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Inglis Great Southern Sale Day-3: $125K Mares Share Top Billing
The Broodmare Session concluded on the third day of the 2015 Inglis Great Southern Sale, grossing $2,290,900 on 196 Lots sold. Following the trend set by the Weanling Sessions, strong increases were recorded across key metrics. "Overall, the broodmare section has achieved very satisfactory results. There was again good competition on the better quality mares but the sale also highlighted the widening gap between commercial and non-commercial mares," said Inglis' Victorian Director Peter Heagney. The day's top priced Lots came late in the day when two mares from the supplementary session reached $125,000. The first was Lamiraqui (Lot 747) which Eliza Park International secured from the draft of Rosemont Stud. The daughter of Choisir is the dam of two winners including Gr1 performer Pressing, and is carrying a full sibling from an early September cover to Sebring. "She is probably the best mare in the catalogue in terms of pedigree so $125,000 was reasonable value we thought," said Eliza Park International's Phil Marshall. The Blevic mare Streetcar Stella (Lot 760) carrying a September cover to I Am Invincible sold from the draft of Stonehouse Thoroughbreds to Sheamus Mills Bloodstock on behalf of Mark Corbo and Tim Davis of Star Witness Bloodstock, also for $125,000. "The mare will head straight to Widden Stud to foal down, and will visit Star Witness in the spring," said Mills. Leading buyer (number of Lots) at the sale for the third consecutive day was Paul Willetts Bloodstock. The New Zealand agent signed for seven mares for a number of clients, outlaying a total of $102,650. The fourth and final day of the 2015 Inglis Great Southern Sale begins at 10:30am today.