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Inglis Classic Day-2: Average Up 31%
A second consecutive successful day of action has guaranteed the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale will be the greatest edition the firm has ever conducted. At the conclusion of Day 2, the sale’s gross of $27,848,000 had already eclipsed last year’s total of $27,043,000. The average sits at $75,469, up 31% on last year’s final figures, while the clearance rate is 87%. Yarraman Park Stud is one of 50 vendors enjoying a 100% clearance rate, selling each of their 14 entries in the first two days. They remain the leading vendor by aggregate ($1,477,500) while Tyreel Stud remains top of the averages at $198,667. Unsurprisingly, popular Yarraman stallion I Am Invincible is the leading sire so far, selling all 19 of his entries at an average of $167,105. The leading stallion by average (with three + sold) is Vinery’s More Than Ready at $176,667. Yesterday’s top Lot was Lot 194, a Fastnet Rock x Sevruga filly offered by Coolmore Stud, for which leading owner Alan Bell Racing outlaid $310,000. The day’s top colt was Lot 241 (More Than Ready x Starwish), knocked down to top Queensland trainer Kelly Schweida for $300,000 from the Henley Park draft. The colt is a half-brother to Deep Image, which has raced twice in Queensland for a win and a second to Winning Rupert.