Randwick Bloodstock Agency led FBAA members at the Inglis Great Southern Foal Sale with $90,000 for a filly from the last crop of Hinchinbrook.
Bred by Kate Nivison (Etak Thoroughbreds) and sold through Victorian-based nursery Shadwell Farm, she is the second foal of Buon Auspicio (Bernardini) who was a three-time Doomben winner for Bryan Guy. Her yearling is a Bel Esprit colt with Mornington trainer David Feek.
RBA principal Brett Howard bought the Hinchinbrook filly in association with Rushton Park’s David & Kayley Johnson. They have been involved in several ventures in recent years – one of the most recent being a Dundeel yearling colt that RBA bought from the Johnsons for $100,000 at this year’s Gold Coast Magic Millions.
He’s been named Keaton at will race for a Star Thoroughbreds syndicate with Denise Martin.
Sheamus Mills Bloodstock was next on the FBAA leader-board at Oaklands when bidding $72,000 for the So You Think - The Ivy colt (Lot 457) on Monday. SMB clients Chesapeake Thoroughbreds also sold a cracking Winning Rupert filly to Hall of Fame Bloodstock for $145,000.
Bluegrass Bloodstock paid $70,000 for the Deep Field – Fox Two colt catalogued as Lot 153. He was purchased on behalf of JR Thoroughbreds from Phoenix Broodmare Farm. “We’re rapt with our purchases at the Inglis Sale,” JR manager Josh Rodder said. “All our weanlings selected by gun agent Lenny Russo.”
The Deep Field colt is related to Malaguerra who parlayed a $32,000 price-tag at Oaklands into prizemoney of $1.89 million for Bluegrass client Bruno Micallizzi.
Pinhook Bloodstock bought five foals with the Reward for Effort - Alice's Restaurant colt (Lot 19) on top at $26,000. He’s a half-brother to Hong Kong winner Haymaker (Al Samer).
Other FBAA members with the sires of their best-priced foals were Group 1 Bloodstock (Sizzling), Mitchell Bloodstock (Needs Further), John Chalmers Bloodstock (Per Incanto) and Belmont Bloodstock (Manhattan Rain).
Inglis reported Foal Sale turnover of $11.18 million at an average of $32,421 and an ever-increasing clearance rate of 78%.
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.