Cash Flowing At Inglis Australian Easter Sale

The number of horses sold was down but the average price was up after the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sales kicked off at Newmarket.

Almost $32 million was spent across 128 horses on Tuesday with 76 percent of horses sold.

That is down from the 2010 clearance rate of 83 percent however the average sale of $248,906 is significantly above the $220,686 from last year.

The most expensive horse went to Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan who shelled out $1 million for the three-quarter sister to his former top horse Rothesay.

Agents working for Chantilly Bloodstock in France picked up a Redoute’s Choice filly out of Group 1 winner Special Harmony for $850,000.

The yearling is a half sister to stakes winner Little Surfer Girl which is trained by Chris Waller.

A colt by High Chaparral went for $750,000 to international Bloodstock agent Anton Koolan , the same sire of Dual Cox Plate winner and current top rated horse So You Think.

Belmont Bloodstock based in Victoria also spent three-quarters of a million for a daughter of More Than Ready out of True Blonde.

Shadwell Stud owned by Sheik Hamdan spent $700,000 for the brother of Light Brigade, a very expensive purchase but one yet to make any real impact.

The next chance for Light Brigade isn’t far off though with a start in the Group 1 AJC Australian Derby this Saturday at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

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