A Street Cry half brother to three-time Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) winner Makybe Diva topped the third and final day of session one of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia.
A Redoute's Choice half sister to 2011 Australian Horse of the Year Black Caviar was expected to be the star of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia and she didn't disappoint.
A son of Fastnet Rock topped the opening day of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale April 10 in Australia. He brought Aust$1 million ($1,029,490 in U.S. funds).
The William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale's first session ended its three-day run April 7 in Australia with an average price of Aust$239,484 ($248,642 in U.S. funds) that was up 8.6% from a year ago.
A half brother to group I winner Black Caviar brought Aust$1.025 million ($1,059,110 in U.S. funds) topped the second session of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale April 6 in Australia.
The William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale got off to a promising start, generating an average price of Aust$248,906 ($258,218 in U.S. funds), which was 12.9% above the comparable figure for 2010's entire auction.
Redoute's Choice colt tops first session, brings Aust$1,875,000 ($2,725,800 in U.S. funds).
Lots in Australian auction include Makybe Diva's second foal.
Close to 600 yearlings will be offered at the William Inglis & Son auction.
A Sunday Silence colt topped the second session of the Easter yearling sale in Australia when he was purchased by a first-time Japanese buyer.
A more buoyant third session did much to restore the fortunes of the Australian Easter yearling sale, which concluded Thursday in Sydney.
A Sunday Silence colt set the Australian Easter yearling alight during the the second session Wednesday, fetching a sale record price of Aus$1.7 million ($1,056,414).
The Australian Easter yearling sale posted a diminished average of Aus$131,772 (approximately $80,983) during its opening session Tuesday in Sydney, Australia. It represented an almost Aus$25,000 retreat on the previous year's opener.
The return of the top-priced colt from Australia's major yearling sale caused some consternation in the wake of a tremendously successful auction. However, the use of X-rays also reflects a significant advance for the Australian and New Zealand branch of the Thoroughbred industry.
The Australian Eastern yearling sale ended with a flourish Thursday as three horses each sold for more than $1 million (approximately $534,000 in U.S. funds).
A filly by leading Japanese sire Sunday Silence brought $575,000 (approximately $307,050 in U.S. funds) to top the second session of the Australian Easter yearling sale on Wednesday.
Darley Australia, a division of the Maktoum family's Thoroughbred empire, dominated proceedings Tuesday during the opening session of the Australian Easter yearling sale.
A top official of William Inglis & Son is predicting solid results for Australia's major yearling auction, the Easter sale, which is scheduled for April 2-4 (Tuesday through Thursday).
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