(Edited William Inglis & Son press release)
The William Inglis & Son June sale in Australia ended Friday afternoon with a gross revenue of Aust$7,107,150 for the 491 horses sold. Compared to a year ago, the gross increased 26.5%. The average price was Aust$14,475, and the clearance rate was 88%.
Illustration, a bay gelding by Zabeel, was purchased by Eric Donald from Victoria for Aust$200,000. Illustration was the top lot for the lucrative Williams Racing draft.
The stakes winning mare Pretty Penny (by Encosta De Lago) fell to the bid of Glentreedowns for Aust$265,000, claiming the position as second highest priced lot in the sale.
Inglis director, Peter Heagney was pleased with the results.
"It was fantastic to see such a strong competing crowd at this sale," he said. "The competition for race fillies was a strong as I have ever seen."