LYNDHURST, the historic stud conducted by the Kruger family at Warwick for over half a century, topped the second annual Queensland breeders QTIS 600 Yearling sale when it was conducted by Magic Millions at the Gold Coast on Sunday and Monday when they attracted a bid of $140,000 from trainer Gerald Ryan for a filly by Starcraft and from the American mare If I So Desire.
They also sold two of the other six lots which went for $100,000 or more. Both by Lyndhurst sires, they were Sequalo colts out of the Success Express mare Sparkling Success ($107,500) and the respected Grand Chaudiere producer Beating The Odds ($100,000).
Also making $100,000 was colt in the second crop of Lyndhurst’s Danehill sire Hidden Dragon and from the Sequalo stakes winner Shysu offered for a client by Robyn Wise, Darling Downs. She also sold for $100,000 a colt by Glenlogan Park champion Queensland sire Show a Heart and from the Strategic Brisbane winner Vital Statistic.
Glenlogan Park were Lyndhurst’s main rival for the highest price, selling Snitzel colts at $135,000 – Dynamic Syndications – and $110,000 – Kelly Schweida.They got good response for all their four sires represented with prices for Show a Heart headed by $100,000, $90,000, $75,000, $70,000, $65,000 and $60,000; Falvelons at $70,000 and $50,000; Jet Spurs at $75,000, $60,000 twice, $54,000 and $50,000; and Bradbury’s Luck to $54,000.
Best prices for Lyndhurst sires were Sequalo $107,500, $100,000, $80,000 and $65,000 and Hidden Dragon $100,000, $85,000, $80,000 and $60,000. Raheen Stud’s Redoute’s Choice Stromberg Carlson sold up to $72,000 and Dr Green, a Fusaichi Pegasus stakes winner at Secret Hills stud, Beaudesert had a first crop colt go for $70,000.
A brother by Clang to Sydney winner and Doomben Slipper third Adnocon was passed in at $100,000 and a reserve of $150,000.
All told 38 lots sold for $50,000 or more at the sale, one which Magic Millions managing director David Chester lauded as “It’s been a great couple of days selling and I’m sure buyers would be thrilled with the value they have achieved.” The sale boasted record figures across all levels with over $7.66 million traded on 346 yearlings and a strong clearance of over 82%. The average price leaped from $18,424 last year to $22,166.