Breednet’s Tara Madgwick sums up the 2013 Melbourne Premier …
The performance of first season sires at our major yearling sales is always a topic of interest so we’ve delved into the 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale results to see which young sires found favour.
It was a market that can only be seen as quite unforgiving given the clearance rate of 76%, which is the lowest of any major sale in Australasia this year (barring NZB Select 71%) and the lowest at this sale since 2009 when it fell to 75%.
That said, there was good money for quality and Eliza Park’s Wanted led the freshman sire charge as he was always expected to do.
A Group One winning son of Fastnet Rock, Wanted has been super popular at earlier sales this year and demand for his stock continued in his home state.
Wanted averaged just shy of $100,000 and had six youngsters sell for $100,000 or more among his 14 in total, the best a colt from Dushanbe that made $220,000 for Kornong Stud Farm when knocked down to BC3 Thoroughbreds.
His progeny have impressed across the board and no doubt his half dozen for the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale next month will also hit the mark.
Wanted started his stud career off in a comfortable fashion covering just 75 mares in his first season followed by 112 in 2011, but last year the brakes were released and he covered 179 mares at a fee of $33,000, so his supporters will be hoping they run as well as they look in the sale ring.