The first two days of the Inglis June weanling and Thoroughbred sale in Victoria, Australia, have ended with good indicators. The sale started Sunday and runs through Wednesday. In a release, Inglis said the 335 weanlings offered was a record number. Only 16% of the 265 to go through the ring failed to meet their reserve, and the group brought $1,582,750 in total. The average was $5,973.
The highest price among weanlings was $57,500 paid for a Flying Spur colt out of the New Zealand mare Trist a Girl (by Sir Tristam). He was consigned by Tabasco Lodge, agent, and purchased by Darren Weir.
On Tuesday 188 broodmares and broodmare prospects brought $2,693,850 for an average of $14,328. The percentage of horses failing to meet their reserve grew to nearly 40%, as 62 were passed in, but the highest price also increased. Six-year-old Hula Wonder, a stakes winner and daughter of a stakes winner, brought $130,000 as the day's top price. She was consigned by Little Plains Stud, as agent, and was purchased by Doncaster Bloodstock NSW. The mare had not been bred. She is by Hula Chief out of the stakes-winning mare Natural Wonder.
The sale continues Wednesday with more broodmares, plus yearlings, and unbroken racehorses.