Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
(Photo : Herald Sun)
MELBOURNE PREMIER YEARLING SALE
27 February - 1 March 2012
Trade slowed predictably on the fourth and final day of the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale at Oaklands on Thursday, writes Darryl Sherer. Trainer Peter Moody purchased the day’s top two lots, both Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold eligible colts and consigned by Makybe.
The most expensive of the pair was a $125,000 colt by Street Hero (Street Cry) out of Quiet Name (Lot 659), a daughter of Danehill (Danzig). A half-brother to three winners, including this season’s Brisbane juvenile winner Pure Whisper (Purrealist), the attractive August foal hails from a deep imported pedigree. His dam is a three-quarter sister to the French Listed winner No Dream (Anabaa), while his granddam Quiet Dream is by the Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew and a half-sister to the Grade One winner Dare And Go (Alydar) and Go Deputy (Deputy Minister).
“He’s a good looking colt, well prepared, just a nice horse,” Moody said.
His other purchase was $115,000 for Lot 688, a colt by Purrealist (Tale Of The Cat) from Smytzer’s Thunder (Thunder Gulch) and a half-brother to Melbourne winner Lucky Thunder (Lucky Owners), who was also placed in the Australian Guineas (Gr1, 1600m).
A further $2.9 million was generated from 102 lots sold yesterday, bringing the four day gross to $34.8million. The Premier II section of the catalogue averaged $28,451 with a median of $22,500.
“Things slowed up today but that is to be expected and the good lots have sold well, very well in my opinion,” Inglis’sPeter Heagney said at sale end. “As in sales around the world the trend continues with the good types selling very well and for those lots that do not meet market expectation then it is tough going. This sale has shown that the right type will sell for its market value and, in many cases this week, ahead of that. There are a lot of positives to take out of the week, there has been a big presence from South Africa and they have purchased some 20 lots and were underbidders on several more, including the top-priced horse in the sale. We have had buyers from Hong Kong, Singapore and a great representation from Victorian trainers and from interstate, West Australia in particular. We have been very pleased with so much positive feedback from vendors and buyers alike over the past four days and look forward to taking the momentum of the yearling sale through to tomorrow’s Select Racehorse Sale.”
Extract from ANZ Bloodstock News