Gold Coast sale grows in 2021
by Grant Morgan
Already mammoth in size, the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in January 2021 will be staged over a marathon 7 days, following the release of the online sale catalogue.
The 2021 catalogue features 1273 yearlings in book 1 and book 2, with a further group of yearlings to be offered in book 3.
Book 1 yearlings will commence selling on Tuesday 12 January, culminating on Saturday 16 January (5 days of selling).
This represents an increase of 1 day of book one selling, with the book 1 sale previously held over 4 days with a traditional Wednesday start.
Book 2 yearlings will be sold on both Sunday 17 January and Monday 18 January (2 days of selling).
This doubles the selling days of book 2 from 1 to 2 days.
In terms of numbers, the 2020 catalogue of book 1 and book 2 totalled 1065 yearlings, so basically we are seeing a further 200 yearlings added to the sale over two additional selling days.
It would seem both Magic Millions and vendors alike are keen to get in early for 2021 in what has been a very turbulent 2020.
Whilst the three sales companies have done a wonderful job of completing sales with the assistance of online auctions, they will never completely replace the full value of a traditional live sale.
Magic Millions, William Inglis & Son and New Zealand Bloodstock will each be very eager to welcome live buying benches to each of their sales for 2021.
William Inglis & Son will conduct its Classic Sale at their Warwick Farm headquarters over three days (7-9 February, 2021).
New Zealand Bloodstock is set to stage its annual yearling sale series at Karaka (Book 1 – 24, 26 January 2021) and (Book 2 – 27-28, January 2021).