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Colts Dominate Australian Weanling Sale Day-1

Thursday, 9th July 2020

An emotional Verna Metcalfe of Middlebrook Valley Lodge celebrated “an awesome result’’ as an Exceed And Excel colt she offered for long-time client Kate Gadsby topped Day 1 of the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale at Riverside on Wednesday. On a day where overall trade again defied the global economic conditions to hold up remarkably well, it was the colts that stole the show, filling the top 10 purchases. Lot 174 (Exceed And Excel x Count Your Money) ended the day on top, selling to Bruce Mackenzie for $260,000. The colt was offered by Metcalfe (pictured) – on behalf of Gadsby – who was thrilled with the result. “I thought he would make his $200k because the Exceed And Excels are hard to get but…actually I feel a bit emotional,’’ Metcalfe, whose Middlebrook Valley Lodge ended Day 1 as leading vendor by both aggregate and average, said. “I’ve said all along, this is the sale to come to. It’s the first weanling sale, bring them here, the good colts sell well…Inglis has done a top job trying to get people here, you’ve got to take your hats off to them.’’

Verna Metcalfe

A jubilant Verna Metcalfe of Middlebrook Valley Lodge (pic: inglis.com.au)
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