$730,000 Parmalove Tops Inglis Digital

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday May 15

A rollercoaster week of emotions for Gus Wigley and the Inglewood Stud team ended on a high tonight when Parmalove realised a sale-high $730,000 in the Inglis Digital May (Early) Online Sale.

Parmalove sold for $730,000.

The dam of this season's G1 winning juvenile Velocious (Written Tycoon), Parmalove was at a New Zealand airport early last week ready to fly to Sydney where she was to be one of the stars of The Chairman’s Sale before things took a turn for the worse.

“I’d literally checked into my flight, we were all ready to go when the air freight company called and said she’d suffered some minor cuts and abrasions so we decided to stay home and reconsider our options, purely as a precaution,’’ Wigley said.

“I spoke to [Inglis’ Senior Bloodstock Consultant] Brett Gilding and he suggested using the Inglis Digital platform to sell her so we backed his judgment and the result tonight is fantastic.

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“Full credit to Brett and the entire Inglis team to come up with the idea and then to help us implement things and to achieve this great result tonight, it’s the perfect way to top off what’s definitely been a week of mixed emotions.’’

Parmalove, offered in foal to Satono Aladdin, was the centre of some fierce bidding tonight, eventually being sold to Walnut Farm aka Yulong.

“It certainly got the heart pumping, it was really exciting and we’re just thrilled with the result,’’ Wigley said.

“We’ve gone from a big low to a big high in the space of a little more than a week. Inglis Digital has proven again to be a great option for us here in New Zealand to sell online to the Australian market, we’ll be doing it again for sure. It’s a great outcome.’’

Tonight’s second-top lot was the proven broodmare Global Dream – in foal to Stay Inside – which sold to Alan King for $140,000.

Global Dream was part of a Highgrove Stud reduction, with the results pleasing Highgrove’s Ron Gilbert.

Gilbert admitted he hasn’t been a regular user of online sales to trade horses but said the Inglis Digital experience would see him using the platform more often in the future.

“It’s so simple and a cheaper way to sell, it’s less invasive on the mares themselves and it cuts down on the staff time and costs,’’ Gilbert said.

“It’s great to watch it all play out on your phone or computer, it’s a great way to sell horses.

“I thought the mare really made her money, she deserved to sell for that price. She’s a nice mare whose yearlings have made good money, she gets good types but we’re just tightening up our numbers.’’

There were several reduction drafts in today’s sale which grossed well including 12 Godolphin racehorses which sold for a total of $511,500.

In total the Inglis Digital May (Early) Sale grossed $4,517,098.

Entries for the May (Late) Sale are now open and will remain so until midnight on Wednesday May 22.

Noting the past two sales have filled to capacity and entries have been knocked back, vendors are strongly encouraged to get entries in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To enter CLICK HERE.

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