A Fastnet Rock colt sold for $450,000 ($417,635 in United States funds) May 4, the top price at the select weanling session on day one of the Inglis Australian broodmare and weanling sale.
Belmont Bloodstock Agency bought the colt out of stakes winner Delta Girl, by General Nediym, from the Coolmore consignment. The price for the youngster, bred in Australia by Go Bloodstock, is the highest for a weanling sold in Sydney since 2008.
There were 123 purchased at the select session for total revenue of $4,304,000 ($3,994,153), marking a six-year high. The average price was $34,963 ($32,446). The median was $17,000.
"Weanling vendors who threw their support behind this new sale date have been well rewarded with an 84% clearance rate and some great individual results," said Inglis bloodstock director Jonathan D'Arcy.
Eight weanlings from the first Australian crop of undefeated U.S. champion 2-year-old male Uncle Mo
sold for a total of $389,000 ($360,807), an average of $48,625 ($45,101). The highest price among those was $120,000 ($111,362) for a colt out of the winning Cape Cross
mare Astonish, secured by Belmont Bloodstock from Coolmore.
Represented by his first crop of foals last year in the U.S., Uncle Mo was the leading first-crop sire of sale weanlings. The 6-year-old son of Indian Charlie stands the Northern Hemisphere season at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky.
The three-day Inglis sale continues May 5 with a select broodmare session, followed by a general broodmare session the following day.