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Tuesday drew a lot of excitement in the Magic Millions Broodmare sale with big lots including Arcadia Queen, Bella Vella and Kiwi Champion Mare Melody Belle all going under the hammer on the Gold Coast

An indifferent day for buyers and sellers at Magic Millions Broodmare Sale

Possibly the most anticipated lot of the day was that of 3 time Group 1 winner Arcadia Queen who after multiple injury setbacks in 2020 and 2021 retired from racing and was listed for sale by owner Bob Peters. 

Opening at $1.5m Arcadia Queen was quick to rise above $3m in the bidding but then with a significant slow down that crept towards $3.4m the WA champ went unsold failing to meet her reserve.

With Arcadia Queen going unsold it means that the Peters family must now look towards a sale outside the ring. It was thought that the Grant and Alana Williams trained runner would reach close to Sunlights $4.2m sale price the previous year.

The biggest sale early on the ticket was that of Kiwi Champion Melody Belle who completed her farewell tour in Australia in the Doomben Cup on Saturday. 

The Champ who overtook fellow New Zealander Sunlines record 13 Group 1 wins earlier this year went under the hammer for $2.6m after 41 starts on the track where she won 14 Group 1 titles in Australia and New Zealand.

Other notable sales included that of Mizzy for Anthony Cummings who was sold for $2.2m after registering 2 Group 2 and 2 Group 3 wins on the track. 

Fellow youngster Bella Vella also went under the hammer fetching $1.9m in a rags to riches story. Originally bought for $100k the Gold Coast Yearling Sale mixed form led to her being sold at an Inglis Online Sale for $22,500.

After a switch to SA trainer Will Clarken Bella Vella would go on to win the Group 1 Sangster Stakes as well as placing behind Pippie in The Moir Stakes also at Group 1 Level.

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