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Stravinsky: a son of the July Cup winner topped the final day of the William Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale at A$120,000

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Buoyant final day lifts Inglis total to A$31.5m

Day 4 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale figures (A$)
 Sold  % sold  Aggregate  Average  Median
 108  74  3,001,500  27,792  23,000

THE William Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in Australia concluded on Thursday with yet another session of competitive bidding in which 15 horses sold for A$50,000 or more compared to four last year.

During the past four days, over A$31.5 million has been traded on 515 yearlings. Including private transactions, the clearance rate for the entire sale stands beyond the 80 per cent mark.

Thursday's session saw 108 horses sell for a gross of A$3,001,500 (£1,793,853/€1,981,395), up from year's figure of A$2,009,000, and average of A$27,792 (£16,613/€18,346), a 47 per cent increase from 2009.

"This is a tremendous result and just reward for our vendors who have committed a wonderful team of young horses to this year's sale," said Peter Heagney, director of Inglis.

"Melbourne graduates have proven themselves to be world class racehorses and I'm certain that buyers from this year's sale will be reaping those same rewards in the coming seasons."

A Stravinsky colt from Ultra Thoroughbreds topped the final day when selling to Greg Eurell for A$120,000 (£71,691/€79,207). He is out of the Listed-winning Kreisler mare Radio Sky, whohas yet to produce a winner from five foals of racing age.

Also popular was a colt from the first southern hemisphere crop of Coolmore shuttler Aussie Rules, who sold to Mike Moroney for A$100,000 (£59,742/€66,005).The colt is out of Unzipped, a Listed-placed daughter of Unbridled's Song from the family of Prix de l'Abbaye winner Silver Fling.

 

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,299,737
Dubawi £2,729,312
Dark Angel £2,647,961
Kodiac £2,022,873
Acclamation £1,976,435
Sea The Stars £1,805,660
Nathaniel £1,804,891
Frankel £1,764,798
Iffraaj £1,607,958
Invincible Spirit £1,589,667