Rapidly growing Yulong, which now calls Nagambie home, was a dominant player on the buying bench at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale on Thursday.
They purchased two of the top three highest priced broodmares of the sale while buying a further three mares for more than $400,000. Yulong’s total spend on seven mares was $4.12 million.
The sale topper at $1.35 million that Yulong will bring back to its Nagambie farm, previously known as Limerick Lane, is Group 2 winning Gypsy Diamond (Not A Single Doubt).
She is in foal to super sire I Am Invincible and currently has a Brazen Beau yearling which the previous owners have retained.
Yulong paid $800,000 for Gypsy Diamond’s dam Gypsy Tucker, a daughter of Zabeel. She is in foal to Australia’s leading sire Snitzel.
“By purchasing these mares we have added nice commercial mares to our broodmare band,’’ Yulong owner Mr Zhang said.
“They are in foal to Australia’s two hottest stallions and we are looking forward to bringing their progeny back to yearling sales.’’
Yu Long’s General Manager told ANZ Bloodstock News that Yulong and Mr Zhang had a clear plan for the future with their collection of high-class broodmares.
“It is what Mr Zhang is trying to achieve here in Australia with a commercial broodmare band to eventually support good young stallions (standing at Yu Long).”
Their other purchases included Veruschka (in foal to Frankel), Shoot The Breeze (in foal to Shalaa) and stakes placed filly Pageantry (a daughter of I Am Invincible).
Other Victorian breeders among the buyers included Musk Creek Farm, Rosemont Stud, Woodside Park Stud and new Mornington Peninsula operation Merricks Station.