'Must attend' VOBIS Gold Sale set to shine
18th Apr 2017
Fresh from a successful fortnight of action around the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, focus now switches to Melbourne for Sunday’s fifth annual Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale.
Known as one of Australasia’s greatest value auctions, the 2017 VOBIS Gold Sale has 243 horses catalogued at the “Oaklands’’ complex at Oaklands Junction this coming Sunday, April 23.
There have been many success stories to come out of the VOBIS Gold Sale since its inception, none more so than Group 1 stars Malaguerra and Polanski.
Dual Group 1-winner Malaguerra, whose victories include the Darley Classic and BTC Cup, cost just $32,000 in 2013 and has gone on to win $1,609,600 while a year earlier, Polanski sold for a mere $4000 and went on to win $1,173,565 in prizemoney, including the Group 1 Victoria Derby.
Other star graduates include $3500 buy Sirbible (winner of $320,559), $17,000 purchase Lucky Liberty (has won $223,550), Beau Rada (cost $26,000 and earner of $346,780) and Perpetual Crisis (has won $228,200 from his $20,000 price tag).
Polanski is one of 12 First Season Sires with progeny on offer on Sunday joining Dawn Approach, Declaration Of War, Eurozone, Fighting Sun, Fiorente, Kuroshio, Mawingo, Sizzling, Unencumbered, War and Zoustar.
Every yearling offered in the sale is Super VOBIS qualified, making them eligible for millions of dollars of bonuses through the VOBIS incentive scheme during their 2YO and 3YO racing seasons.
Further to this, all the yearlings at the sale are also eligible to be nominated for the VOBIS Gold bonuses.
Inglis’ Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian says it’s examples such as the aforementioned that highlight the increasing strength of the VOBIS Gold Sale.
“Quality horses continue to come out of the VOBIS Gold Sale and with all the added bonuses available to every yearling entered, it’s become a sale that buyers have included into the ‘must attend’ category,’’ Vivian said.
“The strength and confidence within the industry in Victoria at present is quite extraordinary and there truly has never been a greater time to own a racehorse.
“The catalogue for Sunday’s sale has been deliberately selected to a strict criteria. Our plan was to restrict it to a one-day auction of quality Lots and I have no doubt there is plenty of value and plenty of quality there for prospective buyers.’’
The VOBIS Gold action starts at 10am this Sunday, April 23.
Horses are available for inspection on site from this coming Thursday, April 20.
To view the parade schedule, CLICK HERE.
To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.