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Mixed Sale a Success as Focus Turns to Easter
Friday's March Thoroughbred Sale at Oaklands Junction in Melbourne was the final Inglis auction before a big fortnight in Sydney takes centre stage in late March/early April as the curtain falls on Newmarket. The March Mixed Sale proved a success yet again, with a healthy clearance rate of over 91% for the 156 horses offered. The sale grossed $1,254,350 with an average price of $8833. Attention now switches to Sydney for a farewell fortnight before the Sydney arm of the business moves to Riverside Stables at Warwick Farm. The inaugural The Chairman's Sale Session 1 (Elite Racing Prospects) kick-starts proceedings on Thursday March 30 at 6pm, where individual horses or shares in a select group of thoroughbreds competing in Group races at the present time will be offered. Included in the catalogue already are stakes performed 2YO Eden Roc and Sydney Cup contender Chance To Dance, 25% of Group 3-winning 3YO Man From Uncle and 30% of Stakes-placed 3YO Land Of Plenty. Entries for this sale close Monday March 27. Then it's the world renowned Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, where a total of 480 Lots have been catalogued for the sale which will run for three days from April 4-6. Following the Easter Yearling Sale, the Chairman's Sale Session II (Elite Breeding Prospects) takes place on Friday April 7 from 5pm. The last ever sale at Newmarket will then take place with the Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale from April 10-12 where a catalogue of over 550 quality weanlings, race fillies and broodmares will be offered.