Lonhro leads the way at Easter for the Darley stallions

Yearlings by the Champion sire are in high demand

With the second day of the Inglis Easter yearling sale recording better results than day one, Champion sire Lonhro had three yearlings sell for more than AUS$500,000, becoming three of the top five yearlings ever sold by the stallion.

A half-brother to the recent G2 winner Steps In Time, the Kitchwin Hills (as agent)-consigned lot 351 was knocked down to Randwick trainer John O’Shea for AUS$580,000, the equal second highest priced yearling ever to sell by Lonhro.

Lot 319, a brown Lonhro filly out of the Royal Academy mare Patpong was knocked down to James Bester Bloodstock for AUS$510,000. Consigned by Holbrook Thoroughbreds as agent, this yearling is the highest priced Lonhro filly ever sold.

Rounding out the trio of half-million dollar yearlings for Lonhro was lot 214. Purchased by George Moore Bloodstock of Hong Kong for AUS$500,000, the colt was consigned by Bowness Stud as agent and is out of the Commands mare Indalama.

Ending day two of the sale with the third overall highest average, for three or more yearlings sold, Lonhro has a further 12 yearlings catalogued for the remaining day of the sale.

The sale continues on Thursday, April 12.