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Fastnet Rock dominates Inglis Select Weanling

PROGENY of Fastnet Rock, Australia's champion sire elect, dominated the opening day of the Inglis Australian Weanling and Bloodstock sale in Sydney, at which the average rose 55 per cent from last year.

All told, A$3,772,750 was traded on 154 - 80 per cent of those offered - select session weanlings. The average was A$24,353 (£15,701/€19,637) while the mediean soared 75 per cent to A$13,000 (£8,381/€10,483).

"Vendors that brought quality offerings to today's sale were well rewarded by the strong local and international buying bench assembled, who no doubt are well aware of the strong demand for Australian-bred thoroughbreds in the yearling sale ring," said Jonathan D'Arcy, Inglis bloodstock director.

Coolmore supersire Fastnet Rock accounted for the day's top two lots led by a colt out of Group 2 winner Bird Of Plenty from Coolmore Stud who sold for A$270,000 (£174,062/€217,746) to J. Scott of Victoria. The colt's price is the highest figure commanded by a weanling in Australasia so far this year.

The Fastnet Rock - Coolmore Stud alliance also provided the top priced filly of the day, a daughter of the Group 1-placed Sarah Vee who sold to the session's leading buyer, the Victoria-based Musk Creek Farm, for A$250,000 (£161,168/€201,598).

Fastnet Rock ended the day as leading sire with three weanlings sold for an average of A$183,333. The first crop of his Group 1-winning son Wanted were also well received, with two selling for an average of A$90,000.

The three-day sale continues as 10am (local time) on Thursday.




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