Olympus filly tops Day 2 at Scone Yearling Sale

The 2011 HTBA Scone Yearling Sale concluded with another $780,000 traded on Sunday.  In all, 138 yearlings averaged $5,652 at an excellent clearance rate of 84%.

Day 2 was headed by Middlebrook Valley’s filly by Olympus from Sephora which sold to Luke Griffith for $35,000.  Middlebrook had also sold two of the top three lots from Thursday’s opening session.

Olympus is a Danehill stallion standing at Stephen Miller’s Erin Park Stud in Tamworth.

Colts by Lion Heart and Nothin’ Leica Dane also topped the $20,000 mark on Sunday.  “There was a good crowd in attendance and good money for good types,” Inglis Director Jonathan D’Arcy said.  “BOBS double-up vouchers were used throughout the session, assisting in the overall sale result.

“This session is proving itself to be a real value sale. Half of the field in this year’s Inglis Challenge were purchased out of the Sunday session, underlining how good horses can be bought at bargain prices out of the final day.”

Horses passed in during the two days of the Scone sale are still available via the Inglis Make an Offer Service.