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Inglis Broodmare & Weanling Day-1: $450K Fastnet Rock Colt
A son of Fastnet Rock topped a superb weanling session selling to Belmont Bloodstock for $450,000 on the opening day of the Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale at Newmarket in Sydney. Consigned by Coolmore Stud as Lot 150 the outstanding colt from 2YO stakes winner Delta Girl (General Nediym) is the most expensive weanling sold in Sydney since 2008. "Weanling vendors who threw their support behind this new sale date have been well rewarded with an 84% clearance rate and some great individual results," said Inglis Bloodstock Director Jonathan D'Arcy. On Sunday, 123 Select Session Weanlings were sold an average of $34,963, a figure 50% up on the Sydney weanling sale in June last year. The median and gross turnover was the highest in six years. "Buyers got their first look at weanlings by a strong line-up of first season sires here in Sydney and we are very pleased with how many of them have been received in the marketplace," added D'Arcy. Weanlings from the first crop of dual hemisphere champion racehorse So You Think were in high demand headed by Lot 119, Lustre Lodge's half-brother to Thousand Guineas winner Irish Lights, which sold to Coolmore Australia for $290,000. Other first season sires represented included Uncle Mo (sold up to $120,000), Smart Missile (up to $80,000), Canford Cliffs (up to $65,000), Master Of Design (up to $52,000) and Foxwedge (up to $50,000).