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Only eight lots unsold at Inglis December sale

FRIDAY'S Inglis December Thoroughbred Sale, held at Oaklands in Australia, recorded an eye-popping clearance rate of 95.2 per cent, with only eight of the 168 lots offered failing to find new homes.

Another notable feature of the sale was that32 per cent of the lots who went through the ring attracted an online bid.

The top lot of the sale was the Galileo mare Madame Grange, sold in-foal to Keep The Faith and with a Bel Esprit colt foal at foot. She made $110,000 to a bid from Heinrich Bloodstock.

In total 160 lots were sold for a total of $746,100, at an average of $4,663 and a median of $2,250.

“This sale really defied predictions and showed no indication of the recession we have been fearing at this level,” Inglis Director Peter Heagney said.

“There was good competition for most horses and one of the really pleasing aspects of today’s sale was the number of new people attending the sale, which was very encouraging."

 

 

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