Curtain Comes Down At Newmarket
Newmarket’s 112-year history as Sydney’s bloodstock sales hub came to an end on Wednesday with bthe last session of the Australian Weanling and Broodmare Sale.
Jamie Inglis, the eldest of the fifth-generation family still involved in the company, auctioned the final lot to enter the famous Newmarket sale ring.
Sydney’s new thoroughbred sales center is being built at Warwick ‘Farm racecourse and will open next year.
Yu Long Investments was the leading buyer on the final day, securing two of the top four Lots including Passion Cheval, in foal to More Than Ready, for the top price of $270,000 from Vinery Stud.
Yu Long had been waiting the whole sale for the day’s top buy.
“She has a great page, the family is very strong and I’m very happy with the buy,’’ said Yu Long principal Mr Zhang.
Godolphin continued its fine tradition of securing a 100% clearance rate with their mares, selling all 40 of their offerings.
Their highest lot was Pretends, in foal to Lonhro, sold to Yu Long Investments for $230,000
The Chairman's Sale and Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale element of the past fortnight ended with a gross of $42,232,500 for 496 lots sold at an average of $85,146 and clearance rate of 87%.
Since the Classic Sale in February $254 million has been traded at Newmarket including 20 horses sold for $1 million or more.