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Invitation to Sydney and the Sales here else would you find


source of Australian Champions and Group

a genuinely world class

1 winners over the past few seasons.

as much as Sydney?

the support of a great many people.

The Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale

We are exceedingly grateful to our local

brings you the very best young horses the

breeders and vendors, who continue to

southern hemisphere has to offer in one of

entrust Inglis with impeccably bred and

the world’s most exciting and happening

presented horses to sell and that inevitably


go onto racecourse success.

Our Easter Sale has become a globally

That support continues at Easter in 2009, as

admired thoroughbred spectacle and the

the following pages quite clearly illustrate.

thoroughbred yearling sale in a city that offers

John Coates Chairman

These results can only be achieved through

increased participation by international investors each year is testament to this.

Similarly, I would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of our vast buying bench.

Be it Hong Kong, Dubai, Royal Ascot,

Your competition has provided vendors

South Africa, Singapore, Japan or North

with excellent rewards in recent times, and

America, Australian horses have performed

pleasingly, the graduates of these sales

with distinction in recent times, lifting

continue to justify the strong competition

some of the world’s most prestigious races.

to secure them.

Proudly, many of those horses have been

On behalf of the directors and staff at Inglis

Inglis graduates.

I look forward to welcoming you to Sydney for the 2009 Inglis Australian Easter

Similarly, it’s been a rewarding time on the domestic front, with Inglis the leading


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Yearling Sale.

Message from the Premier of NSW he New South Wales


Japan, Dubai and England and have sold

Government, through Events New

most of Hong Kong’s best racehorses.

Ltd in the international marketing and

this preview magazine to visit Sydney in

promotion of its Australian Easter Yearling

April 2009 to participate in the Australian

Sale in Sydney in April 2009.

Easter Yearling Sale along with two world

South Wales, is pleased to support William Inglis and Son

I extend a warm invitation to all readers of

class racing events in Sydney’s Autumn

Nathan Rees Premier of NSW

Established in Sydney in 1867, Inglis is a

Racing Carnival – the STC Golden Slipper

great Australian business success story,

Stakes (the world’s richest race for two

commencing its bloodstock operations at

year olds) at Rosehill Racecourse and the

Newmarket near Randwick Racecourse in

time honoured AJC Australian Derby at

1906 which continue to this day.

Royal Randwick.

Over many years, Inglis has grown the

Just a few hours’ drive north of Sydney is

Australian Easter Yearling Sale to be the

the Hunter Valley, the most successful

largest and most successful in the

thoroughbred breeding and wine

southern hemisphere that annually attracts

producing region in the southern

major thoroughbred investors from


Australasia and the northern hemisphere to Sydney.

As Australia’s only global city and host to some of the world’s biggest events, Sydney

The Inglis brand is recognised for quality in

offers world class hotels, restaurants,

international racing and breeding circles as

attractions and facilities for visitors to the

the sales source for Australia’s best

Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. I

thoroughbreds which compete abroad.

encourage you to visit us next April and

Indeed, Inglis is the only sales company to

experience why there’s no place in the

have sold international group 1 winners in

world like Sydney.

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Inglis Sydney Mark Webster Managing Director Mobile: +61 419 610 809 Email:

Arthur Inglis Deputy Chairman Strategic Planning Director Mobile: +61 412 223 134 Email:

Jamie Inglis Director-Auctioneer Mobile: +61 412 064 442

Mark joined Inglis in mid 2007 as the first non-family member to lead the company. This is Mark's third career, having served 12 years as a naval officer and 8 years as a media executive where he successfully managed internet and newspaper businesses for News Corporation. With a passion for horse racing and breeding and a wide range of business skills, Mark has introduced a number of innovations since joining Inglis, including live internet bidding, the world's first internet based repository and an e-commerce service for clients. Arthur is a 5th generation member of the Inglis family involvement in the Company and has worked in various roles over more than 3 decades. As well as Strategic Planning, insurance compliance and OH & S Direction Arthur’s responsibilities include overseas marketing to Korea, Philippines and other emerging markets. Arthur holds a BComm and MBA is a CPA and Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker.

