of the world's leading thoroughbred buyers are continuing to pour into the Gold Coast on
the eve of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale, which kicks off on Thursday
Many of Australia's leading trainers
are already on the Gold Coast and are continuing the arduous task of inspecting the horses
which total about 950.
With the exception of a few of the smaller Queensland vendors
all of the horses to be sold during the five sessions have arrived at the complex and are
being inspected daily.
Last year's leading buyer Gai Waterhouse, who will saddle up
five runners in Saturday's 2YO Classic, is one of the many leading locals who are
currently on the Gold Coast.
Bill Mitchell, another
trainer to experience the thrills of the Magic Millions Race with General Nediym, has been
another familiar face in the complex.
Others seen inspecting the yearlings include Graeme Rogerson,
John Denoon, David Hayes, Henry Plumptre, Bill Burns, Andrew Baddock, John Moore and
The international contingent of buyers is beginning to
arrive. A large group of Japanese clients are arriving tomorrow, while the international
Coolmore team touch down on Thursday.
Also arriving in the coming days are high profile local
buyers Bart Cummings, Anton Koolman, Lee Freedman, Clarry Conners and Bruce McLachlan.
The 2002 Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale will
kick off with the first session kicking away at 3pm on Thursday.
The last of the 960 lots will be sold in session five next