Inglis R2R Sale Posts Gains

The reworked 2017 Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale posted gains in several key categories Wednesday, with 74 lots finding new homes from 132 offered for a gross of A$5,107,500 and a clearance rate of 56.1%. The average was A$69,020, up 10% on last year’s mark of A$62,731, while the median was A$50,000, up 11.1% on 2016’s median of A$45,000. In 2016, 214 were offered, with 147 changing hands.

Topping the sale was lot 86, a son of G3 Up And Coming S. hero War (Aus) (More Than Ready) out of three-time winner Crevasse (Aus) (Snowland {Aus}) consigned by Uppergumtree Farm. Hong Kong-based David Lui of Sweetbriar Equine snapped up the half-brother to Australian GSP Cliff Hanger (Aus) (Canford Cliffs {Ire}) and Kirabo (Aus) (Real Saga {Aus}), who was third in the Listed MRC Blue Diamond Preview, for A$420,000.

“We’ll give him some time and assess him and then we’ll decide what to do,” said Lui, who would keep the dark bay in Australia in the interim. “We’re not in a rush to push the horse. War, he’s a new sire, but the yearling price of this colt was A$155,000, so you are expecting to pay a good price for it. He’s a beautifully-bred colt and very well built, he looks good and walks good and has a beautiful head. Everything made him a standout of the sale.”

Originally acquired by Brian Jenkins’s Uppergumtree Farm for A$155,000 from the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in February at Oaklands Junction, lot 86 breezed 200 metres in :11.39.

“The colt truly deserves it,” said Jenkins. “He’d been very popular with potential buyers these past few days, his breeze was excellent and his temperament, well it’s faultless. He’s a lovely clean colt across the board and his popularity was there for all to see at the end of the day.”

Colts dominated the proceedings Wednesday, with lot 152, a son of boom sire I Am Invincible (Aus) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) attracting a bid of A$250,000 from Yu Long Investments to be the second dearest lot on the day. From the Blake Ryan Racing consignment, he is out of the listed-placed winner Nice Surprise (NZ) (Spinning World), who has already dropped two winners from two foals to race. G2 St Leger hero Bridleman (Aus) (White Bridle) is under the third dam. The colt previously was a A$57,500 Magic Millions Gold Coast weanling turned A$80,000 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling.

The priciest filly on the day was lot 124, a daughter of All Too Hard (Aus) (Casino Prince {Aus}) from the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm consignment. Out of listed winner Kalamata (Aus) (Desert Prince {Ire}), who also was Group 1 placed, she attracted a bid of A$140,000 from MC Kent Racing Stables. The bay is a half-sister to G3 Sires’ Produce S. hero Stirling Grove (Aus) (Mossman {Aus}) and from the same family as G1 Emirates S. victor Hucklebuck (Aus) (Elvstroem {Aus}).

“There was a broad buying bench at the sale with an especially solid turnout of Asian buyers, largely from mainland China and Hong Kong,” Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster said. “There were signs that a very strong yearling market earlier this year made it more difficult to balance vendor and buyer expectations initially, but there were a good number of pin-hook outcomes. The clearance rate picked up as the sale progressed and will improve further with many private sales for our clients currently being negotiated.”

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