Allez Wonder became the most expensive horse sold so far at William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale in Australia when she brought Aust$1 million ($1,046,790 in U.S. funds) April 13. Offered during the auction’s second session, the 6-year-old daughter of Redoute's Choice and the Military Plume mare Luna Tudor was purchased by Patinack Farm.
Consigned by Princes Farm for the sale, Allez Wonder captured the David Jones Toorak Handicap (Aust-I) and Illawarra Mercury Keith F. Nolan Classic in 2009. Her most recent race was last November.
The results through two days of the auction included a gross of Aust$18,347,300 ($19,205,800) for the 240 horses that were sold. The average price was Aust$76,447 ($80,024) and the median price was Aust$30,000 ($31,404).
The clearance rate was 65.4%.
“Demand for well-credentialed fillies and mares continues to be very strong,” said Inglis managing director Mark Webster. “Over the years this sale has proven to reward buyers with the dams of champions such as Black Caviar, Sepoy, and So You Think.
“They collectively cost less than $200,000. No doubt there are a few of these bargain mares in this catalog once again.”