The opening session of the Australian broodmare sale kicked off at Newmarket Tuesday, with 170 horses selling for a gross of Aus$9,957,500 and an average price of Aus$58,574.
The unreserved dispersal of the Newhaven Park Stud broodmares added further depth to this year's catalogue. Forty-five Newhaven mares were sold for a gross of Aus$3,080,500 and an average of Aus$68,455.
The highest price of the opening session was Aus$725,000 for the multiple stakes-winning mare Dandify. The daughter of Danehill earned Aus$752,020 during her racing career. Offered not in foal, Dandify was purchased by Nemeris Lodge from Invermien Pty. Ltd.
Additional sessions of the auction are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. William Inglis & Son is conducting the sale