Buyers at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale will find it difficult to overlook the wealth of Super VOBIS nominated lots on offer in this year’s catalogue.

The Premier Sale begins on Sunday and features a catalogue of 755 quality yearlings, more than 500 of which have already been nominated for the lucrative Super VOBIS scheme.

Horses must be nominated for Super VOBIS to be eligible for its sister scheme, VOBIS Gold, with the two schemes collectively offering more than $20 million in restricted prizemoney and bonuses each racing season.

This year, for the first time, all lots by Victorian sires will be eligible for a $300,000 Vic Sires 2 year-old race to be run in the Autumn of 2017 and then a 3 year-old Vic Sires race worth $300,000 in 2018. These races are a lead up to 2019, when the $1 million VOBIS Sires race for two-year-olds debuts in Victoria’s racing program.

The Premier Sale features the progeny from 95 individual stallions, including exciting Victorian-based freshman sires Americain and Squamosa.

Inglis Victorian Manager Simon Vivian said his team was looking forward to an outstanding buying bench having successfully canvassed buyers from local, national and international markets.

“The Premier Yearling Sale has experienced increases year-on-year due to outstanding vendor support from across Australasia and growth in the quality of bloodstock offered at the sale,” he said.

A highlight of the Sale is the Blue Riband Session, which offers 47 regally-bred yearlings that boast what the team at Inglis have determined to be a ‘classic’ pedigree and conformation.

Super VOBIS-nominated Blue Riband Session yearlings of note include

  • Lot 109 / All Too Hard filly from Melbourne Cup legend Makybe Diva
  • Lot 115 / Americain colt from a daughter of Melbourne Cup winner Let’s Elope
  • Lot 119 / Shamardal colt from an unraced half-sister to Champion European stayer Persian Punch
  • Lot 142 / High Chaparral colt from Doomben Cup winner Cinque Cento.
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