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Inglis’ Premier Yearling Sale in 2021 is set to feature the ‘strongest Premier catalogue we have ever produced’, Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian believes.

Inglis will release its catalogue this week for the three-day sale which runs from Sunday, February 28 to Tuesday, March 2.

A total of 804 lots are set to go under the hammer at Oaklands Junction, with 590 for the Premier Session and 214 for the Showcase Session.

Vivian described the Premier catalogue as ‘simply outstanding’.

“The support we have received from the Victorian industry especially, who have 100 per cent backed this sale again by giving their best yearlings to offer, is not only quite overwhelming but also comes with a serious sense of responsibility to get the job done for them and we absolutely believe we will achieve great results again,” Vivian said.

“Buyers want to buy from auctions with proven results and Premier’s recent record of graduates is simply quite extraordinary.

“There have been 15 G1-winning graduates of the Premier Sale since 2018 – nine of which could have been purchased for $100,000 or less – including the likes of Nature Strip, Santa Ana Lane, Beat The Clock, Kenedna, Written By, Seabrook etc… and since 2019 Premier has produced more winners of the $1m-plus races in Australia than any other sale.

“The 2021 catalogue is again filled with the right yearlings prepared by the right people and we can’t wait to offer them at our exceptional and highly popular Oaklands facility in February and March next year.”

In total, 75 individual vendors are set to offer the progeny of 118 stallions, including the likes of Snitzel, Redoute’s Choice, Written Tycoon, Exceed And Excel and Zoustar.

First-season sires include: Merchant Navy, Russian Revolution, Highland Reel, Pariah, Hellbent, Churchill, Caravaggio, Almanzor, Impending, Tosen Stardom, Menari, Invader and Ribchester.

The sale has also been strongly supported by Victorian breeders, with leading vendors including Maluka Thoroughbreds (35 entries), Blue Gum Farm (31), Rosemont Stud (30), Stonehouse Thoroughbreds (27), Supreme Thoroughbreds (26) and Yulong (26).

Drafts from strong interstate farms include Widden Stud, Yarraman Park, Sledmere Stud, Newhaven Park, Mill Park Stud, Vinery Stud, Bhima Twin Hills, Milburn Creek, Silverdale Farm, Lime Country Thoroughbreds and Edinburgh Park.

All yearlings offered at an Inglis Yearling Sale are eligible for entry into the lucrative $6m Inglis Race Series, which includes the $2m Inglis Millennium for 2YOs as well as a host of other valuable races.

2021 INGLIS PREMIER YEARLING SALE SCHEDULE

Sunday, February 28

Day 1 – 10am (Lots 1-265)

Monday, March 1

Day 2 – 10am (Lots 266-530)

Tuesday, March 2

Day 3 – 10am (Lots 531-804)

– Showcase Session to commence from Lot 591

Article courtesy of Racing.com