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Street Cry Mare Tops Day Two At Inglis


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By Daithi Harvey

The action continued at the Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale on Monday where attention turned to breeding stock and it was a mare by Street Cry (Ire) that topped proceedings when selling to George Altomonte of Corumbene Stud for A$300,000. The mare, called Ghenwaa (Aus) was offered as lot 227 and was one of 176 lots to change hands during the session from 222 offered (79%). Aggregate at the close of business amounted to A$6,088,000, which is down 11% on last year’s session despite more horses being offered and sold. Consequently both the average and median also suffered, coming in at A$34,591 (-19%) and A$20,000 (-13%) respectively. Cumulatively, after two days of selling the gross sits at A$9,684,300 for an average of A$31,039 and a clearance rate of 85%.

The sale topper was offered by Yarraman Park Stud in foal to Sebring (Aus) and appropriately the successful purchaser Altomonte also bred the G1 Golden Slipper winner Sebring. Ghenwaa is carrying her first pregnancy and as a dual winning half-sister to stakes winner Haybah (Aus) (More Than Ready) her credentials were sound. “She’s a lovely mare,” Altomonte said. “She’s a Street Cry, been well mated, I think she’s a good buy. She checks out pretty well and we’re thrilled to be adding her to our broodmare band,” he added.

China Horse Club were also adding to their elite broodmare band and among their purchases were lot 328 Namurian Sunset (Ire) (Thousand Words {GB}) who cost A$160,000 and also lot 368 Perfect Persuasion (Aus) (Encosta De Lago {Aus}) who was the day’s second highest lot at A$250,000. Born in 2004, Perfect Persuasion is a full-sister to the champion filly and MG1SW Alinghi (Aus) and has already produced two stakes performers herself in Papillon (Aus) (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}) and Lady Sharapova (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). Michael Wallace of China Horse Club already has a plan mapped out for the Coolmore consigned mare and said, “She is for Russian Revolution and has the proven Encosta De Lago/Snitzel cross that works really well,” he said.

“Physically, she matches up really well and has equally put down great types and she is a sister to a champion filly and she should suit [Russian Revolution] and we are excited to get a mare like her for such a high quality sire prospect.”

Leading buyer of the day was Kingstar Farm, who purchased 10 lots including lot 356 Pampurr (Aus) (Tale Of The Cat) for A$90,000 from Coolmore Stud. The farm’s Matthew Sandblom explained he was buying to support Kingstar’s own stallions which include Lord Of The Sky (Aus) and Bull Point (Aus), as well as Newgate Farm’s Russian Revolution (Aus), which he has a share in. “We’ve got a couple of stallions to launch this year, Sandblom said. “We need to support our own stallions so we’re here shopping around. I think the value was pretty good. We dipped in and quite a few fell our way.”

241 mares are catalogued for the final day of the Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale on Tuesday which commences at 10a.m.


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