Dundeel filly heads successful Melbourne Gold sale

28th Apr 2019

A Dundeel filly highlighted a strong day of trade at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale.

The filly was offered by Jazcom Thoroughbreds as lot 70 in the sale and was purchased by Tony Ottobre for $90,000.

Ottobre was thrilled to add the filly as he saw the similarities with his star High Chaparral filly Princess Jenni.

“She is very similar in type to Princess Jenni, who we obviously have a massive opinion of,” Ottobre said.

“I went through the catalogue looking for Classic horses and am excited to get this filly.

“When she was brought out of her box I could hear her walking out and as soon as I saw her I thought that is exactly the classic walk that a stayer possess.

“She will be trained by David Brideoake.”

Colin Branthwaite of Jazcom thoroughbreds was in high spirits after the sale.

“It was a really good result for a very nice filly, a classic style filly,” Branthwaite said.

“A lot of people liked her, she was popular during inspections and had a good number of x-ray hits.

“Really, you couldn’t fault the filly.

“The purchaser was after a classic style filly and she’s certainly a nice one.”

The strength and depth of the buying bench for the sale was realised with a clearance rate of 87% with further private purchases likely to be completed.

Inglis’ Victorian Bloodstock Manger Simon Vivian was thrilled with the results of the sale.

“The level of interest and participation in the sale has been strong which is really pleasing,” Vivian said.

“We had significant number of individual buyers including a great cross section of Victorian trainers.

“A lot of the top Victorian trainers were active at today’s sale; Lindsay Park, Maher/Eustace, Mick Price and Mike Moroney just to name a few.

“Further, there has been strong international interest in the sale as well with active buyers from Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Macau.

“With the VOBIS Raceday yesterday and the success of today’s sale, it really goes to show the exceptional shape of the Victorian breeding industry.

“I would like to thank both the buyers and vendors for the support of the sale.”

All the yearlings sold today are eligible to be nominated for the $8m Inglis race series.

Inglis’ next auction is the Australian Broodmare & Weanling sale, which begins with Weanlings going through at Riverside Stables on Thursday, May 2.

To view the catalogue for the 2019 Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale, CLICK HERE.

On Friday night Riverside Stables will host the Inglis Chairman’s sale, featuring an elite catalogue of 58 fillies and mares as well as a 2019 nomination in Trapeze Artist and a share in stallion Russian Revolution.

To view the catalogue for the 2019 Inglis Chairman’s Sale, including videos for many of the lots offered, CLICK HERE.


(2018 statistics in brackets)

Lots Sold: 188 (200)

Clearance Rate: 87% (79%)

Average Price: $18,326 ($19,265)

Median Price: $11,000 ($13,000)

Top Price: $90,000 ($120,000)

Gross: $3,445,250 ($3,853,000)

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