Gerry Harvey shops at Inglis Great Southern Sale

Coolmore sire Fastnet Rock has taken the industry by storm and the rush to tap into the Coolmore sire continued when Lady Madeleine topped Day 3 at the Inglis Great Southern Sale yesterday.

Lady Madeleine (Hector Protector) was sold with a PPT to Fastnet Rock for $100,000.  The 11 year-old mare has already foaled Melbourne stakes performer Bertonic (Bianconi) and she also has a Kempinsky 2yo colt and an Elvstroem filly foal in the pipeline.

The first session of broodmares was a low-key affair after two sessions of buoyant foal trade at Oaklands Junction.  A total of 134 mares changed hands for turnover of $915,400 at an average of $6,831.  The clearance rate was 68.4%.

Second on the leader-board at $46,000 was the winning Danehill Dancer mare Dance Partner who was the third lot to parade on Wednesday.  The 4yo mare retired last year and was served by Blue Gum sire Astronomer Royal.

Dance Partner was the first of nine mares purchased by Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud.  The Inglis website lists the buyer’s location as Auckland which suggests the mares are destined for Westbury Stud.  

The Magic Millions boss bought Westbury from Eric Watson last year and promised to personally support its stallions.  Westbury’s 2010 roster includes newcomer Swiss Ace (Secret Savings) along with Captain Rio (Pivotal), Cecconi (Encosta de Lago), Faltaat (Mr Prospector), Librettist (Danzig) and Postponed (Summer Squall).