Session 2 of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale continues to grow with 18% and 31% increases in average and median prices attained for vendors on Thursday afternoon.
A total of 74 yearlings were sold for $6.45 million with a new record price set when Haunui Farm’s colt by Street Cry from Fashionable Lass (Lot 557) was purchased by Mark Kavanagh for $380,000. And 27 yearlings were sold for $100,000 or more in Session 2 this year, compared to 20 last year.
The session-topper is a three-quarter brother to G2 Australia Stakes winner Sea Lord (Street Cry). His dam, Fashionable Lass (NZ) (Carnegie), is herself the half-sister to Karaka Million-winner Vincent Mangano (NZ) (No Excuse Needed) and G2 winners Vigor (NZ) (O’Reilly) and Joey Massino (NZ) (O’Reilly).
“He’s a colt that catches the eye,” Haunui Farm’s Mark Chitty said. “He is a strong, physical type and has some real presence about him. He’s correct, moves well and has a good outlook. It was another nice result for us in Session 2 after having done so well in that session over the past couple of years.”
Inglis Bloodstock Director Jonathan D’Arcy believes Easter’s record of rewarding buyers throughout the spectrum will continue with this year’s crop. “I’ve got no doubt there will be a high number of stakes winners come from yearlings of Easter 2013,” he said. “Breeders entrusted us with an outstanding level of pedigree and type.”