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The full sister to Saturday’s impressive Gold Coast winner Chinny Boom is heading to the same stable after she sold for $230,000 today and topped the 2024 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.

The Spirit of Boom filly, offered by the McAlpine family’s Eureka Stud, attracted a flurry of bids but in the end it was Clinton Taylor that was the successful buyer. The Rockhampton based horseman was delighted to secure his number one pick from the auction. Her full sister won one of the features on Saturday and has eight wins from just 13 starts and earnings of over $500,000. It was also confirmed today that Chinny Boom had secured a slot in Rockhampton’s richest race, the $775,000 The Archer on April 28.

“She was the real stand out of the whole sale,” Taylor said of Chinny Boom’s sister. I hadn’t found anything to go close to her. I know the family well – and not just Chinny Boom. I also trained the sister Holdin’ My Own who had tonnes of ability.Let’s hope this filly can live up to her sisters and she can be as good as them.”

Taylor said he was relieved the gavel fell when it did, as he and his owners were right on their bidding limit. “We were out of bullets – we were shooting blanks at the end there! It’s really exciting. To have the support of the owners as only a young trainer, I can’t be anymore grateful.” Taylor said the fact the yearling was being presented by one of Queensland’s most successful farms and by their resident champion was another positive.

“The Eureka name speaks for itself. Their horses win week in, week out and Spirit of Boom is one of the best things to have happened for Queensland racing – I love him as a stallion.”

The second top seller on the day was Lot 366, the Spirit of Boom-Kiss for Gran colt from Alexia Fraser Bloodstock who was knocked down for $160,000. The colt is a half brother to Kisukano and he is heading to the man who knows the family so well, Toowoomba’s Michael Nolan.

Following today’s second day of selling the sale gross reached $8.796 million for 264 lots sold at an average price of $33,320 and clearance rate of over 75 per cent.

“Today was a fair bit stronger than yesterday,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch said. “For the right horses, when they walked into the ring, there was great participation. It was fantastic to see Clinton Taylor take home the full sister to one of his flagship horses in Chinny Boom for $230,000.”