Above: Lot 44 Kuroshio x Manzie de Lago (Filly)

With their Basinghall Farm at Nagambie recently sold, Tas and Julie Rielley will offer four yearlings through Hollylodge Thoroughbreds’ draft at the Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale.

The four yearlings in the Inglis catalogue, which was printed months ago for the then April scheduled sale, are still listed under the Basinghall Farm banner, but will be sold by Hollylodge.

Rielley said he only had 10 horses on their 600 acre property and they would all be gone within the next 10 days.

“We couldn’t change the draft to be going through Hollylodge because the catalogue had already been printed months ago,” Rielley said.

“We sold the farm a month ago and we have to be out by the end of this month,” he said.

Rielley said they had put a lot of things into storage as they search for another farm, but says the timing was good as they had planned to downsize,

“We are just happy that it is happening,” he said.

“It’s a big farm and if I was 10 or 15 years younger, which I’m not, we’d still be flying along.”

Already with 15 yearlings in the sale, Hollylodge’s Daniel Nevill said he was happy to add another four from Basinghall Farm – three fillies and one colt.

Nevill said he was quite impressed with the first of Basinghall’s yearlings, Lot 44, a big filly by Kuroshio out of Manzie de Lago (Encosta de Lago).

“She is a lovely filly and is quite big but a beautiful filly,” Nevill said.

“She is a bigger, rangier sort of horse and has a sensational action. She has a great attitude and just, a lovely, lovely horse.”

Manzie de Lago was retired in December and the Kuroshio filly is her last foal. She has had five runners and all are winners, and there is also a stakes placing.

Nevill said Lot 166 – Your Song/She’s Rosie filly – and Lot 192 – Mshawish/Stormy Affair filly – would be both suited to a smaller type of training establishment.

He said the Mshawish filly was a nice enough type of yearling and is the first foal from She’s Rosie (Stratum).

The last yearling in the original Bashinghall Farm draft and now being offered by Hollylodge is a described by Nevill as a “lovely animal.”

Going through at Lot 386, the colt is by Mshawish (USA) and out of Feerique (Al Maher/All The Rave).

“The colt is very flashy and correct,” he said.

“He is big and strong and should really suit any trainer. He is just a lovely, lovely horse.

“He is probably a little bit too good for this sale. He’ll be a good buy to syndicate as he is very flashy and I think he should make his money, personally.”

Nevill said the colt was probably one of the best of the 19 yearlings that will go through the Hollylodge draft.

The dam Feerique won the Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Launceston and finished second, beaten a length, in the Listed Strutt Stakes (2100m) at Hobart.

One of her progeny, Naadam (Written Tycoon) won six races in Tasmania and also had six seconds and six thirds.

Nevill welcomes as many potential buyers to come and inspect the yearlings at his Avenel Farm. He can be contacted on 0424 001 016

To view the entire draft click here.