The catalogue for the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale is now available online.
The Melbourne Premier is well known as the source of outstanding sprinters Black Caviar, Sacred Kingdom, Starspangledbanner, Weekend Hussler and Ortensia.
The introduction of a “Blue Riband” session in 2013 is set to enhance Melbourne Premier’s exceptional record of also producing outstanding middle-distance and staying types such as Pinker Pinker, Fields Of Omagh, Littorio, Hollow Bullet, Arapaho Miss and South African Horse of the Year Igugu.
The 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale will be conducted over four days from Sunday, March 3 to Wednesday, March 6 at Oaklands.
The “Blue Riband” session is dedicated to yearlings whose pedigree and conformation suggests they should excel over Classic and Cup distances. It will be held early afternoon on Monday, March 4. A total of 588 yearlings have been catalogued in Premier Session 1, which includes the “Blue Riband” yearlings, with another 187 in Premier Session 2.
“The support from local and interstate vendors has been tremendous,” Inglis director Peter Heagney said. “The 2013 edition will see Coolmore Stud selling under its banner for the first time.”
Eliza Park has the largest draft with 60 yearlings. Swettenham Stud and Three Bridges have 29 each, while Supreme Thoroughbreds (28), Yallambee (26), Basinghall (25), Rosemont (23), Blue Gum (22) and Coolmore (21) are all very well represented.
Premier graduate Hvasstan provided the Gelagotis family some huge thrills during the recent Melbourne Spring Carnival and the colt’s champion sire Fastnet Rock will be represented by 7 yearlings in next year’s sale.
Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit has 25 catalogued for 2013 Premier, while Hay List’s sire Statue Of Liberty will be represented by 21 yearlings. Other proven sires set for the sale include Choisir (27), Commands (15), Domesday (22), Encosta de Lago (17), Exceed And Excel (17), Flying Spur (18), High Chaparral (28), Not A Single Doubt (14), Rock Of Gibraltar (9), Snitzel (12), Starcraft (21), Tale Of The Cat (14) and Testa Rossa (10).
Eliza Park resident stallion Wanted created a huge impressive when he won the time honoured Group 1 Newmarket Handicap. The son of Fastent Rock will be represented by 21 yearlings at Premier next year, more than all four other major yearling sales across Australasia combined.
Other first season sires represented in the 2013 Melbourne Premier catalogue include All American (9 lots), Big Brown (8), Denman (12), Duporth (6), Manhattan Rain (11), Medaglia D’Oro (2), Nicconi (18), O’Lonhro (7), Onemorenomore (8), Turffontein (14) and Von Costa de Hero (8).
The 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier catalogue can be viewed here.