Tasmanian breeders home free in Melbourne

Tasmanian vendors achieved a 90% clearance rate at the Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne this week.

Armidale Stud averaged $40,625 for its four yearlings.  The Bel Esprit – Sister Sweet (Ladoni) filly topped the quartet to the bid of Bruce Purcell at $67,500.  The Cranbourne trainer also guided her dam to five wins from 2000m to 3000m.

Grenville Stud’s Sebring filly from Brakim Lass sold for $65,000 to Hong Kong based Allen Ng.  Trainer Charlie Goggin prepared Brakim Lass (West Quest) to win at Listed level in the Elwick Stakes.

Grenville owner Graeme McCulloch is a near neighbour of Ace Shaw at Whitemore and the latter sold his two lots from Aceland Stud during Session 2 at Oaklands Junction on Wednesday.

The All American – Aceland colt made $28,000 and is destined for David Pfieffer’s Warwick Farm stables.  Shaw sold an All American colt for $45,000 at last month’s Tasmanian Magic Millions and donated half the proceeds to the Salvation Army Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal.

Caulfield trainer Clinton McDonald bought Aceland’s Bel Esprit – Jims Bird filly for $46,000.  The sale was a good result for Shaw – the service to Bel Esprit was free.

– Karl Patterson