Sales News

Coastwatch sells for $500,000 on Inglis Digital

A quartet of Chris Waller-trained three-year-olds proved the main focus at the Inglis Digital Online Sale, after selling for a total of $1.475 million yesterday afternoon.  Coastwatch (Fastnet Rock), O’President (Fastnet Rock), Starman (Zoustar) and Cape Breton (Vancouver) led the way in the May (Early) Auction, which grossed $4,082,200 at an average of $14,844. All... Read More

Another Extreme result for Bell River as filly creates record with $300,000 price tag

The rapid evolution of the HTBA May Yearling Sale took another step forward yesterday with a daughter of sire sensation Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) selling for a record $300,000 to prominent Sydney trainer Michael Freedman during a fast-paced session. The most expensive yearling ever sold at a HTBA sale – and one of... Read More

Richards strikes late for Frosted filly out of Bel Esprit mare at Melbourne Gold

Bel Esprit (Royal Academy), pensioned from stud duties last week by his custodians Widden Stud in Victoria, will always be known as the sire of one of Australia’s greatest racehorses in the unbeaten 15-time Group 1 winner Black Caviar. However, it is his emergence as a notable broodmare sire that led to Ash Richards of... Read More

Buyers panning for riches at Melbourne Gold

Inglis’s Victorian bloodstock manager James Price believes there is no shortage of quality to be found for buyers in today’s Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale, which this year sees reduced numbers and a change to a one-day sale format.  The 232-lot auction to be held at Oaklands Junction is down from the 339 lots consigned a... Read More

Retired pub owner O’Connell makes rare Sydney visit count

Vince O’Connell is a retired pub owner from northern New South Wales who does horse ownership a bit unconventionally.  The 76-year-old, who grew up in southern Sydney, moved to Gundagai and has more lately run a 150-acre farm near Kyogle, made a return to the Easter yearling sales this week.  “Last time I came to... Read More

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