Celestial Falls Sold for $465,000 on Inglis Digital
Darby Racing’s strong recent affinity with Inglis Digital continued today as talented mare Celestial Falls (Hinchinbrook) realised $465,000 in the Spring Boutique Sale.
The G2 placed 5YO – a half sister to three-time Stakes winner and G1 placed Greysful Glamour – sold to Michael Flannery’s Victorian nursery Springmount.
The result comes just weeks after another of Darby’s top-quality mares, Every Rose, sold for $1.3m in a bespoke online auction on the Inglis Digital platform.
“If you’d told me on September 1 that we would have sold two mares on Inglis Digital in the next month for almost $2m, I would have laughed but the rise and rise of the platform just continues to make huge steps,’’ an elated Scott Darby of Darby Racing said.
“It’s a terrific result and a bit of a chain reaction I suppose – Every Rose went to Inglis Digital off the back of results like Funstar (who sold for $2.7m) and then when she sold so well (for $1.3m), it was really quite an easy decision to send Celestial Falls there as well.
“In this market you can get a little bullish but we set the reserve at $300,000, I thought she would make between $300,000-$400,000 and anything over $450,000 would be beyond your wildest dreams, so to get $465,000 for her is just fantastic for the owners.
“It’s just such a strong market at the moment and it brings an end to an era for us with Celestial Falls and her half sister Greysful Glamour now both sold for almost $2m which is extraordinary.’’
Celestial Falls sold to Springmount, on behalf of a client, and will likely visit Written Tycoon.
Springmount’s Michael Flannery said: “She is obviously a lovely mare and they have been very hard to buy the last little while so we are very pleased to secure her for a very good client of the farm.
“It’s pleasing to have mares of this quality residing at Springmount.’’
Of the Inglis Digital platform, Flannery added: “Every piece of information you could possibly want to evaluate a mare, photos, videos, reports etc is there, which makes it very easy to bid with confidence.”
Inglis Digital’s Nick Melmeth was understandably delighted with the result.
“That brings to 75 the number of $100,000+ lots for the platform so far, which is really excellent,” Melmeth said.
“We have some exciting lots to offer through October and we are really looking forward to putting more excellent catalogues together as we work with vendors and buyers to identify their optimum sale solutions.”