(Edited William Inglis & Son press release)
The two-day weanling portion of the William Inglis & Son Melbourne Great Southern sale ended in Australia May 19 with a gross of $2,127,100 (approximately $1,605,684 in U.S. funds) for the 243 horses that were sold. The average price was $8,753 ($6,607), and the clearance rate was 91%.
"The strong competition, which was a feature yesterday, continued today ,and overall, it's been an excellent sale," said Inglis director Peter Heagney. "Good prices were attained across the board, and the sale has held up remarkably well. We're delighted with the overall result."
A Holy Roman Emperor – Mayaasa colt, which was consigned by Erinvale Thoroughbreds, brought the second day’s highest price of Aust$60,000 ($45,292) from M. Milano. The colt also was the most expensive weanling sold overall.