Mare in Foal to Fusaichi Pegasus Among Top Sellers at Australian Sale

Stakes winner Little Miss Marnie, who is in foal to Fusaichi Pegasus  , sold for Aust$120,000 Friday at the William Inglis & Son winter mixed sale in Sydney, Australia. An 8-year-old daughter of Danzero, the mare captured the 1999 William Inglis Cup and was second in three other added-money events, including the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (Aust-II).

Frank O'Rourke purchased Little Miss Marnie, who was consigned for P.J. Graham. a member of the partnership that raced her.

Sharing the top-priced honors with Little Miss Marinie was a $120,000 Falvelon – Broann weanling filly. Tim Martin purchased her from Goodwood Farm, agent. Martin also bought the filly's stakes-winning dam, who is in foal to Danewin, for Aust$70,000 from Goodwood.

In all, 169 horses were sold for a gross of Aust$1,590,300 and an average of Aust$9,398. Eighty-six percent of the horses offered were sold.

"The strength of the market was highlighted by the fact that the (gross of the) sale was up Aust$628,000 or 65% on last year's winter sale with the same number of horses offered," said Jonathan D'Arcy, the Inglis director of bloodstock. "Every category of bloodstock had strong competition with many interstate buyers present or bidding over the phone."

An 8-year-old daughter of Danzero, the mare captured the 1999 William Inglis Cup and was second in three other added-money events, including the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (Aus-II).

Frank O'Rourke purchased Little Miss Marnie, who was consigned for one of her owners, P.J. Graham.

Sharing the top-priced honors with Little Miss Marinie was a $120,000 Falvelon – Broann filly that was born in November of last year. Tim Martin purchased her from Goodwood Farm, agent. Martin also bought the filly's stakes-winning dam, who is in foal to Danewin, for $70,000 from Goodwood.

In all, 169 horses were sold for a gross of Aust$1,590,300 and an average of Aust$9,398. Eighty-six percent of the horses offered were sold.

"The strength of the market was highlighted by the fact that the (gross of the) sale was up Aust$628,000 or 65$ on last year's winter sale with the same number of horses offered," said Jonathan D'Arcy, the Inglis director of bloodstock. "Every category of bloodstock had strong competition with many interstate buyers present or bidding over the phone."

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