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Inglis Oaklands ends with strong clearance

THE Inglis Great Southern Sale came to a close on Friday at Oaklands in Melbourne, Australia, with over 600 thoroughbreds traded over the four days.

The clearance rate reached 79 per cent of stock offered asr total sale receipts climbed to $4,124,100 (£2,571,844/€3,212,264).

"There was definitely plenty of great value buying completed throughout the sale, with some outstanding breeding and racing prospects picked up today for reasonable prices," Inglis Melbourne director Peter Heagney said.

Group 3-placed three-year-old fillyMetonymy recorded the highest price at Friday's final session when selling to agent Steve Brem for A$80,000 (£49,889/€62,312). The daughter of Hotel Grand, by Grand Lodge, is out of a half-sister to Group 2 winner Heather, also by Grand Lodge.

Brem was the busiest individual buyer from the bloodstock section of the Great Southern Sale purchasing five fillies and mares for a total spend of A$277,500 over the last two days.

Victorian operation NoorElaine Farm picked up the second highest priced filly on the final day, going to A$42,000 to secure last start Caulfield winner Rock Of Ages.

The five-time winning four-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock was purchased from Contract Racing's Reduction draft.

"The racehorse section continues to be the strongest in Australia with excellent demand for proven performers and racing prospects. Buyers from every state and territory across Australia, plus visitors from New Zealand and the Philippines featured on the buyers list this week and we wish them the best of luck in the future with their purchases," Heagney said.

 

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