Magic Millions set a new record in the Gold Coast sale ring on Monday afternoon when champion mare Sunlight was sold for $4.2million to the bid of Coolmore’s Tom Magnier to become the highest priced horse ever sold in Queensland.
Sunlight is the second highest priced race filly or broodmare ever sold in Australia at public auction, behind only Milanova, who sold for $5million at the Inglis Broodmare Sale in 2008 and ahead of Champion 3YO Filly Samantha Miss, who made $3.85 million at the Inglis Broodmare Sale in 2009.
Coolmore have confirmed Sunlight will be covered by their Triple Crown winner Justify, who stands here this spring for his second season at a fee of $66,000..
"She's the filly of a generation and she will head to the horse of a generation from the North. We really wanted her and got her!" said Tom Magnier.
The $6.5million earning triple Group I winner was offered by Widden Stud, who bred the superstar daughter of Zoustar in partnership and sold her as a yearling at the Gold Coast for $300,000.
Trained by Tony McEvoy, she raced for an all women’s syndicate that included Widden Stud’s Katie Thompson and won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in 2018, before going on to a stellar career that featured three Group I wins including the VRC Newmarket Handicap and VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Sunlight a Magic Millions record breaker !