Underlining the strength and confidence in the Victorian breeding and racing industry the Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale has recorded increases across the board for the fourth straight year.

230 yearlings sold at the sale this year at a remarkable clearance rate of 88% and a rising Select Session average up 40% year-on-year to $18,525.

Bidding was fast and persistent over the last two days with 21 lots sold for $40,000 or more, which is more than double the amount from 2015.

A Stryker colt from Three Bridges Thoroughbbreds topped the sale at $85,000 – bought by Cranbourne trainer Shea Eden.

“We targeted this sale due to all the VOBIS bonuses on offer throughout Victoria for these horses. The VOBIS scheme is great for my owners who have access to this prizemoney in Victoria and it is only getting stronger,” said leading buyer Shea Eden.

The Cranbourne based trainer purchased six yearlings for $211,000 on Sunday and Monday, including the top two priced yearlings in the sale.

Shea Eden will also train the Foxwedge colt (Lot 189) that sold for $82,500. From Canadian stakes winner Dance To My Tune, the colt was sold from the draft of Red Hill’s Morning Rise Stud.

“As soon as I saw the Foxwedge (VOBIS nominated) colt I really liked him. He has a strong pedigree being out of Stravinsky mare that ran second in a Group 1 and he just looks like an early type. He has a great nature, good attitude and is really good bodied horse,” said Shea Eden.

The Top 10 priced yearlings across this year’s VOBIS Gold sale were:

VG Sale Top 10 lots


The Inglis Insurance award for the Best Presented Draft at the Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale was presented to Jen Fowler of Merrivale Farm, Gooram Victoria.

“On behalf of Inglis I would like to thank all vendors who have supported our yearling sales in Victoria this year and have been rewarded with record results across the board, from Premier Sessions One and Two through to this tremendous VOBIS Gold Sale,” said Inglis Victorian Manager Simon Vivian.

“To sell 843 yearlings at Oaklands this year at clearance rate of 88% is a great achievement and we look forward to following the fortunes of all of the graduates,” Vivian said.

It was a tremendous result for Victorian breeders and vendors across the two major yearling sales with increases recorded across all sessions. A table of results is listed below:

Victorian yearling sales growth 2016

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