The 2016 Inglis Great Southern Sale went right down to the wire on Wednesday when Mihalic – the last lot of the supplementary catalogue – topped proceedings at $310,000 from Supreme Thoroughbreds.
Over 310 foals, 190 broodmares and 150 racehorses generated more than $13.25 million over four sessions at a clearance rate of 85%.
Mihalic (Lot 905) is a three year-old Hard Spun filly who won the LR Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at two before adding more black-type this season. Her family is on the move as evidenced by her yearling half-brother by Reward For Effort selling for $380,000 at the Inglis Premier Sale to China Horse Club.
“It’s safe to say this sale has truly come of age,” Inglis Victorian bloodstock manager Simon Vivian said. “I was so pleasing to see every session record big increases in aggregate.”
“The support we have received from our vendors has been rewarded with outstanding competition from buyers, leading to a most successful and enjoyable sale.”
Well-related filly Elite Rock sold for $220,000 to agent Tubba Williams and Gold Front Thoroughbreds of WA. By Fastent Rock from Group 3 winning Giant’s Causeway mare Awesome Planet, the three-year-old filly is a full-sister to Group 1 performer Awesome Rock.
Contract Racing realized $640,500 for its draft of 17 lots. They included Crystal Lily’s close relation Crystal Wind ($135,000) and Triscay’s in-form grand-daughter Iamhere ($110,000). Both were purchased by Belmont Bloodstock.
Prior to the race fillies off the track, stakes producing Cobbley topped the mares section at $110,000. The Falbrav mare was sold to the Thoroughbred Union with a stud record that comprises Group 2 placegetter Get That Jive and recent two-year-old debut winner Cobbmore.