Day 1 average up 19% at Inglis Great Southern Sale

Day 1 of the Inglis Great Southern Sale opened with a colt by Darley sire Lonhro topping trade at $110,000.  Offered by Glenwood Stud, he is from the Perugino mare Iris In The Glen and was secured by Queensland based Boomer Bloodstock.

Iris In The Glen won 5 times from 34 starts including city races at Flemington (2000m) and Sandown (2400m) when trained by Danny O’Brien.  She is a half-sister to G2 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Zazzman (Distinctly North).

Darley sire Commands was next on the leader-board with a colt from Factional selling to Belmont Bloodstock for $72,500.  The dam is an Octagonal mare who won 4 times in Sydney and was runner-up to Republic Lass in the G3 Adrian Knox Stakes in March 2002.

Belmont Bloodstock also paid $60,000 to secure the highest priced filly of the session for Monterey Stud’s Snitzel – Kabushka foal.  Her dam won at Flemington and is a half-sister to G3 Sandown Stakes winner Any Rhythm.

In all, 148 weanlings were sold on Monday at Oaklands Junction for a gross of $1.69 million.  The average of $11,477 was 19% higher than the corresponding session last year.

“There was good competition for the nicer weanlings and we were happy with the 81% clearance rate,” Inglis Director Peter Heagney said.  “Every state in Australia was represented on the buying list along with a strong contingent of New Zealanders.”

The Weanling session continues from 11am on Tuesday and the Broodmare and Bloodstock section commences from 11am on Wednesday.