NEXT year’s Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale is expected to be every bit as successful as the 2017 edition following initial inspection of many of the weanlings that are likely to make their way into the draft.
Magic Millions Victorian and Tasmania manager Tim Brown and Tasracing’s racing manager David Manshanden this week visited a number of prominent breeders to inspect weanlings and they have delivered a glowing report.
“This is the fifth year in succession that Tasracing and Magic Millions has inspected weanlings that are eligible for placement in the Tasmanian yearling sale and from what we have seen so far next year’s sale looks very encouraging,” Manshanden said.
Tasmania’s leading breeders Armidale Stud and Grenville Stud are expected to have 40 and 30 yearlings respectively at the sale while other prominent studs Brooklyn Park, Alva and Kingsley Park also are expected to have multiple entries.
“We are yet to inspect potential entries from some of the smaller breeders but from what we have gleaned so far we should again have up to 120 yearlings on offer at the sale,” Brown said.
“The quality will again be there with a broad selection of sires represented as was the case this year,” he said.