Many of Victoria’s best bred yearlings have been catalogued for the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale held for the first time at the new Riverside Sales Complex in Sydney.

No less than seven Victorian bred yearlings out of Group 1 winning dams or siblings to Group 1 winners will make the trek north in April.

Inglis’ National Bloodstock Manager Jonathan D’Arcy described the Easter catalogue as “mouth-watering’’.

“There is no doubt that Australasia’s leading breeders are offering a mouth-watering array of sensational young horses for our buyers to select from at Easter this year,’’ D’Arcy said.

Victoria’s Rosemont Stud is taking 11 lots to Sydney including two Group 1 related fillies.

Dam of Rosemont Stud’s Easter Sale Lot 12, Amanpour, winning the Queen Of The Turf

Lot 12, a Snitzel x Amanpour filly, is the first foal of a Group 1 winning mare and is from the family of Hong Kong triple crown winning superstar Rapper Dragon

Meanwhile, Lot 197, the I Am Invincible x Lady’s Light filly is a half-sister to South African multiple Group 1 winner Alboran Sea.

Rosemont’s neighbour, the esteemed Makybe farm has a boutique but high-quality group of four yearlings selling through Milburn Creek draft.

Lot 153 is a Snitzel x Gold Anthem colt who is a half-brother to World Champion sprinter Starspangledbanner while Lot 154 is a Snitzel x Gold Chant half-brother to Group 1 Thousand Guineas winner Amicus.

Red Hill’s Morning Rise Stud (selling through the Coolmore Stud draft) will be sending a Fastnet Rock colt (Lot 15) to the sale which is out of dual Group 1 winning mare Anabandana.

Nagambie’s Gilgai Farm has just the one yearling in the Easter catalogue but what it lacks in numbers it makes up for it in quality.

That special lot is Lot 370, an I Am Invincible x Soorena colt. He is a half-brother to Group 1 Newmarket winner The Quarterback and is also a brother of the $1.4 million Gilgai yearling sold at the Inglis Premier Sale in 2017.

The Tarcoola Stud bred Costa Viva wins the NZ 1000 Guineas

The Mornington Peninsula is represented at the Easter Sale by Tarcoola Stud which has a draft of two lots including Lot 430, a Fastnet Rock x Vivacious Spirit colt which is a half-brother to NZ Champion filly Costa Viva & out of a Group 3 winning mare. Also hailing from the southern peninsula are three lots from the highly regarded Musk Creek Farm (selling through the Vinery Stud draft).

Not far up the road at Bunyip, Ampulla Lodge will be preparing two pinhooked lots for Easter, a More Than Ready colt and a Street Boss colt.

Other Victorian farms with lots in the Easter Catalogue include Dorrington Farm (3 lots), Hesket Bloodstock (4 lots), Glentree Downs (1 lot) and David Brideoake (1 lot).

Woodside Park Stud will six lots to Sydney which includes some quality yearlings by the farm’s resident stallions Written Tycoon and Zoustar.

A total of seven Victorian based sires are represented in the catalogue. All progeny of these sires are VOBIS Sires eligible and thus able to race in the inaugural $1 million Showdown in 2019.

Written Tycoon (8 lots) and Zoustar (13 lots) are prolific as is Darley Northwood’s first crop sire Brazen Beau (9 lots).

Darley’s Street Boss and Blue Gum’s Manhattan Rain have 1 lot each in the catalogue and Darley’s Reset has two lots.

Swettenham Stud’s Al Shaqab first crop stallion Toronado makes his debut at Easter with a pair of colts

The Easter Yearling Sale will be held from Monday April 9th until Wednesday April 11th.

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