Buyers threw their support behind the split format of the 2013 Inglis Sydney Classic Sale during the opening session of the Summer Book on Sunday.
Turnover reached $5.67 million on 173 lots during the inaugural session of the Summer Book at Newmarket. The average rose 3% to $32,824 and the median lifted 9% to $30,000. The clearance rate remained steady at 79%.
“We trimming the Classic offerings in January to a two-day Summer Book to help reduce the pressure on both buyers and vendors,” Inglis director Jonathan D’Arcy said. “Our bloodstock staff were very mindful of selecting precocious physical types for the Summer Book and that has led to pleasing feedback and results.”
Snitzel topped the Day 1 leader-board with a filly from from Deputy Lil that sold for $135,000. The Arrowfield sire also took second spot with a filly out of Can’t Hackit that made $120,000 to the bid of BK Breeding & Racing.
Trainer Anthony Cummings snapped up the Choisir – She’s In The Guide filly for $75,000. Back in 2011, he bought Choisir filly Diamond Earth at the Classic Sale for $60,000 and she has since earned over $497,000.
Day 2 of the Classic Sale continues on Monday. Full details can be viewed here.
Snitzel filly topped Day 1 at $135,000