Group Winner Tanby Tops Inglis Racehorse Sale

Gelding was one of two Galileo sons sold for day's two highest prices May 23.

Sons of Galileo brought the two highest prices at the Inglis Melbourne select racehorse sale, which enjoyed a 99% clearance rate May 23 at the Oaklands sales complex.
 
Australian group II winner Tanby sold for the day's top price of $140,000 ($129,185 in United States funds) to Bulla Thoroughbreds. The 7-year-old gelding by Europe's leading sire has a 9-3-5 record from 34 career starts, including a victory in the  2012 Sandown Classic (Aus-II) and a third-place finish in the Darley Australian Cup (Aus-I) for trainer Robert Hickmott. An Australian-bred, he is out of Australian group III winner Dane Belltar, by Danewin, and is a half brother to group I winner Fawkner.
 
Tanby was offered as part of a reduction sale by Lloyd and Nick Williams' Hudson Conway Racing, which also consigned the day's second-highest price horse, Marksmanship, another son of Galileo who sold for $120,000 ($110,733) to Ciaron Maher Racing. The 6-year-old horse was group III-placed in his native Ireland and twice placed from five starts in Australia for Hickmott. He is out of the stakes-winning Danehill mare Maroochydore.
 
The Williamses sold nine of the day's 10 top-priced horses. Their 25-horse consignment brought total receipts of $804,500 ($742,742).
 
Overall, 74 of 75 horses offered changed hands for total sales of $1,242,350 ($1,146,435). The average price was $16,789 ($15,492) and the median was $8,000 ($7,382).