Willian Inglis & Son is introducing a new format for this year’s Easter broodmare sale in Australia. The auction, scheduled for April 17-19 at Newmarket in Sydney, will be divided into three separate sessions – a super select session, a select session, and a general session.
The super select session, which will be held on the first day of the sale, will be for the best 200 fillies and mares entered.
“Local, interstate, and overseas buyers who have all been in Sydney for the Easter yearling sale and Australian Turf Club Autumn Carnival, will have the opportunity to bid on the best proven producers and breeding prospects that this region has to offer in one star-studded super select session”, said Inglis executive Jonathan D’Arcy.
The select session will be conducted on the auction’s second day and the general session will be held on day three.
“The Easter broodmare sale continues to prove the strongest market on which to offer well-performed young mares off the track, still in training or fresh from their first year at stud, as evidenced by mares such as Allez Wonder, Samantha Miss, and Sun Classique over the last few years,” D’Arcy said. “Proven producers are also in high demand, and as Snowdrift and Oceanfast have shown, Easter is the place to offer up these blue-hen mares.
“Inglis will again offer an outstanding commission rate of just 4% for mares selling for $150,000 or more and no pass-in commission at the Easter broodmare sale, plus we will sell the weanling progeny of any mare sold at Easter commission-free at the Inglis Australian weanling and bloodstock sale in June,” D’Arcy added.
Entries for the Easter broodmare sale close Feb. 17.
More information about the auction’s new format and commission rates can be found on Inglis’ website: www.inglis.com.au