The 2015 Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale got off to a solid start on Sunday with 120 Super VOBIS nominated yearlings selling to a vast buying bench.
A total of 88 individual buyers helped the average climb to $13,646 and that was 9% better than last year’s Day 1 figure. The clearance rate was steady at 85%.
“It was great to see many new faces as well as our regular buyers bidding for the great prize money and bonuses in the schemes,” Inglis Melbourne Director Peter Heagney said. “There hasn’t been a dominant buyer but the Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold incentives are renowned among Victoria’s racing participants.”
A Rothesay – Madam Bubbles colt topped Sunday’s session when sold to Laming Racing for $62,000. He was offered by Silver Ferns Farms of Lang Lang.
Victorian trainers were keen on Three Bridges stallion Stryker who is off to a bright start at stud. Wendy Kelly went to $47,000 to secure a grey Stryker – Miss Cleopatra filly while Darren Weir and Terry O’Sullivan also signed for his yearlings on Day 1.
Canberra trainer Matthew Dale finished the opening session as the leading individual buyer of three yearlings for $79,000.
Day 2 of the VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale starts at 11:00am on Monday with the remaining Select Session (Lot 161 to 260) followed by the General Session (Lots 261 to 325) then concluding with the Supplementary Session (Lots 326 to 362).
ROTHESAY – MADAM BUBBLES COLT