Fastnet Rock colt tops Inglis Foal Sale

Thanks to the strong support from vendors and a competitive buying bench, the Select Weanlings at this year’s Inglis AWBS Sale grossed $7.02 million which was more than double the turnover in 2009.

A highlight of the Select session was the 86% clearance rate, with 238 weanlings selling at an average of $29,521 which was a 38% increase on last year.

Friday’s top price and the weanling session sale topper was a Fastnet Rock colt from the stakes placed Choisir mare Love’s Great offered by Select Bloodstock which was secured by Tom Magnier for $230,000.

An Encosta De Lago filly offered by Tamworth based Yashraj Breeding and Racing was next best on the leader-board at $155,000.

The strong clearance rate continued into the General Session, with 84% of weanlings offered being sold. The General session grossed $292,300, with a Not A Single Doubt colt from Wexford Farm topping the session at $44,000.

It brings the overall Australian Weanling & Breeding Stock Sale total over the past three days to just shy of $10 million.  “This was the third renewal of this sale and it is now firmly entrenched in this timeslot as a premium sale for weanlings and breeding stock,” said Inglis Director Jonathan D’Arcy.

“We extended the sale to three days due to outstanding support from vendors and it is very satisfying to see them duly rewarded.  The New Zealand buying bench assembled here contributed greatly to the success of this sale and we wish them success with their purchases.

Newmarket will now host the 2010 Winter Yearling & Racehorse Sale with 178 horses catalogued to be sold this Sunday, June 27.   The sale will be broadcast on Inglis Sale Day Live and Online bidding is available.