Coolmore makes early running at Inglis Weanling Sale

Coolmore sires dominated the early stages of the Inglis Weanling Sale at Newmarket on Wednesday.

A filly foal from the first Australian crop of Henrythenavigator made $70,000 to the bid of New Zealand agent Dean Hawthorne.

Offered by Middlebrook Valley Lodge, she is from Sydney stakes performer mare Danestay.  The dam is a sister to G1 Brisbane Cup winner Danestorm.

Next best through the ring was the Encosta de Lago colt from Divine Secret (Thunder Gulch).  He was a $65,000 buy for Mark Treweek’s NZ nursery Lyndhurst Farm.

Both foals will likely parade again at the 2012 NZ Bloodstock Karaka yearling sale.  Kiwi pin-hookers were notable by their absence at the Magic Millions National weanling sale earlier this month.

Coolmore sires filled out the top half-dozen sales among the first 100 lots to change hands at Newmarket.

A Tale of the Cat colt (Lot 40) offered by Widden Stud realised $50,000.  He is also heading across the Tasmanian to Hallmark Stud.

The High Chaparral – Blazing Lady filly (Lot 41) from Middlebrook Valley also made $50,000.

An Encosta de Lago colt (Lot 25) out of G1 VRC Oaks winner Arapaho Miss (Danehill Dancer) went for $47,500.  He was sold by Amarina Farm to Victorian based Uluru Stud.

The clearance rate was running at 77% after the first 100 lots.