The Melbourne August Thoroughbred Sale came to a conclusion at Oaklands on Friday August 20, with the two day sale total falling just short of the $2million mark.
In all, 292 horses were sold across the breeding and racing sections for a total of $1,964,950.
Stakes placed Encosta De Lago mare Game Serena topped the opening session, knocked down to Bell View Park Stud (NSW) for $86,000. She is the winner of seven races and was also stakes placed in the Group 3 MVRC Inglis Mile.
Day 2 was topped by another daughter of Encosta De Lago, Miss Presidential. From the family of Rock Of Gibraltar, she was sold for $50,000. Lonhro mare Miss Monhro topped the supplementary racing stock session when knocked down for $45,000.
“What was most notable was the excellent clearance of 91% across all sessions, which is reflective of the strong demand for breeding and racing stock at this time of the year,” Inglis Director Peter Heagney said.
“At the top end of the market, the better performed racehorses and nicely bred fillies all sold extremely well.”