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Tony McEvoy On Classic Spending Spree

Leading Victorian trainer Tony McEvoy took centre stage on Day 2 of the Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney.

Tony McEvoy On Classic Spending Spree

Leading Victorian trainer Tony McEvoy took centre stage on Day 2 of the Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney.

At the conclusion of Day 2 McEvoy had snapped up eight lots, including two of the three top-priced yearlings from the second session - a Zoustar fily from Special Favour ($340,000) and a Deep Field x Uncommon colt for $300,000).

McEvoy’s aim is to qualify them for the inaugural $2 million Millennium in 2019 to be run at Warwick Farm on the Saturday prior to the Classic Yearling Sale night session.


“Why wouldn’t I be here for that reason? It’s a fantastic initiative and I want to be the inaugural winning trainer,’’ McEvoy said.

“The Zoustar filly, she’s got class, a great head and eye and she’s fiesty, which I love.

“The Deep Field colt had a swagger about him, he looked a real athletic horse.’’

Sunday’s top lot was an I Am Invincible x Chickasaw colt offered by Yarraman Park knocked down to Sun Stud for $400,000.

Day 2 of the Classic Yearling Sale saw the average sit at $102,657, with a clearance rate of 90% and a gross after two sessions of $30,386,500.

Yarraman Park is the leading vendor by both aggregate ($1,922,500) and average ($192,250) while their star stallion I Am Invincible is leading sire by both aggregate ($2,505,000) and average for three or more sold ($278,333).

CLASSIC SALE STATISTICS – Sessions 1/2

Lots sold: 296

Clearance Rate: 90%

Average Price: $102,657

Median Price: $80,000

Top Price: $480,000

Gross: $30,386,500

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