Hussonet Colt Tops Inglis Sydney Sale
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 1/24/2012 10:31:13 AM
Last Updated: 1/25/2012 12:45:23 PM

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A son of Hussonet became the most expensive horse that was sold during the William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale when he commanded Aust$140,000 ($147,111 in U.S. funds) Jan. 24. Mauro Poletti purchased the colt from Arrowfield Stud on the final day of the auction in Australia.

The chestnut yearling is a half brother to the winners Akmal (by Flying Spur), and Deleque (by French Deputy). The colt also is a full brother to the winner Red Dress Marley, who finished second in the 2010 Inglis Debutants Stakes in Australia, and a half brother to Snitzerland (by Snitzel), who was second in the 2011 Emirates Airline Ottawa Plate in Australia.

Their dam, the unraced Fraar mare Monte Rosa, is a full sister to Nina Haraka, who captured the Adelaide Guineas (Aust-III) and two other stakes in Australia.

The final results for the auction included a gross of Aust$12,804,727 ($13,455,100) for the 424 horses that were sold. The average price was Aust$30,200 ($31,734), and the median price was $25,000 ($26,270). Compared to last year, when 428 yearlings were sold, the gross was down 10.7%. The average and median fell 9.9% and 3.9%, respectively.

The clearance rate was 81%, down from 82.5% in 2011.

“Online bidding has been well utilized by shrewd buyers purchasing up to Aust$50,000 ($52,540) and it has been great to see so many people using our ‘Make an Offer Service,’ leading to a notable increase in the clearance rates from days one and two as the sale progressed today,” said Inglis managing director Mark Webster.


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