Inglis has opened entries for its 2022 Yearling Sales Series, which takes in its five primary yearling sales – Classic, Premier, Easter, Gold and the HTBA May.

After a successful 2021 season, which saw 2188 yearlings sold at a clearance rate of 88.8 per cent, attention has now turned to building the yearling catalogues for the 2022 sales season, with entries set to close on Friday, August 20.

Inglis’ General Manager of Bloodstock Sales and Marketing Sebastian Hutch said with the market having weathered the challenges of COVID-19 remarkably well in the past 16 months, there is a sense of further optimism headed into 2022.

Sebastian Hutch | Image courtesy of Inglis

“It has been a challenging 12 months in terms of the hurdles posed by the pandemic, but we were determined to put together the best markets that we possibly could at each of our sales and so it has been extremely satisfying seeing so many of our clients enjoy such wonderful results,” Hutch said.

“We pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of service across all of our sales and while the results this year have been fantastic, we are excited at the prospect of improving further in 2022.”

“We pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of service across all of our sales and while the results this year have been fantastic, we are excited at the prospect of improving further in 2022.” – Sebastian Hutch

Hutch said the structure of the Inglis sales season remains unchanged from previous years, with the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale to kick things off at the Riverside Stables complex from Sunday, February 6 until Tuesday, February 8 next year.

The Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale follows and will be staged at Inglis’ Oaklands Junction Victorian base from Sunday, February 27 until Tuesday, March 1.

The iconic Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale will be staged on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 6 at the Riverside Stables before it is back to Victoria for the Inglis Gold Sale on Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22.

The final sale of the 2022 Inglis Yearling Sales season will be the HTBA May Sale on Sunday, May 1 and Monday, May 2 at the Riverside Stables.

Yearlings parade at the Inglis Oaklands Junction sales complex | Image courtesy of Inglis

“Breeders and vendors can have confidence in our settled sales structure, with auctions conducted in excellent facilities at Riverside and Oaklands which provide each and every horse a fair opportunity to showcase its quality,” Hutch said.

“We work exceptionally hard right throughout the year to maintain existing relationships with buyers or develop new clients and it is reflected in the ratio of buyers to horses sold at each of our sales, which is unmatched.

“We are grateful for the opportunities afforded to us by breeders and vendors, which is not something we take lightly, hence our absolute determination to work to achieve the best results for all of our vendors.”

The 2022 yearling sales season will feature the much-anticipated first crops of Coolmore’s Justify (USA), Widden Stud’s Trapeze Artist and Arrowfield Stud’s The Autumn Sun as well as several other high-profile stallions.

Inglis yearlings averaged $125,850 in 2021 with 24 lots selling for over $1 million, 95 yearlings for $500,000 or more and 846 yearlings for $100,000 or more.

The Classic and Premier Sales showed particularly strong growth in 2021 with the gross at Classic up 23.5 per cent and Premier up 25.9 per cent.

Inglis has also launched its 2022 Yearling Sales Series Magazine.

Article Courtesy of TDN.