Australians own racehorses at a greater level per head of population than any other country on earth.
And the bidding at this week’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, the country’s biggest, demonstrated one of the main reasons why.
Almost 6,000 syndicates are registered Australia, and the biggest and best of them were on the job at Magic Millions.
Organisations like Darby Racing, whose members owned the recent Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign, Dynamic Syndications who raced Cox Plate winner and Champion sire Savabeel, Triple Crown, who bought dual Everest winner Redzel at auction for $120,000 and have watched him win $15 million in prize money and Ontrack which bought and raced Darley stallion Brazen Beau.
Along with other like Prime Thoroughbreds, First Light and Blue Sky have been active at the Magic Millions sales, and yearlings by Darley stallions have been on their lists.