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$270K for Fastnet Rock Mare as Inglis Farewells Newmarket
An extraordinary fortnight and 112 years of history ended in style yesterday when the gavel came down for the last ever time at Newmarket, capping off a remarkable select sales season for Inglis. Jamie Inglis, company director and the eldest of the fifth-generation family still involved in the company, auctioned the final Lot in emotional scenes in the Newmarket sale ring. It brought to an end a phenomenal period, which included:
- $254 million traded by Inglis since the start of the Classic Yearling Sale.
- There have been 20 $1million Lots, of which only 24 have been sold in Australasia in 2017.
- Inglis has sold $156 million worth of yearlings, weanlings, racing and breeding stock at Newmarket since Thursday 30 March.
“Whilst understandably people are a bit emotional tonight at leaving Newmarket, I encourage everybody to look forward to what we have coming at Riverside Stables, because it truly is going to be a world-class precinct,” Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster said. “It really will be the start of a new era for the company and everybody involved in the racing industry.’’ The highest priced lot on day three of the Australian Broodmare & Weanling sale was the Vinery Stud consigned mare Passion Cheval, who was sold in foal to More Than Ready to Yu Long Investments for $270,000. The Fastnet Rock mare is out of the stakes winner Calming (Zeditave) and hails from the family of champion German sprinter War Artist. The Chairman's Sale and Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale auctions of the past fortnight ended with a gross of $42,232,500 for 496 Lots sold at an average of $85,146 and clearance rate of 87%.