THE new era of Thoroughbred selling in Sydney is off and running with a spectacular start to Inglis’ 2018 sales’ series at its new state-of- the-art auctioneering complex at Warwick Farm – Riverside Stables.
Its first sale – the Classic Yearling Sale was massively strong resulting with an average of $132,970 at its opening session on Saturday night.
Selling in front of a packed house, the new sale’s auditorium was abuzz from lot one, the yearling by first crop sire Shooting To Win fetching a high of $190,000.
A new Classic Yearling Sale record of $480,000 was also created that evening when a first crop colt by Brazen Beau which sold from Linda and Lawrence Monds’ Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks, to Hong Kong based Orbis Bloodstock.
The colt was included in the Classic Sale’s “Gold Riband” session, a section for youngsters that Inglis deems to be early maturing types which could aim for a Golden Slipper campaign.
A staggering clearance of 95 per cent was posted for this year’s Gold Riband session, with an average of $163,571.
“This sale has gone to new strengths and I think buyers are seeing this,” a very happy Inglis managing director Mark Webster said.
Wayne and Pauline Alchin’s Carramar Park, Grose Wold, sold the second top price of the first session at $475,000 for the I Am Invincible – Sonnenblume colt, selling to Boomer Bloodstock/Gollan Racing Queensland.
Carramar Park enjoyed the highest average of $225,833 for a vendor selling three or more lot at Saturday night’s session.
The overall sale average for the first session last Saturday night was $132,970, for a gross of $13.43 million.