Day 3 Inglis Great Southern Sale – Soft response for low-range mares

Turnover at the 2013 Inglis Great Southern Sale pushed past $3 million on Day 3 at Oaklands on Thursday.

“The sale ended on a very strong note with good demand for horses in the racehorse section, something for which the Melbourne sales have become recognised for,” Inglis director Peter Heagney said.  “Although the broodmare section showed the soft demand at the lower end of the market, the racehorse section continued to attract spirited bidding with many new buyers appearing on the result sheets.”

Rangal Park sire Ne Coupez Pas (Nureyev) was sold to South Australia for $3,000.  The 17 year-old stallion has sired 75 winners of 220 races but has encountered fertility problems.

Stallion prospect Sound Journey (Good Journey) made $5,000.  He was a dual Group 2 winner at Moonee Valley of the 2008 Alister Clark Stakes and 2010 Crystal Mile.

In all 448 lots were sold from Tuesday to Thursday for a total gross of $3.11 million.  The clearance rate remained at a steady 77% by the end of the third session.