Inglis Easter Mare Sale average rises 18%

The 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale concluded on Friday afternoon with more than $35 million traded during the four sessions.   Turnover was up 60% on 2009.

For the second year in a row, Widden Stud consigned the sale-topper with Sun Classique ($2 million) following Samantha Miss’ record-breaking price last year.

“It was an honour to sell Sun Classique for very loyal clients of the farm,” Widden’s Antony Thompson said.  “It was also a particularly satisfying sale for Widden Stud, with three of the top four priced mares (Sun Classique, Absolut Glam and Serious Speed) having been born on the farm.”

Patinack Farm were once again major supporters of the sale, securing 23 mares over the past four days for a total spend of $7.2 million.

“It has been a pleasing sale, once again underpinned by some good drafts of dispersals and reductions as well as high class fillies and mares off the track,” Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster said.  “The announcement of the Toorak Stud Dispersal was a great boost for the sale and I’d like to thank them and make special mention to Adrian Hancock for his involvement and wish him well.

“The buying bench was outstanding, with Western Australia and New Zealand regions particularly strong.  This is the sale where you can offer premium mares with full confidence that the buyers will be here to compete.

“Patinack took the buying honours with some excellent acquisitions to their mare band which will ensure Onemorenomore gets every chance in his first season at Vinery stud.  I’d like to thank Nathan Tinkler and the Patinack team for their ongoing support of our sales and the industry in general.”

The Select session saw 506 mares sold at a clearance rate of 80% and average price of $69,174.  This was an up 18% on the 2009 Select Session average.
Mares passed in during the sale are still available for sale via the Inglis Make an Offer Service.