A low-key session of broodmares cleared $822,450 on Day 3 of the Inglis Great Southern Sale at Oaklands on Thursday.
A total of 145 head averaged $5,672 which was down 17% from 2010. The corresponding session 12 months ago saw 134 mares average $6,831. This year’s clearance rate improved 6 points to 75%.
Melbourne winner White Diamonds (Jugah) topped the session at $65,000. The 7 year-old mare was catalogued by Tarcoola Stud and was purchased, in foal to Bel Esprit, by agent Denis Roberts. Her dam El Tornedo (El Moxie) is a sister to G1 Caulfield Guineas winner Alfa.
Attire (Wild Again), a 16 year-old USA bred mare, was next best at $60,000. She is the dam of five winners highlighted by Fashions Afield (Redoute’s Choice), a G1 winner of the AJC Flight Stakes and AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes.
Offered by Richmond Hill Farm, she is in foal to Street Sense and was purchased by Anthony Mithen of Rosemont Stud.
The fourth session concludes the Great Southern Sale on Friday. Among the lots catalogued are Eliza Park’s Group 1 winning stallions Delago Brom and Clangalang.