Discorsi tops Yarradale Stud yearling sale

First-season sire Discorsi topped the Yarradale Stud yearling sale on Sunday with a colt that made $110,000.

A total of 48 lots were offered on a perfect autumn afternoon in the Perth hills at Gidgegannup – 34 changed hands and Yarradale owner Ron Sayers leased another 12 yearlings to various owners and trainers.

The Discorsi leader is a half-brother to Darley stakes winner Raspberries and was purchased by Serpentine trainer Stephen Miller.  “He’s a terrific looking individual and there were a few on him,” Yarradale’s bloodstock adviser Grant Burns said.  “Discorsi is siring big, strong types and they’re lovely movers.”

Discorsi (Galileo) was a 2YO Listed winner of the VRC Gibson-Carmichael Stakes at Flemington for owner-breeder Keith Biggs.  He is a half-brother to G1 winning mare Sea Siren and Champion Sunspeed sire Oratorio.

A Danzero half-brother to Victorian stakes performer You Sexy Boy was next best at $70,000.  He was knocked down to Paul Jordan and the Ascot trainer also bought an All American half-brother to Caulfield G3 winner Get Square for $42,500.

Discorsi filled third spot on the leader-board with a half-brother to Peter Moody’s G3 sprinter Ready To Rip.  He made $57,500 to the bid of Mike Fagan who races with premiership trainer Neville Parnham.

Sayers also donated proceeds from the sale of the Musket – Meedan filly to Redkite, a charity that provides support for children and young people with cancer.  The filly sold for $25,000 to Tony Patrizi.

Turnover at the fifth annual Yarradale Sale reached $1.08 million at an average of $31,800.

Discorsi - La Melba Colt

Yarradale’s sale-topper
Discorsi half-brother to G3 winner Raspberries