Strong clearance-rate at Oaklands

A 96% clearance rate highlighted the Inglis Melbourne December Sale at Oaklands on Friday.

In total ,156 lots found new homes at an average of $9,357.  “Quality racing stock are always in high demand and we had a good class catalogue,” Inglis Director Peter Heagney said.  “Four of the top five lots were geldings with racing potential.”

Darley’s draft dominated the leader-board with 22 lots selling for $601,750.  Street Cry’s 3yo gelding Negociant provided the highest price when selling for $87,500 to an Inglis client.  He has raced 4 times for a placing at Newcastle.

Salanitri Racing picked up Howdah (Exceed And Excel) and Lot 105 Yulalona (Dubai Destination) for $66,000 and $60,000 respectively.

Lot Address (Commands) was also part of the Darley reduction and was purchased by T B Ooi of Malaysia for $60,000.

The breeding stock section attracted a strong buying bench.  Adrian Hall picked up young G3 placed mare Testa Reale (Testa Rossa) with a Duke Of Marmalade filly at foot for $35,000.