INGLIS MELBOURNE PREMIER YEARLING SALE

Oaklands, Australia
1-4 March 2015

We couldn’t be more pleased about the records set by Premier, and the rewards it has given to those vendors who have supported the sale.
— Peter Heagney / Inglis Victorian Director

The upward figures observed during the three day Session I of the 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale continued into Session II Wednesday, resulting in new record average, gross and clearance rate. Of the 143 lots offered Wednesday, 115 lots sold for a combined A$3,680,500, while the A$32,004 average demonstrated a 4% increase from last year's sale. The median also rose 4% to A$26,000, and the clearance rate for the session reached a record 80%. The gross for the four-day Inglis Premier Sale as a whole is up to a record A$48,651,000 for 584 yearlings sold at an overall clearance rate of 83%.

"We couldn't be more pleased about the records set by Premier, and the rewards it has given to those vendors who have supported the sale," Inglis Victorian Director Peter Heagney said.

Two lots shared top billing at A$100,000 Wednesday, both being knocked to Inglis as Agent: a filly from Grange Thoroughbreds (lot 660) by Hinchinbrook (Aus) out of Dashoff (Aus) (Dash For Cash), and a colt by Stryker (Aus) from the Pivotal (GB) mare Pintle (Aus) (lot 724), consigned by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds. Twenty-two lots by 17 different sires sold for A$50,000 or more during Session II, including the progeny of Victorian-based stallions Wanted (Aus), Master Of Design (Aus), Bel Esprit (Aus), Skilled (Aus), Turffontein (Aus), Moshe (Aus) and Reward For Effort (Aus).

Victorians dominated the bidding with Champion trainer Darren Weir in conjunction with John Foote Bloodstock leading the way, having outlaid A$371,000 for eight lots in Session II.

Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale

Cumulative 2015 2014
Catalogued 782 775
No. Offered 704 686
No Sold 584 554
RNA's 120 132
% RNA's 17.05% 19.24%
High Price A$560,000 A$450,000
Gross A$48,651,000 A$40,654,181
Average A$63,945 (+12.03%) A$57,080

Extracts from Thoroughbred Daily News / Inglis (p)

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