The Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale concluded on Wednesday with increased average, median and clearance rate flowing through into Session II.
“I believe our results show the continued improvement in quality of the Premier Sale is now being given its due recognition,” Inglis director Peter Heagney said. “It was a great team effort to achieve these results and we can now look forward to the Easter and VOBIS Gold Yearling Sales.”
Session II saw 108 lots sell for $3.33 million. The average and median of $30,898 and $25,000 were up 11% and 14% up respectively on last year. The clearance rate of 77% is also an improvement on 2013.
Local trainers active on Wednesday included Greg Eurell, Henry Dwyer, Dean Binaisse, David Hayes, Darren Weir and Pat Carey. But they had plenty of interstate and overseas competition with Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa all getting onto the buyers sheet.
Phoenix Broodmare Farm’s outstanding week continues into Session II with Damian Gleeson’s operation selling the equal-top price to add to the overall sale topper in Session I.
Canberra trainer Keith Dryden snapped up Phoenix Farm’s Myboycharlie – Lady of Love colt for $110,000. He is a brother to RL Inglis Classic winner Peggy Jean. Gleeson also sold the Northern Meteor – Conquistar colt that topped the whole sale when changing hands for $450,000 on Sunday.
The other lot to make $110,000 during Session II was the Von Costa de Hero – Luna Ballerina colt which was sold by Salamander Park to Randwick Bloodstock.
PHOENIX FARM LEADER
Damian Gleeson topped Sessions I and II at the Melbourne Premier Sale
Photo / Sharon Chapman