Trainer Tony McEvoy secured a $200,000 Snitzel colt to top Day 2 of the Inglis Sydney Classic Summer yearling sale on Monday.
The Snitzel colt is from stakes placed Danehill mare Sharp Hill and was offered on account of Carramar Park.
McEvoy and his Kidalton Park associate Wayne Mitchell also bought a Dubleo colt out of Precious Future (Redoute’s Choice) from Vinery Stud for $100,000. All up, the Angaston partners finished as the leading individual buyers with 6 lots for a total of $435,000.
Laurel Oak Bloodstock purchased the top priced filly from Broadwater Thoroughbreds for $130,000. She is by Northern Meteor from Redoute’s Choice mare Luscilla’s Choice.
“There’s plenty of potential to grow this sale,” Inglis director Jonathan D’Arcy said following the conclusion of the inaugural Summer Book. “There was a wide buying bench of local, interstate and overseas buyers strongly competing on the better types offered over the two sessions.”
Paul Guy’s Heritage Bloodstock was extremely busy on Sunday and Monday buying 11 lots at $373,000 for clients from South Africa.
The overall average price for the 2014 Classic Summer Book closed at $35,020. The Day 1 clearance rate has risen to 87% and the Day 2 figure of 80% is also expected to keep rising as private offers continue to flow in post-sale.
Widden Stud finished as the leading vendor by aggregate having sold 24 lots for $748,000. Southern Cross Breeders led the vendors by average (3 or more sold) at $63,333. Carramar Park also had a tremendous sale selling nine lots at an average of $63,000.