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A strong Magic Millions for Glentree

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

A colt closely related to Everest winner Yes Yes Yes was bred by Glentree Thoroughbreds and sold as lot 216 through Bhima Thoroughbred’s draft. The colt by Merchant Navy was knocked down for $400,000 to Black Soil Bloodstock, John Foote Bloodstock and Gollan Racing.

Glentree Thoroughbreds’ Luke Simpson was thrilled with the result.

“It exceeded our expectations and was fantastic,” he said.

“We kept it (price) conservative but when they make a little bit of overs, of course you walk away being very happy.

“We were hoping that there was $300,000 for him there and it was a great result when he made a good bit over that. It’s a long road to get them to the sale ring and keep them in one piece.

“To get a result like that and to go to a good home and being the first foal of a mare, it sort of sets up her career and gives her every possible chance to make it.”

Luke said the mare Dee Nine Elle had a Snitzel colt at foot and was back in foal to the stallion. She was bought in conjunction with Badgers Bloodstock for $720,000 carrying this colt at the Magic Millions 2019 National Sale.

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