Boosted by the sale of Black Caviar’s half brother for more than $1 million, the Australian Easter Yearling sale remained buoyant at the second session on Wednesday.
Hawkes racing bought the champion mare’s sibling for $1,025 million after a spirited bidding duel with Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody.
The clearance rate on day two of the sale in Sydney was 72 per cent with predictions of 80 per cent overall for the three days,
The colt is the sale topper so far and one of two to reach the magic million dollar mark with Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan securing a three-quarter sister to Group winner Rothesay on day one.
William Inglis managing director Mark Webster said he was pleased with the overall results and was looking forward to Thursday’s final session.
“People still have a day to get a possible champion,” Webster said.
“We are happy. We looked at the world sales and this has held up well.
“Our average is good but the gross will be down because there are a hundred less lots than there were last year.”
The overall average stood at $241,000 after the second day.