After 130 lots on day one of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast the average was at $125,000, with a clearance rate of just 75 percent.
The day was dotted with passed-in lots.
Bar for Gai Waterhouse and James Harron Bloodstock joining forces on most of the top priced lots, the average would have been much lower.
Waterhouse and Harron combined to buy the top priced lot of $500,000 for a filly by super-sire Fastnet Rock out of Legally Bay, the mother of Jolie Bay.
They combined later to spend $330,000 for another Fastnet Rock filly out of Livelifeoflove, then again spending $460,000 on a Fastnet Rock colt and $250,000 on a Flying Spur filly later in the sale.
Peter Moody bought Lot 1 for $180,000, a Sebring colt out of La Goulue as well as paying $210,000 for a Charge Forward colt from Matinee.
Fellow Caulfield trainer Mick Price went to $200,000 to buy a Street Cry colt out of Miss Rangoom, while local trainer Dan Bougoure, the man who trained great sprinter Falvelon, paid a massive $400,000 for the filly out of Miss Kournikova (Oakleigh Plate winner) by Snitzel.