Paul Perry Pays Record Price At Scone Sale
Sunday, 14 May 2017:
Leading Newcastle trainer Paul Perry paid $120,000 for the I Am Invincible from Kiss Me Sophie.
“He is a colt who wouldn’t have been out of place at much bigger sales than this’’ Perry said of the record breaker.
"He’s a real athletic-looking I Am Invincible. I’ve seen plenty of his progeny over the past few sales and this fella really looked the part, even better than some of those at the other major sales.
“[I Am Invincible] is doing an amazing job. They come on quick, and they train on too, so you can’t ask for much more than that from a stallion."
The sale average of $19,747 was up 30% year-on-year), the median of $15,000, rode by 50% and the gross of $3,396,500 was up 26% year-on-year.
The clearance rate ended at 91%.
Day 2 of the sale at White Park on Monday with 68 yearlings followed by the Scone Weanling & Thoroughbred Sale with a supplementary catalogue of 24 horses to be offered.
2017 HTBA SCONE YEARLING SALE STATISTICS
(2016 figures in brackets)
Lots Sold: 172 (178)
Clearance Rate: 91% (90%)
Average Price: $19,747 ($15,150)
Median Price: $15,000 ($10,000)
Top Price: $120,000 ($115,000)
Gross: $3,396,500 ($2,696,750)