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Young Sires Underline Sydney Classic Yearling Sale
23rd Nov 2009
The Inglis Sydney Classic Sale, source of no less than 21 individual Australian stakes winners last season, will be held at Newmarket on January 24 and 25, 2010, with the 522-strong catalogue now online. A total of 86% of the yearlings catalogued are BOBS eligible.
The catalogue can be viewed HERE.
Classic has forged a reputation as a ‘type’ sale and for being an outstanding source of quality thoroughbreds at value prices. As such it has proven a happy hunting ground for buyers willing to back their judgement, particularly on young sires.
A host of promising young sires are strongly represented in the catalogue and include Snippetson (23), Dane Shadow (19), Oratorio (Ire) (19), California Dane (15), Not A Single Doubt (12) and Stratum (11).
Whobegotyou (Street Cry), God’s Own (Redoute’s Choice) and Choisir (Danehill Dancer) were all second crop progeny of their respective sires and were all astute purchases at Classic prior to their sire's stocks taking off as their stud careers flourished.
But as the list of stakes winners from last season underlines, that trio have plenty of support when it comes to flying the flag for Inglis’ first yearling sale of the season.
On the Group 1 winning list, Whobegotyou was joined by Typhoon Zed, Russeting and Tell A Tale, while Triple Honour claimed further stakes success during the season to add to an impressive resume that is highlighted by his 2008 G1 Doncaster Handicap demolition.
Other highlights included G2 and G3 winners Something Anything, Court Command, I Am Invincible, Lorne Dancer and Marchinski.
Club Liquid, Dorf Command, Hairy, Jacqueline Rouge, Kid Choisir, Orca, Rubinda, Sara’s Choice, Skiddaw Peak, Strat’s Flyer and Wicklow Hills were also Australian stakes winning graduates in 2008-09. While Any Humour (Singapore), Ntini (Singapore) and Hill Of Fire (South Africa) tasted black type success abroad.
The new season has begun in much the same fashion, with G1 Yalumba Stakes winner Whobegotyou joined by Elliotto, Rightfully Yours, Southern Skye, Sidera (South Africa) and Saturday’s Listed Placid Ark Stakes winner Kid Choisir on the black type list. Lomar Park Stud will present a Valixir half-brother to Kid Choisir at next year’s sale.
“For a sale that averages around the $30,000 mark, Classic has a remarkable record in producing outstanding racehorses capable of winning not just here in Australia, but all over the world,” Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster said.
“Next year’s catalogue sits equally alongside all of those we have previously assembled for the traditional sales season opener, so there’s every reason to expect the trend will continue.”
Recent additions to the Group One sire ranks Fastnet Rock, Charge Forward and Lonhro are all represented by good drafts at next year’s sale, as are proven stallions like Choisir, Commands, General Nediym, Hussonet, More Than Ready and Testa Rossa. Danzero, who has an excellent chance to add to Inglis’ great record in next month’s G1 Hong Kong International Sprint with yesterday’s Sha Tin G2 winner Happy Zero, has a draft of eight yearlings heading to Classic.
The $250,000 Inglis Classic for 2009 sale graduates will be run at Rosehill the day prior to the sale on Saturday January 23. The race looms as a likely target for the Jet Spur colt Slice And Dice, a last start winner at Eagle Farm by six lengths for trainer Liam Birchley, who will be aiming for back to back wins having won the race last season with Fear No Other.