Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Catalogue Released

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Santa Ana Lane | Bronwen Healy

The four-day 2018 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, in its eighth consecutive year of growth, will be held at Oaklands Junction on Mar. 4-7. The 770-lot strong catalogue–which includes 505 Super VOBIS nominees and 339 BOBS eligible yearlings–is available here. Of the 160 yearlings offered on Mar. 4, 43 selected yearlings–geared toward Classic and staying types–make up the Blue Riband session.

Eighty-eight lots are siblings to black-type winners. There are also 103 progeny of black-type winning mares including Group 1 winners Yosei (Aus) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Miss Mossman (NZ) (Mossman {Aus}), She’s Archie (Aus) (Archway {Ire}), Dane Julia (SAf) (Caesour) and Veloce Bella (NZ) (Volksraad {GB}).

There are 120 stallions represented–26 of them first-season sires–and several stallions of interest number: Written Tycoon (Aus) (49), Toronado (Ire) (44), Zoustar (Aus) (39), Reward For Effort (Aus) (25), Brazen Beau (Aus) (21), Street Boss (21), Dissident (Aus) (20), Sebring (Aus) (20), Starspangledbanner (Aus) (19) Adelaide (Ire) (3), Deep Field (Aus) (16), Puissance de Lune (Ire) (6) and Sacred Falls (NZ) (5).

Among the lots of note are: lot 95, a Danerich (Aus) half-brother to Group 3 hero the Cliff’s Edge (Aus) (Canford Cliffs {Ire}) consigned by Bucklee Farm; a Deep Field (Aus) half-brother (lot 224) to Australian champion 3-year-old filly Faint Perfume (Aus) (Shamardal) offered by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds; a So You Think (NZ) filly (lot 226) consigned by Erinvale Thoroughbreds who is a half-sister to world-traveling speedball and three-time Group 1 victress Ortensia (Aus) (Testa Rossa {Aus}); Sun Stud-consigned lot 268, a half-brother to G1 Myer Classic winner Politeness (Aus) (Street Sense); a Brazen Beau (Aus) half-sister (lot 298) to dual New Zealand Horse of the Year Mongolian Khan (Aus) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) and G1SW Young Centaur (Aus) (Jeune {GB}); a full-sister to MG1SW Extreme Choice (Aus) (Not A Single Doubt {Aus}) (lot 378) from the draft of Yulong Park; lot 402, a Toronado (Ire) half-brother to G1 Robert Sangster Classic heroine Precious Gem (Aus) (Econsul {NZ}) from the Millford Thoroughbreds consignment; a Mill Park Stud-consigned Sebring (Aus) colt (lot 498) who is a half to MG1SW Happy Trails (Aus) (Good Journey); a half-brother (lot 509) to MG1SW Le Romain (Aus) (Hard Spun) by Kuroshio (Aus) from the Phoenix Broodmare Farm draft; a Yarraman Park Stud I Am Invincible (Aus) half-brother to champion Alinghi (Aus) (Encosta de Lago {Aus{) is lot 552; and a Toorak Toff (Aus) half-sister to recent G1 Sir Rupert Clarke S. victor Santa Ana Lane (Aus) (Ire) (lot 691) consigned by Hollylodge Thoroughbreds.

The 2017 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale enjoyed an 88% clearance rate, as well as a record median (A$100,000) and average (A$120,262).

“As a national bloodstock team we are very proud of eight years of consecutive growth in average and aggregate at Premier,” Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian said. “To smash the Victorian record, to have a record median and average and a clearance rate of 88% in 2017 indicates the strength of the sale, the quality of product on offer and the depth of the buying bench–all of which will again be on display in 2018.”

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