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Boutique Breeders target Great Southern

Vendors and buyers will soon decend on Oaklands Junction for the Inglis Great Southern Sale.

The upcoming Inglis Great Southern Sale is always a key feature on the calendar for Victorian breeders and buyers and it’s not just the big companies that it attracts. The sale will also feature drafts from a number of boutique farms across Victoria.

Tarcoola Stud, in Tuerong on the Mornington Peninsula, is owned by Ken and Denise Williams and was named Victorian 2011 Small Breeder of the Year, thanks to the Group 1 Doncaster Mile winner Sacred Choice. They have also bred successful racehorses such as Vivacious Spirit, Costa Viva and the more recent Hong Kong winner Bullish Brother (Reward for Effort).

Horses are in the Williams’ blood. Denise is the great grand-daughter of trainer Joseph Cripps. The horse he trained and owned, Tarcoola, after which the stud is named, won the 1893 Melbourne Cup with his jockey son Herbert Cripps aboard.

They will only have the one entrant at Oaklands Junction, a Reward for Effort weanling colt catalogued as Lot 132. His dam is the Barnadini (USA) mare, Exclusive Cross. She was a winner over 1300m and is a half-sister to White Diamonds and listed Adelaide Guineas winner Whirlpool.

The bay colt has a lovely pedigree, which features multiple Group and Listed winners. The family includes last month’s HKJC Dorset Handicap winner Jumbo Prize, Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner Alpha and the 1994 Caulfield Cup winner, Paris Lane.

Also making the trip from the Mornington Peninsula, Cape Schanck Stud will have a draft of six mares headed to the Sale. First season mare Aislinn (NZ) will be offered as lot 536 in foal to Victorian stallion Rebel Raider, whilst two mares in the draft, Anneka (lot 543) and Rose Amour (lot 742), are both in foal to Sun Stud sire Fiorente (IRE).

Lisa McMaster, from Cora Lynn’s Briarwood Farm, will be offering Lot 655 to broodmare buyers. Kiss Me Candy is by Group 1 Royal Ascot St James Place Stakes winner Excellent Art (GB). Out of a Flying Spur mare, Kiss Me Candy counts Listed Cranbourne Cup winner Lisa’s Game, Toy Show, Bazelle and Briarwood’s own Temple of Bel, in her pedigree. She has produced one foal, a Cable Bay (IRE) weanling, and will be sold in foal to Dundeel.

Located east of Pakenham, Briarwood offers yearling, racehorse and broodmare agistment, as well as all foaling down and weanling handling services.

Euroa’s Franklin Farm will journey down the Hume Highway to Oaklands Junction with a draft of four weanlings.

Catalogued as lot 53 is a colt out of the Group 1 ATC Cantebury Stakes winning sire Holler. Two other colts are by Spendthrift Australia sires Jimmy Creed (lot 74) and Hampton Court (lot 321), whilst their Starcraft filly counts Group 1 winners Our Tristalight and Danske in her pedigree (lot 227).

CLICK HERE to view the Inglis Great Southern Sale catalogue. Inspections commence from this Wednesday 12th June, check the Parade Schedule for further details.

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