"The filly of the sale," Lamond said. "I respect the stallion and have been waiting to find the right one, and this filly, with such a great pedigree and a beautiful type, certainly fit the bill."A full brother to champion Rubitano sold for 230,000 Australian dollars ($135,999). Teeley Assets Ltd. VIC purchased the Rubiton--Mrs. Soffel colt from Rubiton Bloodstock.
William Inglis & Son's San Miguel premier yearling sale in Australia posted an 18% increase in gross revenue and a 12% upswing in average price from a year ago during its two sessions. The 342 horses sold on Monday and Tuesday grossed 14,0655,00 Australian dollars ($8,316,930 in U.S. funds) and averaged 41,127 Australian dollars ($24,318). The clearance rate was 80%."I was absolutely thrilled with today's results, and the strong buyer interest throughout the day on quality horses," said Peter Heagney, associate director and Melbourne manager for William Inglis & Son, following Tuesday's session. "(It was) a particularly good result for Victorian vendors who opted to sell their yearlings at this sale, with 14 horses selling for $100,000 (Australian) and above."The sale's top price of 260,000 Australian dollars ($153,738) was brought by a Red Ransom filly that was produced from Calemeo, the dam of VATC One Thousand Guineas winner Lady of the Pines. Sydney-based bloodstock agent David Lamond purchased her from Devon Park Stud.