The atmosphere of the inaugural Inglis Easter Sale at the new Riverside complex will be alive with buyers, racing identities and onlookers, providing Woodside Park Stud with a brilliant opportunity to show off its stellar draft of four yearlings.
Unsurprisingly, the four youngsters include progeny of stud’s two star sires in Written Tycoon and Zoustar as well as progeny of Sebring and Reliable Man (GB).
And going into the big Easter sale, Woodside Park Stud CEO Mark Rowsthorn re-stated his guarantee that the stud’s Champion Victorian stallion Written Tycoon will remain in Victoria.
“Written Tycoon is firmly entrenched at Woodside Park Stud, and he will remain here for the rest of his career. He will no doubt continue to sire many more top-class performers for the Victorian breeding industry for years to come,” Rowsthorn said.
Headlining the elite Easter draft is a Written Tycoon filly, catalogued as Lot 53 out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Brambling. A beautifully related filly, her dam is the full sister to Maules Creek, a three-quarter sister to Tangled, and a half-sister to Sebrose.
“She is a filly by the sire of the moment, from a good young daughter of Champion three-year-old NZ stayer and filly of the year, Bramble Rose. She has been doing a brilliant job at stud with three stakes winners, and it is an impressive pedigree to either race or breed,” Woodside’s General Manager of Commercial, James Price said.
“Typical of Written Tycoon, this intelligent filly has strength, size and power in spades, and will attract the astute buyers,” he added.
Lot 122 is a chestnut filly by Sebring from the Encosta De Lago mare, Factor Of Safety who is a half-sister to the Group 1 winner Gathering and the Group 3 winner Florentina.
The mare’s progeny thus far have included current season 3YO Warranty who is a city winner and was third in a stakes race at Flemington during Cup Week.
“She is a lovely filly, typical of the breed, sweet and light on her feet,” Price said.
Lot 336 is a loose moving, balanced and well-muscled Reliable Man grey colt. out of the Rock Of Gibraltar mare, Run Roxy Run, a five-time winner and Group placed mare.
The strong colt caught the eye of Woodside Park at the New Zealand weanling sale and Woodside are expecting him to be highly admired at the Easter Sale.
Demonstrating a wonderful international pedigree, Lot 364 is the Zoustar colt out of the French Kendargent mare, Snow Bell who is a four-time winner including a Listed win at Longchamp.
The colt’s 2YO brother Star Fall, trained by Arron Purcell, was impressive in a recent trial at Cranbourne and is entered for his debut at Caulfield this Saturday.
“It is wonderful for the farm to have strong representation at the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest sale and we are delighted to be offering stock from our stallions that are presently hitting the high notes,” Price said.
“We are extremely excited for the breeding season ahead with our draft of champion sires led by the headliner Written Tycoon, youngsters Rich Enuff and Cable Bay and impressive newcomer Tosen Stardom,” Price said.
For further information on any of the Easter yearlings, contact James Price at Woodside Park Stud on 03 5424 8166.