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High Chaparral (M Kinane) wins the Breeders Cup 2002

A gelding son of High Chaparral topped the Inglis Autumn Sale



Inglis cite online bidding as a clearance-rate plus

THE growing influence of online bidding has been cited by Australian sales company Inglis as a reason for the 93 per cent clearance rate at its Autumn Thoroughbred Sale in Sydney.

The sale saw 125 horses sold for turnover of Aus$427,450 (£266,776/€309,467). That compares to the 2010 figures of  127 horses sold for  Aus$527,650 at a clearance rate of 86%.

This year, 23% of horses sold went to online bidders, and Inglis calculated that nearly half of the 125 attracted an online bid, including the underbidder onthe Aus $60,000 (£37,440/€43,430) sales topping son of High Chaparral.  "These figures just go to show how important online bidding has become at these type of sales and it certainly helped us in achieving today's strong clearance rate," said director Jonathan D'Arcy said.

Vin Cox secured the top lot at $60,000, High Chaparral's unraced three-year-old gelding Single, out of the Group 3 winning Nashwan mare Myself.





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