Five mares topped the $200,000 mark on Day 1 of the Inglis Australian Weanling & Breeding Stock Sale in Sydney on Wednesday. The Select broodmares brought $1.96 million at an average of $38,589.
Top price was paid for the Giant’s Causeway mare Hides for $350,000 who was sold in foal to Encosta De Lago. She is a half-sister to Hong Kong G1 winner Scintillation and G2 winner Shania Dane. Newgate Bloodstock was the buyer.
Queensland based agent Neil Jenkinson went to $260,000 for the stakes placed Redoute’s Choice mare Pachanga, while Dean Hawthorne went to the same amount for the regally-bred Quest For Fame mare Back Pass.
“There was strong competition for well credentialed mares during the session from buyers from both sides of the Tasman,” said Inglis Director Jonathan D’Arcy. “Interest in the weanlings which sell over the next two days has been very good.”