Supporting New Sires at Inglis

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The third session of the Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale Tuesday saw leading farms and part-owners stepping up to the plate in support of their young or new stallions. 

“Young stallions such as Dissident, Deep Field, Akeed Mofeed and Vancouver are all due to cover some top- quality mares out of this week’s sale, which is best placed to ensure buyers can get in to the popular stallions before the book full signs go up,” stated Jonathan D’Arcy, Inglis National Bloodstock Director. 

“It is great to see a vast variety of buyers here, from stallion syndicates to new international players and the top Easter Yearling Sale vendors all investing in breeding stock.” 

Julia Ritchie, a co-owner of 2015 G1 Golden Slipper S. hero Vancouver (Aus) (Medaglia d’Oro) was extended to A$440,000 to secure the day’s top lot, hip 490, from the consignment of Arrowfield Stud as agent. Phantom Queen (Aus) (Charge Forward {Aus}) was offered in foal to Arrowfield stallion Snitzel and brought plenty of pedigree appeal to the table, as she is a half-sister to Snitzel’s daughter Sweet Idea (Aus), who in her most recent trip to the races took down the G1 Galaxy S. at Rosehill Mar. 21. Phantom Queen is also a full-sibling to Rush (Aus), a stakes-level performer in Malaysia. 

“I’m working on building up my broodmare band ready for when Vancouver hits the ground next year,” claimed Ritchie, who signed the ticket in the name of her Bangaloe Stud. “I liked how she carried light for a pregnant mare. I don’t like them to be too coarse, she was very refined, and in foal to Snitzel, it was a no-brainer,” Ritchie said. 

Trained by Gai Waterhouse, Vancouver is currently spelling and will retire to stud at Coolmore Australia following his racing days. Bangaloe Stud also signed for hip 565, the 4-year-old filly Sonoma (Aus) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}). Produced by a dual stakes-winning half-sister to Denman (Aus) (Lonhro {Aus}) and in foal to Lonhro’s son Pierro (Aus), the Coolmore Stud-consigned Sonoma fetched A$205,000. 

Snitzel was also the covering sire of the afternoon’s second-dearest lot in the form of Enak Pty Ltd.’s Red Dress Marley (Aus) (Hussonet). Catalogued as hip 516, the half-sister to G1 Lightning S. victress Snitzerland (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) was purchased by Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock, who saw off America’s Spendthrift Farm for the stakes-placed 6-year-old mare. 

“She is a young well-related stakes-placed mare with plenty of upside, and in foal to Snitzel,” said Gabbedy, who confirmed his purchase was on behalf of John Muir’s Milburn Creek Stud. “Milburn have obviously had tremendous success with that sire,” added Gabbedy, alluding to the fact that Muir sold the sales-topping Snitzel colt for A$2.2 million at the recent Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. 

A handful or racemares and fillies in training were offered during the middle of Tuesday’s session, and the China Horse Club’s Michael Wallace was the successful bidder at A$400,000 on hip 582. Yet another offering by Snitzel, the 3-year-old, from the consignment of Eliza Park Stud, was the winner of the Listed Tribute S. as a juvenile and most recently stretched out to 2500 meters to be a promising third in the G1 VRC Crown Oaks at Flemington Nov. 6. 

“She’s a nice mare, we bought her in partnership with Newgate so she’ll go straight to stud and will be supporting Dissident this year,” said Wallace. The China Horse Club will team with Newgate Farm to stand Dissident in the upcoming breeding season. 

China Horse Club purchased a further three Lots, for a total outlay of A$930,000, including Pink Jubilee (Aus) (lot 493), the sister to South African triple Group 1 winner Alboran Sea (Aus) carrying a foal by Sepoy (Aus) for $270,000 from the draft of Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.

“Pink Jubilee will also visit Dissident this season, while we also look forward to selling the Sepoy as a yearling in Australia,” added Michael Wallace.

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