The Eddington based Three Bridges Thoroughbreds are heading up north this week for the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale at Sydney’s Riverside Stables.
Attracting another stunning catalogue for 2019, the Victorian vendor is proud to present four beautifully bred and prepared youngsters to the local and international buying bench.
“This is our goal is to have offer the highest quality horses possible through the Gold Coast and Easter sales. We want to offer the elite buying bench genuine high-end racing prospects, and this draft is an excellent example of that,” Toby Liston said.
“With two yearlings out of Group 1 winners and another out of a Group 2 winning Redoute’s Choice mare, they are all guns. We know people want to buy from us, and our job is to provide to them with the horse they want to buy – it’s simple.”
Lot 60 is one of only two colts in the sale by champion sire and proven sire of sires Lonhro, he is the first foal of Group 2 winner, the Redoute’s Choice mare Into The Mist. The second dam, De Lago Mist is also a Group 2 winner and the dam of stakes-winner Instinction.
The third dam a grand ten-time winner and five-time stakes winner was In The Mist. Bred on the highly successful Lonhro x Redoute’s Choice cross that has produced 86% winners to runners and seven stakes-winners headed by Group 1 winner Kementari. “
“Pauline has actually foaled four generations of this family down, being from one of our original loyal South Australian clients for over 17 years. It is a wonderful privilege to be offering another generation of this family at Easter.”
Lot 116 is by Champion three-year-old Dundeel out of the Group 1 winner of the New Zealand Oaks, Midnight Oil by Keeper this filly also boasts a family that includes Our Tristalight, Danske and Eagle Rhythm.
“No doubt another Oaks winner in the making.”
Lot 170 is by proven Group 1 sire, So You Think out of the Fastnet Rock mare Papillon Rose. This filly is the second foal of a good metropolitan winning sister to stakes Cranbourne Cup winner, Digitalism. Bred on similar High Chaparral (sire of So You Think) x Fastnet Rock cross to Group 1 winner Tivaci and Group 2 winner Omei Sword.
Lot 200 is a real standout. By renowned classic sire Tavistock out of the Group 1 BRC Queensland Oaks winning mare, Provocative, Group 1 classic goals are well within his reach.
He is the first foal of Provocative, whose dam Betwixt won
the Group 3 Tasmania Derby and is bred on the prolific Tavistock x Zabeel cross
that runs at 87% winners to runners. It has delivered five stakes-winners
including Group 1 Australian Derby winner Tarzino and Hong Kong Derby winner
and three time international Group 1 winner Werther.
“This colt could easily win a Derby in the future, he has more energy than any other horse I can remember and is freakishly athletic just like his mother,” Liston added.
“Overall, our four yearlings are well placed in the catalogue and offer pedigree depth and physical quality. They sit very well amongst their peers in the southern hemisphere’s elite yearling sale.”
Three Bridges Thoroughbreds have already proven the quality of horses they are capable of breeding, rearing and preparing.
“Over the past four years we have raised two Derby winners in Rangipo (NZ Derby) and Leicester (SA Derby) as well as SA Australasian Oaks winner Sopressa,” said Liston.
“This is achieved through careful purchases, astute mating selection, dedicated horse management and a wonderful natural environment that Three Bridges provides.”
“By being able to grow out young horses in huge paddocks they can develop the athleticism soundness and toughness. Our three-year-old classic success reflects our commitment to raising strong and robust thoroughbreds that can achieve the goals they are bred for.”
It will be a busy first day of the Easter sale for Three Bridges with all four lots going under the hammer. The draft will be ready to parade Thursday morning in Barn I, Stables 23–26.