The first season sire that made the biggest impression during the first session of the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale was Yarraman Park’s Hellbent, who sired a colt from Sister Madly to make $140,000 at Riverside Stables on Wednesday.
Knocked down to Spyglass, the Segenhoe Stud consigned colt is a half-brother to three winners from Group II winning Redoute’s Choice mare Sister Madly.
The colt was the first progeny of first season stallion Hellbent to be offered at public auction and the purchase was made by Andrew Williams Bloodstock, on behalf of Spyglass.
“Spyglass is a mixed syndicate put together with a collection of Aussies and Kiwis, trying to buy a few quality horses in this market,’’ Williams said.
“We saw this colt on the farm at Segenhoe initially and he made the second list to go back and have a look at him at the complex and he really caught our eye. He’s a sharp looking horse, medium size, good action. I am really like these Hellbents, they are great-shaped horses and I’m really quite excited by him.’’
Segenhoe’s Brian Clarke added: “He’s really nice with a great shape, precocious, a real two-year-old sprinting type.
“We were really happy with the price we got and good luck to those who purchased him.
“He was very popular with parades so we were pretty confident he’d sell well but that was definitely above our expectations, so we’re delighted.”