The Australian broodmare sale ended at Newmarket Thursday with a gross of Aus$18,678,650 and an average price of Aus$40,169 for the 465 horses sold.
The opening session of the Australian broodmare sale kicked off at Newmarket Tuesday, with 170 horses selling for a gross of Aus$9,957,500 and an average price of Aus$58,574.
The average price rose 31% from a year ago and the gross revenue increased 27% Monday during the Australian select weanling sale conducted by William Inglis & Son at Newmarket.
A Rory's Jester colt brought the top price of Aus$65,000 at William Inglis & Son's San Miguel sires' produce yearling sale Sunday.
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.
Dare To Win, a winning 6-year-old gelding by Danewin, brought the top price of $17,000 (approximately $10,312 in U.S. funds) Friday during the William Inglis & Son Easter Thoroughbred mixed sale at Newmarket in Australia.
An Octagonal -- Ju Jitsu filly sold for $55,000 ($32,951 in U.S. funds) Tuesday to top the second and final session of the William Inglis & Son autumn yearling sale in Melbourne, Australia.
A Distorted Humor colt sold for $40,000 (approximately $26,976 in U.S. funds) Monday to top the first session of William Inglis & Son's autumn yearling sale at the Oaklands Complex in Melbourne, Australia.
Contender, a bay gelding who has won two races, brought the top price of 25,000 Australian dollars (approximately $14,968 in U.S. funds) Friday during William Inglis & Son summer Thoroughbred mixed sale at Newmarket in Australia.
Sixty-seven yearlings sold for a gross of 1,021,500 Australian dollars (approximately $601,970 in U.S. funds) and an average of 15,246 Australian dollars ($8,984) during the inaugural premier II yearling sale at Oaklands Thursday.
A filly from the second southern crop of Red Ransom topped the Melbourne Premier yearling sale which closed on Tuesday. The 2-day auction in Melbourne, Australia recovered from a quiet first day to post significant overall gains.
William Inglis & Son's San Miguel premier yearling sale in Australia eposted an 18% increase in gross revenue and a 12% upswing in average price during its two sessions.
William Inglis & Son's Australian weanling and broodmare sale will return this year to its traditional Easter dates immediately following the Australian Easter yearling sale.
The William Inglis & Son sales company in Australia will waive its commission on horses which do not achieve their reserve at its upcoming auctions of broodmares and weanlings, May 23, 25, and 26.
Yearlings by freshman sire Commands (by Danehill) proved popular during Monday's second session of the William Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney, Australia with agent James Bester securing an athletic filly from the Marscay mare Flannelle for $130,000, the session's top price.
During the spring mixed sale in Sydney, Australia, Friday, 127 horses sold for a gross of $1,050,900 ($577,816 in U.S funds), up by 53% on last year's auction.
The June weanling and Thoroughbred sale ended in Australia on Wednesday with record gross revenue of $5,853,750 (approximately $3,346,062 in U.S. funds).
Hula Wonder, a group III-winning mare, brought $130,000 (approximately $74,309 in U.S. funds) to top the second session of the June mixed sale at Oaklands in Victoria, Australia, on Tuesday.
William Inglis and Son's Australian broodmare sale concluded at Newmarket Tuesday, with the final session bringing the overall gross revenue to a $26,875,800 (approximately $14,499,494 in U.S. funds), which was the highest total in the histroy of the auction.
Balletomane, the dam of Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Silic, sold for $750,000 (approximately $404,625 in U.S. funds) Tuesday during the second session of the William Inglis & Son Australian broodmare sale. She shared the honors for the session's top price with the Sir Tristram mare Fly the Flag.
Brisk trade and beautiful autumn weather combined to make the opening session of the Australian broodmare sale a great success.
The autumn yearling sale at Oaklands Junction ended its two-day run on Monday in Australia. The 324 yearlings sold grossed $3,054,750 (approximately $1,649,565 in U.S. funds) and averaged $9,428 ($5,091).
A repository for X-rays will be set up for at least some of Australia's major yearling sales well ahead of the 2003 auctions.
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.
A colt by Grand Lodge brought the top price of $90,000 (approximately $48,060 in U.S. funds) on Sunday at San Miguel sires' produce yearling in Australia. James Bester Bloodstock purchased the colt from Riverslea Farm, agent.
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.
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).
William Inglis & Son's March mixed sale was held at Oaklands Junction Sunday in Australia, with 202 horses selling for a gross of $1,656,450 (Australian funds) and an average price of $8,200.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club, a major and regular buyer at the Sydney Easter Yearling Sale in Australia, continues to insist it will boycott the annual auction over the issue of X-raying prospective purchases.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is threatening to boycott the prestigious Sydney Easter sale due to a dispute over the X-raying of horses before and after Australia's premier yearling auction, according to a story in the Racing Post. The HKJC has demanded the right to X-ray yearlings and return any purchases which are found to have major faults.
The Classic yearling sale in Australia ended on Tuesday with gross revenues of $9,958,000 ($5,392,257) for the 342 yearlings sold during two sessions. The average price was $29,117 ($15,767). While the statistics fell short of last year's record-breaking figures, the sale still ranked as the second most successful summer yearling sale ever held at Newmarket.
A Gold Fever colt brought the top price of $180,000 ($97,470 American) Monday during the first session of the Classic yearling sale conducted by William Inglis & Son in Australia. Consigned by Reaville Farm, he was purchased by Sam Li for his Pastore Pty. Ltd. racing syndicate. Li also bought two Strategic colts for $75,000 ($40,612) and $50,000 ($27,075).
Centurian, a 4-year-old gelding by Flying Spur, brought the top price of $40,000 (Australian) at William Inglis & Son's December mixed sale in Melbourne, Australia on Friday. Magic Millions Adelaide purchased Centurian from a dispersal of horses owned by Group One Racing Club. Produced from the Noalcoholic mare Eccentricity, Centurian has won two of his 18 career races.
Records for gross revenues and average price were established during the the Australian "breeze-up" sale of 2-year-olds conducted by William Inglis & Son on Friday. In addition, 19 horses sold for prices of $100,000 (Australian) or more.
William Inglis & Son of Australia reported the first horse auction in the People's Republic of China drew a large crowd of onlookers at Guangzhou Racecourse.
The first Thoroughbred auction ever in the People's Republic of China has been scheduled for Aug. 5 by Australia's William Inglis and Son Ltd. in conjunction with Beijing Hua Jun Horse Breeding Co Ltd
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