Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale Review: Day 2

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Coolmore successfully wore two hats on the closing day of the Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale with a winning play for a mare with a rich pedigree and later received top dollar as vendors of two well-related mares in foal to exciting stallion prospects.

At A Glance

>> Coolmore starred in two roles with success from the buying bench and as a vendor, offering a pair of high-profile mares.

>> Twin Hills Stud secures a well-performed mare with a deep pedigree for $200,000 and compliments Inglis on the success of the sale.

>> Shadowbrook Bloodstock is keen to expand its Victorian breeding operation and added quality to its broodmare band in the form of High Hostess (NZ) (High Chaparral {Ire}) for $200,000.

>> Select Race Fillies and Broodmare Sale grossed $10,338,750 with a clearance rate of 76 per cent and an average of $42,199.

>> Coolmore was the leading vendor by aggregate with 24 lots sold for $1,502, 200 and, for three or more lots sold, Segenhoe Stud was the leading vendor by average with nine lots sold at an average of $73,556.

Coolmore plays the aces

Coolmore was firstly won over by a mare with a speedy pedigree and went to $200,000 for Aljawzaa (Exceed And Excel), Lot 477, presented by Yarraman Park Stud.

In foal to the dual Group 1 winner Impending, Aljawzaa was a juvenile winner and she is a sister to Eximius who won twice at Listed level.

“On that mating I reckon she’ll breed a good, fast 2-year-old,” Coolmore Nominations and Stallions’ Manager Colm Santry said.

Coolmore’s pre-sale expectations were met by the purchase price of Aljawzaa, who is in foal to the dual Group 1 winner Impending (Lonhro).

“She’s a sister to a stakes winner and it’s a very fast family with Canny Lad and Dehere there.” - Colm Santry.

“We valued her at around that sort of mark,” Santry said. “She’s a sister to a stakes winner and it’s a very fast family with Canny Lad and Dehere there.”

Also on the pedigree page are the G1 Golden Slipper S. and the G2 Silver Slipper winner Mossfun (Mossman) and Mawahibb (Magic Albert), who as Aramco won two black type sprints in Singapore.

“The market here is very strong at the top end, especially for nice, young mares,” Santry said.

Aljawzaa is seen as an ideal consort for Coolmore’s new shuttle stallion Saxon Warrior (Jpn), an unbeaten Group 1 winning juvenile who trained on to win the G1 2000 Guineas.

Fast and Sexy to Twin Hills

Later in the session, Coolmore offered the well-performed Fast And Sexy (Fastnet Rock) as Lot 564 and she was snapped up by Olly Tait’s Twin Hill’s Stud for $200,000.

“Fastnet Rock is becoming a good broodmare sire and in time he’ll be a great broodmare sire,” Tait said.

“She’s a lovely mare and Group 1 placed as a 2-year-old and a number of wins in Sydney on top of that. It’s hard to get these ones so happy to have her.”

Fast And Sexy is also in foal to No Nay Never (USA), but a future mating for the mare has yet to be decided.

“He’s off to a phenomenal start in the Northern Hemisphere and I hope he does the same here,” Tait said. “

“She’s from the family of Invincible Spirit and hopefully, she can throw us some nice foals and we can bring them back here and sell them as yearlings very well.

“We’ll get the mare home and then make our minds up. There are lots of different options for her and we’ll continue to give that a bit of thought.”

"All the right people are here and Inglis is to be complimented on that.” - Olly Tait.

Tait was also impressed by the strength of the sale at the Riverside Stables.

“Inglis has done a great job getting people here, it’s a professional market,” Tait said. “All the right people are here and Inglis is to be complimented on that.”

Tom Moore, Coolmore Marketing and Nominations, wasn’t surprised Tait landed the final blow to get Fast And Sexy.

“She has a lot going for her. Olly Tait is very savvy and knows value when he sees it so we wish him all the very best with her,” he said.

Navy cover appealing

Coolmore’s High Chaparral (Ire) mare High Hostess (NZ) was offered in foal to the former crack sprinter Merchant Navy (Fastnet Rock) and Lot 590 was knocked down to Shadowbrook Bloodstock, of Victoria.

“We’re not getting any younger and we’re looking to down-size that part of the operation and upsize the breeding.” - Norm Hassell.

“We’re about 10 minutes south of the Cranbourne racecourse, we’ve been there about 12 years,” Norm Hassell said. “We’ve got a small farm and pre-dominantly do pre-training and a lot of rehab for horses of all types recovering from injuries.

“We’re not getting any younger and we’re looking to down-size that part of the operation and upsize the breeding.”

High Hostess’ cover to Merchant Navy was particularly attractive, with fingers crossed for a positive outcome this time.

“We’ve got a good mare at home and she slipped to Merchant Navy,” Hassell said. “This is a terrific mating for this mare.”

“High Hostess is young and we’ll have a lot of good times with her, I’m sure.” - Noem Hassell.

A winner over 1400 metres, High Hostess is out of Abeel Hostess (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}), who was successful five times up to 1800 metres. She is a three-quarter sister to the three-time Group 3 winner Zabarra (NZ).

“High Hostess is young and we’ll have a lot of good times with her, I’m sure,” Hassell said. “We haven’t thought that far ahead for a stallion for next season – you don’t make decisions on race day.”

Sale a success

The revamped Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale and the Chairman’s Sale was deemed an overwhelming success with Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster saying the restructured sales format and scheduling played a significant role in the positive results.

