The inaugural Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale at Oaklands concluded on Monday when 102 lots in the General session changed hands for $631,250.
Top price of $36,000 was paid for a Holy Roman Emperor colt from Rule the Waves (Kings Best). In a pin-hooking exercise for the 2013 Karaka Ready to Run Sale, NZ based Lyndhurst Farm bought him from Hilldene based Mayfield Thoroughbreds.
Second on the leader-board was an Undoubtedly colt from G3 winner Strikeline offered by Ultra Thoroughbreds. He was snapped for $28,000 by Malaysia based Katherine Hughes Racing.
The General Session average panned out at $6,189 and the median was $4,000 on a 74% clearance rate. “Today’s results further highlighted the great competition on athletic types that have been well presented,” Inglis Director Peter Heagney said. “It was pleasing to see vendors who offered professionally prepared yearlings with acceptable conformation being suitably rewarded.
“Overall, the sale has given us an excellent foundation on which to build and capitalise on the tremendous benefits available for Super VOBIS qualified yearlings.”
The Select session of the VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale on Sunday saw 137 lots gross $1.87 million at an average of $13,697.