Edited William Inglis & Son press release
The strong competition at the William Inglis & Son Australian broodmare sale continued May 5 on the select portion’s second day, with the overall gross finishing well up on last year. At the end of trading, 394 mares had been sold for Aust$46,431,500. The average price closed out at Aust$117,846, and the median was Aust$60,000. Despite fewer mares being catalogued, the gross from this year’s select portion was up Aust$4.1 million on last year’s total.
The clearance rate was 80.7%.
“This really justifies the decision to go with a two-day select session this year, and buyers have certainly appreciated the new format,” said Inglis managing director Mark Webster. “Competition has been very strong and we have seen some fantastic results over the past two days.”
Highlights Monday included Aust$560,000 for the Zabeel mare Mohave Dancer, in foal to Encosta De Lago. A stakes winner herself, Mohave Dancer is already the dam of multiple group II winner Natural Blitz (by Dehere) and was knocked down to Randwick Bloodstock.
The Woodman mare Valadon, a half-sister to group II winners Media and Timbourina was sold to Belmont Bloodstock for Aust$460,000.
The American-bred Seeking The Goldmare Seeking a Way was sold to Glentree Downs for Aust$400,000, while the listed winning Ne Coupez Pas mare Satin Robes was knocked down to Deborah Ho for Aust$390,000.
These results followed four mares fetching Aust$1 million or more apiece on the first day, highlighted by an Aust$2-million bid for the Galileo mare Personify.