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Outstanding Clearance At Inglis March Sale
The Inglis March Thoroughbred Sale recorded an excellent clearance rate of 90 per cent in Melbourne on Friday, which is expected to rise as private sales are processed on passed in lots. 197 lots of racing and breeding stock realised an aggregate of $1,746,450, up from last year's $1,495,350. "We are delighted at the results from today's sale which reinforced the strength of the Victorian auction system with good competition by buyers from all states of Australia and New Zealand," said Victorian Director Peter Heagney. "Racehorses were the highlights of the day with both the Darley and Team Williams horses creating particularly good interest," Heagney said. Two Lots shared the highest price honours at $50,000, both sold from the Lloyd and Nick Williams reduction selling under the Hudson Conway Banner. Lot 139, the impeccably bred listed winner Wales, by Redoute's Choice out of a half-sister to Makybe Diva, sold to Inglis as agent for a Queensland client, while the stakes-placed gelding Practiced (Encosta de Lago x Liberty Walk) was secured by Shane Morrissey. Darley sold their complete draft with three-year-old gelding Rostock (Exceed And Excel x Soda Water), who descends from the family of Gr1 winner Ortensia, topping the offering when selling to Brian Markovic for $40,000. Catalogues are now available for the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale on 7, 8 and 9 April in Sydney and the VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale on 19 and 20 April in Melbourne.