Victorian farms were extremely well represented with quality lots at this year’s high quality Inglis Chairman’s Sale. Making the trek north, it was worth the effort for the group of four Victorian elite breeding prospects.

For Sherah Sullivan’s Arcadia-based Noorilim Park, Lot 4, Lady Horse Owner was a brilliantly precocious sprinting filly from a top-class Group 1 producing family and well purchased by Aquis for $230,000.

Lot 4 of Noorilim Park’s draft at the Chairman’s sale

Defeated the outstanding fillies including Group 1 winner Oohood and Group 2-star Pure Elation in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) at her second start over 1000m at Caulfield, she additionally beat Group 1 winner Aristia over 1000m on debut at Moonee Valley as a pre- Christmas two-year-old.

“She is very athletic to start with. Her greatest attribute was her never say die attitude in her races, that was evident in her strong debut win at Moonee Valley. She is a lovely filly and is very professional in everything she does. She was a dominant 2YO that just never gave up,” Trainer Greg Eurell said.

Her yearling half-sister by Toronado realised $110,000 at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and her dam, Kid Gloves, is in foal to world class proven sire More Than Ready.

For John and Rachel Doherty of Seymour’s Yarran Thoroughbreds was pleased to offer Creativity at the Chairman’s Sale who was purchased post-sale by the Victorian partnership of Suman Hedge Bloodstock and Rushton Park for $160,000.

Stakes placed on debut as a Spring two-year-old, Creativity was beaten a length in the Listed Festival of Racing Stakes, defeating the likes of Thyme For Roses, Derryn, Legless Veuve and Sword Of Light

Creativity won four times from 1100m to 1400m and earned over $245,000 defeating the likes of Group winners Divine Quality and Brugal Reward, while she was beaten 0.2 lengths by Group 1 NZ Thousand Guineas winner La Bella Diosa over 1100m at Caulfield

“She was a really good sort as a yearling and made good money at the sale off the back of that, purchased for $160,000. She ended up being a city winner and was Stakes placed but I don’t think we saw the best of her. She was a natural runner and very, very fast.” – Mat Ellerton, Trainer

Creativity is a half-sister to the Stakes-placed Comearoundsundown and also the multiple city winner Exceltara

Redoute’s Choice, paternal grandsire of Creativity, is broodmare sire of 86 Stakes winners and 13 Group 1 winners, while her maternal grandsire, More Than Ready, is responsible for the dams of 79 Stakes winners

For Eddington-based Stonehouse Thoroughbreds, they offered Lot 20, Platinum Balas, the high class, Group 1-placed two-year-old, touted one of the best Australian-bred daughters of Bernardini. From a Danehill-free pedigree, thanks to her maternal grandsire, More Than Ready, she is offered in foal to one of Australia’s hottest young sires Zoustar, who has had yearlings sell up to $1,075,000 in 2019.

Lot 20 of Stonehouse Thoroughbreds draft – Platinum Balas

“We sent a large number of mares to Zoustar in his time in Victoria including Solar Charged (Dam of Sunlight), and from what I have seen of the foals, Platinum Balos has the perfect phenotype to match Zoustar” Stonehouse Thoroughbreds Ryan Arnel said.

In terms of genotype, she hails from a prolific female tail line with US influences. That makes an exceptional match to Zoustar, with US influences being present in Zousain, Sun City and Zoustyle.” 

Purchased by Aquis Farm for $235,000, she will have a date lined up to one of their hot new first season sires with Brave Smash a possibility of a selective and commercial first mating.

While the fourth Victorian mare, proudly offered was Blue Gum Farm, was the five-time winning half-sister to Group 1-winning millionaire No Wine No Song and Stakes-winning stayers Atlantic Air and Cappo d’Oro.

In foal to elite Classic sire Pierro, whose first two crops include winners of the Australian Derby, VRC Oaks, Hong Kong Derby, Kingston Town Classic and Western Australian Derby.

By world-class sire More Than Ready, sire of 192 career Stakes winners and broodmare sire of 79 Stakes winners, she is from a Danehill-free family that allows access to most commercial sire lines in Australasia.

“She’s from a prolific family and they are all such laid-back horses. She’s very carefree and low maintenance and so are her progeny. She has a lot of More Than Ready about her and was a very versatile racehorse. We’re keeping two of her progeny in our system, and we’re very excited about both of them.” Owner, Neville Duncan said.

Bought by the good judge in Belmont Bloodstock’s Damon Gabbedy for $220,000 for a West Australian client, Ready On Time will be no doubt a valuable addition to any serious breeder’s broodmare band. ;\lsdpriorit

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