Yulong is launching a two-pronged attack as it approaches the latest round of sales.
After supporting some online sales, Yulong is looking forward to some ‘live’ action with their horses to go under the hammer in round two of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale at Sydney’s Riverside Stables on July 5.
And they will follow up four days later at the relocated Great Southern Yearling Sale, also at Riverside Stables, when they will offer 14 weanlings.
Yulong’s Sam Fairgray said the stud would again offer a high quality of horses at both sales.
As an added bonus caused by the cancellation of live auctions, all of Yulong’s yearlings, except one, have the advantage of being broken in and ready to go to trainers in a bid to speed up the process.
Fairgray said the 14 yearlings on offer on July 5 were withdrawn out of the main Easter sale because the COVID-19 which prevented anyone from being able to inspect them.
“We are offering them now and we sent them all to be broken in and only Lot 34 (Zoustar/River Drift colt) has not been fully broken,” Fairgray said.
“We have got some really nice horses there and probably the pick of then is Lot 85, a I Am Invincible colt out of Gypsy Diamond.
“He is just a smashing looking horse with a great temperament and is a great mover, so he’ll be very popular at the sale.
“We have got three fillies by Frankel and two colts and all of them are nice horses. Lot 6, a Frankel/Lake Hamana filly, is very forward and big and strong for a Frankel, you’d think she may come a fraction earlier.”
Fairgray said Lot 90, the Frankel/Hersigh filly, didn’t look initially to be an early type but really impressed the breaker who mentioned she was a lot more forward than anticipated.
He said a Pierro filly out of Redoute’s Choice mare, Albaicin, would hopefully be another success story of the cross.
“That cross has been fantastic and is something like 28 per cent stakes performers to runners with that Pierro out Redoute’s Choice mares,” Fairgray said.
“Frankel is running at something like 27 per cent of stakes horses to runners.”
Fairgray said Yulong’s whole yearling draft was by proven stallions out of really good broodmare sires, such as Shamardal, Zabeel, Savabeel, Dubawi and Hussonet.
Yulong said there was a good mix of desirable sires in the draft of weanlings being offered in the Great Southern Sale.
He said Lot 665 was a nice Sebring foal, the first out of So Foxy (Foxwedge/Apparel), while Lot 673, a Zoustar colt out of Starlike, was also a good type.
Fairgray said Lot 569 was a big, strong filly by Rich Enuff, out of Madam Delponte, which was sure to have her admirers, along with a Toronado filly which is out of a Fastnet Rock, mare Wujimu.
He said Yulong had 130 weanlings on the farm and it was decided to sell some weanlings and take others through to the yearling stage.
Fairgray said he was confident buyers would find some quality racehorses from both of Yulong’s weanling and yearlings drafts.
Sam said with the weanling sale being live, it was a huge advantage for buyers to have the horses in front of them but concedes the online auctions, which featured videos of the horses had gone well.