The 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yealing Sale has come to a close last Thursday. The heavy weight battle for the leading sire title between Fastnet Rock and Redoute’s Choice didn’t disappoint.
The 26 lots by Redoute’s Choice sold for an average price of $610,385 has secured the Arrowfield based sire his leading sire title (on average) for the ninth consecutive year. His sire average price was no doubt helped by the all-time Australasian record yearling price of $5 million paid by BC3 Thoroughbreds for Gilgai Farm’s colt from Helsinge, a half brother to champion sprinter Black Caviar.
And James Bester’s bid of $1.2 million for a colt (Redoute’s Choice x Scandinavia, by Snippets) offered by Eliza Park, and the Queen’s bloodstock agent John Warren paid $1 million for Cressfield Stud’s filly (Redoute’s Choice x Star Satire, by Volksraad).
Not far behind was Coolmore Stud’s super sire Fastnet Rock who had 39 yearlings sold averaging $592,821.
His top lots were the stunning colt (Fastnet Rock x River Dove, by Hurricane Sky) that fetched $4million when knocked down to Emirates Park, and the half-brother to champion sprinter Starspangledbanner that made $2.4 million for Tyreel as agent for Makybe when bought by John Warren for Coolmore/ China Horse Club and a glorious filly (Fastnet Rock x Mani Bhavan, by Storm Boot) that made $1.55 million for Kia Ora Stud when secured by James Bester Bloodstock to be the highest priced filly of the sale.
Coolmore Stud finished at the top of the vendors list by aggregate having sold 33 yearlings for $9,645,000.
Overall, the 2013 Inglas Easter Sale has a gross figure of $84,444,090, an increase of 16% on 2012, with an average of $291,187 and the median price at $200,000.
By Owens Wong