THE Scone Yearling Sale has gone from strength to strength with three horses selling for $100,000 or more for the first time in the sale’s history.
The two-day sale kicked off on Sunday at White Park with two fillies and a colt each reaching six figures.
Southern Cross Breeders was the leading vendor by aggregate ($227,000) and average for three or more horses sold ($56,750) and supplied the day’s top Lot, a Wandjina x Galleries filly which sold for $110,000 (Lot 20).
A Nicconi x Brookton Flare filly (Lot 173) offered by Holbrook Thoroughbreds also sold for six figures at $105,000 and a Deep Field x Bouzy Rouge colt (Lot 171) out of Retreat Farm made $100,000.
The average sat at $16,601 with a median of $10,000, clearance rate of 82% and gross of $2,639,500.
Leading buyer was Laming Racing, buying five horses for $130,000 with Glenn and Cody Morgan also buying five horses.
Widden Stud’s Nicconi topped the sire stats, with all three of his progeny selling for a total of $195,000.
Inglis’ General Manager of Bloodstock Jonathan D’Arcy was pleased with the day’s proceedings.
“The top end of the market was very good and to sell three horses for $100,000 or more was a great result for our vendors,’’ D’Arcy said.
“Throughout the year we’ve seen the market being selective in the middle-to-lower end and that was similar today.
“The well-presented yearlings with commercial pedigrees exceeded their reserves on many occasions and the clearance rate of 82% was a fair indication that the majority of breeders were prepared to meet the market.’’
Day two of the HTBA Scone Yearling Sale continues today at White Park with a further 90 Lots followed by the Scone Weanling & Thoroughbred Sale with a 62 Lot catalogue.