Proven Thoroughbreds was greeted with a stronger than usual market at Melbourne’s Inglis Premier Yearling Sale but as is normally the case, some lots sneaked through the cracks.
The sale’s average price ($129,162) was up more than 11% on last year’s figure while the gross spend increased by almost $1.6 million.
Fortunately though we were able to acquire three lots for prices we deemed to be below the market indicators. After all, every horse has a price and Proven Thoroughbreds’ primary aim during sales time is to identify value.
Indeed, the best horse in the country at the moment, ALLIGATOR BLOOD, was bought for a modest $55k.
See trainer quotes, footage, photos and pedigrees on our latest purchases below:
— VANCOUVER x KICKER filly —
$50,000 + GST
“Lovely filly who I expect is going to continue to develop. VANCOUVER has had a great start to his stud career with a couple of metro winners and three stakes performers from only a handful of runners – I think he will only build on that during the second half of the 2yo season.” – Steve O’Dea
— KERMADEC x LOVE FOR RANSOM colt —
$95,000 + GST
“I’m a big fan of KERMADEC. He won a Doncaster and George Main Stakes – not many horses do that – and you can see the quality he throws in his offspring. This colt isn’t too heavy and caught my eye from the moment I saw him at the sales.” – Joe Pride
— SO YOU THINK x TIARE colt —
$70,000 + GST
“I think this colt has a great deal of scope and athleticism – I can see him developing into a beautiful horse. I’ve had a lot of luck with the SO YOU THINK progeny, namely FASIKA, and I’m excited about this one’s prospects.” – Joe Pride