At 4:44pm local time the hammer fell on Lot 549 at the Inglis Easter Broodmare and Weanling Sale at the sales company's famous 150 year old Newmarket headquarters.
The mare in the spotlight, Nervous Nellie by Snitzel, did not make the race track, but she will forever have a place in history as the last horse sold on the historic property, selling to Bowness Stud for $26,000.
And so it was fitting that Jamie Inglis, a fifth-generation member of the Inglis family, sold that final lot.
As Arthur Inglis watched his cousin bring the hammer down on Nervous Nellie on the property on which he grew up, the memories of a lifetime of horses, people, and stories came flooding back to the deputy chairman of the company that his great-grandfather Jack started in 1917.
The significance of the day was obvious when senior auctioneer Peter Heagney became visibly emotional when the hammer fell on his last lot at Newmarket, Lot 548, a Stratum mare named Ladyinxs.
"And that's what it's always been all about, people and horses," Arthur Inglis told G1X.com.au.
"The place is full of memories and magic but great horses and people create that magic, it will happen again at the new property at Riverside. It will become a magic place."
And here are just three of many moments of magic that Inglis will forever hold close to his heart.
A CHILDHOOD TO REMEMBER
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