Woodside Park Stud has enjoyed a stunning return at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in Melbourne.
The emerging farm finished the sale with all 6 yearlings offered sold for a total return of $1.215 million averaging an astonishing $202,500. That more than doubled the sale average of $84,155.
“This is a truly outstanding result for Woodside Park and shows the industry that our farm means business,” general manager Murray Tillett said. “The result follows on from Woodside providing the joint top selling 2yo at last year’s Inglis Ready to Run Sale in Sydney.
“We have proven that the result in Sydney was certainly no fluke with all our yearlings offered selling well and to a diverse and powerful buying bench.”
Tillett paid special tribute to stud manager Gerard Jones and his team. “Gerard has been with Woodside Park for a number of years and been through all the tough times. He and Kaleen Faul and their amazing crew of support staff worked so hard on these horses and really deserve all the credit for this result.”
The sale kicked off in great style for the farm with a running colt by Exceed and Excel (Lot 176) selling to leading Singapore trainer Stephen Gray for $125,000.
NSW trainer Barb Joseph then showed her keen eye for a bargain snapping up Lot 236, a classic looking son of High Chaparral for $75,000.
Things really heated up when Woodside Park’s next offering, Lot 250, a colt by champion sire Encosta De Lago entered the ring. The strapping youngster created a spirited bidding duel between the Penang Turf Club and George Moore Bloodstock with the former prevailing for $360,000.
Woodside Park didn’t have to wait too long for another fantastic result when its Fastnet Rock (Lot 252) was snapped up by outstanding judge Dean Hawthorne and trainer Peter Morgan for $310,000.
Next up – Lot 496 – a colt by leading stallion Reset sizzled in the ring. The super athletic colt was one of the most talked about yearlings at the complex before being knocked down for $220,000 to Hall of Fame trainer David Hayes.
Woodside Park’s stellar sale concluded with Lot 613, a colt by resident stallion Written Tycoon selling for $125,000 to leading trainer Tony McEvoy. The sweet moving colt again proved very popular with McEvoy outlasting Team Hawkes to sign off on the colt.
The strong sale results are just the latest positive news for Woodside Park. “The farm has come so far in such a short time,” Tillett added. “In 12 months, we have acquired leading sire Written Tycoon and champion racehorse Zoustar, topped a Ready to Run Sale and now topped the averages at the Premier Sale.
“Our Pre-Training and Breaking In business is going gangbusters and, with continual improvement of our facilities, stallion roster, and broodmare band, the future at Woodside Park Stud looks very strong indeed.”