Jemss Tops Inglis Digital June

Media Release - Thursday June 25

A fifth consecutive sale gross in excess of $3m has seen the first six months of 2020 trade on the Inglis Digital online platform eclipse the entire 2019 earnings.

The June (Late) sale realised $3,053,950 this evening, bringing the overall tally of the twice-monthly online auctions so far for 2020 to $22,217,650 in just six months, surpassing the gross for the entire 2019 of $22,129,633.

The sale was topped by Stakes-placed 2YO filly Jemss (Exosphere), offered by her trainer David Payne and purchased by Tom Nikolic Racing for $155,000.

Jemss sold for $155,000

Nikolic, who regained his trainers’ licence three weeks ago and will train out of Cranbourne, described Jemss as “a largely untapped filly’’.

“She’s only had the five runs and is already Stakes placed, she’s got a lot of potential and I can’t wait to get her down here,’’ Nikolic said.

“I really like her sire, I think Exosphere throws a great type and Jemss is certainly that, she’s a very strong and progressive filly and being lightly raced she has no issues, seems a pretty straight forward filly.

“She’s rising three so if she can perform on the track as we hope then she’ll have really good residual value as a broodmare as well.’’

Payne believed Nikolic would have “a lot of fun’’ with the filly.

Advertisement

“I’m very happy with that price, she’s a nice filly who will let down into a beautiful mare,’’ the trainer said.

“She’s got black type which is a big plus too down the track.

“I think the [Inglis Digital] platform is faultless really. I’ve also bought quite a few online through Inglis and let’s face it, it’s been very successful so why wouldn’t you keep coming back, both as a buyer and vendor.’’

The sale’s second-top lot was Dance (Not A Single Doubt), formerly of the Peter and Paul Snowden stable.

The 2YO colt, offered by Newgate Farm (as agent) sold to A Value Consulting Limited for $135,000.

A Value Consulting Limited's Director Dr. Alan Lee – who also purchased Esperance, the top lot at the June (Early) Online Auction - said Dance would be gelded and initially trained by Bjorn Baker at Warwick Farm, before ultimately being sent to Hong Kong to finish his career.

“Being by Not A Single Doubt, Dance can race for a long time and he’s very suitable for long-term racing life in Hong Kong,’’ Dr. Lee said.

“According to his pedigree and conformation he should be a miler or middle distance in HK, we just need to be patient with him.

“Our original budget was $100,000 but we advised our client to increase the budget for this beautiful colt.

“Bjorn Baker is A Value Consulting Limited's loyal partner in Australia and we have worked with many pretty horses before. He helped us to manage the inspection before bidding.

“Our research team will study all horses including broodmares in each Inglis online sale to find some bargain choices for our clients.’’

Henry Field from vendor Newgate Farm was pleased with the result.

“We’re very satisfied with the price and to be fair we sell the majority of our tried horses through Inglis Digital – mostly unreserved - and we feel we consistently get a fair price with plenty of positive surprises thrown in,’’ Field said.

“We take pride in the stock we offer and we’ve sold a lot of future winners off the platform which is something we have wanted to do from the outset, to be known as sellers of winners.

“It’s a super transparent marketplace and that’s what I really like about it.’’

The Inglis Digital June (Late) Online Auction finished with a clearance rate of 76%, while Jemss, Dance and Agassi ($115,000) are three of 54 horses to sell for $100,000 or more on the Inglis Digital platform since 2018.

Another happy participant of the sale was Nick Williams, who sold all four of his offerings – Venice Beach, Spanish Steps, Sir Edwin Landseer and Baritone – in the Hudson Conway Racing draft.

“We’re thrilled they’ve all been sold and have all found quality new homes. They’ll win plenty of races between them,’’ Williams said.

“The Inglis Digital platform is fantastic, so user-friendly and it’s great to see the bloodstock world come into the 21st century with Inglis leading the way online.’’

Entries are now open for the July (Early) Online Auction, which is scheduled to run from July 10-15.

Entries close on Wednesday July 8.

To enter, CLICK HERE.

Advertisment
More Reading...
Greatness is Planned
Great stallions rarely appear by accident and one of the world’s best farms has a happy knack for creating champion racehorses and champion sires capable of reshaping the world of racing and breeding.
Maurice Off The Mark in Japan
Japan’s Horse Of The Year Maurice is off the mark as sire following the barnstorming victory of the Hidetaka Tadokoro-trained Kaiser Nova in a 1200 metres Newcomers race at Hakodate on Saturday.
Magic Millions Revise Winter Sale Dates Due To COVID-19
Magic Millions have announced that given the current Government restrictions, the dates for the 2020 National Sale have been revised to ensure the best possible conditions for vendors and buyers.
Love Conquers All's Wapiti Off The Canvas in Winx Guineas
Favourite backers looked to be in trouble when the Tony Gollan-trained Knight Mariner claimed the heavily backed Wapiti inside the 100 metres of Saturday’s Group III Winx Guineas (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast but son of Love Conquers All began to rally under Sean Cormack to score by three-quarter of length.
Deep Field Equals Record
The record for individual Australian winners in a season for a second crop sire is held by Northern Meteor with 80 winners, a number equalled by his son Deep Field on Saturday.
Fairhill Farm Weanlings on Show at Riverside Stables
Mike and Debbie O’Donnell of Fairhill Farm have been great supporters of the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale and will present a cracking draft of 28 youngsters at the 2020 sale on July 8 and are saving the best for last – a half-sister by Pierro to Darley Princess Series winner Fiesta, so let’s check them out -  Lots 1 to 324.
Cream Rises in First UK Group I – Nicks that Click
Group I racing returned to the UK overnight with the running of the Coronation Cup Stakes (1m4f) at Newmarket with two of the world’s best sires combining to produce the winner Ghaiyyath, who carved out a new course record in beating last year’s Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyk and champion long distance stayer Stradivarius.
Wow! Brazen Beau's North Pacific Breaks his Maiden in Style
The highest price lot at the 2019 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, North Pacific showed he could be a major player in the three-year-old features in the spring following a hugely impressive performance in Saturday’s Darley 2yo Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens.
A Closer Look at a Legend
Our ‘Closer Look’ statistical stories on various sires have been super popular with our audience and I’ve been putting off doing this one as I knew it would involve a lot of work, but I’m sure it’s a worthwhile effort as we’re delving into the record of a sire that has made the last 20 years his own.
Magic Millions First Season Sires – All You Need to Know
The positive reception afforded the progeny of many first season sires at the 2020 Magic Millions Yearling Sale this year was one of the highlights of the sale and particularly interesting is the top three sires by average, who are all shuttle sires led by Coolmore’s Triple Crown hero American Pharoah (USA).