Across the board increases were recorded at the Inglis Australian weanling sale at Newmarket on Thursday. The opening select weanling session saw turnover of $4.84 million backed by an excellent 84% clearance rate. The average soared 44% to $30,831 compared to the 2009m sale.
New Zealand pin-hooker Dean Hawthorne topped Day 2 of the sale when he went to $220,000 to secure the brother to the stakes winning colt Sharkbite. The Redoute’s Choice-Back Pass colt was sold by Arrowfield off-shoot Bellerive Stud.
A Fastnet Rock filly from the Select Bloodstock went the way of New Zealand’s Curraghmore Stud for $170,000.
Lyndhurst Farm’s Mark Treweek completed a clean sweep for New Zealand buyers at the top of the leader-board when he bought the Lonhro-Silver Success colt from Attunga Stud for $150,000.
“This year’s catalogue has been our best yet, not just in terms of numbers but quality as well,” said Inglis Director Jonathan D’Arcy. “We’re extremely pleased to have such a large contingent of New Zealand buyers who have been very active with inspections on the grounds here over the past few days.”
The Select weanling sale continues on Friday with another 110 lots prior to the General weanling session.