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Inglis Scone Broodmare Entries Closing
Inglis has announced that entries for next month's Scone Broodmare Sale close this Friday, July 17. To be held at Scone's White Park on Friday August 28, the sale will coincide with a number of the stallion open days in the Hunter Valley that weekend. The inaugural Scone Broodmare Sale was held in 2007 and attracted strong support from both buyers and vendors, with a clearance rate of 82.5%. The strong competition through all levels of bloodstock was highlighted by $110,000 paid for Orpen mare Zenarta. Last year the gross for the sale was boosted 50% to almost $1 million and included the sale of mares by Tayasu Tsuyoshi, Fusaichi Pegasus and Quest For Fame that each topped the $70,000 mark. The clearance rate remained an excellent 82%. Inglis managing director Mark Webster noted: "We have been very pleased with the way this sale has been embraced by clients in its two years to date. The timing just prior to the commencement of the new breeding season makes it a perfect opportunity to trade horses at a time when many of the leading industry players are in the Hunter Valley for the annual stallion parade days."