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Inglis Premier Day-3: $420K For Exceed & Northern Meteor Fillies
For the sixth consecutive year the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale has risen to new heights continuing the momentum from a record Classic Sale last month. The Inglis Premier average has increased by 16 per cent from last year to a record $97,003 while the median is up 23 per cent to a record $80,000 and gross up 19 per cent to a record $44,507,500. "We are ecstatic that the strength of the sale has continued throughout the entirety of Session I," Inglis Victorian Director Peter Heagney said. "As Melbourne's principal yearling sale, these positive results are indicative of the progressive nature of the Victorian industry as a whole." 45 Lots have sold for $200,000 or more since Sunday which is a significant jump from 24 sold in Session I last year. Yesterday's top price of $420,000 was shared by a pair of well bred fillies. The first foal from the Storm Cat mare Ryzhkina by Widden Stud's ill-fated stallion Northern Meteor (Lot 490) from Woodside Park Stud was secured by Mick Malone for Kitchwin Hills, while a filly by Exceed And Excel from the Rubiton mare Truly Wicked (Lot 584) was sold to Victorian trainer Ciaron Maher. Consigned by Blue Gum Farm, the bay filly is a full sister to Gr1 Hong Kong sprinter Amber Sky. Foxwedge continues to dominate the first season sire average with $161,364 for 11 Lots, while Coolmore's Fastnet Rock leads the sires by average (3 or more sold) with $187,083 for 12 yearlings, followed by Street Cry, Redoute's Choice and Northern Meteor. The fourth and final session of the Inglis Premier Sale begins at 11am today with lots 624-782 to be offered.