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Records Smashed at Scone

Monday, 15th May 2017

A multitude of new records set across all key indicators assured the annual HTBA Scone Yearling Sale was a resounding success at White Park yesterday. The top seller was the I Am Invincible x Kiss Me Sophie colt (Lot 99) which was knocked down to trainer Paul Perry for $120,000. “He’s a real athletic-looking I Am Invincible. I’ve seen plenty of his progeny over the past few sales and this fella really looked the part, even better than some of those at the other major sales,’’ said Perry. “This colt is strong, robust, he just seemed to have something special about him, so hopefully we can develop him on the track now into a really nice racehorse.’’ The purchase, which was offered by Yarrandi Farm, was one of several records set at the sale including average ($19,747, up 30% year-on-year), median ($15,000, up 50% year-on-year) and gross ($3,396,500, up 26% year-on-year). Inglis’ National Bloodstock Manager Jonathan D’Arcy added: “There was as big a crowd as I’ve seen at White Park in a long time, the bidding was exceptional and the outstanding results wouldn’t be possible if not for a fantastic catalogue of well-presented yearlings.” Action at White Park continues today at 11 am with 58 Lots in the HTBA Scone Yearling Sale, followed by the Scone Weanling & Thoroughbred Sale.


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