The very first sale conducted at the new Riverside Stables complex at Warwick Farm, the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book One proved a resounding success for Yarraman Park with our flagship stallion I Am Invincible, the leading sire by average.
I Am Invincible had 11 yearlings average $260,455 with his top seller a cracking colt from Sonnenblume that made $475,000 for Carramar Park when secured by Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) / Gollan Racing / Aquis.
The colt is the fourth foal of Sonnenblume, a three-quarter sister to Group I winner Shinzig and stakes-winner Strada from Group I STC Coolmore Classic winner Shindig.
“He is a beautiful colt who is very forward and has a stallion’s pedigree,” Craig Rounsefell told ANZ Bloodstock News.
“Physically, we really loved him. We went through the whole catalogue and, of the colts who are stallion prospects, he was the one we wanted to target so we went after him strong.
“I love the stallion (I Am Invincible) and I think he is the best stallion in Australia going around. The best thing you can do is keep buying I Am Invincible’s and you can’t go wrong doing that.
“The ones that look him like him are pretty special. He will go to Tony Gollan in Brisbane and hopefully we will be back here for the next year in the Millennium.”
Hinchinbrook also performed well with 25 yearlings averaging $117,600. His best result came with a colt from Donnahro that made $260,000 for Sefton Park Thoroughbreds when bought by renowned bloodstock agent John Foote for a Hong Kong based client.
“He won’t race in Australia and will head to Hong Kong,” Foote told ANZ after purchasing his second yearling at this sale by Hinchinbrook.
“Hinchinbrook is a good sire and he is doing well in Hong Kong and they were both very nice well -bred colts. Other colts we have had vetted didn’t pass or had other issues, so we were happy to buy those two.
Hinchinbrook has had five winners in Hong Kong from six runners including the promising John Size-trained sprinter Beat The Clock who finished runner up in last month’s Centenary Sprint Cup (Gr 1, 1200m) at Sha Tin.
Yarraman Park sold 16 yearlings at Inglis Classic for $2,582,500 to be the second leading vendor by aggregate.
I Am Invincible and Hinchinbrook provided our top five sellers that all made $200,000 or more with the I Am Invincible colt from Chickasaw fetching $400,000 to the bid of Sun Bloodstock to be our best result.
We congratulate all successful purchasers and wish everyone the best of luck going forward.