Scone yearling sale average up 34%

The Inglis Scone Select yearling sale opened with improved numbers across the board on Thursday.  Turnover of $2.73 million was up $680,000 on last year’s figures.  The average climbed by 34% to $17,433.  The clearance rate currently stands at 81%.

“This sale goes from strength to strength and we were forced into going to two days for the first time this year owing to the great response from vendors,” Inglis Bloodstock Director Jonathan D’Arcy said.

“Racetrack results from the sale have been outstanding in recent times and I think that success has filtered through to the sale ring, with a number of new buyers keen to secure a Scone yearling.

“The usual contingent of New South Wales buyers were complemented by a number of interstate trainers, including Tony Noonan, Robert Smerdon and Nigel Blackiston.”

The first session was topped by Turangga Farm’s Strategic colt from the Archway mare Menin Gate that sold for $67,500.  He was one of six yearlings to sell for $50,000 or more today.

The focus will be heavily on Inglis graduates this year’s Scone Cup meeting on Friday with the running of the $770,000 Inglis Guineas and $100,000 Inglis Insurance Scone 2YO Challenge.  The Scone Yearling Sale continues on Sunday from 10.30am.