The Inglis Australian Weanling Sale this week provided the first test of the market for a new generation of first season sires, and seven of them sired youngsters that sold for $100,000 plus and two more had babies that sold for just under.

Kia Ora Stud’s Golden Slipper winner Farnan had the single highest result with his colt from Group II placed Waterloo Sunset selling for $180,000 to Black Ridge Farm. Bred by Kia Ora and partners, he was obviously a good sort from the start and his dam is entered for the Inglis Broodmare Sale on Friday as Lot 319.

Fairhill Farm also sold two weanlings by Farnan with a colt from Bulle de Champagne (IRE) selling for $160,000 and a filly from Jolie’s Pearl selling for $120,000.

With three yearlings selling at an average $153,333, Farnan was the leading first season sire by average and third overall for sires with three or more weanlings sold behind only Capitalist and Deep Field.

Kia Ora Stud’s second sire Prague did best with a colt bred and sold by Kia Ora from their Group II winner Se Sauveur that made $90,000 when bought by RKB Victoria, while another Prague colt from Flying Strike was sold by Fairhill Farm for $85,000 to AB Bloodstock.

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