A Lonhro half-brother to G3 Up And Coming Stakes winner Blackball topped the BC3 Future Stars Sale at $220,000 on Sunday. The colt is from the Grand Lodge mare Excommunicate and was purchased by a client of Victorian trainer John McArdle.
The Lonhro colt was one of 13 horses that changed hands for a total of $1.15 million at Oaklands Junction. There were 35 juveniles catalogued for the sale. Lonhro’s G3 winning filly Deer Valley is a graduates of the BC3 Sale.
“We eclipsed the total sold at last year’s sale,” said BC3 CEO Bill Vlahos. “We’ve been inundated with inquiries and hope to have a few more sales finalised post sale. Horses not sold through the ring will remain for sale.”
Horses still available include progeny of outstanding stallions like Encosta De Lago, More Than Ready, Stravinsky, Dehere, Pins, Starcraft and Choisir.
Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster fully endorses the BC3 philosophy. “We’ve been impressed by the quality and level of education of the Future Stars draft.
“We’ll continue to market these graduates post sale, particularly in Asia where we will be we represented over the next few months with trade missions in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. The concept is returning results on the racetrack and I’m confident that will translate to more sales over time.”
Horses passed in during today’s sale are still available for sale via the Inglis Make an Offer service