Buyer selectivity has defined the first two days of the Inglis Easter broodmare sale, where Legal Consent, in foal to Darley's Central Kentucky shuttler Lonhro, brought the top price of $190,000 (US$196,447) on day two.
The average price increased 54% from a year ago and the median price rose 62.5% during the select weanling portion of the William Inglis & Son Australian weanling and bloodstock sale June 27 in Sydney.
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.
An unraced gelding by High Chaparral topped the William Inglis & Son autumn Thoroughbred sale March 11 in Australia.
William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale ended its three-day run in Australia with increases of 8.3% in the number of horses that were sold, 11.7% in gross revenue, 3.2% in average price, and 4% in median price.
The William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale began on a buoyant note Jan. 23 in Australia, with the first session average price up by more than 5% on figures from a year ago.
A competitive buying bench helped the select weanlings sold during William Inglis & Son's Australian weanling and breeding stock sale gross Aust$7.026 million ($6,107,650 in U.S. funds).
In spite of the pouring rain that just would not stop, business on the brand new "Day 4" of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia was better than most expected, with an average price of Aust$83,134 and a gross of Aust$9,643,000 for the 116 horses sold.
With entries for the William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale closing Feb. 22, Inglis confirmed the auction will feature the complete unreserved dispersal of the Swettenham Stud broodmare band.
Stakes winner Little Miss Marnie, who is in foal to Fusaichi Pegasus, sold for Aust$120,000 Friday at the William Inglis & Son winter mixed sale in Sydney, Australia.
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