Horses bred at Hillside Thoroughbreds have been racing in fine form leading into this weekend’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, the boutique farm rapidly gaining a reputation for producing high quality performers.
These include Wakeful Stakes winner Tiamo Grace, the New Zealand Derby bound Mongolian Wolf, the debut Moonee Valley winners Areti and Something Violet, the in-form Hong Kong galloper House Of Fun, the triple Group winning Perth filly Whispering Brook and Flemington juvenile winner King’s Authority.
Well worth noting is that Hillside have fared especially well at the Melbourne Premier; over just four years at the sale providing 28 runners – 16 winners with an outstanding 25% city winners to runners strike rate!
And their nine 2017 Melbourne Premier yearlings by the likes of Snitzel, Epaulette, So You Think, Medaglia d’Oro and Dundeel are bound to be keenly sought after.
Hailing from outstanding local and international families the selection of seven fillies and two colts is an alluring one…
Lot 137 bay filly Dundeel – Cinque Cento (Nothin’ Leica Dane): by a Group One winner out of a Group One winner, she is, said Hillside’s Peter Ford “a great looking filly with a terrific walk and a real sense of purpose.”
Lot 244 brown filly So You Think – Sicile (Anabaa): 3/4 sister to Tiamo Grace from the immediate family of Myer Classic winner I Am A Star. “She is always eager with a brilliant attitude.”
Lot 341 bay filly Camelot – Ajamais (Gold Away): half-sister to exciting Moonee Valley debut winner Areti. Closely related to European star Solow, she “has some of the best bloodlines available in Australia. She is an exceptional athlete, fantastic at the walk.”
Lot 352 brown filly Dream Ahead – Amy’s Glen (Shamardal): half-sister to exciting juvenile King’s Authority. “A well conformed filly with a great desire to please. She is a must inspection.”
Lot 370 chestnut filly Snitzel – Before The Present (Hussonet): daughter of a half-sister to Domesday from the family of Snitzel’s sire Redoute’s Choice. Line-bred to the influential Best In Show, she “is a busy, sharp filly from one of the great families in the stud book.”
Lot 383 brown colt Epaulette – Blue Note (Falbrav): half-brother to Inglis 2Y0 Premier winner Gold Force. “Astrong impressive colt, well set up on his legs with great balance. A must see for colt buyers.”
Lot 421 brown filly Medaglia d’Oro – Classic Music (Danehill Dancer): half-sister to the promising Classic Diva out of an imported daughter of the wonderful sprinter Pipalong. “Every year you hope to breed one like this! She has everything you look for in a filly, good bone, a deep shoulder, great quarters, low hocks… our best yearling.”
Lot 635 chestnut filly Sepoy – Rossa Mia (Testa Rossa): out of a half-sister to stakes winners Stokehouse and Malasun from the family of Rubiton “she is bred to be fast with her full brother running the fastest breeze-up time recorded in Victoria last year… and she is a carbon copy of that colt.”
Lot 699 chestnut colt Sepoy – Bang On (Pins): dam is a daughter of Group One winner Critic from one of New Zealand’s finest families. “He has a tough attitude, great balance and a sharpness about him. With his purposeful walk he could be the first winner from our draft.”
Hillside Thoroughbreds is housed in Barn H, stables 139 – 147. You can also visit the draft online.