04/03/2005 11:00PM

Record mare price at Inglis

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Vinery Australia set a new broodmare auction price record of Aus$2.05 million Sunday at its dispersal through the Inglis auction house in Sydney.

Three Vinery mares - Mannington, Snowdrift, and In the Past - sold for Aus$1 million or more to break the previous Inglis broodmare record of Aus$900,000 set by Burst in 1996.

Mannington, a daughter of Danehill and former champion juvenile filly Bint Marscay, was the dispersal's top seller at Aus$2.05 million, or about $1.57 million U.S. Darley Australia bought the 8-year-old mare, who sold in foal to Red Ransom.

Snowdrift, a Polish Precedent mare, brought Aus$1.5 million from Paul Fleming, a Tyreel Stud associate. And In the Past, a Zafonic mare, sold for Aus$1.05 million, also from Tyreel Stud.

The Vinery dispersal sold 87 mares for about $14.7 million (U.S.) and an average price of about $168,683. The entire session, including the dispersal, sold 199 lots for about $22,342,705, an average of about $112,275.The broodmare sale was to continue through April 5.