Friday's annual Spring Thoroughbred Sale at Newmarket generated good competition from a widespread buying bench, with just shy of $626,000 changing hands. At sale end, 98 horses had been sold at a clearance rate of 92%, for a gross tally of $625,750.
Darley brought a strong draft of 14 horses to the sale and provided the day's two highest priced lots.
The sale was topped by Whitlam, who after strong competition from five different parties fetched $38,000. Whitlam was purchased by Inglis as Agent on behalf of a Victorian based client. Whitlam is a lightly raced, very well performed Melbourne galloper.
Spainbrought equal second highest bid of the day going for $28,000 to a Victorian based client also. Spain is a full brother to Darley's resident first crop stallion Denman.
"Today's sale proved very successful highlighted by an excellent clearance rate and strong participation on-line, with several lots being knocked down to our on-line bidders." Sydney Bloodstock Director, Jonathan D'Arcy commented
"We wish all new connections the best of luck with their purchases", D'Arcy concluded.
Horses passed in today are still available for sale via Inglis' Make an Offer Service, which features a photo of each lot open to offers.
Inglis' next mixed thoroughbred bloodstock sales will be conducted in December. The Sydney Summer Thoroughbred Sale on Friday 7 December and Melbourne December Thoroughbred Sale on Friday 14 December.
2012 Spring Thoroughbred Sale Statistics
Sold: 98 (92%)
Passed In: 9 (8%)
Highest Price (Lot 86): $38,000