Tait’s American dream pays dividends

A canny investment in an American speed mare with a formline familiar to Australians returned a handsome dividend for Twin Hills Stud and partners at Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale yesterday when her Capitalist (Written Tycoon) colt sold for $700,000.  Madame Cactus (Cactus Ridge) was a dual stakes winner in the US who won the... Read More

McNulty ready to party after terrific Inglis triumph

Expat Irishman Eamon McNulty of Victorian farm Erin Park Lodge is gearing up for a party.  His youngest daughter Mary-Claire will be married this weekend. And yesterday, with impeccable timing, he completed a stunning bit of business at the Inglis Easter sale.  Having bought the New Zealand mare Royal Raine (Thorn Park) with a Shamus... Read More

Atlantic’s final Jewel is value for Farrington

The late, great, Atlantic Jewel’s (Fastnet Rock) sixth and last foal headed off towards his racing career yesterday, knocked down for a price which – all standard questions of unknown ability considered – looked a bargain at $240,000. A strapping son of US Triple Crown-winning first season sire Justify (Scat Daddy), the colt’s birth brought... Read More

A giant success for Kitchwin Hills

Another imposing specimen from the regal Legally Bay (Snippets) family rolled off the production line at Inglis Easter yesterday, a full sister by Savabeel (Zabeel) to Melbourne stakes-winner Hindaam. And while it might be tempting to call her the next big thing, in fact she already is. Lot 71, sold from Kitchwin Hills’ draft for... Read More

Widden seek blind redemption with filly after sibling tragedy

Day one at Inglis Easter featured the sale – as the equal second-highest priced filly – of a half-sister to a filly who, once an exciting racetrack prospect, has instead become a Widden Stud ‘project’. Lot 115, a daughter of Zoustar (Northern Meteor) offered by Widden as agents and sold to Suman Hedge Bloodstock for... Read More

I love it when a plan comes together – Easter filly set to complete incredible odyssey

It’s taken 21,450 kilometres across seven legs, and more than the usual leaps of faith required to buy a horse with no brand, but the first foal from what’s understood to be the only Venezuelan mare ever imported to Australia finally goes on sale this week. Lot 347 at the Inglis Easter sale – a... Read More