A Holy Roman Emperor colt topped a selective day’s trade during Session 2 of the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale at Oaklands on Wednesday.
Offered by Eliza Park Stud, the Holy Roman Emperor – Exact colt made $110,000 to the bid of agent John Foote. He was acting on behalf of Hong Kong trainer David Hall.
Roy Higgins and Wylie Dalziel Racing purchased the second lot on the leader-board when paying $95,000 for a Real Saga – Pasiphae filly offered by Damian White Bloodstock.
“The gross and clearance rate are up with the average and median comparable to last year,” Inglis Melbourne Director Peter Heagney said. “Again it was a selective market but it was good to see 20 lots sell for $50,000 or more which is up from 15 recorded last year.”
Session 2 turnover reached $3.34 million at an average of $28,314. The median was $22,000 and clearance rate 72%.
Victorian buyers were keen to snap up many of the Super VOBIS yearlings but had good competition from interstate and overseas. “It has been a great four days in Melbourne, with Session 1 continuing its amazing run as the only major auction in Australia to achieve an increase in average in 8 of the last 9 years awhile Session 2 continues to go from strength to strength,” Heagney added.
“Results from Monday’s ‘Blue Riband’ clearly show that there is strong demand here in Melbourne for yearlings bred with the Derbys and Cups in mind and we look forward to building on the concept in the coming years.”
Horses passed in over the last four days are available for sale via the Inglis Make-An-Offer Service.