A low key Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale has seen only 60 horses sell, with the gross of $1.2 million the lowest in the sale’s history.

Inglis Melbourne Gold Sale
Only 60 yearlings sold at the Inglis Melbourne Gold Sale on Sunday. (Photo: Inglis)

The number of yearlings sold through the secondary Victorian sale has plummeted in recent years as digital sales have become a much more popular means of offering lower graded yearlings.

In 2020, the Gold Sale offered a catalogue of 470, but dropped to 339 in 2021, 232 in 2022 and 191 last year.

This year just 107 were catalogued this year and with 24 withdrawals, only 83 yearlings went through the ring. Of those, 60 sold, with the average $20,054 the highest for this sale since 2017, while the median was $15,000, significantly up on last year.

Topping the sale was an $80,000 Tassort colt purchased by Trilogy Racing. Offered by Blue Gum farm on behalf of Braebrook Thoroughbreds, he is from the extended family of Group 1 winner Streama.  

A colt by Dirty Work, Lot 45, sold to Darryl Carrison for $75,000, while Lot 57, a colt by Alabama Express, was purchased by Archie Alexander for $70,000.