Funstar on the market as Digital Sale launches

9th Jul 2021

G1-winning superstar Funstar headlines the catalogue for the Inglis Digital July (Early) Online Sale, which is now open for bidding.

A total of 268 lots have been catalogued for the auction – 93 racehorses (44 race fillies), 103 broodmares (53 offered in foal), 15 yearlings, 36 weanlings, two stallions and 19 shares.

Funstar, winner of the 2019 G1 Flights Stakes at Randwick among an outstanding racetrack career that saw her win $1.14m in earnings from five victories and five minor placings – including three at G1 level – is the headline act.

The 4YO mare is the most high-profile horse ever offered on a digital sale and is sure to attract the attention of all the major breeding operations from around the world.

At her peak, Funstar’s Timeform rating reached an impressive 117, officially marking her down as one of the best 3YO fillies of the past decade in Australia and ahead of the likes of Shoals, Catchy, Global Glamour, Libertini, Omei Sword, Yankee Rose, Nakeeta Jane, Invincible Star, I Am A Star etc.

In a remarkable opening to the sale this afternoon, a bid of $1m was placed on Funstar within minutes of the catalogue going live, instantly putting her on the market.

To view a Funstar promotional video, CLICK HERE.

While Funstar (pictured) is the standout offering in the catalogue, she is complemented by some other stunning entries including:

Alliterate – Metro-winning mare from the family of In Her Time and Yes Yes Yes, offered in foal to Deep Field. She beat subsequent G1 winner Spright when winning the prestigious Wellington Boot as a 2YO

Avenue of Stars – Undefeated Starspangledbanner 3YO who was an impressive winner on the Gold Coast at his only start less than a fortnight ago

Capital Raising – Dam of Stakes winner Global Thinking, in foal to So You Think carrying a full sibling

Delectation Girl – Multiple Group winner from an international family

Deserved – Stakes placed at two and three from a high-class cosmopolitan family

Gallic Chieftain – G2 winner of the Chairman’s Handicap and runner up in the G1 The Metropolitan

Karata – An Elvstroem daughter of Caulfield and Melbourne Cup winner Let’s Elope and a sibling to four Stakes performers

Majestic Flute – An unraced Redoute’s Choice half sister to six-time Stakes winner Majestic Music

Maximak – G2 placed sister to G1 Thousand Guineas placegetter Missile Mantra

See You In Spring 5% Share – 2YO Stakes winner by Siyouni and from an international black type family, with G1 ambitions in the Spring and beyond

Sky Horse – Lightly-raced Stakes-performed Tavistock mare, a half sister to G1 NZ One Thousand Guineas placegetter The Lustre

Vee Cece – Winning, Stakes placed granddaughter of Zabeel.

There are also entries from leading stables and farms such as Aquis, Ballymore Stables, Archie Alexander, Chris Waller, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Eureka Stud, Hawkes Racing, Lime Country Thoroughbreds, Lindsay Park Racing, Newgate Farm, Newhaven Park Stud, OTI Racing, Rosemont Stud, Sledmere Stud, Stockwell Thoroughbreds, Swettenham Stud, Vinery Stud, Waratah Thoroughbreds, Widden Stud, Windsor Park Stud, Yulong etc.

Aside from the aforementioned, there are also mares being offered in foal to the likes of So You Think, Russian Revolution, Merchant Navy, Cosmic Force, Territories etc.

Inglis Digital’s Business Manager Nick Melmeth is delighted to be offering another high quality catalogue.

“While Funstar is obviously a standout, there is a bevy of quality race fillies and broodmares in foal on commercial covers, the demand for which is exceptionally strong,” Melmeth said.

“For those looking more at racehorses, the Inglis Digital platform continues to provide exceptional opportunities for buyers, with almost 1900 Australian winners coming this season alone.”

Bidding for the Inglis Digital July (Early) Online Sale closes from 12pm Wednesday, July 14.

To view the catalogue or to participate in the auction, CLICK HERE.

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