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Catalina Pastoral Purchases Tornado Twist Dam
Marking the seventh consecutive Inglis Digital Online Sale to gross in excess of $1 million since switching to twice-monthly auctions, yesterday’s 156-strong November (Late) catalogue turned over $1.3 million. An 85% clearance rate was recorded for the tried horse category, with 80 of the 94 racehorses (including race fillies) selling at the conclusion of the sale on Wednesday evening. But it was the broodmare category that again topped the Online Sale, with $105,000 realised for More Than Ready mare More Glory. Owned by Roger Sousa’s Platinum Racing & Breeding, More Glory was offered by Dave Mee’s Pinhook as agent, in foal to Denman and with a colt at foot by Arrowfield Stud’s first-crop sire Pariah. The 10YO mare, who has produced exciting Hong Kong galloper Tornado Twist (Denman), was snapped up by Victorian-based Gary and Yvonne Hutchins of Catalina Pastoral. Sharing second-top lot honours at $85,000 was classy 3YO Aussie (Snitzel) – a half brother to Starspangledbanner – who sold to BBR Bloodstock along with 4YO mare Heaven’s Deal (Spirit of Boom). Heaven’s Deal, winner of the Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes as a 2YO, was bought by Fernrigg Farm for $85,000.