Teardrop Rock brought Aust$125,000 ($125,800 in U.S. funds) to top the select broodmare portion of the William Inglis & Son Australian weanling and bloodstock sale June 28. Think Big Stud bought the daughter of Fastnet Rock from Newgate Farm, agent.
Foaled in 2007, Teardrop Rock has not been covered yet by a stallion. She won five of her 11 career races and finished third in the 2011 Betfair Hobart Guineas in Australia.
Teardrop Rock is out of the winning Zabeel mare Satin ‘N’ Silk and is a half sister to winner Fusaichi San (by Fusaichi Pegasus ), who was the runner-up in the Inglis Carbine Cup Stakes (Aust-III) in 2005.
The results for the select broodmares included a gross of Aust$966,600 ($972,786) for the 76 horses that were sold. The average price was Aust$12,718 ($12,799) and the median price was Aust$4,500 ($4,529). The clearance rate was 80.9%.
A Tale of the Cat –Summer Angel colt was the most expensive horse sold during the general weanling portion of the auction. Inglis reported that one of its clients, whose name wasn’t revealed, bought the colt for Aust$42,000 ($42,269) from Holbrook Thoroughbreds.
The general weanling results included a gross of Aust$638,000 ($642,083) for the 100 horses that were sold. The average was Aust$6,380 ($6,421) and the median was Aust$3,200 ($3,220). The clearance rate was 90.9%.