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 previously held a senior position with News Limited.
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.
It remained the company's headquarters and primary auction house for 112 years, before moving to Riverside Stables in Warwick Farm, Sydney, in January 2018.
Set on 29 acres, Riverside Stables is located at 155 Governor Macquarie Drive, 40km from Sydney's CBD.
Inglis purchased the land, adjacent to the Warwick Farm racecourse, in 2009 before construction began in September 2016.
Riverside Stables opened in January 2018 and the first sale there was the Classic Yearling Sale in February that year.
Thoroughbred Auctions at Riverside Stables
Inglis' Riverside Stables complex in Warwick Farm is a world-class horse auction facility, accompanied by the 5 Star The William Inglis Hotel.
It is home to Inglis' biggest sale, the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, as well as The Sydney Classic Yearling Sale, the Chairman's Sale Breeding Prospects, the Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale and the Inglis Ready2Race Sale. Inglis 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 Riverside 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.
Aside from the five sales at Riverside, the Victorian base of William Inglis & Son - Oaklands Junction - stages the Premier and VOBIS Gold Yearling Sales. The Scone Yearling Sale conducted in May is the most successful country sale in Australia.
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.
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 eight stable blocks accommodating over 800 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 Inglis sale rings.
Champions of all shapes and sizes, not to mention countless Derby, Oaks and Melbourne Cup winners have all been offered through Inglis including the likes of Heroic, Amounis, Flight, Hallmark, Evening Peal and Wenona Girl right through to more modern day stars such as Naturalism, Schillaci, Fairy King Prawn, Takeover Target, She Will Reign, Jameka, Chautauqua and of course, the great Black Caviar.
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 its winners going on to achieve great success at stud.
Golden Slipper winners have a long and happy association with William Inglis & Son Ltd. Some 20 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, Forensics, Mossfun and She Will Reign 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.
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.
Our Sale Day Live addition, which is a live stream of every sale the company holds, has been well received.
Online bidding has also been an addition that has been a big winner for buyers and vendors alike.
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 provides automatically updated results as they happen, as well as end-of-sale statistics and press releases.
Rural Property Sales
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.
Experienced property professionals, service the needs of new and existing Inglis clients who may be considering purchasing or selling prestige rural holdings in NSW.
For more information, visit inglisproperty.com.au