2014 Australian Easter Sale: Day 2

Clearance Rate Up To 81% At Inglis Easter

Strong competition from Australia and abroad continued at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney on Wednesday, with the overall clearance of 81% the best at the end of Day Two in over five years.

“We are very pleased to see the progeny of a variety of stallions selling well and such a diverse local and international buying bench competing here at Newmarket,” said Mark Webster, Inglis’ Managing Director.

Emirates Park and Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum combined to take home the top lot on Day Two last year, and they took the spoils again today. The partnership went to $1,500,000 to purchase the Street Cry x Star on High colt (Lot 224) from Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.

Hong Kong bloodstock agent George Moore, who bought HK Classic Mile winner Able Friend from Easter in 2012, went to $1,000,000 today to secure Lot 307 – a colt by Exceed And Excel from the family of Golden Slipper winner Mossfun. The colt was offered by Kia-Ora Stud.

28 yearlings have been sold for $500,000 or more across the first two days of the 2014 Easter Yearling Sale. The nine different sires of those lots include Fastnet Rock, Street Cry (IRE), Snitzel, Lonhro, Redoute’s Choice, More Than Ready (USA), Exceed And Excel, O’Reilly (NZ) and Tapit (USA).

Street Cry leads the sires by average (for 3 or more lots sold) with eight of his progeny selling at an average of $520,625, followed by Snitzel, Choisir, Redoute’s Choice, Fastnet Rock and More Than Ready.

Cressfield lead the vendors by average (3 or more sold) having sold three lots at an average of $583,333. Segenhoe Stud, under the new ownership of Kevin Maloney, sit second having sold five yearlings at an average of $448,000 so far.

The third and final day of the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale starts at 10:30am, Thursday 10 April. The remaining Session One lots (369 to 437) will be offered first before Session Two (Lots 435 to 550) and the Lauriston Farm Supplementary entries (Lots 551 to 555).

All the live sale ring action can be viewed online via Inglis Sale Day Live. Online Bidding will be available for buyers not able to make it to Newmarket.

Source: Inglis, 9 April 2014

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