|Three million dollar horses
during today's final session has boosted the figures to a "successful" level at
the Australian Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney this afternoon.
William Inglis & Son's managing director Reg Inglis was upbeat after the
final yearling had been sold at about 5.30pm today.
"Well it's been a very successful sale," Inglis
"It's a wonderful result considering the other sales
around the country, with the exception of Melbourne, all experience a drop."
"Our figures this year slipped a little, and I was
expecting us to come close to those levels and we did," he added.
The highlight during today's final session was the sale of
Stratheden Stud's Danehill filly half sister to Assertive Lass and Assertive Lad for $1.5
million - a record for a filly in Australia and an equal record overall. She was knocked
down to Demi O'Byrne acting as agent for Coolmore.
The other feature sales today included a Danehill-Verocative
colt for $1.4 million to Gooree and a Sunday Silence-Tinaca colt to New Zealand based Rob
McAnulty for $1.1 million.
The average for today's final session was an impressive
$168,892, boosting the overall average to $160,780.
Of the 550 horses catalogued there were 404 sales, 49
withdrawals and 97 youngsters failed to reach their reserve giving a clearance rate of
80.5%. The sale grossed some $64,955,000, down on last year's of just over $67 million.