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Colts Dominate Record Breaking Inglis Easter Day One

An exceptional opening day of the Easter Yearling Sale has seen a new Southern Hemisphere record set for an individual day’s aggregate as the surge for top quality bloodstock continued at Riverside.

On another incredible day of action at Warwick Farm:

*The day 1 gross of $66,410,000 eclipsed the previous record of last year – also set at Easter – as the Easter Sale again asserted itself the No.1 place to sell top-level bloodstock

*Six yearlings – from five individual vendors - realised $1m or more, headed by an I Am Invincible x Egyptian Symbol colt of Cressfield (lot 144) which sold to Kia Ora Stud, Ciaron Maher and Tony Fung Investments for $1.5m

*Rising Arrowfield stallion Dundeel realised his first $1m yearling when a son of Honesty Prevails sold to Hawkes Racing for an even $1m.

The day’s top eight lots were all colts, headed by the Egyptian Symbol youngster which took a trio of industry heavy-hitters to team up to purchase.


$1.5million I Am Invincible colt from Egyptian Symbol.

$1.5million I Am Invincible colt from Egyptian Symbol.

Born and bred at Cressfield, the stunning colt (pictured) was an outstanding type and set a new benchmark for the farm.

“He is up there with our best, I daresay he has been the most inspected horse in Cressfield’s history, and the X-Rays and scopes were certainly our highest ever so it’s a fabulous outcome,’’ an elated Wayne Bedggood of Cressfield said.

“We were here to sell and were pleasantly surprised by $1.5m. To be the current sale-topper, we’ll take that any day of the week. I’m very happy, the boss is very happy, he puts a lot into it so it’s great to see him get some good money back as well.

“The colt came on in the prep so much, I defy anyone to find a better hind quarter on a horse in this sale or any other sale, and he’s still developing, and he looks early.

“Him as a first foal, he could not have been more impressive and it’s great to see him get that result in the ring.’’

Article courtesy of Breednet