(Edited William Inglis & Son press release)
A Choisir – Strawberry Mirn colt brought Aust$68,000 (approximately $51,893 in U.S. funds) to top the 60th annual HTBA William Inglis & Son Scone yearling sale in Australia May 14. Trainer Paul Perry purchased the colt from Broad Crossing.
A Tale of the Cat – Tequila Knowledge colt was the second-most-expensive yearling sold at Aust$50,000 ($38,157). Attunga Stud was the buyer, and Murulla Stud was the consignor.
The final figures included a gross of Aust$2,137,500 ($1,631,190) for the 164 horses sold. The average price was Aust$13,034 ($9,947), and the median price was Aust$10,000 ($7,631). The clearance rate was 87%. Last year, Inglis reported that 157 horses were sold for a gross of Aust$2,170,200. The average was Aust$13,823, and the median was Aust$9,000.
"We are thrilled with the result achieved today, and it is very pleasing to see that vendors selling at the lower end of the market can still achieve a good result, despite the current climate," said Inglis managing director Mark Webster. "Just like the recent Melbourne autumn yearling sale, Scone has managed to keep pace with similar results to those of last year.”