The catalogue is now available online for the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, to be held on 28, 29 February and 1, 2 March at the Inglis Oaklands Sales Complex.
755 select Lots have been catalogued for Victoria’s headline yearling sale with a majority of these being sold through Victorian vendors.
Here is a statistical snapshot of sale when it comes to Victorian breeders:
- 52 Victorian vendors have entered 577 yearlings
- 26 Victorian based sires are represented by 291 yearling lots (all of these lots will be eligible to enter the inaugural $300,000 2yo Vic Sires race in April 2017 and $300,000 3yo race in 2018)
- Darley’s Victorian sire Helmet and Chatswood Stud’s Reward for Effort have the equal most lots of any sire in sale with 33 each.
- Eliza Park International has the biggest draft (53 entries) then Swettenham Stud (40).
- Swettenham Stud sire Americain is the best represented 1st crop sire with 26 entries.
- Four Victorian bred lots are out of Group 1 winning dams while 10 Victorian bred lots are siblings to Group 1 winners
“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,” said Inglis Victorian Manager Simon Vivian.
The catalogue is littered with Australia’s leading black type families, with 100 half or full relations to stakes winners to go under the hammer at Oaklands. Progeny from 98 stakes winning dams will be offered by 80 vendors.
“With the Inglis team having successfully canvassed buyers from local, national and international markets we look forward to an outstanding buying bench at Premier,” Vivian added.
One of the highlights of the catalogue, the Blue Riband Session, will be conducted at the conclusion of Day 1, enabling the large crowd to witness what has become an integral, and exciting, part of the Premier Sale. 48 Lots have been expertly selected by Inglis’ Bloodstock team on pedigree and conformation to excel at three-years-old and older, over distances of 1600m and further.
“This season alone, 16 Premier graduates have won 19 stakes races, including three Group 1 races. With results like these it is obvious why the popularity of the Premier Sale continues to grow. We are confident the graduates of the 2016 sale will perpetuate this success,” added Vivian.