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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."

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,647,143
Dark Angel £3,006,990
Dubawi £2,933,917
Kodiac £2,210,631
Acclamation £2,084,669
Frankel £1,958,449
Nathaniel £1,873,963
Sea The Stars £1,865,254
Iffraaj £1,748,970
Invincible Spirit £1,670,944