Image: Sullivan Bloodstock

The recent Inglis Ready2Race Sale at Riverside was a boon for many Victorian vendors.

The sale was a record with significant jumps in average, median and gross.

We take a look at some of the stronger results from a Victorian perspective.


At 73 years old, Mick Gibson took two horses under the Baystone draft, prepared at his farm in Baddaginnie. Mick bought the Starcraft x Splendid Eagle colt out of the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale for $40,000 and sold him at the Ready2Race Sale for $70,000. He also bought an Impending colt out of Premier for $22,500 and sold him for $90,000. His family were understandably very proud of his efforts.

JCS Thoroughbreds

The Nolen’s – previously vendors of Stakes winner Lightsaber – sold 10 of their 11 horses. A few highlights include:

Denman x Moneylegs colt bought for $35,000 at the Classic Yearling Sale, sold for $100,000.

Merchant Navy x Red Typhoon bought at Classic for $30,000 at Classic and sold for $120,000

Pierro x Art Series filly – prepared for Cornerstone Stud and sold for $170,000

Capitalist x Cosmic Debris colt – bought on Inglis Digital March Sale for $25,000, sold for $100,000

Deep Field x Dineeta filly – bought from Melbourne Gold for $20,000 and sold for $80,000

Moffatt Breaking and Pre-Training

It was Peter Moffatt’s debut Inglis Ready2Race Sale and what an auction it was for he and his bhorse breaking business from Milawa. Peter has worked with Tal Nolen for years and is now out on his own doing breeze up horses:

Invader x Carlton Show colt – $30,000 Premier buy that sold for $120,000

Toronado x Dream On Girl colt – $27,500 Inglis Digital June Sale into $67,500

Nolen Racing

Fastnet Rock x Annata Lady colt – bought at Premier for $150,000, sold for $340,000

Vancouver x Gabbidon colt – bought at Premier for $50,000, sold for $150,000

Invader x Glorious Lady colt – on behalf of Avesta Bloodstock, $60,000 Classic buy which sold for $160,000

Liam Howley

Sold the Toronado x Santa fe colt on behalf of Swettenham stud for $105,000

Frankie Stockdale

Street Boss x Novel Idea colt – $40,000 Premier buy into $100,000

Snitzel x Seeking colt – $80,000 Classic buy into $170,000

American Pharoah x Zabeel Gift – $20,000 Melbourne Gold into $40,000

Sullivan Bloodstock

Flying Artie x Affinee colt – prepared by Joe Waldron, $105,000 Classic buy into $250,000

Awesome Rock x Silk Shantung colt – prepared by Joe Waldron, $25,000 yearling into $70,000

Valiant Stud – Fergal Connolly presented on behalf of Victorians

Deep Field x Wind on Tide filly – on behalf of Merricks Station, breezed up by Linc Sullivan, sold for $80,000

Churchill x Readyforcatherine colt – on behalf of Jeremy Cross (Equine Physio and Management), $35,000 Classic buy into $120,000

Rich Enuff x Tranquil Harmony – prepared in Victoria by Tyler Aitkin on behalf of Upper Bloodstock, $75,000 Premier buy into $170,000

Yella Rose Ranch

Prepared by Bruce Marsh with assistance from Shelly Murtagh from Esker Lodge

Winning Rupert x So Resilient filly – $4000 Melbourne Gold into $25,000

Congratulations to everybody on the success of the sale!

Article courtesy of Inglis