Siblings to a Melbourne Cup winner, a Caulfield Cup winner and a Cox Plate winner headline an impressive catalogue for the 2019 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. In total, 786 Lots have been catalogued for the sale, which will run for the four days of March 3-6, and is now available to view online.

The Melbourne Premier Sale has produced some of Australia’s best racetrack performers of the past 12 months including Group 1-winning two-year-olds Written By (Blue Diamond Stakes) and Seabrook (Champagne Stakes), exciting three-year-old colt Ringerdingding, while the four-time Group 1 winner Santa Ana Lane was bought from Rosemont Stud for just $80,000 from Inglis Premier in 2014 by Troy Corstens and Justin Bahen of Flemington Bloodstock.

The 2019 Premier catalogue is filled with quality and features siblings to 73 Stakes winners – including eight Group 1 winners – such as Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time, Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, Cox Plate winner Pinker Pinker and Champagne Stakes winner Seabrook.
There are also progeny of 84 Stakes-winning mares including Group 1 winners Universal Queen, Bel Mer, In The Gold, Linky Dink, Quintessential and Shuaily.

In total there are 120 sires represented in the catalogue including Victorian sires Written Tycoon, Toronado, Magnus, Brazen Beau, Street Boss, Fighting Sun, Artie Schiller, Jimmy Creed and Reward For Effort. There are also 22 First Season Sires – including Trust In A Gust, Jabali, Nostradamus, Ready for Victory and Rich Enuff.

The leading vendor’s by numbers are Supreme Thoroughbreds with 44 entries ahead of Maluka Thoroughbreds (31), Blue Gum Farm (30), Erinvale Thoroughbreds (27) and Rosemont Stud (25).

Inglis’ Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian was thrilled with the depth of the catalogue.

“The breeders and vendors have shown outstanding support by backing the Premier Yearling Sale yet again and for that we are, as always, extremely grateful,” Vivian said.

“This sale has produced some outstanding horses in recent times and I have no doubt there are many more like them among the 2019 catalogue.

The 2019 Premier Yearling Sale will be held at a new-look Oaklands complex, which is undergoing $8 million dollars’ worth of renovations, which will make it one of the best auction houses in the world.

“The Oaklands renovation is coming along nicely and everybody will see the stunning new-look development at Premier next year.”

Additionally, Inglis is offering a $500,000 Blue Diamond Bonus split equally between catalogued vendor and supplier if a yearling sold at the 2019 Melbourne Premier Sale wins the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes.

Melbourne Racing Club CEO Josh Blanksby described the new Blue Diamond Bonus as “a great incentive for breeders encouraging talent retention within this great racing state of Victoria’’.

“The Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes continues to go from strength to strength, just this week confirming a record 1688 nominations for the 2019 race,’’ Blanksby said.

“We look forward to seeing a wealth of home-bred talent nominated this time next year and thank Inglis for their continued support of racing at Caulfield.

The Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale will be held at Oaklands Junction from Sunday March 3 until Wednesday March 6, 2019.

Hard copy catalogues are available now. To request a catalogue, please email or call Inglis Melbourne on +61 3 9333 1422.

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