A decade of price growth in the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale came to an end this year despite some excellent results for a series of breeders.
The average prices in Book 1 were the second highest on record for the Premier sale with the sale topper being a Fastnet Rock filly bred by Campolina’s Ian and Vicki Bell and offered by Rushton Park. She was bought by Godolphin Australia for $500,000.
“She was a beautiful filly. We sold her full sister last year, but this filly had a little bit more scope, length and more leg…we were hoping for around $400,000, so to get $500,000 is a great result,” said Rushton’s Kayley Johnson.
|470||Rushton Park||Fastnet Rock||Lady Melksham||Filly||Godolphin||$500,000|
|528||Mill Park Stud, SA||Snitzel||Miss With Attitude||Colt||Darren Weir/John Foote||$450,000|
|300||Supreme T'breds (for Dorrington)||Rubick||Charm's Honour||Colt||Gerald Ryan||$420,000|
|63||Supreme T'breds (for Dorrington)||Pierro||Scandiva||Colt||James Harron||$400,000|
|137||Blue Gum Farm||Fastnet Rock||Bird of Fire (NZ)||Colt||Paul Moroney||$400,000|
|265||Blue Gum Farm, Euroa||Sepoy||Beauty World||Filly||Belmont Bloodstock Agency Pty Ltd (FBAA)||$400,000|
|488||Esker Lodge Australia||Fastnet Rock||Lonhspresso||Filly||Robbie Griffiths/CB Bloodstock||$400,000|
|550||Rosemont Stud (for Saconi)||I Am Invincible||Oasis Bloom||Filly||Cloud 9 Thoroughbreds||$400,000|
|552||Yarraman Park Stud, NSW||I Am Invincible||Oceanfast||Colt||Blue Sky Bloodstock||$400,000|
|271||Bowness Stud, NSW||Zoustar||Bionic Girl||Colt||Spicer T'breds/Noorilim Park||$360,000|
Across Book 1 of the sale, vendors experienced average price decreases of 2.6% compared to 2017.
The leading Victorian sire by average prices was Woodside Park based Zoustar who had 29 lots sell for an average $167,414 and a high of $360,000.
Darley Northwood’s Brazen Beau was the leading Victorian first season sire with 17 lots selling for an average $114,706 across Book 1.
Leading vendor for Book 1 (by aggregate) was Woodside Park Stud followed by Supreme Thoroughbreds and Blue Gum Farm.
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Prices were down 9.0% across Book 2 while the clearance rate was down to a concerning 76.3% (from 83.5% in 2017)
The highest priced lot in Book 2 was the Zoustar x Belle Of The City colt offered by Maluka Thoroughbreds for Hesket Bloodstock.
The colt was snapped up by Team Hawkes.
“The first day we saw him we liked him…We thought he was good value,’’ co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said.
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