The 2012 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale ¬†got off to a solid start at Newmarket on Sunday, with two lots sharing top price of $100,000. 110 lots sold during the session, grossing $3.49 million with 79% of the yearlings offered sold at an average of $31,770 and median of $27,500.
The two $100,000 transactions took place within five lots, firstly by Middlebrook Valley Lodge’s Fastnet Rock filly from Polite and then Bowness Stud’s Beautiful Crown (USA) colt from Pretty Special.
The Beautiful Crown-Pretty Special colt (Lot 47) received a timely update just a few weeks ago when his half-brother Kontiki Park scored in the Listed BRC Bernborough Handicap and then again just over a week ago when winning the Magic Millions Stayers Cup at the Gold Coast and this colt will be trained by Kontiki Park’s trainer ¬†Gai Waterhouse after being sold to Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds.
The Fastnet Rock-Polite filly (Lot 43) will head into the stables of Secret Admirer’s trainer Grahame Begg after being knocked down to Topline Thoroughbreds.
The filly is the first foal of the imported mare Polite, a daughter of Elusive Quality with the third-dam of this filly the influential Fanfreluche, whose descendants include champion sires Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur.
‚ÄúToday‚Äôs figures are slightly down on those recorded for this session twelve months ago, but I do congratulate our vendors for meeting the current market‚Äù, said Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster.
Day One Statistics
(2011 in brackets)
Lots Catalogued: 150 (150)
Gross: $3,494,727 ($3,608,000)
Average Price: $31,770 ($34,692)
Median Price: $27,500 ($30,000)
Top Price: $100,000 ($95,000)
Lots Sold: 110 (104)
Lots Withdrawn: 10 (17)
Lots Passed In: 30 (29)
Sold %: 79 (78)