Belmont Bloodstock tops Melbourne August Sale

A half-sister to G1 Cox Plate winner Maldivian topped the Inglis August Sale on Friday when purchased by Belmont Bloodstock (FBAA).

Condolences made $150,000 when offered by Woodside Park on behalf of managing part-owner Laurence Eales. The 5yo Street Cry mare was placed at Cranbourne at her third and final start last season.

Agent Damon Gabbedy bought her for Tyreel Stud in the first hour of trade at Oaklands. “Condolences ticked all the boxes for us,” Tyreel manager Rob Sims said. “We’re always on the lookout for young mares from great families with good physical presence and we were lucky enough to get her.”

Belmont Bloodstock also bought a couple of maiden mares for Tyabb-based Cranton Bloodstock – Flemington winner Stylemaker (Charge Forward) and Sandown winner Phoenix Park (Thorn Park).

Pinhook Bloodstock (FBAA) bought four fillies and mares topped by Godolphin’s Warwick Farm winner Montignac (Bernardini) at $48,000. She is a half-sister to Melbourne 2yo stakes winner Secession (Lonhro).

Estafette (Poet’s Voice) was another Godolphin entrant on Dave Mee’s shopping list at $46,000. She was placed in all five starts around the provincials late last season and owns a pedigree bursting with black-type.

Other Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) members on Inglis sale sheets were Blue Sky Bloodstock, Tony Cavanagh, Randwick Bloodstock and Dean Watt who bought two Godolphin fillies – Witches (Lonhro) and Silent Sea (Poet’s Voice) – for a total outlay of $100,000.

Inglis reported turnover of $3.19 million at a strong clearance rate of 90% for the 180 lots that changed hands at Oaklands.

Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) was formed in 1988 to maintain, improve and develop the standards, status and services of bloodstock agents throughout Australia. Its members operate with the utmost integrity and professionalism and are bound by the strict Industry Code of Conduct.

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Flemington winner purchased by Belmont Bloodstock