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2023 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale

Many of the world’s best yearling offerings for 2023 have been confirmed for what is shaping as a stunning Easter Yearling Sale.

In a mouth-watering collection of domestic and international bloodlines, the Easter catalogue of 457 lots features siblings to 160 Stakes Winners and progeny of 149 Stakes-winning mares.

In what is always an exciting time for the industry annually, the release of this year’s Easter catalogue reveals so many special offerings, including:

*A Snitzel half sister to dominant 2YO and reigning Golden Slipper and Blue Diamond favourite King’s Gambit

*Relations to both 3YO Everest winners – a three-quarter brother to reigning champion and untapped sprinter Giga Kick and a Snitzel half sister to 2019 victor-turned-stallion Yes Yes Yes

*A brother to Melbourne Cup champion and 11-time G1 winner Verry Elleegant

*A Camelot half sister to Prosperous Voyage, one of the best fillies in Europe in 2022

*Siblings to G1 winners including Hitotsu, Mazu, Private Eye, Ellsberg, In The Congo, Artorius, Russian Revolution, Pride Of Dubai, Loving Gaby, Santa Ana Lane, Estijaab, Wild Ruler, Kenedna, Super Seth, Converge, Invincibella, Tagaloa, Stronger, Quick Thinker, Mossfun, Shadow Hero, Spright, Peeping, Booker, Angel Of Truth, Dear Demi etc.

*Progeny of G1-winning mares such as Catchy, English, Shoals, Dixie Blossoms, Fenway, Nakeeta Jane, Faint Perfume, First Seal, Commanding Jewel, Miss Finland, Secret Admirer, Heavens Above, Prompt Response, Maid Of Heaven, Griante, Gust Of Wind, Platelet, Plucky Belle, Princess Coup, Qafila, Savvy Coup, Secret Agenda, Volpe Veloce etc.

Of the 54 individual sires represented in the catalogue, Snitzel is the leading stallion with 40 entries ahead of I Am Invincible (39) with the likes of Written Tycoon (32), Zoustar (25), Exceed And Excel (21) and Extreme Choice (6) strongly represented.

So You Think, Fastnet Rock, Deep Field, Capitalist, Lonhro, Pierro, Russian Revolution, Savabeel, Shamus Award, Toronado, The Autumn Sun, Justify, Trapeze Artist, Per Incanto, Street Boss, Star Turn, Spirit Of Boom and Rebel Dane are amongst the other leading sires represented in the stellar catalogue.

There are also progeny of international sires Camelot, Night Of Thunder, Lope de Vega and New Bay, as well as the only Australian-bred Maurice yearling offered in 2023.

First Season Sires including Too Darn Hot, Blue Point, Castelvecchio, Brutal, Exceedance, Magna Grecia, Pierata, Yes Yes Yes, Zousain, Omaha Beach and Brutal are also catalogued.

Of the 457 yearlings catalogued, 405 (89%) are BOBS eligible, while there are also yearlings that are Super VOBIS and Westspeed qualified.

There are 49 different vendors represented in the sale, headed by Arrowfield Stud with 68 entries, joined by the likes of Coolmore, Widden, Vinery, Segenhoe, Newgate, Newhaven, Yarraman, Torryburn and a host of other leading nurseries.

Inglis Bloodstock CEO Sebastian Hutch was delighted with the variety in the catalogue and urged buyers from all budget levels to take serious notice ahead of the sale.

“If you want to buy a top-class racehorse, the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale presents the best opportunity of any sale in Australasia and arguably the world,” Hutch said.

“Two of the greatest myths in Australian racing are that the Easter Sale is too expensive for the average buyer, and that there are better opportunities to buy a good 2YO at the earlier Southern Hemisphere sales.

“To the first point, of the 31 G1-winning graduates Easter has produced since 2018, eight could have been purchased for $200,000 or less, the likes of Mizzy, Exceedance, Aristia, Land Of Plenty, Zoutori, Nettoyer, Quick Thinker and Funstar, while two in three Stakes winners out of the sale since 2018 could have been bought under sale average price.

“And to the second point, statistically, since 2017, buyers are 47% more likely to get a Group or Stakes-winning 2YO from the Easter Sale than they are from our closest major Australian competitor’s primary sale in January.

“This is the sale for top-class colts, leading fillies, stallion prospects, broodmares-in-waiting, international success, you name it and Easter graduates will provide it.

“Buyers are in for a genuine treat at Riverside in April as Australia and New Zealand’s best breeders offer their best yearlings of 2023.’’