"The demand for all classes of bloodstock augers well for the forthcoming yearling sales," said Inglis' Victorian manager, Peter Heagney. "Our Melbourne yearling catalogue will be the best collection of yearlings we have offered and with the ongoing strength of our sales, plus the vibrancy of Victorian racing, we eagerly look forward to the premier sale in February.
Applicant, a 4-year-old winning son of Anabaa brought $85,000 (approximately $62,611 in U.S. funds) to top the December mixed sale conducted by William Inglis & Son on December 5 at Oaklands in Australia. Part of a reduction of racehorses from the Lloyd Williams Group, the colt was purchased by Queensland trainer John Wallace.Applicant has captured four of his 11 career starts. His dam, Outremer, is a 19-year-old daughter of Cure the Blues.In all, 184 horses were sold. They grossed $994,400 ($732,475) and averaged $5,404 ($3,981). The clearance rate was 92%. Inglis & Son reported that the "racehorse section of the catalogue was particularly buoyant, with good demand for fillies, colts, and geldings."