The success of Session I continued into Session II at the end of four record-breaking days of trade at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
Session II on Wednesday saw 115 Lots sold grossing a record $3.68 million. The $32,004 record average demonstrated a 4% increase and the median also rose 4% to $26,000 from last year’s sale. The clearance rate was a Session II record of 80%.
Overall, 2015 Inglis Premier Sale turnover was a record $48.65 million for 584 yearlings sold at an overall clearance rate of 83%.
“We couldn’t be more pleased about the records set by Premier, and the rewards it has given to those vendors who have supported the sale,” Inglis Victorian Director Peter Heagney said. “The Sale is at the forefront of the thoroughbred industry in Victoria.”
The Session II leader-board was shared by a Hinchinbrook – Dashoff filly from Grange Thoroughbreds and a Stryker – Pintle colt from Three Bridges that made $100,000.
Swettenham Stud led Session II vendors by both average and aggregate with 11 sold for $284,000.
Victorians dominated during Session II making up 68% of the buying bench. Leading the table is trainer Darren Weir who outlaid $371,000 for 8 Lots. Other trainers who were busy on Wednesday included Tony McEvoy, Luke Oliver and Henry Dwyer.