American Bloodlines Aplenty at Inglis Easter Sale


Lot 205, an American Pharoah half-sister to Group 1 winner Wild Ruler | Inglis photo


A total of 487 lots are cataloged for the 2022 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, which takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, Apr. 5 and 6 at the company's Riverside Stables complex in Sydney. No fewer than 60 of the top Australasian and international dual-hemisphere stallions are represented in the catalog who are the sires of siblings to the likes of G1 Golden Slipper S. winners Estijaab (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) and Mossfun (Aus) (Mossman {Aus}); the outstanding multiple group- and The Everest-winning sprinter Classique Legend (Aus) (Not A Single Doubt {Aus}) and his Hong Kong Group 2-winning and Group 1-placed half-brother Aethero (Aus) (Sebring {Aus}); and former Horse of the Year in the latter jurisdiction, Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock {Aus}), to name only a few. Tuesday's TDNAus/NZ features a Bren O'Brien preview and other interesting sidebars, but here we take a look at a few of the horses on offer with pedigrees top and/or bottom that will be recognizable to an American audience.

Lot 109, f, Into Mischief–Chick Flick, by Tapit
Consigned by Sledmere Stud, Agent

By the sire of five Australian winners, this early foal is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Flowmotion (Warrior's Reward) and to three-time Japanese winner Jasper Win (Jimmy Creed). The filly's third dam Timeleighness (Sir Raleigh) produced GI Santa Monica S. winner Behaving Badly (Pioneering), while the family also includes Eclipse Award winner Ria Antonia (Rockport Harbor), the dam of Japanese MGSW Ria Amelia (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}).

Lot 205, f, American Pharoah–Gypsy Robin, by Daaher
Consigned by Kia Ora Stud

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has gotten off to a positive start as a shuttler, with 23 Southern Hemisphere winners to date, including Group 3 winners Head of State (Aus) and Pretty Amazing (Aus). Dual Grade II winner Gypsy Robin was purchased for $750,000 out of the 2013 Keeneland November Sale and has gone on to breed two winners from three to race, including 2019 Easter sale graduate Wild Ruler (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}), winner of the 2021 G1 A J Moir S. and recently retired to stud at Newgate Farm.

Lot 208, c, The Autumn Sun (Aus)–Heart Ashley, by Lion Heart
Consigned by Kia Ora Stud

On behalf of Kia Ora Stud, Australian bloodstock agent James Bester paid $500,000 for GSW Heart Ashley at KEENOV in 2010 and the mare's five winners from as many to race include Easter grad Fiano Romano (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), a multiple winner at group level in Japan, and his Easter-sold Group 3-placed full-sister Ameristralia (Aus), whose daughter Ain't Easy (Into Mischief) won last year's GII Chandelier S. and was third in last month's GIII Santa Ysabel S. This is also the family of GISW and Coolmore stallion Cupid (Tapit), GSW Ashley's Kitty (Tale of the Cat) and the undefeated and GI Kentucky Oaks-bound Kathleen O. (Upstart).

Lot 343, f, More Than Ready–Peace Time, by War Front
Consigned by Newgate Farm, Agent

The once-raced Peace Time is a 100% stakes producer from her first three foals, including 'TDN Rising Star' and GI Runhappy Travers S. runner-up Caracaro (Uncle Mo), the late stakes winner Xtremetime (Aus) (Extreme Choice {Aus}) and the stakes-placed Miss Hellfire (Aus) (Hellbent {Aus}). The Aug. 13 foal's second dam is Santa Catarina (Unbridled), three times Grade I-placed at two and runner-up to Bird Town (Cape Town) in the 2003 GI Kentucky Oaks prior to winning the GII Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks. More Than Ready is the sire of 854 Australian winners and 75 stakes winners.

Lot 449, c, Justify–Stopshoppingmaria, by More Than Ready
Consigned by Willow Park Stud

A stakes winner and runner-up in the 2011 GI Frizette S., Stopshoppingmaria produced MGSW Always Shopping (Awesome Again) and SW/GSP Mo Shopping (Uncle Mo) before hammering for $290,000 at the 2018 KEENOV sale. A half-sister to MSW and MGSP Sand Ridge (Known Fact) and to the stakes-winning dam of GISW Zipessa (City Zip), Stopshoppingmaria is also the dam of the 2-year-old colt Torque Sensation (Aus) (Medaglia d'Oro), who sold for A$110,000 at this event last year.



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