(Edited William Inglis & Son press release)
The William Inglis & Son Australian weanling and breeding stock sale in Sydney ended June 26 with 218 weanlings selling for Aust$3,868,950 (approximately $3,090,556 in U.S. funds). The session topper was a Redoute's Choice – Dancing colt that brought $300,000 ($239,643) from KP Thoroughbreds. Twin Palms Stud, which was handling the Johnson family dispersal, consigned the colt.
Also during the auction, which started June 25, 139 broodmares were sold for a gross of Aust$5,882,350 ($4,698,880). The most expensive mare sold was Polar Success, who brought Aust$1.2 million ($958,572) while in foal to Bernardini . Inglis, as agent, purchased the 9-year-old daughter of Success Express for an Australian-based client whose name was not disclosed.
Polar Success, who was part of the Johnson family dispersal in the Twin Palms consignment, is the dam of stakes-placed Polaway (by Giant's Causeway ). The mare captured the Golden Slipper (Aust-I) and Reisling Slipper Trial (Aust-II) Stakes in 2003.
According to Inglis officials, every state in Australia was represented by buyers at the auction. In addition, the sale attracted shoppers from the United States, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, the Philippines, and New Zealand.