Inglis Classic Records Rewritten
10th Feb 2015
The record books were rewritten in Sydney this week with the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Summer Book setting new benchmarks. The year on year average has risen 20 per cent, the median up 15 per cent and sale gross up an impressive 47 per cent, all at a record clearance rate of 86 per cent.
“We couldn’t be happier with the direction that Inglis Classic is heading. Vendors embraced the February timeslot with record entries and buyers have repaid that faith assembling in record numbers to purchase 86 per cent of lots offered,” said Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster.
459 lots have been sold for at a record average of $41,782 and median of $30,000 over the past three days. The overall sale gross of $19,178,000 is also a record for Inglis Classic.
27 yearlings by 16 different sires have been sold for $100,000 at the 2015 Summer Book, which is almost double the 15 lots recorded for 2014. The number of lots sold for $80,000 or more is up 126% from 23 in 2014 to 52 this year.
“Vendors should now have greater confidence to support the Inglis Classic Sale with even better types next year,” Webster added.
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Arrowfield Stud offered the final lot of the record breaking sale, with Lot 574 maintaining their 100% clearance record at an average of $79,958. Broadwater Farm, Widden Stud and Yarraman Park also grossed over $900,000 in sales this week.
Bell River Thoroughbreds, Fairview Park Stud, Ferndale Farm and Redbank North all averaged over $80,000 for their three or more lots sold, a great result for the smaller operations. A total of 45 vendors recorded a 100 per cent clearance rate at the 2015 Inglis Classic Summer Book.
Per Incanto, the sire of the sale topper, finished at the top of the sires list by average ($130,000) ahead of Beneteau (four at $108,750 avg), Lope de Vega (3 at $100,000), Smart Missile (12 at $87,292), Snitzel (10 at $85,000) and I Am Invincible (21 at $78,833).
Paul Perry (6 for $680,000) and McEvoy Mitchell Racing (8 for $661,000) swapped places at the top of the sale’s buyers list multiple times over the last few days, just ahead of Darby Racing (10 for $515,000).
Over 240 individual buyers have been successful at the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Summer Book, the largest and most diverse buying bench to attend a Classic Sale. NSW buyers accounted for half of all sales, but had plenty of competition from successful buyers from VIC, QLD, SA, WA, ACT, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China and South Africa.
Thanks to Inglis’ Make-An-Offer Service the clearance rate from Days One and Two have risen to 89%, but there are still many top racing prospects available to interested parties.
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All yearlings offered at the sale are eligible for entry into the $5,000,000 Inglis Race Series covering their 2YO, 3YO and 4YO racing seasons. The series includes many new features, including the boosted $500,000 2YO Inglis Nursery on Villiers Day in December 2015. For more information go to inglis.com.au/races
|Summer Book Statistics||2015||2014||Change :|
|Sold||459 (84%)||375 (84%)||-|
|Sire||Entries||Sold||Passed In||Aggregate||Av Price||Top Price||Median|
|Per Incanto (USA)||3||3||0||$390,000||$130,000||$310,000||$50,000|
|Lope de Vega (IRE)||3||3||0||$300,000||$100,000||$170,000||$75,000|
|Buyer||Location||Bought||Aggregate||Av Price||Top Price||Median|
|McEvoy Mitchell Racing||SA||8||$661,000||$82,625||$170,000||$73,000|
|James Harron Bloodstock / Snowden Racing||NSW||2||$470,000||$235,000||$310,000||$235,000|
|Vendor||Entries||Sold||Passed In||Aggregate||Av Price||Top Price||Median|
|Widden Stud, Widden Valley||49||43||2||$1,180,000||$27,442||$105,000||$20,000|
|Broadwater Thoroughbreds, Aberdeen||21||19||2||$1,139,000||$59,947||$260,000||$40,000|
|Arrowfield Stud, Scone||14||12||0||$959,500||$79,958||$170,000||$75,000|
|Yarraman Park Stud, Scone||17||13||3||$939,000||$72,231||$300,000||$54,000|
|Sledmere Stud, Scone||10||9||1||$576,000||$64,000||$310,000||$30,000|
|Vinery Stud, Scone||21||15||5||$563,000||$37,533||$90,000||$32,500|