Widden Stud Enjoy Inglis Easter Success

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A world first virtual Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale this week presented plenty of challenge for vendors and buyers with the team at Widden adapting to the changed circumstances to achieve some great results for ourselves and our clients.

We sold 16 yearlings for $5,275,000 and had the honour of selling one of the seven individual million dollar horses that highlighted this sale, which unfolded as an unexpected success against a climate of financial uncertainty resulting from the pandemic.

Zoustar achieved his best ever result in the sale ring with the full brother to Sunlight selling for $1.1million to Hawkes Racing.

Zoustar had six yearlings in total sell at an average $383,333 with Widden also achieving a good result with one of his fillies from Lucky Angel that made $360,000 when bought by Anthony Cummings.

Sebring had 11 yearlings average $281,818 and his top seller came from our draft with the colt from proven stakes producer Fleeting Touch (USA) selling for $725,000 to Astute Bloodstock.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club also secured a Sebring, paying $550,000 for the half-brother to stakes-winner Zoustyle from Fashion (Ger) offered by Edinglassie Stud.

“Edinglassie’s Sebring colt was our pick of the sale,” said Craig Rounsefell, buying on behalf of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

“He is an outstanding type with a magnificent shoulder and girth, by a stallion who has a superb track record of success in Hong Kong with horses such as Aethero and Lucky Bubbles.”

Star Witness made his mark with a flashy chestnut colt from Academy Idol that made $200,000 for Riversdale when bought by Commendable Bloodstock.

We thank all successful purchasers and wish everyone the best of luck going forward.