Inglis boss Mark Webster admitted the second Chairman’s Sale on Thursday did not meet the high standards sets by the company but vowed to work on making it a success in the future.
“We have made great leaps this year with our transition to Riverside but acknowledge we have not got everything right. I feel with some changes next year we can build the Chairman’s Sale into a marquee event for trading elite level breeding stock.”
A catalogue that increased from 93 lots to 204 meant the average dipped from $328k to $228k. The clearance rate fell from 86% to 58%.
Belmont Bloodstock Agency bought 13 mares for a total of $2.68 million. Topping them all was Strutt Stakes LR winner Sebring Sally from Bell View Park for $400,000 in foal to American Pharoah.
Mark Pilkington struck twice with Veloce Forte (High Chaparral) the most expensive at $450,000. She is a winning half-sister to Gypsy Diamond (G2 MVRC Fillies Classic) and is in foal to Not A Single Doubt.
Boomer Bloodstock bought three mares with Whisper Bay (Royal Academy) leading the way at $280,000. A 2yo stakes winner for Lindsay Park at Caulfield, she has foaled Adelaide 2yo stakes winner Indian Thunder and is positive to Arrowfield Stud shuttler Shalaa (Invincible Spirit).
Craig Rounsefell was also on hand to help Musk Creek buy Leny's Here (Husson) for $130,000. She is an unraced daughter of Group 1 mare Devil Moon and was sold in foal to More Than Ready.
Bill Mitchell purchased NZ winner Snow Secret (Sakhee’s Secret) for $135,000 before winning out with $240,000 for Brisbane stakes performer Dysfunction (More Than Ready). She is positive to Zoustar.
Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) was formed in 1988 to maintain, improve and develop the standards, status and services of bloodstock agents throughout Australia. Its members operate with the utmost integrity and professionalism and are bound by the strict Industry Code of Conduct.