Inglis Classic Yearling figures show increases
THE Inglis Classic Yearling Sale closed with subtle increases in average, aggregate and median on Tuesday.
The average of A$33,771 (£20,996/€24,414) is a 3 per cent improvement on last year, while the aggregate of A$14,251,500 (£8,858,724/€10,301,630) was up 12 per cent, while the median of A$26,000 (£16,161/€18,794) was four per cent higher than in 2010.
This year's sale was extended to three days, with a catalogue of 575 lots ten per cent bigger than last year's.
The top lot, a filly by Magnus out of the Fantastic Light mare Coconut Mama at A$170,000, could not match the A$250,000 sale-topper from 12 months ago.
Sold to Blue Sky Thoroughbreds, she hails from the distinguished family of Denise's Joy. Hher second dam is the stakes-placed Joie, a daughter of the Queensland Oaks winner and excellent producer Joie Denise.
Inglis bloodstock director Jonathan D'Arcy said: "It was a very good sale especially to increase the average and clear over 81 per cent with a catalogue of 60 more yearlings this year.
"Good types by first season sires were well received on the market and this sale has a good track record of producing future stars for young sires."