Inglis Chairman's Sale draws in the buyers.
Bernie Kelly secured the biggest win of his career when home-bred galloper Bobbing won the $500,000 Provincial Championships Final.
The record-breaking day one of the sale saw buyers spend a total of $61.79m for the 163 sold lots for an average of $379,083. The clearance rate was 81 per cent.
It was welcome news for the district, but the rain was just enough to call a halt to the Tullibigeal Picnic Races.