Words by Martin Parsons
Chief Editor Sharon Lenton
As the gavel came down on the last lot of the Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale on the 17th of April 2018, it signalled the end to an incredible and historical Easter Sales period for the team at Inglis Riverside Stables Warwick Farm.
It was a huge 2 weeks for Inglis seeing not only the Australian Easter Yearling Sale over 3 days but also the Inglis chairman’s sale of elite breeding prospects on the 12th of April, which concluded with the Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale over 3 days the following week.
Undertaken at Inglis Riverside Stables Warwick Farm, $163,756,050 worth of horse flesh had been sold over the 3 individual Easter period sales.
Inglis Managing Director Mr Mark Webster quoted that the first Inglis Easter Sales period was “an undoubted success”.
The Australian Easter Yearling Sale saw 22 yearlings sold for $1m or more and 71 individual lots sold for $500,000 or more.
Arrowfield Stud was again a leading vendor at Inglis, with one of their lots (lot 400 – a Bay Colt by Snitzel out of The Broken Shore with close relations to the likes of Redoute’s Choice, Platinum Scissors, Manhattan Rain as well as Rebuick) selling under the hammer to trainer Anthony Freedman for a whooping $2.3 million. This colt was not only the top lot for day 3 of the Easter Yearling Sale but was also the overall Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale topper.
The team at Inglis Riverside Stables, as well as all the vendors, experienced an extremely outstanding first Inglis Easter Sales period. Six individual studs had 100% clearance rate at the Easter Yearling sales and Inglis had an overall Sales clearance rate of 84% with a gross earning off $116,057,500.
We are very much looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Inglis at their new Complex, Inglis Riverside Stables Warwick Farm. We wish Team Inglis (as well as all the vendors) all the best and every success for the foreseeable future.
Also a huge thank you and shout out to Mr Arthur Inglis and his team as well as Mr John Jeffs of Kitchwin Hills and his team for having Martin (our new team member at Thoroughbred Events Australia) over the past two weeks who states “it was an absolute pleasure to see it all first hand”.
Statistics and sales information courtesy of Inglis.