Records were rewritten when Inglis drew the curtain on its Classic Yearling Sale Summer Book in Sydney on Tuesday.
There were new benchmarks set for average ($41,782 + 20%), median ($30,000 + 15%) and turnover ($19.17 million + 47%) at a record clearance rate of 86%.
“We couldn’t be happier with the direction of the Classic Sale,” Inglis managing director Mark Webster said. “Vendors embraced the February timeslot with record entries and they should now have greater confidence to support the Classic with even better types next year.”
A total of 27 yearlings by 16 different sires sold for $100,000 or more – up from 15 lots recorded in 2014. There were over 240 individual buyers and 45 vendors recorded a 100% clearance rate.
A colt by NZ sire Per Incanto from Da Vinci Code topped the three-day auction when making $310,000. It was the highest Classic Sale price since 2007. He was sold by Sledmere Stud as agent for Little Avondale Stud to James Harron Bloodstock and Snowden Racing.
Per Incanto topped of the sires by average ($130,000) ahead of Beneteau ($108,750), Lope de Vega ($100,000), Smart Missile ($87,292), Snitzel ($85,000) and I Am Invincible ($78,833).
Trainers Paul Perry (6 for $680,000) and Tony McEvoy (8 for $661,000) headed the buyers from Darby Racing (10 for $515,000).
Yearling colt by Per Incanto (Street Cry) sold for $310,000 at the Inglis Classic