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Proven Performers Drive Demand At Inglis August Sale
At the Inglis August Thoroughbred Sale at Oaklands Junction in Melbourne on Friday, 205 Lots were sold at an outstanding clearance rate of 92 per cent and an aggregate of $2,440,700 for a variety of vendors. "We couldn't be more pleased with the day," Inglis' Victorian Manager Simon Vivian said. "A large crowd enjoyed the presentation of the First Season Sires and the positive atmosphere carried over to the sale. Significant increases in aggregate and average from the 2014 sale were very satisfying and the exceptional clearance rate is evidence that buyers really appreciated the quality of product on offer." Yu Long Investments Australia Pty Ltd shot to the lead of the buyers' table after they outlaid $602,900 on 11 Lots, including the three top-priced Lots. Chris Waller's talented Gr3 winner Mamwaazel (Lot 118) was purchased by the Chinese interests for $200,000 and will head to the stable of Mick Price. The five-year-old has won four and placed in 11 of her 30 starts. Yu Long Investments continued their strong buying trend with the purchase of another two Lots previously in the Waller stable. Gr3 winner Our Voodoo Prince (Lot 163), which notched up his most recent victory in last Saturday's Anzac Handicap at Caulfield, was purchased for $140,000, while seasoned galloper Rugged Cross (Lot 166) sold for $100,000. Both geldings will be trained by Darren Weir. Leading vendor by average and aggregate (three or more sold) was the ever-popular Darley draft. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's global breeding operation sold all 23 of their offerings for an aggregate of $638,000 and average of $27,739.