A colt by Hussonet (USA) topped the 2012 Inglis Classic Sale at $140,000 when sold to Mauro Poletti on Tuesday. Offered by Arrowfield Stud the colt is a brother to stakes-placed Red Dress Marley and a half-brother to this season’s stakes-placed two-year-old Snitzerland, a colt by Snitzel.
Other highlights on Tuesday were provided by a Dubawi (Ire) filly from Greta’s Yarn that made $105,000 for Emirates Park when secured by Inglis as agent, NZ and a Charge Forward colt from Lady of Choice that made the same amount for Huntworth Stud when purchased by Victorian trainer ¬†Robbie Laing.
Matthew Smith selected this seasons Gr1 VRC Myer Classic winner Hurtle Myrtle from the first crop of Dane Shadow at the 2009 Classic Sale for $55,000 and the Warwick Farm trainer was back at Newmarket yesterday purchasing fillies from the first crop of Astronomer Royal (Lot 471) and Myboycharlie (Lot 525) for $65,000 and $56,000 respectively.
Anthony Cummings has had much success buying from Classic, such as Inglis Banner & Inglis Nursery winner Diamond Earth, and the Randwick conditioner picked up her close relation from the draft of Golden Grove for $62,000 today a colt by Danehill Dancer from La Madeline (Lot 485) .
The final sale figures are down on 2011. The aggregate for the 424 lots that sold totalled $12,804,727, down on the $13,342,000 in 2011 with the average price of $30,200 down 10% on 2011′s $33,509. The sale median finished at $24,000 compared to $25,000 in 2011.