Record 1013 yearlings catalogued for bumper Classic Yearling Sale

18th Nov 2018

The catalogue for the biggest and strongest Classic Yearling Sale in the company’s history is now available, with 1013 horses being offered over five days of selling.

The Classic Sale – the first of five Inglis Select Yearling Sales annually – will begin at Riverside Stables on the night of Saturday February 9, directly following the Inglis Race Day at Warwick Farm which will feature the inaugural $2m Inglis Millennium for 2YOs and $1m Inglis Sprint for 3YOs.

In a stunning catalogue, there are relations to 76 Stakes winners (up from 63 last year) including eight Group 1 winners in Youngstar, Your Song, Under the Louvre, In Her Time, Headway, Long John, Questing New and Signify.

There are also progeny of 103 Stakes-winning mares (up from 60 last year) including 10 Group 1 winners.

Progeny from 110 sires including Snitzel, I Am Invincible, Choisir, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, Lonhro, Not A Single Doubt, Pierro, Sebring, Spirit of Boom, Star Witness and Zoustar are represented, as well as 22 First Season Sires such as Bull Point, Contributer, Exosphere, Headwater, Kermadec, No Nay Never, Outreach, Panzer Division, Press Statement, Pride of Dubai, Real Impact, Rich Enuff, Super One and Vancouver.

To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.

The leading vendor by numbers is Widden Stud with 65 entries ahead of Arrowfield (46), Newgate Farm (37), Newhaven Park (30) and Vinery Stud (29).

The Classic Yearling Sale will begin at 6pm on the night of Saturday February 9, with opening night again to include the hugely popular Gold Riband session.

The sale will entail four days of Book 1 (Feb 9-12) – where 808 yearlings will be offered – plus the Highway Session (Book 2, Feb 14), which has seen a further 205 youngsters catalogued.

Wednesday February 13 will be a Highway Race Day at Warwick Farm featuring two Highway Handicaps – one for Country-trained horses and one for Provincial-trained horses.

If the winner of either Highway race is an eligible Inglis graduate (paid up for the current or a former Inglis Race Series), the winning trainer will receive a $50,000 credit voucher to spend at the Highway Session at Riverside Stables the following day.

Inglis’ NSW Bloodstock Manager Chris Russell said the company had little choice but to expand the sale, given the huge demand by breeders wanting to be involved in Australia’s fastest growing Select Yearling Sale.

“We had almost 2500 entries for this sale, which given where it was only a few years ago is quite remarkable and a testament to its phenomenal growth and the amazing support of the breeders and vendors backing the Classic Sale,’’ Russell said.

“Without doubt, there has never been a stronger Classic catalogue than what will be offered at Riverside in February next year.

“The Gold Riband session of 63 horses on the Saturday night is filled with yearlings I have no doubt will go on to be stunning early-running two-year-old’s and the remainder of the Book 1 catalogue is brimming with well-conformed youngsters from a wide range of top quality sires.

“The introduction of the Highway Session we feel will really suit the buying bench following the inaugural Highway Race Day at Warwick Farm the day before.’’

Hard copies of the Classic catalogue will be available in a fortnight. To request a catalogue, email or call Inglis on +61 2 9399 7999

All yearlings offered at an Inglis Yearling Sale are eligible for entry into the lucrative $8m Inglis Race Series.


Saturday February 9

Classic Book 1 from 6pm (Lots 1-120)

Sunday February 10

Classic Book 1 from 10am (Lots 121-350)

Monday February 11

Classic Book 1 from 10am (Lots 351-580)

Tuesday February 12

Classic Book 1 from 10am (Lots 581-808)

Wednesday February 13

Highway Race Day at Warwick Farm

Thursday February 14

Classic Book 2 – Highway Session from 10am (Lots 809-1013)

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