colt’s second dam, Harlem Heat, is a half-sister to the dam of Yes Yes Yes, who stands at Coolmore, and Magnier hopes the valuable yearling one day stands alongside The Everest winner.
“It’s a great family and he was a great individual,” Magnier said.
“We’re in the game to try and make stallions and these are obviously proper horses, good individuals, and there’s a great bunch of people trying to find the next stallion, so we know that we have to try and find the best types around.”
The Not A Single Doubt will be trained by Chris Waller, as will the $1.9 million Snitzel colt Coolmore purchased on Day 1 and the $1.8 million Kingman colt it secured the following day.
Not A Single Doubt has produced more seven-figure lots at this week’s sale than any other stallion with the other three snapped up by Aquis and Phoenix, who were the underbidders on the $1.5 million colt.
Snitzel joined Not A Single Doubt as stallions to have produced multiple $1m-plus lots for the week late on Day 4 when the Newhaven Park colt he produced with Domesday mare Supara sold to Kitchwin Hills for $1,050,000.
Written Tycoon joined the list of millionaire producers with the second-last lot of the day when Victoria’s Spendthrift Farm set a new record for the highest-price paid for a son of Written Tycoon by going to $1.2 million for a colt out of Taqaseem, who is out a half-sister to Doomben Cup winner Sense Of Occasion.
There is one more session left in Book 1, with 82 lots to go under the hammer following Saturday’s $10 million raceday.
Headline lots include an I Am Invincible colt out of one-time Golden Slipper favourite Villa Verde and a filly by Lonhro from a three-quarter-sister to More Joyous who will go through as the second-last lot of the night.