Sales

Easter catalogue released for Inglis’ 2022 showpiece auction

High-end colts buyers and those searching for a star filly will be spoiled for choice at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, with siblings to some of the southern hemisphere’s best-performed racehorses in recent years set to go under the hammer at Riverside Stables in April. A 487-lot catalogue, an increase of 21 compared to... Read More

Inglis release diverse Premier catalogue with strong interest from home and overseas

The 2022 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, an auction with a long-held reputation for having some of Australasia’s best horses sold through the Oaklands Junction ring, will have an international flavour in terms of its bloodstock offering and there could also be a larger-than-expected overseas buying bench if early interest is any guide. Inglis last night... Read More

A dream result for family-run farm

“Dad, no one knows who we are. You’ve got to raise our profile!”  Days like yesterday will help.  If you were at the Magic Millions this week, wandered away from the big hitters and their seven-figure colts, through the gates and across the road to the fittingly obscure sounding Stable X, you might have happened... Read More

‘I don’t think the pandemic has hurt racing at all’

Lee Freedman has seen yearling sale trends come and go – the booms and the busts and the burst bubbles.  And the 65-year-old is convinced the record numbers at this week’s Magic Millions Yearling Sale are no pandemic-inflated anomaly.  Theories have been proffered to explain the prices paid in the past week, particularly for relatively... Read More

Freedman happy to hunt for bargains on the Coast

Emerging trainer Mitch Freedman’s budgets demand he must raid yearling sales with a rapier rather than a scattergun, but he’s optimistic he’s found his touch with two Magic Millions yearlings.  The Ballarat horseman yesterday paid $130,000 – among the higher prices on day one of Book 2 – for a Eureka Stud-consigned filly by Encryption... Read More

The Autumn Sun top of the charts after standout colt in final session

The Autumn Sun top of the charts after standout colt in final session The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice) saved his best until the second-last lot of Book 1 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale yesterday, when Justin Bahen and trainer Kris Lees fought off fierce competition to purchase a colt by Arrowfield’s young... Read More