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Inglis Broodmare & Weanling Sale Day-1: $230K For Medaglia Colt
The 2015 Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale got off to a confident start with 194 weanlings traded among a broad local and international buying bench at Newmarket yesterday. Bidding was strong throughout the day, particularly in the Platinum Session where 103 x-rayed weanlings were sold at an impressive average of $48,017, median of $31,000 and a clearance rate of 84 per cent. "Today's results are a clear indicator to vendors that x-raying their premium weanlings and offering them in Sydney is a great way of giving buyers confidence to invest," said Inglis' Managing Director Mark Webster. "There is plenty of strength in the market and we are pleased to see vendors that brought their better weanlings here get rewarded in the sale ring, which sets a great base on which to build this sale," added Webster. Topping yesterday's Platinum session was a striking colt by Medaglia d'Oro out of the unraced Anabaa mare Kiss The Sun (Lot 110). Consigned by Middlebrook Valley Lodge, the bay colt from the family of Gr1 Blue Diamond winner Undoubtedly was secured for $230,000 by American bloodstock agent Roderick Wachman. Leading the sires' table by both average and aggregate (3 or more sold) is Coolmore's star freshman Pierro. All three of his weanlings offered were sold for a total of $430,000, averaging $143,333. Snitzel continued his outstanding run this year selling three at an average of $118,333, while Sebring had three of his weanlings sell for an average of $91,667. The progeny of All Too Hard and I Am Invincible averaged $72,500 (4 for $290,000) and $42,900 (5 for $214,500) respectively.