Victorian newcomer Yu Long Investments dominated Friday’s Inglis December Sale buying the three highest priced racing lots at Oaklands.
Chivalry (Street Cry) won the Group 3 McNeil Stakes at Caulfield and topped proceedings at $150,000. Initially purchased by Mark Kavanagh for $280,000 at the 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions, he is from Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview winner World Peace (Danehill).
Next down the leader-board was Godolphin homebred 3yo colt Astley (Exceed And Excel) for $115,000 and the Godolphin 4yo gelding Shards (Medaglia D’Oro) who won last year’s Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes at $70,000.
“Chivalry (pictured) is a long-term Chinese breeding prospect, but he will likely race here first,” Yu Long Farm manager Scott Williamson said.
“Astley looks a very progressive horse and we will assess Shards before making a decision.”
Friday’s sale grossed over $1.38 million at an 88% clearance rate and average of $14,149.
Godolphin was the leading vendor, selling all 11 lots including Astley and Shards, for an aggregate of $410,000. Lindsay Park Racing also sold all of its 11 lots.
“The response from buyers was fantastic – especially Yu Long,” Inglis Victorian manager Simon Vivian said.
“We appreciate the support of all our vendors but a special mention to Godolphin and Lindsay Park Racing who bought big drafts and enjoyed a perfect clearance rate.”