Well-related mare Starry Eyed topped the 2011 Inglis Scone Broodmare Sale, where just under $500,000 was traded.
In all 112 mares sold for $458,350 at a strong clearance rate of 87%.
Starry Eyed is a daughter of Rock Of Gibraltar from the former outstanding racemare Starstruck (13 wins, incl. G1 VRC Australian Cup, $912,895). She was offered by Coolmore Stud in foal to their exciting young Kingmambo stallion Henrythenavigator and sold for $42,000.
Danehill mare Magical Roma, carrying a positive test to Widden young gun Northern Meteor, brought the sale’s second highest lot at $30,000.
“This sale was typical in most of the sales we have seen this year in that there was good competition on the better lots, in particular those fillies and mares straight off the racetrack,” Inglis Bloodstock Director Jonathan D’Arcy said.
“The clearance rate was pleasing, but the reality is that it’s very much a buyers’ market at the moment and I am sure we will look back on this sale and a number of others this year as being great value buying.”
Mares sold at Scone went to buyers not only from New South Wales, but also Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and the Philippines.
Those lots passed in are still available for sale via the Inglis Make an Offer service.