Jamie Inglis started with Inglis in January 1974 and is the 5th generation Inglis to work in the firm. Jamie is a licenced Auctioneer, Real Estate Agent and Stock and Station Agent. His responsibilities are Livestock, Rural Property and auctioneering at all Thoroughbred Sales. Jamie is also a director of the company.


Jonathan D’Arcy Director-Auctioneer Mobile: +61 412 965 729 Email:

Jonathan has been at Inglis since 1986. Jonathan oversees the auction side of the business managing a team of six people in the Bloodstock division. Together with the Melbourne based Bloodstock staff Jonathan and his team inspect over 4000 yearlings per year to select for the Inglis Sales Series. Jonathan is a senior auctioneer with the company and has sold in China, Malaysia as well as most states of Australia. He assists with marketing Inglis in South Africa. Jonathan is also a director of the company.

Inglis Melbourne Peter Heagney Director-Auctioneer Mobile: +61 412 330 393 Email:


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Peter had been with Dalgety Bloodstock for 18 years when Inglis acquired that business in 1994 and he was appointed Victorian Manager and is now a director of the company. Peter oversees the Victorian team of 10 staff as well as auctioneering at all Inglis sales. He has been a bloodstock auctioneer for 33 years and has sold in all states of Australia and in New Zealand, Malaysia and the U.K.

Roy Taylor Leasing & Finance Manager Mobile: +61 411 127 709

Roy commenced employment with Inglis in 2005 as Leasing & Finance Manager. He has recently taken the role of National Leasing & Finance Manager. The newly created position encompasses the overall finance responsibilities for the firm which includes payment to vendors, payment of horse purchasers and leasing & loan facilities.


Matt Rudolph Commercial Development ManagerHong Kong Representative Mobile: +61 438 628 102 Email:

Byron Rogers National Sales ManagerNorth American Representative Mobile: +61 447 217 007 Email:

Ian Macpherson Bloodstock Consultant Mobile: +61 404 839 453 Email:

Simon Vivian Bloodstock-Auctioneer Mobile: +61 417 006 546 Email:

Matt arrived at Inglis in 2004 as a bloodstock consultant and in 2007 took up the role of Commercial Development Manager. Matt is responsible for the firm's bloodstock marketing, public relations, buyer incentives, international markets as well the Inglis Race Series which commenced in 2008. Matt is also Inglis' Hong Kong Representative and liaises closely with industry bodies such as Aushorse and The Federation of Bloodstock Agents.

Byron arrived at Inglis in 2007 to take up the newly created role of National Sales Manager. Byron heads up a bloodstock key account management team that focuses on providing a high level of service to major bloodstock vendors across Australia and New Zealand. Byron and his team also focus on recruiting high profile entries for Inglis auctions and offer a private sales and stallion nomination booking service. Byron is also Inglis' North American Representative.

Ian commenced with Inglis in 2002 as a Bloodstock Consultant based at Newmarket and manages a large portfolio of breeders by doing on farm inspections to assist them with their sale selection for yearlings. A well respected judge he does a lot of buying during the sales for clients. Ian also also travels to international and domestic markets with Inglis staff on trade and marketing trips.

Simon joined Inglis’ Melbourne office in 2004 as a bloodstock sales consultant and widely respected auctioneer. Simon has a large base of clients that he assists will all facets of bloodstock transactions and is an integral part of the selection panel for all yearling sales. Simon also travels to international and domestic markets with Inglis staff on trade and marketing trips.

