Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) members have spent a combined $3.46 million on 75 lots at the Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale.
A buoyant buying bench at the Sydney sales complex saw overall turnover reach its highest level since 2010.
Belmont Bloodstock’s Damon Gabbedy topped the FBAA spend with 24 lots totalling $1.39 million. Among his buys was maiden mare Kissed By The Sun (Encosta de Lago) who won up to 2000m for Kris Lees. She cost $250,000 and is a half-sister to Group 1 champion Eremein plus stakes winners Peace Force (G3 Glenlogan Park Stakes) & Gliding (LR Ethereal Stakes).
Gabbedy also bid $80,000 for Sheikh Mohammed’s Group 3 placed mare Safe (Strategic). Her first foal Unbreakable (Hard Spun) is a last-start Caulfield winner and is being set for the G1 Queensland Derby.
Peter Ford outlaid $920,000 at Newmarket bolstered by $200,000 buys Ininthree (Generous) and Our Emily Mia (Reset).
Ininthree (NZ) is a superbly bred Te Rapa winner who filled out a remarkable record for her dam Parfore (Gold Brose). She has foaled eight winners including Group 1 stars Tiger Tees (The Galaxy), Terravista (Darley Classic) & Super Easy (Singapore Guineas).
Ford also purchased Our Emily Mia in conjunction with Princeton Stud. She is a half-sister to Linton (G1 Stradbroke Hcp) and won two in a row at Geelong before retiring last year. She is also a half-sister to Heatherly who can add another Group 1 win to the pedigree after a last-start placing in the Oakleigh Plate. Our Emily Mia is carrying a positive to Foxwedge.
Brett Howard’s Randwick Bloodstock signed for 10 mares and he also bought Encenito (Canny Lad) in association with Bylong Park.
Encenito was knocked down for $200,000 and is in foal to exciting newcomer Zoustar. She comes from a family of French stakes winners – her half-sister foaled ill-fated G2 Prix De Malleret winner Testosterone – and her dam is a half-sister to Scenic.
Sheamus Mills was active at the Foal Sale for Mornington breeders Graeme and Barbara Gathercole and then stepped up for another 11 lots at the Broodmare Sale.
USA bred stakes winner That’s How I Roll (Speightstown) looked money well spent at $130,000. Her Pierro colt sold for $340,000 to James Herron at the Inglis Easter Sale and she’s in foal to Smart Missile.
Mills also paid $80,000 for Dalaniwave (Dalakhani) in foal to Toronado. The Irish-bred mare is a half-sister to LR Epsom Woodcote Stakes winner Screwdriver and retired last year after winning four times around the Victorian provincial circuit.
Boomer Bloodstock’s Craig Rounsefell and Tim Stewart both targeted mares out of the Bell River dispersal. Coco Kerringle (Exceed and Excel) cost Rounsefell $210,000 in foal to Shooting To Win. Her 2yo filly Decoco won on debut for Ciaran Maher at Bendigo last month.
Stewart paid $180,000 for Caulfield winner Maglissa (Magnus). She is a daughter of G1 Flight Stakes winner Danglissa and is in foal to Hinchinbrook from her first cover on 1 September.
John Chalmers, Adrian Hancock and Duncan Ramage also filled out several orders for clients. Chalmers paid $95,000 for Merryvale (Zabeel) in foal to Zoustar. Her High Chaparral colt made $80,000 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier in March.
Hancock parted with $90,000 for Magic In Motion (Magic Albert). She was a smart sprinter-miler for Rob Heathcote in Brisbane and is in foal to Rubick.
Ramage bought Sydney winner Autumn Ember (Don Eduardo) for $80,000 on behalf of new Hunter Valley enterprise Kingstar Farm. She is a half-sister to Speak Fondly (G1 Flight Stakes) & Wild And Proud (G2 Hobartville Stakes) and changed hands with a positive to Hallowed Crown.