Topped by a colt by leading Australian sire Redoute's Choice sold for AU$2.5 million (about US$1,892,850), the William Inglis & Son Easter sale concluded on a high note April 6 in Sydney.
Chinese-based Yu Long Investments continued to spend at the top of the market at the Inglis sale in Australia on May 4, securing the top two highest-priced horses at the select broodmare session.
Paced by a sale-topping Per Incanto colt on opening day, the Inglis Classic yearling summer sale posted record returns at the auction's conclusion Feb. 10, with year-over-year increases in average, median, and gross.
A Fastnet Rock colt sold to trainer Gerald Ryan for the highest price of $1.3 million ($1,224,972 in United States funds) April 10 before the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale closed its three-day run in Sydney.
Kentucky-based bloodstock agent John Moynihan and Spendthrift Farm were among a strong international presence at the Inglis Easter yearling sale on its April 8 opening day, which saw several seven-figure horses.
U.S.-based Solis Bloodstock spent $1.26 million to acquire the two highest-priced horses at the first session of the Inglis Easter broodmare sale April 16.
Cumulative average price at the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale showed an 8.6% increase compared with last year at the conclusion of the three-day first session March 5 while total sales and median remained static.
Buyers on day two at the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale March 4 opened their pocketbooks for horses bred to go middle and long distances in a new "Blue Riband" session at the Oaklands sales complex in Melbourne.
A colt by Darley stallion Teofilo sold for the highest price of $250,000 (US$255,175) on day one of the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale March 3 at Oaklands near Melbourne.
A Fastnet Rock colt commanded the highest price of Aust$100,000 ($100,690 in U.S. funds) on the third and final day of William Inglis & Son's Australian weanling and bloodstock sale June 29.
The William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale ended April 19 in Sydney in Australia with positive results and feedback for its new format.
A Redoute's Choice half sister to 2011 Australian Horse of the Year Black Caviar was expected to be the star of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia and she didn't disappoint.
A son of Fastnet Rock topped the opening day of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale April 10 in Australia. He brought Aust$1 million ($1,029,490 in U.S. funds).
William Inglis & Son has cataloged 579 horses for its 96th annual Easter yearling sale, which will be held April 10-12 at the company's Newmarket complex in Sydney, Australia.
Allez Wonder became the most expensive horse sold so far at William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale in Australia when she brought Aust$1 million ($1,046,790 in U.S. funds) April 13.
The William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale's first session ended its three-day run April 7 in Australia with an average price of Aust$239,484 ($248,642 in U.S. funds) that was up 8.6% from a year ago.
The William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale got off to a promising start, generating an average price of Aust$248,906 ($258,218 in U.S. funds), which was 12.9% above the comparable figure for 2010's entire auction.
William Inglis & Son has acquired Bloodstock.com.au, Australia's leading online Thoroughbred classifieds website, Inglis managing director Mark Webster announced Feb. 6.
The half brother to Australia group III winner Blackball brings Aust$222,000 ($196,431 in U.S. funds).
The gross soars 59.6% while the average grows 17.9% and the median increases 19%.
The Polish Precedent mare, which is in foal to Red Ransom, sells for Aust$775,000 ($717,772 in U.S. funds).
Gross revenue and median price rise 3.2% and 4.8%, respectively, from a year ago. Buy-back rate falls to 14.4% from 21.1% in 2009.
Gros falls 10.4% from last year while the average and median decline 8.5% and 11.1%, respectively.
Redoute's Choice colt tops first session, brings Aust$1,875,000 ($2,725,800 in U.S. funds).
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.
The group I-winning mare La Montagna topped the second session of the William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale, bringing Aust$475,000 (approximately $345,914 in U.S. funds) during the auction's second session April 15 in Australia.
The 2009 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale concluded April 7 with another two yearlings topping the Aus$1-million mark at Newmarket.
The first foal out of two-time Australian Horse of the Year Makybe Diva brought Aust$1.5 million (approximately $1,073,265 in U.S. funds) April 5 during the opening session of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia. Melbourne trainer Danny O'Brien purchased the Galileo colt from Tony Santic's Makybe consignment.
Inglis sale company in Australia announced an addition to its sale schedule, a Nov. 15 auction of both unraced juveniles as well as horses in training.
Eight horses sold for Aust$100,000 (approximately $67,512 in U.S. funds) or more Feb. 9 during the second session of William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale in Australia. Through the first two sessions, the gross revenue is Aust$7,153,500 ($4,829,471) for the 250 horses sold. The average price, Aust$28,614 ($19,318), is down only 10% from a year ago. The median price is Aust$20,000 ($13,502).
William Inglis & Son's Sydney classic yearling sale opened Feb. 8 in Australia with a session in which 83 horses sold for Aust$2,104,500 (approximately $1,421,022 in U.S. funds). The average price was Aust$25,355 ($17,121), and the median price was Aust$20,000 ($13,505). The clearance rate was 78%.
The strong competition among buyers at the William Inglis & Son Australian broodmare sale continued May 5 on the select portion's second day, with the overall gross finishing well up on last year.
The Australian Easter Broodmare sale in Sydney May 4 at the Inglis Newmarket complex was sensationally supported by big buying broodmare lovers.
Sunday's opening session of the revamped Inglis national Easter yearling sale got off to an absolute flyer in Australia, with vendors reaping the rewards. It was the best start in the auction's history.
Due to mounting pressure by heavyweight Australian breeders on Inglis and Magic Millions to rethink their previously announced new dates for the all-important sales series in Australia next year, one of the auction companies -- Inglis -- has yielded. It announced revised dates for its marquee Easter yearling sale.
In what appears to be a bellwether for upcoming Thoroughbred events in Australia, Inglis & Son Sales company announced it will move the dates of all its yearling sales next year. The major New South Wales race clubs are expected to announce next week they will both be changing their race dates, too.
Mark Webster, a 39-year-old media executive, is the new managing director of William Inglis & Son, a prominent Australian equine auction firm.
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