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Inglis Broodmares Day-1: $700k Oceanfast
In the auction ring, bloodstock agent Peter Ford (acting for Victorian client Austin Miller) paid top price of $700,000 for dual-winning & stakes-placed 15-year-old mare Oceanfast (Monde Bleu-Affluent, by Ashirley Heights) during the opening session at the 3-day Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale at Newmarket in Sydney. Oceanfast (consigned by Yarraman Park Stud) was sold in-foal to last year's Australian Champion 2nd-Season Sire & multiple Gr1-winning Australian-bred Coolmore stallion Fastnet Rock. Oceanfast has produced 6 foals to race to date (all winners) including 4-time Gr1-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed 2005 Australian Champion 3YO filly Alinghi ($3.56 million earnings).