Rosemont Stud and its clients have assembled Victoria’s biggest consignment for the Inglis Easter Sale with 15 lots catalogued in Sessions 1 and 2.
Resident sire Toorak Toff kicked off his Easter Sale career last year with a $300,000 colt that was subsequently sent to Hong Kong. Named Strathclyde colt (ex Lady’s Light), he was clocked galloping out at Sha Tin on Monday for trainer Tony Millard.
The first Toorak Toff to parade in 2016 is the colt from Kemizengo colt (Lot 361) and there’s another Victorian connection through his dam’s brother Master Of Design. He was a $2.10 million buy for Sheikh Mohammed at the 2007 Easter Sale and, after a Group 1 victory in the T J Smith Stakes, was retired to stand at Swettenham Stud.
Rosemont’s yearlings have received numerous updates since the catalogue was printed and among them is the Manhattan Rain – Catshaan colt (Lot 227). He’s a half-brother to G1 Australian Oaks winner Absolutely and the Mick Kent trained filly Abbey Marie who was a very impressive winner on debut at Sandown last Wednesday.
The Stratum – Irish Nova colt (Lot 353) was already a star attraction before her older three-quarter brother Sacred Star won the G3 Darley Plate at Ellerslie earlier this month. He was named Champion NZ Sprinter in 2014-15 following Group 1 victories in the Waikato Sprint and Telegraph Hcp.
Rosemont’s Kiwi connection has provided another update for the Savabeel – Ocean Of Tears colt (Lot 445). His older half-sister No More Tears is a last-start winner of the G3 Mr Tiz Trophy at Ellerslie and trainer Stephen Marsh sent her across the Tasman for the G3 P J Bell Stakes (1200m) at Randwick this Saturday.