Daily News Archive
Daily News Subscription
Easter Catalogue: Best Of The Best
The highlights of the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale catalogue, now available online, reads as a global who's who of the turf. There are 129 siblings to Stakes winners including 39 Gr1 winners such as Flying Artie, Extreme Choice, Divine Prophet, Yankee Rose, Shooting To Win, Able Friend, Werther, Preferment, Abbey Marie, English, Shamus Award, Dundeel and Star Witness. There are three colts by Frankel (ex Gr3 winner Precious Lorraine, Listed winner Lovetorn, and half-brother to Gr1 winner Fenway), two colts and one filly by leading USA sire Tapit, a filly by Sea The Stars (from Gr3 winner Ready To Lift) and one colt by Shamardal. Snitzel is the leading stallion overall with 44 progeny, ahead of Redoute's Choice (36), Sebring (35), Pierro (33), Fastnet Rock (27) and Medaglia d'Oro (26). Ten First Season Sires are also represented - Zoustar, Fiorente, Dundeel, Shamus Award, Camelot, Dawn Approach, Declaration of War, The Factor, Fighting Sun and Epaulette. Of the 480 Lots to be offered, 146 Lots are from Stakes-winning mares – including 22 Gr1 winners and first foals from Samaready, Secret Admirer, Gondokoro and Steps In Time – and 304 Lots contain black type in the first dam. Arrowfield is the leading vendor with 51 Lots, followed by Widden (36) and Coolmore (32). Chairman John Messara is thrilled with the Arrowfield draft. "We have a very strong draft of 51 yearlings for Easter, which has something for everyone,'' Mr Messara said. Inglis National Bloodstock Manager Jonathan D'Arcy described the catalogue as: "truly world class and representative of the enormous investment that Australasian breeders have put into the bloodstock industry over the past 10 years.'' Click here to view the online catalogue.