AU$900,000 Filly Leads Justify Offerings in Opening Magic Millions Session
Triple Crown winner Justify’s first Australian crop impressed on the first day of the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, led by his filly out of Global Glamour.
Purchased for AU$900,000 from Coolmore Stud by Gai Waterhouse, Adrian Bott, and Kestrel Throughbreds, the filly is out of a dual Group I winning mare, who won five races including four group stakes. Both of Global Glamour’s foals have been purchased by Waterhouse and Bott – who also trained the mare – with the pair paying AU$600,000 for her first foal at this sale last year.
“I’m very excited,” Waterhouse told ANZ Bloodstock News. “She’s a magnificent filly, very rangy, and very much a daughter of Justify, who is a lovely, big loose sort of stallion, and of course the mare we knew very well … I think southern hemisphere mares will put a lot of speed into Justify.”
Justify kicked off the sale with Hip 1 selling to connections familiar to the stallion for AU$450,000 when his racing co-owner China Horse Club partnered with Newgate Bloodstock and Trilogy Racing to buy the colt out of multiple Group III winner Eckstein.
Consigned by Coolmore, this colt is just another example of the sort of quality mares Justify was served by in his first Australian season. An eight time winner with two Group III victories, Eckstein was also Group I placed and is a great-granddaughter of three-time Group I winner Canny Lass.
Justify has the third highest average of any stallion at the sale so far to have three or more sold with his four sold averaging $400,000. The stallions above him are some of the best proven sires in Australia. His Global Glamour filly was the second most expensive overall of the day.