Danehill Colt Leads Australian Sale
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2001 4:52 PM
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2001 10:45 AM
A son of Danehill topped all bidding during the third-day of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale at Newmarket, with the half-brother to group two winner, Schubert, bringing $1,100,000. The colt, out of Rossignol, was purchased by Adrian Nichol of B.B.A. Ireland, who eventually won out over local bloodstock agent Anton Koolman. The colt will be trained at Randwick by leading trainer Gai Waterhouse.
A new record for overall gross was set when the last of 404 yearlings was knocked down, bringing the grand total to an amazing $67,554,500. The average price soared to $167,214, up some 9% on last year while the clearance rate was a very high 87%.
"We were stunned by the results and congratulate all the breeders who put this record breaking catalogue together," said Reg Inglis, managing director.
The million-dollar barrier was broken by the full brother to champion racemare Dane Ripper who was purchased by Irish bloodstock agent Demi O'Byrne for $1,050,000.
Additional information and results can be found at www.Inglis.com.au
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