The Inglis Great Southern Sale posted increases across the board on the opening day of the foal section at Oaklands.
Turnover ($1.55 million) was up 17%, average ($11,129) increased 21% and the median ($5,000) went up 43%. The clearance rate rose 2 points to 78%.
An Exceed And Excel colt topped the session at $110,000. Bred and sold by Makybe, he is from well related Dayjur mare With Fervour and was purchased by New Zealand based Lyndhurst Farm.
Lyndhurst owners Shane and Shelley Treweek have topped the NZB Ready to Run 2YO Sale for the last six years. “Pin-hookers from New Zealand have been particularly strong at the top of the market,” Inglis director Peter Heagney said. “Today’s Exceed And Excel colt certainly has all the credentials to stand out in any select yearling sale.”
A High Chaparral colt from Infrared was next best at $105,000. Offered by Rushton Park, he was purchased by Wm Inglis as agent for a NSW client.
Star Witness was third on the leader-board with a colt out of Crystal Whip. The Shadwell Farm graduate was bought by NZ based Ascot Farm for $80,000.
Ascot Farm’s Bruce Harvey was the leading weanling buyer at the NZB National Sale earlier this month. He spent $404,500 on 8 foals including top price of 115,000 for a Savabeel colt.
A further 101 weanlings (Lots 201–289 & Supplementary Lots 585-596) are catalogued for Day 2 starting at 10:30am on Wednesday. They will be followed immediately by 141 Broodmares (Lots 290 – 430).
The remaining broodmares will be offered on Thursday during the third and final session. Day 3 will also include stallions, yearlings, race fillies, colts, geldings and 62 supplementary entries.