Eliza Park has enjoyed a hugely successful auction season, celebrating the sale of the 70th yearling under its banner in 2010 at this week’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Setting up shop at the Gold Coast, Launceston, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, Eliza Park also consigned a draft to New Zealand for the first time, selling a Fusaichi Pegasus for $260,000 and Holy Roman Emperor for $180,000.
Meanwhile, on home turf, Eliza Park achieved the highest aggregate at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, selling the highest priced yearlings by Bel Esprit ($170,000), Canny Lad ($80,000), Choisir ($235,000), Commands ($140,000), Magic Albert ($60,000), Reset ($130,000) and Written Tycoon ($85,000).
But probably the most encouraging result out of yearling sales 2010 was Eliza Park’s clearance rate. In light of 80% (Easter) and 82% (Gold Coast) clearances at Australia’s two major sales, Eliza Park’s overall clearance of 92% - at all sales – is a litmus test for both the stud’s preparation and preparedness to meet the market.
A job well done to all the team at Eliza Park’s dedicated sales preparation facility – Smithfield Farm – which, after all, is still in only its second year of operation.