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Samaready and Spanish Reef join Chairman's catalogue

22nd Apr 2020

Champion sprinter Samaready and G2 winner Spanish Reef are among the latest additions to an already stellar collection of mares for the upcoming Inglis Chairman’s Sale.

A winner of the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes and G1 Moir Stakes, the Vinery Stud-consigned Samaready, also an Inglis Easter Yearling Sale graduate, has already produced three-time Stakes-winning filly Exhilarates and is offered back in foal to her sire Snitzel.

Vinery’s Adam White was wholesome in his praise of Samaready (pictured), saying: “She is one of those very rare gems that performed at the highest level on the track before proving herself as an elite producer.”

Multiple Stakes-winning mare Spanish Reef will be offered by Fernrigg Farm, As Agent, for the sale on Friday, May 8.

The 6YO daughter of Lope de Vega was a winner of the G2 Sunline Stakes, G3 Schweppervescence Trophy on two occasions and the G3 Ladies Day Vase, as well as being G1-placed behind Melody Belle in the G1 Empire Rose Stakes.

“Spanish Reef was easily the best mare I have ever trained,” trainer Ken Keys said.

“She was a genuinely top-class performer. For the record, of her last 26 starts, 24 were at Group level and she had a 50% strike rate for a top 4 finish, which speaks volumes for her talent and consistency.

“To win four Group races and place in G1 company says plenty about her quality. It’s certainly easier said than done.”

Spanish Reef will be available for inspection at Fernrigg’s Richmond Grove property from Thursday, along with their other offering, Stakes-winning mare Shigeru Sendan, who is in foal to Trapeze Artist.

“It’s a privilege for the farm to be offering mares of this quality at a sale like the Chairman’s,” Fernrigg Farm’s Rae-Louise Kelly said.

“Spanish Reef was a fantastic race mare and has all the credentials to be a top broodmare while Shigeru Sendan is a beautiful mare producing quality stock – we’ll have her Merchant Navy colt foal, who is outstanding, available for inspection at the farm also.”

Other wildcard entries include Youngstar, Platinum Angel, Fundamentalist, Centafaith, I Am Gypsy and Justice Glory, the full sister to G2 WA Derby winner Tuscan Queen.

The Chairman’s Sale will take the format of a Virtual Auction with online and telephone bidding, like the recent Easter Yearling Sale.

To view The Chairman’s Sale catalogue, CLICK HERE.

The sale will begin at 3pm on Friday May 8 at inglis.com.au.



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