Yarradale Stud has catalogued 50 lots for its fifth annual yearling sale at Gidgegannup on Sunday, May 19.
The 2013 catalogue has 18 yearlings that are out of stakes winning mares or are half-relations to stakes winners. Last year’s Yarradale Sale averaged $44,536 which was an 11% increase from 2011.
Young Yarradale stallions Musket (15) and Discorsi (12) have the most lots going under the hammer and there are choice yearlings by boom sire Scandal Keeper and Kentucky shuttler War Chant.
Yarradale owner Ron Sayers has also entered yearlings by interstate stallions All American, Exceed And Excel, Danzero, Bushranger, Street Sense and Rock Of Gibraltar. “We are now seeing some fantastic results and stories coming out of Yarradale Sales,” Sayers said. “Not only is it a great day out with wonderful crowds in attendance, the Sale is now proving to be a great source of winners.”
Sayers offers several incentives for prospective buyers. He stands behind every yearling by offering to retain up to 50% in any horse sold during the day’s trade.
Sayers will also double the advertised prizemoney won by this year’s graduates in the 2014 Karrakatta Plate. Yarradale has won Perth’s premier juvenile event with Born Priceless (2001) and Brava Fortune (2008).
The first yearlings by Discorsi (Galileo) averaged exactly $50,000 at the Perth Magic Millions in February and there’s another dozen catalogued for the May 19 Sale.
Discorsi was a 2YO Listed winner of the VRC Gibson – Carmichael Stakes at Flemington and he is a half-brother to G1 winning mare Sea Siren and Champion Sunspeed sire Oratorio. Sea Siren has been installed a $4.80 second-favourite to improve her Group 1 record in the BTC Cup at Eagle Farm this Saturday.
The Discorsi – La Melba colt (Lot 33) is an outstanding type and is due for another update through his older half-sister Raspberries. The Darley mare has won Group 3 races at Flemington and Newcastle as well as last year’s LR Scone Cup.
Trainer Peter Snowden has the option of gunning for another Scone Cup or sending her to Brisbane for the winter carnival.
Another Discorsi with a progressive pedigree is the colt from Danehill mare Lady Langham (Lot 25). He is a half-brother to Ready To Rip who won the LR Thoroughbred Club Cup at Caulfield in March.
Ready To Rip was going to tackle Buffering and Sea Siren in the G1 BTC Cup this Saturday but will be reserved for the G3 Fred Best Classic on May 18. The Peter Moody trained sprinter has earned over $550,000 for connections and he holds Group 1 nominations for the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Hcp.
The Yarradale Stud yearling sale will be held on site at Gidgegannup starting at 12 Noon (WA time) on Sunday, May 19. For a copy of the catalogue call Yarradale on (08) 9574 6490.
The on-line catalogue can be viewed here.
The Discorsi – La Melba colt catalogued as Lot 33 at the Yarradale yearling sale