Strong Trade Continues At Inglis


Monday’s sale topper lot 383 | Inglis

By Daithi Harvey

Following on from Sunday’s record breaking opening session day two of the Inglis Great Southern Sale did not disappoint on Monday when the top lot again fetched a now record equaling A$310,000. It was the powerful team of China Horse Club and Newgate Farm who joined forces to claim the top lot, a son of Written Tycoon (Aus) offered by Bombora Downs as lot 383. After two days of trade including both select weanlings and a short session of general weanlings, aggregate so far has reached A$8,996,000 and the average sits at A$28,024. 321 of the 416 offered lots have changed hands giving an improved clearance rate of 77%. “There are definitely areas we will work on and improve moving forward but overall, I’m very happy with how the weanlings sold,” reported Inglis’ Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian. He was also keen to highlight the positive impact Victorian breeders, consignors and stallions had on the sale. “To have Written Tycoon and Brazen Beau both perform so strongly, to have Burnewang North end with 12 from 12, Bombora Downs and Swettenham offering the top two Lots which equalled the state record, I think it laid a fantastic foundation for future weanling sales at Great Southern in Victoria,” Vivian added.

The abovementioned sale topper was offered by Bombora Downs as agent for breeder Lynn Alderson and is out of Many Facets (Aus) (Commands {Aus}) who is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Shot Of Thunder (Aus) (Thunder Gulch). It is a page littered with black type performers and it could get a further update at the weekend with French Emotion (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) a lively candidate for the G1 Tatts Tiara at Doomben on Saturday. For Christoph Bruechert of Bombora Downs, it was the farm’s second-best result ever, behind only a A$350,000 Written Tycoon colt it offered at this year’s Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. “It’s great for me, and it’s great for Victoria. To have two equal-record lots in two days here is great, and it’s fantastic that we’ve finally got a headline stallion in Written Tycoon, who I truly believe has got many great years ahead of him,” Bruechert said. The consignor was quite hopeful of a big result in the ring given the level of interest in the colt in the lead up to the sale. “On Friday this bloke was out basically all day, to the point where I didn’t even bother putting him back in his box after an inspection because there would always be another two or three people in line wanting to look at him. I don’t generally get a lot of feedback but I had a lot of people telling me the past few days that this is the nicest horse they’ve seen here, or one of the best they’ve seen anywhere this year. A lot offered positive feedback which for me at least is quite rare, not that I get negative feedback, it’s just generally you don’t get any.”

Inglis catalogued five supplementary select weanlings between lots 843 and 847 and the second highest priced offering of the day came from this batch when lot 843 sold to Lyndhurst Farm for A$245,000. The colt by Brazen Beau (Aus) was offered by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds and is out of the winning mare Pintle (Aus) (Pivotal {GB}) who has bred two winners from three runners to date. Burnewang North claimed leading vendor honours, selling all 12 of their offerings for an aggregate of A$747,500 and among these was lot 384, a colt by Dissident (Aus) that sold to Musk Creek Farm for A$160,000. They also sold a well related colt, lot 244, by Written Tycoon for A$125,000 to Dylan Treweek.

Not surprisingly Woodside Park Stud’s Written Tycoon was th sale’s leading sire, topping both the aggregate (A$1,090,000) and average price (A$155,714) for three or more sold. It was also a solid sale for first season sire Brazen Beau. His two lots to sell recorded an average of A$210,000, placing both in the top five overall lots in the sale.

Day 3 of the Great Southern Sale again begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday when 316 broodmares and one stallion have been catalogued.


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