The colt Commands and Stepping is being sold by the Raheen Stud at the Magic Millions.
The colt Commands and Stepping is being sold by the Raheen Stud at the Magic Millions. Contributed

Studs line up for Magic sale

THOROUGHBREDS from the Southern Downs are flaunting their bloodlines on the Gold Coast this week, as buyers line up for the Magic Millions.

Warwick breeder Basil Nolan of Raheen Stud has 14 yearlings up for sale and three running in the three-year-old race, providing all start.

Mr Nolan said inquiries were looking positive.

"Inquiries have been fairly good, probably as good as last year but only time will tell," Mr Nolan said.

"This is the first sale of the year so it's a bit difficult to tell, the economy is not too flash, but in saying that there is a lot of prize money on it."

Jeff Kruger of Lyndhurst Stud has a number of horses on the Coast this week, with seven yearlings for sale and two runners.

He said he was confident his two colts would run well.

"We're expecting a bold showing from Year of the Tiger and Dux Dellorum is in good form too," Mr Kruger said.

He said out of his seven yearlings, two had already been inspected for the second time, which was building his confidence in the sales.


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