Daily News Archive
Daily News Subscription
Inglis Premier Day-4: Sale Ends With Record Results
The success realised in the first Session of the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in Melbourne continued into Session II on the fourth and final day yesterday resulting in new record average, gross and clearance rate. 115 Lots sold during Session II grossing a record $3,680,500. The $32,004 record average demonstrated a 4 per cent increase and the median also rose 4 per cent to $26,000 from last year's sale. Yesterday's clearance rate was a record 80 per cent. The gross for the Inglis Premier Sale as a whole is up to a record $48,651,000 for 584 yearlings sold at an overall clearance rate of 83 per cent. "We couldn't be more pleased about the records set by Premier, and the rewards it has given to those vendors who have supported the sale," Inglis Victorian Director Peter Heagney said. Two Lots shared the top price for Session II of $100,000. A filly from Grange Thoroughbreds, Lot 660 by Hinchinbrook out of Dashoff, and Lot 724 from Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, a colt by Stryker from the Pivotal mare Pintle. 22 Lots by 17 different sires sold for $50,000 or more yesterday, including the progeny of Victorian based stallions Wanted, Master Of Design, Bel Esprit, Skilled, Turffontein, Moshe and Reward For Effort. Leading the buyers' table was Champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir in conjunction with John Foote Bloodstock, having outlaid $371,000 for 8 Lots in Session II. Leading Session II vendors by both average and aggregate were Swettenham Stud who sold 11 of 14 Lots offered for $284,000, followed closely by Glenelg Park and Rosemont Stud.