Peter Moody buys half-brother to Makybe Diva

The curtain came down on the 2012 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale on Thursday with Makybe Diva’s half-brother the highlight when making $1.20 million to the bid of Peter Moody.

The Street Cry – Tugela colt was offered by Tony Santic’s Makybe operation as Lot 445 and he was eventually knocked down to Moody after a battle with Gai Waterhouse.

The half-brother to Melbourne Cup legend Makybe Diva topped the lots on Day 3 with 87% selling at an average price of $229,679.

Trade reached a total of $72.82 million on the 330 yearlings that changed hands during the three days of Session 1.  “The Session 1 average kept rising the further we got into the sale as buyers found their feet in the current market,” Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster said.  “The top three colts today were sold to the leading trainers and owners in Victoria, Japan and Hong Kong which is a fantastic endorsement of the world class product offered at Easter.”