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Inglis Easter Day 3: Jamie Inglis Ecstatic
William Inglis Acting Managing Director, Jamie Inglis, was ecstatic with the record figures for the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, but also focussed on the resultant benefits for the industry at large: "To achieve such a huge result is marvellous for our vendors, who are to be congratulated for presenting their yearlings in such great order. I've lost count of the number of leading buyers who have told me that the athletes on offer at Easter have been second to none and the statistics obviously reflect that assessment." Commenting on the 23 yearlings that were purchased for $1 million or higher, Inglis noted: "The number of million dollar plus yearlings sold puts Easter on a relative scale to any sale in the world. However, the most pleasing aspect is the diversity of the buying bench with solid competition from the United Kingdom, USA, Ireland, Europe, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong. It's indicative of the esteem in which the Australian thoroughbred is held and will have long-term ramifications for our breeding industry." The Inglis extravaganza continues on Sunday with the Easter weanling sale, to be followed by 5 consecutive days of broodmares.