The decision by William Inglis & Son to add a sale of breeding prospects to its auction calendar following its annual Easter yearling sale was validated April 7 when the inaugural Chairman’s Sale produced three horses sold for more than AU$1 million.
Bolstered by a diverse group of buyers, the annual Australian Easter sale conducted by William Inglis & Son began on a strong note April 4 at the Newmarket paddocks in Sydney.
Northern Territory-based Larrem Lodge paid top price of Aus$28,000 for a colt by Desert King to top Wednesday's final session of the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
A new record price for a yearling sold in Melbourne was set March 4 when Darley Australia paid Aus$750,000 for a smashing bay colt by Exceed And Excel out of Lowland Stakes (Aus-III) winner Gentle Call. The sale eclipses the previous best of Aus$600,000 for the Inglis Premier sale.
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