The Australian bloodstock market again defied the global trend of Coronavirus-inflicted economic downturn with some extraordinary results at Friday’s Inglis Chairman’s Sale.
Cape-based stallion Time Thief, who has two lots on the BSA Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale at end July, produced the top lot in the shape of his dual Gr1 winning daughter and the Yarraman Park-offered In Her Time, which realised A$2m to Newgate Bloodstock.
Held as a virtual auction for the first time, the Chairman’s Sale offered some of the southern hemisphere’s most sought-after broodmare prospects and the top of the market especially didn’t disappoint, with four lots selling for A$1m or more – equalling the figure of last year’s sale – while a further seven sold for A$500,000 or more.
A Redoute’s Choice half brother to Laisserfaire, his notable filly in SA is the Gr1 placed Yessiricanboogie.
Time Thief stands at Nadeson Park Stud.