A buying frenzy kicked off day one of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale with five million-dollar lots sold in one of the most frantic opening hours ever seen in a sales ring.
The sale was averaging more than half a million dollars after the opening hour, that number eventually dropping to $373,895 by the end of the day.
All told, there were seven million-dollar lots sold on Monday which kicked off the first Easter Sale at Inglis’s new Riverside complex.
Arrowfield Stud had an outstanding day, selling five lots for a million dollars or more, including a Snitzel filly out of Irish mare Azmiyna, which was the most expensive lot on the day going to Guy Mulcaster and Waller Racing for $1.3m.
Of the two million-dollar lots that weren’t offered by Arrowfield, one was by their star stallion Snitzel on account of Bhima Thoroughbreds, which was sold to Gai Waterhouse and Blue Sky Bloodstock for $1.2m.