Newmarket buzzing ahead of Easter Sale

The Newmarket sale grounds in Sydney are buzzing with excitement ahead of the 2013 Inglis Easter yearling sale which starts on Tuesday.

Day 1 will be highlighted by Black Caviar’s half-brother as Lot 131.  “At this time of year, Newmarket is the place to be,” Inglis MD Mark Webster said.  “There’s plenty of hype around the Helsinge colt and it’s wonderful that people not able to get here tomorrow will be able to tune to see it sold live on free-to-air.”

Black Caviar’s yearling half-brother by Redoute’s Choice is expected to steal the show between 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Tuesday when he strides into the sales ring.  The colt will be offered by Three Bridges as agent for Gilgai Farm, whose principal Rick Jamieson has been overwhelmed by the interest in the well-bred youngster.

“There has been tremendous interest in the Helsinge colt which he has handled with great poise,” Jamieson said.  “I’m certainly looking forward to the sale and am very interested in discussing the potential to retain an interest in the colt with the successful buyer.”

Jamieson is coming off a successful Golden Slipper carnival after his homebred colt Philippi won the G2 Tulloch Stakes on Saturday.