Classic Pinhooks Continue To Deliver

21st Nov 2013

Racehorses pinhooked from the Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale continue to deliver in the two-year-old sales ring and on the racetrack, with sizeable profits and Group 1 wins a growing trait among sale graduates.

Singapore Group 1 Raffles Cup winner Super Ninetyseven (Show a Heart ex Yabeel) is a prime example. The strapping chestnut was sold from the draft of Wimmera Park Stud NSW on behalf of breeder Mr G Goon for $50,000 at the 2011 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale. The colt made NZ$125,000 to trainer Michael Freedman as a two-year-old when sold by Lyndhurst Farm NZ before reaching the highest level at Kranji.

Lyndhurst Farm, run by Mark and Shelley Treweek, has an enviable record when it comes to pinhooking from Inglis Select Yearling Sales. The team recently turned an A$36,000 Inglis yearling into a NZ$320,000 two-year-old. The Australian bred colt was by Holy Roman Emperor from Rule the Waves.

Diamond Lodge, Anzac Lodge, Nolen Racing, Esker Lodge, Muskoka Farm, Widden Stud and MJ Investments are just a few operations that turned Classic yearlings into successful pinhooks through breeze up sales this year, including the Sydney Ready 2 Race Sale

“Athletic types pinhooked from Inglis Classic are proving to be highly sought after at two-year-old sales with increasing frequency. That they then continue to race their way into winners circle is testament to the quality stock that breeders bring to the sale to sell,” said Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster.

2013 pinhooks from the Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale include:-

Breeding Yearling Price 2YO Vendor 2YO Price:
Northern Meteor x Pastel Rose A$60,000 Diamond Lodge NZ NZ$270,000
Hussonet x Mariner’s Court A$34,000 Nolen Racing VIC A$170,000
Teofilo x Bedelia A$57,000 Lime Country T’breds NZ NZ$130,000
Nicconi x Speedos A$15,000 Phoenix Park NZ NZ$120,000
Northern Meteor x Conclude A$14,000 MJ Investments VIC A$110,000
Myboycharlie x Caantheladyecho A$50,000 Widden Stud NSW A$95,000

From over 1100 entries a catalogue of 480 yearlings has been carefully selected for the 2014 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale – Summer Book

The catalogue is available online at and on the Inglis Sales iPad App

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