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Fastnet Rock maintains popularity in Melbourne

COOLMORE shuttler Fastnet Rock supplied the top lot on day one of the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and his progeny were popular again in Tuesday's second session, accounting for three of the seven lots to top the A$200,000 mark, including the two highest priced lots.

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Fastnet Rock: popular sire

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G W Racing Bloodstock went to A$260,000 (£162,230, €191,380) to secure the sire's bay colt out of the Group 2-placed mare Snow Hero, offered by Supreme Thoroughbreds.

That price was matched when Redgum Racing signed for Grange Thoroughbreds’ Fastnet Rock filly from the stakes-winning Zabeel mare Thousand Veils.

Wood Nook Farm’s Encosta De Lago colt from Ylang Ylang was the third top lot, selling to Japan buyer Y Kubota for A$230,000.

Tuesday's session saw 129 yearlings sell for a gross of $9,907,000, at an average of $76,798 (£48,000, €56,550). The overall sale clearance rate stands at 78 per cent.

"Today's selling session was considerably stronger than the first day with some excellent results for vendors," Inglis Director Peter Heagney said.

"The better quality individuals continued to sell well and there was generally more strength in the overall market. We expect that to continue tomorrow as we again have some of our best credentialed yearlings in that session."

The sale continues on Wednesday and concludes Thursday.





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