A $160,000 colt from the first crop of Hanseatic topped the Showcase Session as the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale came to a close with figures marginally down on last year.

Overall, $58.1 million was spent on the three days, $6.7 million, or 10.3 per cent, down on the 2023 sale, with 35 fewer horses sold. The sale average across both books dropped to $105,853, a dip of 4.6 per cent.

That average was the lowest at Melbourne Premier for the entire sale since 2019, while it was lowest overall spend since 2020. The total horses sold, 549, was the least since 2013.

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