Yu Long Investments dominated Friday’s Inglis December Sale with the three top racing lots at Oaklands.
Chivalry (Street Cry) won the G3 McNeil Stakes at Caulfield and topped proceedings at $150,000. Initially purchased by Mark Kavanagh for $280,000 at the 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions, he is from G3 Blue Diamond Preview winner World Peace (Danehill).
Next on the leader-board was 3yo colt Astley (Exceed And Excel) for $115,000 and 4yo gelding Shards (Medaglia D’Oro) who won last year’s G3 Up & Coming Stakes at $70,000.
“Chivalry (pictured) is a long-term Chinese breeding prospect but he will likely race here first,” Yu Long Farm manager Scott Williamson said. “Astley looks a very progressive horse and we will assess Shards before making a decision.”
Second on the overall leader-board was a share in successful stallion Star Witness that sold for $140,000 to TK Racing on behalf of Ultra Thoroughbreds.
Friday’s sale grossed over $1.38 million at an 88% clearance rate and average of $14,149.
Godolphin was the leading vendor, selling all 11 lots including Astley and Shards, for an aggregate of $410,000. Lindsay Park Racing also sold all of its 11 lots.
“The response from buyers was fantastic – especially Yu Long,” Inglis Victorian manager Simon Vivian said. “We appreciate the support of all our vendors but a special mention to Godolphin and Lindsay Park Racing who bought big drafts and enjoyed a perfect clearance rate.”