Group 1 winning mare Dariana has topped the Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale, 24 hours after she was passed-in by Bell View Park on Monday.
The rising 8 year-old by Redoute’s Choice won the G1 Queensland Derby and G3 Frank Packer Plate for trainer Bart Cummings. She was purchased post-sale for $800,000 by Belmont Bloodstock acting on behalf of Perth owner-breeder Bob Peters.
Peters said Dariana will be sent to Coolmore Stud sire Pierro this spring. The mare has a weanling colt by So You Think and was offered in foal to Street Cry.
Belmont Bloodstock’s Damon Gabbedy had topped the Weanling Sale section on Sunday when paying $450,000 for a Fastnet Rock – Delta Girl colt offered by Coolmore Stud.
Wednesday’s final Select Broodmare session was topped by Russeting at $390,000. The daughter of Commands was a Group 1 winner of the Queensland Winter Stakes and was sold to Coolmore Stud in foal to So You Think.
The General session saw Magic Albert’s maiden mare Tweet top proceedings at $60,000. A Listed winner of the Woodlands Stakes at Scone, she was purchased by Inglis as agent for a NSW buyer.
Desert Sun mare Twilighting led the Supplementary session at $150,000. She was the last lot through the ring and was bought by Goldin Australia.
Belmont Bloodstock finished as the leading buyer at the Inglis Sale signing for 19 broodmares and 3 weanlings for a total spend of $2.67 million
Bell View Park Stud finished as the leading vendor by average in the Select Broodmare Session having sold their four lots at an average of $377,500 thanks to Dariana ($800,000), Russeting ($390,000), Leamington ($250,000) and More Chickens ($70,000).
The leading broodmare vendor by aggregate was Tyreel Stud with 22 mares netting $3.70 million.
The overall turnover for the three-day sale was $23.21 million and that validated the new dates and format. “Innovation is always at the forefront of our minds,” Inglis managing director Mark Webster said. “We are very pleased that moving the broodmares from Easter and Sydney weanlings from June into one streamlined sale in May has been a winner for both vendors and buyers.”