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Per Incanto Finishes 2021 in Style

Saturday, 20 November 2021 02:00

Per Incanto’s results at this week’s unique RTR sale at Te Rapa are a fitting end to a spectacular year for the son of Street Cry.

2021 has been a year many of us will be glad to see the back of, but for Per Incanto and his shareholders and breeders, it's been a breakthrough year with phenomenal sales returns across Australasia and the emergence of a genuine star in his Sydney trained son Lost And Running. 

Per Incanto's progeny have traditionally sold extremely well at the RTR sale, underpinned by demand from Hong Kong, which has continued to strengthen on the back of his premiership success last season and his current lead in both the prize money and winners premierships. 

Hong Kong buyers found this week however that they have new competition for Per Incanto's progeny in the form of Australian trainers and syndicators.

Of the 12 Per Incanto 2YO sold this week, approximately half are destined for Hong Kong with most of the balance likely to find their way across the Tasman. Annabel Neasham, one of the up-and-coming young trainers in Australia, secured two lots, the most expensive of which was the gelding from the O'Reilly mare Great Expectations which sold for $310,000. 

The Great Expectations sale was a tremendous result for his breeders John and Anne Gilbert from Wellington. Co-owners of the LA bred dual Group 1 winning mare Xanadu, John and Anne are shareholders in both Per Incanto and Time Test. 

Virtual sales without horses, the horse sale business has certainly been tipped on its head the last 18 months, but it hasn't impacted Per Incanto's popularity one iota. Where to next, perhaps a sale on Mars, one things for sure, the Aussie buyers will be beaming in.




Pip McCarroll, Owner