About Us

William Inglis & Son Limited - Established in 1867

William Inglis & Son Ltd was founded on the basic principles of honesty and integrity, its great success and longevity attributed directly to these simple but all-important ideals.

This is a company where every detail matters and superior client service is of the utmost importance.

The Inglis family are still involved in the day to day running of this business, with both Jamie and Arthur Inglis, within the firm.

Managing Director Mark Webster brings an extensive knowledge of print and digital media to the firm, having held a senior position with News Limited for the past eight years.

A History of Excellence

William Inglis & Son Ltd is a family owned company that commenced operations in 1867 selling farm produce. Soon after the company expanded into selling a wide range of livestock, horses, vehicles and other machinery at a number of sites throughout Sydney, the most notable being the auction house situated on Pitt Street in the Sydney CBD.

The bloodstock operation commenced in 1906 in rented premises known as Newmarket at Randwick. In 1917 William Inglis & Son purchased Newmarket for 50,000 pounds.

Developed and upgraded over the years, the world renowned Newmarket site is headquarters for William Inglis & Son today, and boasts a first class sales arena with seating for over 1000 people, plus four stable complexes accommodating up to 600 horses.

Set on 11 acres of landscaped gardens, just 6km from the Sydney CBD and 10km from the Kingsford Smith International Airport, Newmarket represents a unique blending of history, with all the convenience of modern day practicality.

Thoroughbred Auctions Newmarket Complex, Sydney

William Inglis & Son Ltd stages a busy schedule of thoroughbred auctions during the year, covering all aspects of the breeding and racing industry, from weanlings and yearlings, through to broodmares, stallions and tried racehorses.

The Australian Easter Yearling Sale, conducted at Newmarket every Easter, is the flagship event on the Inglis calendar, attracting the finest young thoroughbreds in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as buyers from all over Australia and throughout the world. It is the barometer for all thoroughbred interests in Australasia and has become an integral part of the Australian horse racing culture.

While Easter is undeniably the high point of the year for William Inglis & Son, it is just the high-profile elite end of the market. The William Inglis Yearling Sale Series comprises five (Easter, Premier, Classic, Autumn and Scone) specific yearling sales designed to cater to every level of the bloodstock industry in Australasia.

Newmarket in Sydney plays host to the Easter and Classic Sales, while Oaklands, the Victorian base of William Inglis & Son, stages the Premier and Autumn Yearling Sales. The Scone Yearling Sale conducted in May is the most successful country sale in Australia.

Oaklands Complex, Melbourne

The company's expansion into the progressive Victorian market in January of 1994 has added new dimensions - with the establishment of an annual calendar of Inglis bloodstock sales.

The Oaklands complex is approximately 30km north of the Melbourne CBD on 100 acres of land on which the company has refurbished, upgraded and built seven stable blocks accommodating over 600 horses, as well having a world class indoor sales auditorium.

The success of the Super Vobis Scheme in Victoria (Owner and Breeder Incentive Scheme) has contributed to the depth of the racing industry and has added greatly to the appeal of Victorian bred horses sold at Oaklands.

Champions of the Turf

William Inglis & Son Ltd have played a vital role in Australian racing history, with many of the nation's finest thoroughbreds passing through the Newmarket sale ring.

Champions of all shapes and sizes, not to mention countless Derby, Oaks and Melbourne Cup winners have all paraded beneath the world famous fig tree. Heroic, Amounis, Flight, Hallmark, Evening Peal, and Wenona Girl?..right through to modern day stars such as Naturalism, Schillaci, Shogun Lodge, Universal Prince, Fairy King Prawn and of course, the great Might and Power.

The Australian Turf Club's Golden Slipper Stakes, a Group One event for two year olds first run in 1957, has had a profound influence on Australian racing. More than any other single race, it has shaped and inspired our breeding industry with many of it's winners going on to achieve great success at stud.

Golden Slipper winners have a long and happy association with William Inglis & Son Ltd. Some 19 past winners have emerged from our yearling sales including champion sires Luskin Star, Marscay, Rory's Jester and Flying Spur and more recently Miss Finland and Forensics can be added to that extensive list.

Our reputation as a thoroughbred auction house is intertwined with that of the horses we sell, A century of turf legends has ensured that William Inglis & Son Ltd is the first name in Australian bloodstock.

Additional Bloodstock Services

William Inglis & Son Ltd offer a broad range of additional bloodstock services including:

  • Comprehensive thoroughbred insurance, provided by experts in the field of bloodstock.
  • Lease finance, at competitive interest rates.
  • Bloodstock valuations, up to the minute appraisal of equine portfolios.
  • Private sales, buying or selling at any time of year.
  • Stallion shares and nominations, advice and prompt service.
  • Catalogue style pedigrees, accurate and up to date.
  • Accommodation and travel arrangement assistance for clients.

In addition, Inglis are uniquely positioned via their established national and international connections within the bloodstock industry to service clients seeking to secure or sell thoroughbred breeding/spelling/training properties.

William Inglis & Son is a company steeped in tradition and history, but while a fruitful past offers much to reflect upon, it is the future with which we must concern ourselves.

The internet has become an integral marketing tool for William Inglis & Son Ltd and we have worked towards establishing a first-rate website offering a wide-range of information covering all aspects of our business.

Pedigrees and indices for all upcoming sales are posted on the website as soon as catalogues have gone to print. On sale day, our Sale Monitor provided automatically updated results as they happen, as well as end-of-sale statistics and press releases.

Rural Property Sales

Experienced property professionals, service the needs of new and existing Inglis clients who may be considering purchasing or selling prestige rural holdings in NSW.

Inglis Sales Catalogues