The highest-rated sprinting mare in the world in 2018 on the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings, In Her Time was a standout at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale on Friday fetching $2million to the bid of Newgate Bloodstock.
Consigned by Yarraman Park on behalf of her owners, In Her Time is the best offspring of Redoute’s Choice sire Time Thief.
She retires with earnings in excess of $3.7 million with highlight wins in the Group I VRC Lightning Stakes and ATC The Galaxy.
In Her Time comes from a brilliantly fast Australian family nurtured by the Cobcroft family over many years that features Everest winner Yes Yes Yes, who retires to Coolmore this spring.
“We thought she would make around $1.5m-$1.6m, so $2m exceeded expectations,’’ Arthur Mitchell said.
“She really is lovely. She is medium sized and she didn’t look to have any wear and tear, even though she is a seven-year-old, rising eight, she is very sound.
“She has a beautiful nature with a lovely head and is a beautifully balanced mare who moves well.”
Peter Brown, who raced In Her Time, described the sale result as “amazing’’.
“Thank you to everybody concerned. She’s been quite a ride, what a great mare,’’ Brown said.
“You’ve heard all the stories about how mares can behave when you get a good one and she had all of those attributes. You had to be very careful saddling her, you had to be very careful brushing her.
“She was a real handful early but when she came on side, she was damn good. I’m really glad she’s gone to Henry Field.’’
Yarraman Park ended the sale as leading vendor, selling all four of our catalogued lots for $3,060,000.