Snowdrift, the dam of group I winner Snowland, brought Aust$775,000 ($717,772 in U.S. funds) April 14 to top the second session of the William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale in Australia. Kieran Moore Bloodstock purchased the 16-year-old bay mare, which is in foal to Red Ransom, from Tyreel Stud.
In addition to Snowland (by Snippets), who captured the 2003 Galaxy (Aust-I), Snowdrift is the dam of added-money winners Snippetson (by Snippets) and Portillo (by Red Ransom). Portillo scored in the 2009 Surround (Aust-II) and Parramatta Leagues Club Magic Night (Aust-II) Stakes. Her other efforts included a runner-up finish in the Arrowfield Stud Flight Stakes (Aust-I) and a third-place finish in the AAMI Golden Slipper Stakes (Aust-I).
Snowdrift is a daughter of Polish Precedent and the Thatching mare Snowtop.
"As usual, there was great competition for proven producers and quality fillies straight off the track, which demonstrates good market confidence," said Inglis managing director Mark Webster "On the other side of the equation, this sale has a proven track record for rewarding buyers with smaller budgets who take a chance on pedigrees upgrading."
The 131 horses that sold grossed Aust$11,385,000 ($10,544,300) and averaged Aust$86,908 ($80,491). The median price was Aust$40,000 ($37,046). The buy-back rate was 22.5%.