A colt by emerging New Zealand-bred stallion Dundeel fetched the top price of $A250,000 at yesterday’s first day of the Inglis’ Great Southern Weanling Sale in Melbourne.
The Glastonbury Farms-consigned colt was one of three weanlings to make more than $200,000 at the sale yesterday, while another seven lots made $100,000 or more, underlining the increased competition between buyers at Oaklands Junction.
Bidding on the top lot of the opening session started at $100,000 before the Dundeel colt’s price quickly rose beyond $200,000, with Alan Fu from New Zealand landing the September born youngster.
The colt is the first foal out of the unraced Choisir mare Impossibly, who is a three-quarter sister to the stakes winner Champagne Harmony and a half-sister to the stakes-placed Sunnah. She is also a half-sister to Imposingly, who is the dam of Group 1 winner Bonneval, Group 2 winner Lord Arthur and fellow stakes winners Imposing Lass, Full Of Spirit and Lady Cumquat.
He will be sent to New Zealand to grow out before a decision is made as to what sale he will be offered at in 2020.