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Toorak Park mares lead the way in Inglis opener

GROUP 1 winner Serious Speed topped today's opening session of the Inglis Easter broodmare sale at Newmarket inSydney, Australia, when bought by Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm for A$900,000 (£541,040, €614,000).

The five-year-old daughter of Royal Academy was sold in foal to Al Maher, as part of an unreserved dispersal by Toorak Park Stud.

The Toorak Park consignment also acounted for the next three highest-priced mares sold.

Picholine, dam of Group 1 winner Rebel Raider, was sold to Hancock Quality Bloodstock for A$440,000; Regal Flute, a sister to Serious Speed, was sold to Steve Brem for A$425,000; and Flying Object, a Group 1-placed daughter of Peintre Celebre, was sold to Coolmore Australia for A$300,000.

The highest price seenon the board in the first session was A$950,000, for Lucida, a Listed-placed daughter of Danehill from the top family of Commands, Danewin and Octagonal, and offered in foal to Encosta De Lago.

However, she was led out of the ring unsold, as she failed to meet her reserve price of A$1m.

Overall in the opening session, 166 horses sold (86 per cent of those catalogued, compared with 76 per cent on the same day last year) for turnover of A$8,272,800 (up five per cent),  an average of A$49,836 (down seven per cent) and median of A$22,000 (equal to last year).


Lot 119 consigned by Toorak Park Stud
Serious Speed, 5yo ch m Royal Academy - Twitter
in foal to Al Maher
bought by Patinack Farm, A$900,000

Lot 110 consigned by Toorak Park Stud
Picholine, 12yo br m Dehere - Jewel Of Africa
in foal to Reset
bought by Hancock Quality Bloodstock, A$440,000

Lot 113 consigned by Toorak Park Stud
Regal Flute, 10yo br mRoyal Academy - Twitter
in foal to Al Maher
bought by Steve Brem, A$425,000





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