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Inglis Broodmare & Weanling Sale Day-4: $780K For Circles Of Gold Daughter
A sensational four straight days of trade across weanlings, race fillies and broodmares finished on a high in Sydney yesterday, with total turnover for the 2016 Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale in excess of $34.5 million - the best result in six years - and an overall clearance rate of 87%. The record-breaking week started with weanlings, where $4,791,000 on 163 Lots was outlaid by buyers looking to capitalise on a thriving yearling market. Young and freshmen sires were hugely popular, with Pierro, Sizzling, Hinchinbrook and Declaration Of War all averaging over $50,000. Select Broodmares catalogued increased year on year by 10% yet gross receipts jumped by a remarkable 65% which is a great credit to the vendors for supporting the sale with better quality mares. Local and international farms and breeders competed strongly on 557 lots which has seen the average jump to $61,217 which is also a significant increase of 33% on the average in 2015. Topping the Select Broodmare sale was the regally-bred Comaneci (Lot 700) which was offered in foal to Fastnet Rock. James Harron Bloodstock secured the daughter of Oaks winner Circles Of Gold for $780,000. Dam of Gr1 Coolmore Stakes winner Japonisme, Haiku (Lot 783), faced competitive bidding from several parties before Tom Magnier on behalf of Coolmore and China Horse Club won out at $580,000. The Coolmore-bred mare will return to Jerry's Plains where she will foal down to Dissident and visit Vancouver in his first season. "Some exceptional results have been achieved at Newmarket this week, and we thank all vendors and buyers for their support," Inglis National Bloodstock Director Jonathan D'Arcy said. "The results reflect overwhelming confidence on the state of breeding in Australia and it is especially pleasing to see international investors' participating through their Australian based businesses, with farms and breeders refreshing their bloodstock and investing in the future." Horses have begun arriving on the grounds for both the Classic Yearling Sale Book Two and Autumn Thoroughbred Sales, where 102 yearlings, 11 broodmares and over 30 racing stock will be offered this Friday 6 May.