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Global Glamour a real-life fairytale for owners

MAGIC MILLIONS RACING WOMEN POSTER GIRL – 
GLOBAL GLAMOUR RETURNS $3.11 MILLION TO HER FEMALE OWNERS 
FROM $65,000 PURCHASE PRICE AS A YEARLING IN 2015

40 Female Owners; 7 Countries; $1.561 Million Prizemoney 
& Sold for $1.55 Million to Coolmore/Gerry Harvey/James Bester 

The real life, fairy-tale of the dual Group One, winning all-female owned mare, Global Glamour came full circle today with her much-anticipated return to the Magic Millions Sales ring. Global Glamour, in foal to Zoustar. Global Glamour was sold this afternoon by her owners’ syndicate ‘It’s All About the Girls’ for $1.55 Million to Coolmore/Gerry Harvey/James Bester at the 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast.

The It’s All About the Girls’ syndicate founders, Anna Seitz (US based) and Elaine “Legs” Lawlor (UK & Australia based) brought together a stellar group of female thoroughbred businesswomen and enthusiasts from around the world. The original purchase of Global Glamour in January 2015 was a demonstration of international support for the Magic Millions Racing Women’s (MMRW) Bonus, the brain-child of Magic Millions co-owner Katie Page-Harvey.

Global Glamour is just one of almost 1000 thoroughbreds that have been registered in all female ownership since the MMRW initiative started seven years ago.

“Thanks to Katie’s game changing initiative ‘It's All About The Girls’ certainly lived the dream and had so much fun racing this fabulous filly - GG is a gift that just keeps on giving!  We will be back at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale next January to find another,” said Lawlor.

Katie Page-Harvey hosted a group of the Global Glamour connections ring-side to mark the milestone sale.

“Global Glamour has brought so much joy to so many people – not just her owners. I love this horse. I followed her every career-move and have delighted in her Group One wins. She has created friendships that will endure long after today. Not to mention she has made the Global Glamour girls over $3.11 Million in prizemoney and proceeds from the sale today.  How good is that!

“This mare embodies everything that Magic Millions Racing Women stands for. It is different when you are the owner. The win feels different. A thrill that is shared – whether in person track-side or watching live on your mobile at 2am on the other side of the world. 
 
“When I think of this remarkable horse I am reminded of an all-important woman in this equation – Gai Waterhouse. If I think about it she is my muse. I had spent years working hard at how I could best support this phenomenal woman. Magic Millions Racing Women was the answer.

“The other woman who has been with me from the beginning of the Magic Millions Racing Women is Zara Phillips. I couldn’t have done it without her. She agreed to be the MMRW Patron. As our Patron she personifies everything about MMRW; – Olympic medalist in equestrian; determined; informed and horses of all disciplines are in her blood. Zara also saw first-hand the prowess and passion of the women in the thoroughbred industry, yet could see there was a gap in this expertise translating to ownership. Today is a watershed for both of us.

“That Gai trained Global Glamour, owned by 40 women from seven countries united by the visionaries “Legs” Lawlor and Anna Seitz. That is why I am emotional. I will be forever grateful to these extraordinary women who are Global Glamour. Their support of Magic Millions Racing Women in the early days means everything. Their support, coupled with their expert eye, has delivered them $3.11 Million. It is why Magic Millions means everything to me. The horses bring us together – from all over the world.” 

Global Glamour At-A-Glance;

Sire:

Star Witness

Dam:

Spectacula

Breeder:

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm

Cost:

$65,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Syndicate:

‘It’s All About the Girls’ Manager Elaine “Legs” Lawlor

Wins:

5 Wins from 19 Starts (including 2016 Group One ATC Flight Stakes & 2016 Group One MRC Thousand Guineas)

Trainer:

Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Prizemoney:

$1,561,400

 


About the MAGIC MILLIONS GOLD COAST NATIONAL BROODMARE SALE;

  • Magic Millions brings national and international thoroughbred investment to the Gold Coast throughout the calendar year.
     
  • The Magic Millions National Sale is arguably the fastest growing thoroughbred sale in the world, with the sale of weanlings, broodmares (inc race fillies), yearlings and racehorses all sold over the course of the ten days.
  • Over the last five years (2014-2018), the broodmare section of the Magic Millions National Sale alone has achieved:
     
    • Total gross sales of $418.17 million. Sale gross has risen almost 50% over the period, from $69.6 million in 2014, to $104.19 million in 2018.
       
    • Active buyers from every state and territory of Australia plus 15 individual countries (China, France, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA).
       
    • $88.5 million spent by international buyers (21% of sales gross over the five year period). Note: in reality this figure is much higher as it excludes spend by international operators which have set up permanent breeding and racing enterprises in Australia, such as Yulong (China), Aquis (Hong Kong) and Spendthrift (USA).
       
    • Across the previous five years (2014-2018 inclusive) 163 lots were sold for $500,000 and above, of which 37 were sold for $1,000,000 plus. (Highest priced lot: $3.4 million for Listen Here in 2016 (dam of stallions Shooting to Win and Deep Field.)
       
    • Quality clearance rates. Over the last five years the sale’s clearance has ranged from 81.35%-87.7%, proving Magic Millions’ capacity to market bloodstock extensively.
       
  • In the 2019 edition of the National Broodmare Sale, a record 1126 lots have been catalogued (over 2,400 thoroughbred lots across all sections of the sale).
     
  • For the 2019 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale – May 22-24, ($28.1 million sales gross record), key international purchasers who attended included Sheikh Fahad’s Qatar Bloodstock and John Warren (the Queen’s bloodstock advisor) and his son Jake Warren from Highclere Stud.
     
  • For the broodmare sale, representatives from breeding giants and agents from across the globe are in attendance. John and Jake Warren topped Day one (May 28th) of the 2019 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale with the purchase of Missrock for $2.3 Million. Day One delivered a total sales revenue of $28.3 Million.