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Inglis Broodmare & Weanling Sale Day-2: $735K For Extreme Choice Dam
Headlined by the sale of the dam of Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Extreme Choice, 192 lots were sold at an average of $74,321 on day two of the 2016 Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale in Sydney yesterday. The unreserved dispersals of Bell View Park Stud and Bell River Thoroughbreds, as well as the reductions from Gooree Park Stud and Think Big Stud added to the strong results recorded, which included an excellent clearance rate of 90 per cent. Andrew Ferguson oversaw the dispersal of Bell River’s breeding stock from the auction box with their 23 mares netting $3,203,700 in gross sales, headed by blue hen mare Extremely (Lot 311), the dam of aforementioned top juvenile Extreme Choice. Extremely (Hussonet) was sold carrying a full sibling to Extreme Choice (by Not A Single Doubt) and after competition from Aquis Farm and Newgate Farm, eventual buyer YuLong Investments landed the final bid of $735,000. Extremely was one of three mares purchased by YuLong Investments, with Farm Manager Scott Williamson saying: “mares like Extremely don’t come up very often, and with the Bell River dispersal sale we thought it was a great opportunity to buy a mare of that quality that has produced arguably the best two-year-old of the year.” Bell View Park Stud’s mares were hotly inspected over the weekend and spirited bidding from a wide range of buyers saw the strong draft of 24 young mares in foal to commercial stallions average $125,354 and record three of the top ten Lots of the day. The unreserved reductions of Gooree Park Stud and Think Big Stud also drew plenty of interest from the sale’s buying bench, headlined by champion Faint Perfume. The best filly of her generation, Faint Perfume (Lot 274) was offered in foal to Redoute’s Choice and was secured by David O'Callaghan on behalf of Sun Bloodstock for $700,000, fetching the second-top price for the day. “She was obviously a really talented mare in foal to a great stallion, so we’re delighted to be able to buy her,” said David O'Callaghan. “She’ll head straight to Victoria and will visit one of Sun Stud’s resident stallions this season." The day finished as strongly as it began with Newgate Farm selling the day’s penultimate lot, Gr3 winning and Gr1 placed mare Pane In the Glass in foal to Deep Field, for $600,000 to James Harron Bloodstock. Pane In The Glass’ first foal was sold for $480,000 at the recent Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, highlighting the commercial appeal for her offspring. “On behalf of Inglis I would like to thank the principals of Bell River Thoroughbreds, Bell View Park Stud, Gooree Park Stud and Think Big Stud for entrusting Inglis to sell their breeding stock in Sydney today,” said Inglis National Bloodstock Director Jonathan D’Arcy. Day three will kick off at 10am today with Select Broodmares (Lots 443 to 532), Select Race Fillies and Mares (Lots 533 to 564), and a further group of Select Broodmares (Lots 565 to 659).