11th Apr 2016
Results have been finalised from the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale where 437 yearlings have been sold to 213 buyers, many forming new partnerships to race at the highest level.
Session I has finished with 347 lots sold at an outstanding average of $284,200, median of $200,000 and clearance rate of 84 per cent. 90 lots have been sold in Session II at a clearance rate of 79 per cent, average of $88,722 and median price of $75,000.
Yearlings by Frankel, Fastnet Rock, High Chaparral, Choisir and Star Witness have been sold post-sale since Friday morning taking Easter’s overall gross to $106,602,500.
Cressfield’s colt by Frankel from Buenos Aires (Lot 217) will head into the Victorian stable of Robbie Laing after the youngster was purchased for $500,000 by owners Ray and Susie Montague.
50 yearlings sold for $500,000 or more at Easter 2016, well clear of the combined results from all other major Australian and New Zealand yearling sales.
“On behalf of Inglis I would like to thank all breeders, vendors, stud staff and buyers for the professional manner they all handled themselves last week for what was a tremendous edition of the Easter Sale,” said Inglis National Bloodstock Director Jonathan D’Arcy.
“We had the pleasure of welcoming some the world’s biggest owners to the sale and their feedback over the quality of yearlings offered has been very positive, as can be seen in the results.
“It is also very encouraging to see so many Australian trainers and syndicators filling their stables with yearlings from the sale, giving them the greater opportunities that come with buying an Easter graduate,” added D’Arcy.
Over 150 yearlings were knocked down to trainers licensed in Australia spanning New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and the ACT.
29 yearlings were purchased by the following syndicators at Easter 2016, more than double the 13 lots they purchased as a group in 2015; Champion Thoroughbreds (6 lots in 2016), Darby Racing (3), Dynamic Syndications (2), First Light Racing (4), Ontrack Thoroughbreds (4), Proven Thoroughbreds (2), Spicer Thoroughbreds (4), Star Thoroughbreds (2) and Triple Crown Syndications (2).
135 B C Snitzel x Vegas Showgirl (NZ) Segenhoe Stud Australia Gai Waterhouse Racing / J Blaxland NSW $2,300,000
285 B C Redoute's Choice x Estelle Collection (NZ) Coolmore Stud Gai Waterhouse Racing / J Blaxland / Nordic Racing & Breeding NSW $1,800,000
433 B C Redoute's Choice x National Colour (SAF) Arrowfield Stud Shadwell Stud Australasia SA $1,750,000 423 B C Frankel (GB) x More Strawberries Strawberry Hill Stud Chris Waller Racing NSW $1,600,000
113 B C Redoute's Choice x Top Cuban Arrowfield Stud Shadwell Stud Australasia SA $1,500,000
42 B C Fastnet Rock x Rose of Cimmaron Newgate Farm T Magnier / Gai Waterhouse Racing / Nordic Racing & Breeding / J Blaxland NSW $1,200,000
290 B C Snitzel x Family Breakup Erinvale Thoroughbreds James Bester Bloodstock / Nordic Breeding & Racing NSW $1,100,000
340 B F Fastnet Rock x Hips Don't Lie (NZ) Coolmore Stud Jadeskye Racing / Nordic Breeding & Racing NSW $1,100,000
166 B C Hinchinbrook x Al's Magic Miss Yarraman Park Stud Wexford Stables NEW ZEALAND $1,000,000 367 B F Fastnet Rock x Kosi Bay (NZ) Newgate Farm John Chalmers Bloodstock Services (FBAA) WA $950,000
158 B C More Than Ready (USA) x Absolute Joy (NZ) Strawberry Hill Stud Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum UNITED ARAB EMIRATES $925,000
44 Ch C Snitzel x Roses 'n' Wine (CAN) Milburn Creek Shadwell Stud Australasia SA $900,000
365 Br C Medaglia d'Oro (USA) x Kiss the Sun Yarraman Park Stud Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum UNITED ARAB EMIRATES $875,000
240 Ch C Not a Single Doubt x Colorado Claire Arrowfield Stud James Harron Bloodstock NSW $850,000 388 B C Redoute's Choice x Love Wings (USA) Arrowfield Stud Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) QLD $850,000 99 B C Snitzel x Subsequent Highgrove Stud Wexford Stables NEW ZEALAND $800,000
126 B F Exceed and Excel x Unearthly (NZ) Segenhoe Stud Australia Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum UNITED ARAB EMIRATES $750,000
306 Ch C Snitzel x Flamboyance Highgrove Stud Spendthrift Australia VIC $750,000
357 B F Frankel (GB) x Jeu de Cartes (NZ) Cressfield K Yoshida JAPAN $750,000
399 B/Br C Pierro x Mica's Pride Willow Park Stud Astute Bloodstock NSW $750,000
Leading Buyers by Aggregate
Shadwell Stud Australasia (SA) 19 $10,215,000 $537,632 $1,750,000 (Lot 433)
Gai Waterhouse Racing / J Blaxland and partners (NSW) 20 8,762,500 438,125 $2,300,000 (Lot 135) Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum (UAE) 11 $5,395,000 $490,455 $925,000 (Lot 158)
China Horse Club and partners (VIC) 10 $4,350,000 $435,000 $700,000 (Lot 315)
Wexford Stables (New Zealand) 5 $2,490,000 $498,000 $1,000,000 (Lot 166)
James Harron Bloodstock (NSW) 4 $2,450,000 $612,500 $850,000 (Lot 240)
Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds (NSW) 10 $2,305,000 $230,500 $400,000 (Lot 373)
Chris Waller Racing (NSW) 3 $2,100,000 $700,000 $1,600,000 (Lot 423)
K Yoshida (Japan) 4 $1,920,000 $480,000 $750,000 (Lot 357)
Asian Bloodstock Services (Hong Kong) 5 $1,845,000 $369,000 $600,000 (Lot 35)