Above: Yearling parade at Rosemont

It’s full steam ahead for Rosemont Stud as they prepare to offer seven yearlings at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale at Riverside Stables.

Rosemont’s principal Anthony Mithen said they will still offer their yearlings at the sale which has been impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

Following strict government imposed protocols, Mithen said the stud was allowing potential buyers to inspect the yearlings at Gnarwarre stud.

“We are going to participate on the online auction and see how we go,” Mithen said.

“We are trying to get people to the farm and we had Ciaron Maher have a look at them on Friday and Trent Busuttin on Saturday and both liked what they saw.”

Mithen said he understood most other Victorian vendors had pulled out of the sale.

“We are nearly the last stud standing in Victoria” he said.

“Three Bridges might have one and Two Bays might have a couple and then there is our seven and that is it.”

Mithen said Rosemont was happy to take inspections this week and encouraged people to book an appointment with the stud.

“We are taking individual appointments only and are doing it is as safely as possible with following the guidelines and protocols.” he said.

Mithen described the seven yearlings as “a nice little draft which included a half to Yankee Rose, a half to Montoya’s Secret and a Starspangledbanner colt which is closely related to Golden Slipper winner, Farnan.”

“And we have a couple by Zoustar and one of them is out of a half-sister to Kiamichi which won the Golden Slipper last year,” Mithen said.

“They are some well-bred yearlings there which we are excited to be offering.”