“SOLD TO THE RACING LEAGUE” with the crash of the hammer on Lot 388 a Pierro colt late on day two of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sales, TRL owners had secured three cracking horses to fill their stables.
The Inglis sale will go down as the most expensive ever staged in the Southern Hemisphere, with $132,160,000 being spent over two days of frantic action at an average of $371,236…simply phenomenal.
TRL owners were mixing with all the heavy hitters who spent more than ever before on searching for the next big thing of the equine world. The sale topper was Snitzel x Rising Romance colt at $2.5m. After weeks of observation and inspections TRL Bloodstock Team narrowed the catalogue of 466 yearlings down to a short list of twenty, eight targets on day one and twelve on day two.
To be honest with prices being paid and being blown out of the water on our first four horses, there was a fear of going home empty handed. But disappointment quickly turned to celebration when Lot 142 a striking bay filly by Australia’s leading and most expensive sir I Am Invincible was knocked down to The Racing League for $260,000 plus gst.
TRL’s Head of Bloodstock Mick Malone “loved this horse” Lot 219 a Star Turn chestnut colt off Fairview Park Stud, a farm that has produced Golden Slipper winner Moss Fun and 2020 Inglis Millennium winner Prime Star.
Mick reckons he has “forearms like Arnie Schwarzenegger” and was delighted when he was secured by TRL for a bargain $140,000 plus gst. There was no respite from the sizzling prices on day two with many of TRL’s targets bringing enormous money.
But patience is the greatest weapon in the sales ring, Lot 388 a precocious bay colt by proven sire Pierro now belongs to TRL owners after being “stolen” for $260,000 plus gst. Reared on Stuey Ramsay’s Turanga Farm and sold by Lime Country Thoroughbreds this colt “looks like he’ll go as a two year old and get better at three” according to Mick Malone.
Greg and Jo Griffin from Lime Country Thoroughbreds are already members of the NSW Tycoons and Qld Rogues team in TRL, if their Pierro colt heads to the Vic Husslers they’ve promised to also join the Vic Team.
Three premium yearlings needed, three premium yearlings bought by TRL…mission accomplished.
TRL Inglis Easter Yearling Sales Results:
She’s my favourite. Bought for $250K plus GST.
Picked up for a bargain $140K plus GST.
Strong page, really nice horse, thought it would be too expensive but secured for $260k plus GST.