Northmore Thoroughbreds will offer the last draft of yearlings from their current Elphinstone property at next week’s Inglis Premier Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction.
Rodney and Tammy Notman are moving to a larger property at Murchison to expand their yearling preparation and equine interests.
And while they have fond memories of their current property, they hope to go out with a bang with a big sale result.
Notman, a farrier, describes their Pride of Dubai colt, out of Group 1 winner Precious Gem, as the nicest horse has ever had anything to with and says it’s a trump card.
“He is a ripper,” Notman said.
“Pride of Dubai is going well and this a real good, loose walking colt out of a Group 1 winning mare. He is my trump card.”
Precious Gem won the Group 1 SJAC Sangster Stakes (1200m) and the listed MRC Anniversary Vase (1400m).
Notman doesn’t believe you could get much better than his colt
“He could have gone to the Easter sale but I kept him for Melbourne because with the six horses in the draft we decided it was too hard to go up to Easter with one horse,” he said.
Notman said he believes he won’t lose anything financially by selling the horse in Melbourne.
“Good horses, they will find them,” he said.
“He is the type of horse who will sell himself a bit. When he walks out of the box, he is a pretty cool unit and nothing fazes him.
“This is the nicest horse I’ve ever had anything to do with. He is a ripper.”
Among Northmore Thoroughbreds’ draft is a Pierro colt out of Crystal Fairy who is a half sister to Crystal Lilly
They are also selling a Lonhro Star Turn and Astern colt.
“I have got a nice little bunch of yearlings there in the six horse team and the Star Turn is actually a pretty flashy type,” Notman said.
“When we had some good feedback on Pre-Sale Inspections for our Star Turn colt it was good because he is actually one of our lower pegged ones.”
Notman said he also had a Press Statement Filly and a Pierro colt for Long Time Supporter Alan Harvey of Harvey Park.
“And we have a tough little Press Statement filly and she is not overly big, a bit like her mum – Vihanna Victory – but she is as tough as old boots. She just goes out and does her job and she is not overly big, a bit like her mum that was only 15.1 but she won at Moonee Valley.”
Notman believes the draft has got all the bases covered with a couple of yearlings at the top end, a couple in the middle range and a couple of cheaper ones.
To view Northmore’s full draft, click here.