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Bless Her Half Brother Tops Melbourne Gold

Friday, 17th July 2020

Lot 303, a Dundeel x Blessit colt offered by Maluka Farm, topped the Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale section of the Inglis Online auction, selling to Western Australia’s Peter Caporn for $120,000. The colt is a half-brother to talented 3YO Melbourne filly Bless Her, which has won her past four starts in Victoria including victories at Caulfield and Sandown at her past two outings. The Gold Sale, which was originally scheduled as a physical auction in April but due to COVID-19 restrictions ended up as an online sale in July, had two yearlings breach the $100,000 barrier, the other being Lot 436, a Teofilo colt out of Hot Augusta, purchased by Hong Kong owner Eden Wong for $110,000. The average of $14,849 and median of $10,000, were only a slight drop on 2019 despite the challenges surrounding the auction, while the top price of 2019 of $90,000 was twice readily surpassed.

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