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A Classic Start To 2017

Tuesday, 14th February 2017

Inglis has started its 150th year in business with a bang with this year’s Classic Yearling Sale comfortably finishing as the best on record, with almost all key year-on-year indicators on the rise. Vendors were the big winners, with 47 finishing the sale on a 100% clearance rate. Of those, Yarraman Park, Bhima Thoroughbreds and Newgate Farm were the most successful, selling all 19, 18 and 17 respectively in their drafts. The leading vendor by average (with three or more sold) was Tyreel Stud, selling seven Lots at an average of $198,667. Tyreel also enjoyed the honour of selling the sale’s top two Lots, a Not A Single Doubt x Pinnochio colt (Lot 73) which sold to Carmel Size (on behalf of Mr Bon Ho) for $400,000 and an I Am Invincible x Family Crest filly (Lot 106), which Boomer Bloodstock/Murray Thoroughbreds paid $360,000 for. The leading stallion by average (3 or more sold) was Vinery’s More Than Ready at $176,667, while all 27 progeny of Yarraman Park’s star sire I Am Invincible sold, leaving him as easily the leading sire by aggregate ($4,015,000). The sale clearance rate sits at 88% with some private sales to be completed, while the gross is $35,653,500 and the average for the 497 yearlings sold is $71,593. Yesterday’s top Lot was a Fastnet Rock x Esprit De Bleu filly, which Matt Laurie Racing purchased for $230,000. Attention now switches to Melbourne for the Premier Yearling Sale, which runs for four days starting Sunday February 26. Click here to view the catalogue.

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