A total of 466 yearlings have been catalogued for this year’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale for the two days of selling at Riverside on April 6 and 7. And every one of them has their own unique story that could see them be the next Group 1 star of the turf. Each year when Inglis calls for entries to the Easter Sale, they get flooded with breeders and vendors who want to sell in the sale that has long been marketed as – and widely known as – the Best of the Best.
But since deciding to keep it more of a boutique sale where only the true best pedigrees and physicals make the final cut, the demand and quality has skyrocketed.
In this year’s catalogue there are progeny of 169 stakes-winning mares including 39 Group 1 winners such as Pinot, Catchy, First Seal, Srikandi, Politeness, Snitzerland, Lasqueti Spirit, Norzita, Our Egyptian Raine, Suavito etc as well as siblings to 161 Stakes winners including 42 Group 1 winners like Exceedance, Pierata, Vow And Declare, Te Akau Shark, Tagaloa, Super Seth, Southern Legend, She Will Reign, Invincibella etc. There is incredible strength among the stallions represented which includes the likes of I Am Invincible, Snitzel, Pierro, Zoustar, Fastnet Rock, Written Tycoon, Exceed And Excel, Not A Single Doubt, Savabeel, Lonhro, So You Think, Sebring, Deep Field, Street Boss etc and, very significantly, yearlings from the final crop of Redoute’s Choice all involved.
The best of the international stallions are also represented through Deep Impact, Frankel, Kingman, Lord Kanaloa, Medaglia d’Oro, Siyouni, Tapit, Duramente etc.
The best progeny of an exciting group of first season sires are also well represented by young stallions such as Merchant Navy, Russian Revolution, Almanzor, Hellbent, Menari, Pariah, Ribchester, Impending, Churchill and Caravaggio. The catalogue also includes yearlings by a legion of Australasia’s most promising young stallions like Capitalist, Extreme Choice, Shamus Award, Shalaa, American Pharoah and Toronado among others.
Arrowfield Stud is leading vendor with 49 entries followed by Coolmore (40), Widden (28), Segenhoe (23) and Yarraman Park (22).