Trade during the middle session of the 2012 Inglis Classic yearling sale continued to be buoyant with 154 yearlings selling for $4.94 million on Monday.
The Day 2 average was down 4 per cent to $31,472 on a clearance rate of 74%, The rate for Day 1 has risen to 85% thanks to Inglis Make An Offer Service on horses that had earlier been passed-in.
Well grown athletic types are always on high demand at Classic and competition on the better class yearlings remained strong on Day 2 with five lots making $100,000 or more.
Top price was paid for Crowning Stone’s Tale Of The Cat filly from Zakuro (Lot 211) which was knocked down to Les Bridge and Kim Harding for $120,000.
BC3 Thoroughbreds was extended to $100,000 to secure Lincoln Farm’s Ready’s Image – Topsinga colt (Lot 177) and Brett Howard’s Randwick Bloodstock saw off all the competition to purchase the Henrythenavigator – Coffee Shop filly (Lot 315) for $90,000 from Amarina Farm.
Choisir was a Classic graduate before going on to international success at Group 1 level. He sold 17 yearlings led by Berkeley Park Stud’s filly from Tagine (Lot 157) which was picked up by Lockyer Thoroughbreds for $110,000.
Geoff Coady was back at Newmarket buying four yearlings on top of the two he purchased on Sunday. Coady races Choisir’s classy filly Diamond Earth.
With 89% of the catalogued yearlings being BOBS and BOBS Extra eligible New South Wales buyers have led the sale, but there has been good competition from all across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Horses passed in during today’s session are available for sale via the Inglis Make-An-Offer Service.
The Classic Sale concludes with Day 3 on Tuesday.