At the end of the select session on Day 2 the gross was $11,185,250 from the sale of 345 weanlings at an average of $32,421.
The clearance rate climbed to 78%.
Top lot on Day 2 was lot a Zoustar colt from Morwell purchased by NZ trainer John Wheeler for $250,000.
Merrivale Farm sold the top lot and finished the sale with a 100% clearance rate for their seven weanlings offered.
Merrivale’s Jen Fowler was thrilled with the resultsl.
“To come here and top the sale with a beautiful colt is wonderful,” Fowler said.
“There’s been strong competition and there has been an enormous amount of interest.”
Hunter Valley operation Fernrigg Farm went to $225,000 for a Not A Single Doubt colt from Vicennalia offered by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.
Fernrigg’s Rae-Louise Farmer was pleased to buy the colt.
“It’s been frustratingly difficult to buy the nice horses at all levels but he was one we really wanted and it was a relief to get him,” Farmer said.
Victorian pinhookers Luke and Mags Anderson of Maluka Farm purchased a filly by Zoustar from Queen Of The Creek for $200,000 from Swettenham Stud.
Luke Anderson recognised that determined bidding was needed to buy a weanling of her quality.
“Zoustar is a stallion who does the job and she is a beautiful filly,” Anderson said.
“We have bought her in conjunction with Eion Kemp in New Zealand.
“It is a new partnership and we’ll see how we go when she comes back through Melbourne Premier Sale next year.”