Group 2 performer Oriental Ruby topped the Inglis Melbourne August Sale when making $105,000 at Oaklands Junction on Friday.
Oriental Ruby (7m Street Cry – Oriental by Monde Bleu) was offered by Moloney Racing on behalf of her owners which included Hampton Heath breeders John and Debbie Pallot. She was purchased by Inglis acting for a NSW client after a career that included wins at Caulfield (2), Moonee Valley and Bendigo (2) plus a Group 2 placing in the 2013 Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley.
“Oriental Ruby has given us a great ride,” John Pallot said. “From planning her dam’s mating with Mark Dodemaide to selling her to Moloney Racing and retaining a share to race her up to Group level against Atlantic Jewel.”
Jesse’s Dream (Choisir) was next best on the leader-board at $85,000. The four-year-old sister to Eloping broke through for a three length maiden win at Geelong on Tuesday and was purchased by Peter Morgan.
Darley’s draft was again popular with buyers, who snapped up their 19 lots for $556,7000. They included Sakitto ($64,000), Langara ($55,000), Proverb ($52,500) and Entwined ($45,000).
A total of 201 lots were sold on a strong day’s trading for turnover of $1,939,350 at an 88% clearance rate. “The Darley horses were very popular and we appreciate the support they give the Melbourne Sale,” Inglis Director Peter Heagney said. “It was also pleasing to see new clients from China participating at today’s sale.”