Ready2Race Sale moved back two weeks

14th Sep 2021

The Inglis Ready2Race Sale has been moved back a fortnight and will now take place at Riverside on Tuesday October 26.

The decision was made following significant consultation with the NSW State Government as well as vendors and buyers.

The new date will see the auction remain as the first of the Australasian 2YO sales for 2021.

Breeze ups for the sale have already begun, with 57 horses galloping at Seymour on Friday, headed by a Russian Revolution x Fiery Jest colt (pictured) which clocked 10.22secs.

There will also be breeze ups this week at Eagle Farm (tomorrow) and Hawkesbury (Friday), while Cambridge will host NZ-based 2YOs on Monday (September 20).

The second chance breeze up session will now be held on Friday October 22 at a venue to be confirmed in coming weeks.

“We have been in regular conversation with Deputy Premier John Barilaro, his department and NSW health officials the past couple of months regarding this sale and the continuity of our business operations to keep our industry on foot, but rest assured all activities are being conducted with the health and safety of our clients and staff as our paramount priority,’’ Inglis’ Managing Director Mark Webster said.

“Thoroughbred racing has continued throughout this pandemic and it’s important that sales like this one continue to supply horses to support race fields, syndicators and training stables into the future. “With the NSW Government set to ease restrictions once the double vaccinated population reaches 70% by mid-October, we believe that the new date will allow us to maximise the number of buyers in attendance at the sale.

“Regardless, the sale will be held as a Covid-safe event with the backing and support of the NSW Government and we can’t wait to have people back on the grounds at Riverside for what will be one of the first events in Greater Sydney to be held post lockdown.’’

The 185-strong Inglis Ready2Race catalogue is arguably the strongest breeze up catalogue ever assembled in Australia.

The best and most in-demand sires all have progeny at the sale including the likes of I Am Invincible, Snitzel, Exceed And Excel, Capitalist, Fastnet Rock, Pierro, Written Tycoon, Zoustar, Street Boss, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Lonhro, Sebring, Deep Field, Savabeel, Tavistock, Toronado, Flying Artie, Frosted and Ocean Park etc.

Buyers will also see the first 2YOs by a popular crop of stallions such as Russian Revolution, Merchant Navy, Almanzor, Hellbent, Invader, Pariah, Highland Reel, Caravaggio, Churchill and Impending.

They will all be prepared by the best Australian and New Zealand breeze up experts – specifically targeted by Inglis to send their best stock to the Inglis Ready2Race Sale – like Dean Harvey, Jamie Beatson, Blake Ryan, Matt Vella, Hinnerk Hueppe, Tal and Shaun Nolen, Mark Forbes, Shane Crawford, Matthew Park, Will Forrester, Rob Quinn, John Malcolm etc.

To have arguably the best 2YO catalogue ever put together is a significant feat, given recent graduates of the sale include dual G1 winner Nettoyer, G2 winners Allibor and Lightsaber, multiple Stakes winner Trumbull, high-class HK sprinter Wishful Thinker, Singapore star Starlight as well as prominent local Stakes sprinters such as Malkovich, See You In Spring etc.

The Inglis Ready2Race Sale has asserted itself as the marketplace’s No.1 2YO auction, with over 400 individual winning graduates since 2015 for almost $60m in graduate earnings.

Interestingly, the average earnings per runner of an Inglis 2YO graduate is 30% higher than graduates of the nearest Australian competitor’s sale.

The auction has produced recent Stakes winners in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Macau as well as winners in South Africa, China, Korea, Philippines and Malaysia.

To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.

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