Chivalry a stallion prospect for China

Yu Long Investments dominated Friday’s Inglis December Sale with the three top racing lots at Oaklands.

Chivalry (Street Cry) won the G3 McNeil Stakes at Caulfield and topped proceedings at $150,000.  Initially purchased by Mark Kavanagh for $280,000 at the 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions, he is from G3 Blue Diamond Preview winner World Peace (Danehill).

Next on the leader-board was 3yo colt Astley (Exceed And Excel) for $115,000 and 4yo gelding Shards (Medaglia D’Oro) who won last year’s G3 Up & Coming Stakes at $70,000.

“Chivalry (pictured) is a long-term Chinese breeding prospect but he will likely race here first,” Yu Long Farm manager Scott Williamson said.  “Astley looks a very progressive horse and we will assess Shards before making a decision.”

Second on the overall leader-board was a share in successful stallion Star Witness that sold for $140,000 to TK Racing on behalf of Ultra Thoroughbreds.

Friday’s sale grossed over $1.38 million at an 88% clearance rate and average of $14,149.

Godolphin was the leading vendor, selling all 11 lots including Astley and Shards, for an aggregate of $410,000.  Lindsay Park Racing also sold all of its 11 lots.

“The response from buyers was fantastic – especially Yu Long,” Inglis Victorian manager Simon Vivian said.  “We appreciate the support of all our vendors but a special mention to Godolphin and Lindsay Park Racing who bought big drafts and enjoyed a perfect clearance rate.”