“I’d like to thank all our clients who supported these sales and I wish the buyers the best of luck with their new purchases.’’ - Mark Webster.

“We listened to the feedback from our clients after some indifferent results last year, we changed some things around and I’m thrilled with how the past four or five days have played out for everyone,’’ Webster said.

Mark Webster

“There was strong, competitive bidding across all three sales – the weanlings, the Chairman’s and the broodmares – and that led to many great results for the breeders and vendors.

“I’d like to thank all our clients who supported these sales and I wish the buyers the best of luck with their new purchases.’’

Friday night’s Chairman’s Sale was also a resounding success, with Henry Field of leading vendor Newgate Consignment describing it as a “really well executed sale’’.

“It was a great job by the Inglis team keeping the catalogue very tight and the buying bench very big,’’ Field said.

“It was a terrific sale. Every single mare we put to the market sold for above the reserve and the competition on most mares, there were three or more buying groups on them. That’s testimony to the depth of the buying bench.’’

Sale stats

The broodmare sale completed a major four days of action which resulted in:

*The two days of select and general race fillies and broodmares averaging $42,199 and clearing an improving 76 per cent through the ring.

*Thursday’s select weanlings clearing 85 percent and averaging $36,088 for 177 foals sold.

*The Chairman’s Sale ending with a clearance rate of 92 per cent and average of $427,315, a record for a Southern Hemisphere sale .

*In total over the four days of selling almost $40 million was grossed.


Top Lots - Day 2

477AljawzaaExceed and ExcelMareImpending $200,000 T Magnier NSWYarraman Park Stud, Scone
564Fast and SexyFastnet RockMareNo Nay Never $200,000 Twin Hills Stud Pty Ltd NSWCoolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
590High Hostess (NZ)High Chaparral (IRE)MareMerchant Navy $200,000 Shadowbrook Bloodstock VICCoolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
545Diamond EarthChoisirMareChurchill (Ire) $160,000 Cambridge Stud NEW ZEALANDEdinburgh Park Stud, Wingham
593Honolulu LassHinchinbrookMareEpaulette $120,000 Mitchell Bloodstock (FBAA) NSWYarraman Park Stud, Scone
605IstiraahaRedoute's ChoiceMareImpending $120,000 Yarramalong Park QLDYarraman Park Stud, Scone
621Lead HussonHusson (ARG)MareDundeel (NZ) $120,000 Rothwell Park NSWNewhaven Park, Boorowa
515CatenaHinchinbrookMareBetter Than Ready $110,000 John Foote Bloodstock Pty Ltd QLDEdinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
457We BetchaEncosta de LagoMarePariah $100,000 Hopetoun Lodge VICCoolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
504BubblenotNot a Single DoubtMareRibchester (Ire) $100,000 Yarramalong Park QLDGoodwood Farm, Murrurundi
530Count Your FingersGeneral NediymMareCarravaggio (USA) $100,000 Twin Hills Stud Pty Ltd NSWCoolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
546Diamond FeverHigh Chaparral (IRE)MareDeep Field $100,000 Ferguson Bloodstock NSWKingstar Farm, Denman
568FiftyshadesofgreyWritten TycoonMareRubick $100,000 Rothwell Park Thoroughbreds NSWEdinburgh Park Stud, Wingham

Top Buyers

Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd5 $602,000 $120,400 $220,000
Cambridge Stud4 $445,000 $111,250 $160,000
B Kwok10 $412,000 $41,200 $85,000
Duke Property Group4 $385,000 $96,250 $205,000
Yarramalong Park5 $351,000 $70,200 $120,000
D Hanley7 $305,000 $43,571 $90,000
Twin Hills Stud Pty Ltd2 $300,000 $150,000 $200,000
Harry McAlpine Bloodstock7 $280,500 $40,071 $155,000
Rothwell Park3 $278,000 $92,667 $120,000
Mitchell Bloodstock (FBAA)5 $248,000 $49,600 $120,000

Top Vendors by Average (3 or more sold)

Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone1190$662,000 $73,556 $220,000
Davali Thoroughbreds, Luskintyre641$278,000 $69,500 $160,000
Edinburgh Park Stud, Wingham16114$757,000 $68,818 $160,000
Yarraman Park Stud, Scone19160$1,084,000 $67,750 $205,000
Goodwood Farm, Murrurundi14101$643,000 $64,300 $135,000
Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains25241$1,502,000 $62,583 $220,000
Amarina Farm, Denman440$237,000 $59,250 $90,000
Kingstar Farm, Denman642$218,000 $54,500 $100,000
Newhaven Park, Boorowa650$269,000 $53,800 $120,000
Sledmere Stud, Scone16132$582,500 $44,808 $95,000

Top Vendors by Aggregate

Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains25241$1,502,000 $62,583 $220,000
Yarraman Park Stud, Scone19160$1,084,000 $67,750 $205,000
Edinburgh Park Stud, Wingham16114$757,000 $68,818 $160,000
Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone1190$662,000 $73,556 $220,000
Goodwood Farm, Murrurundi14101$643,000 $64,300 $135,000
Sledmere Stud, Scone16132$582,500 $44,808 $95,000
Lime Country Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, Burradoo1695$385,500 $42,833 $105,000
Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone17152$380,000 $25,333 $100,000
Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone1283$301,000 $37,625 $110,000
Davali Thoroughbreds, Luskintyre641$278,000 $69,500 $160,000