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Inglis Sydney Kate Anker Advertising and Promotions Manager/ VIP Contact

Nicola Griffiths

Jeff Matthews

Insurance Manager

Complex Manager

Mobile: +61 405 197 447

Mobile: +61 411 259 324

Mobile: +61 417 234 070




Jaci Ellings

Andrew Munce

Bill Pantel

Financial Controller

Finance Manager — Sydney

Finance/ Leasing

Mobile: +61 412 149 782

Mobile: +61 412 575 452

Mobile: +61 415 158 825




Inglis Melbourne Adrianne Sarkozy

Michael Kelliher

Sam Fitzgerald

Sponsorship and Alliance Manager

Finance Manager — Melbourne

Complex Manager

Mobile: +61 419 533 377

Mobile: +61 429 632 625

Mobile: +61 404 839 450




Inglis International Matt Rudolph

Satomi Oka

Michael Otto

Hong Kong Representative

Japanese Representative

New Zealand Representative

Mobile: +61 438 628 102

Mobile: +61 414 414 450

Mobile: +64 9 631 5070




Byron Rogers

Paul Guy

January Farrington

North American Representative

South African Representative

UK/ Europe Representative

Mobile: +61 447 217 007

Mobile: +61 418 356 864

Mobile: +353 8513 95456





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THE PLACE TO SELL When selling your weanlings and breeding stock in 2009, Inglis has three outstanding opportunities timed to suit your busy schedule. Entry forms available from January 2009

2009 Breeding Stock Sale Dates Australian Easter Broodmare - Newmarket, Sydney April 14, 15 & 16 Great Southern Weanling & Bloodstock - Oaklands, Melbourne May 18, 19, 20 & 21 Australian Weanling & Breeding Stock - Newmarket, Sydney June 25, 26 & 28

Special Thanks to

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Contents Welcome 2

Invitation to Sydney and the Sales


Message from the Premier of NSW


Inglis Management & Staff

Thoroughbred Matters 10

The Group 1 Force


The Perfect Distraction


Thorough Sales Coverage


Lucrative Rewards


Exceptions to the Rule and Forgivable Faults


A Matter of Timing?


Big Earners


Nine’s Girls Go Racing


A year of Innovation for Inglis


Inglis Race Series Kicks Off

Explore Sydney 50

Where To Go What To Do


Don’t Miss


Hidden Secrets


Destinations Within Reach

2009 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Previews 60-170

Pedigree References

Accommodation and Restaurant Guide 170-176

Accommodation and Restaurant Guide

Editor Nathan Exelby is a former Aushorse Young Thoroughbred Journalist of the Year winner and an AAMI Victoria Derby National Media Award winner. He is now Breeding Editor for

COVER SHOT: Inside the famous Newmarket Barn, photo by

CONTRIBUTORS: Caroline Searcy, Tara Madgwick, Stephen Moran. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF: Martin King, Tourism NSW, Victoria Racing Club,

Jean Pierre

Dubai Racing Club, Hamilton Lund, Dan Fuchs, Lee Thomas.



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The Group 1 Force Just as they have for the


hile record prices and bulging averages are

past few seasons, Inglis

always welcome at any sale, it’s the graduates of

graduates are leading

those sales that do the talking on the racetrack. Specifically, Group 1 racing. And

the way in Group 1

on that score, Inglis is without peer in recent times.

racing for 2008-09, having feasted on the

Inglis graduates have led the way in Group

that vendors consistently bring to Inglis

1 races over the past three seasons, being


the leading source of G1 winners in 2007-

spring riches. NATHAN EXELBY reports.

08, which followed on from the previous

Similarly, the Australian Easter Yearling Sale

two seasons, where Inglis graduates won

has continued an almost unbelievable

twice as many Group 1 races than any

upward spiral at a time when Easter

other auction house.

graduates are flying the flag all over the country… and beyond.

Since 2002-03, Inglis graduates in their classic season have received a champion

The new racing season quickly picked up

award every year at the Australian Horse of

where the previous left off. Inglis graduates

the Year — Helenus, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Alinghi, Racing To Win, Serenade Rose, Miss Finland and Weekend Hussler. Furthermore, in two-year-old racing over the past three seasons, the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale has produced the most individual two-year-old Group 1 winners each season. This success has been reflected in what has

have put themselves on target to top last year’s feat of 17 individual Group 1 winners, with 11 individual horses claiming 12 Group 1 races to the end of the Melbourne spring carnival. Typhoon Zed, a $62,500 Classic graduate, got the season off to a perfect start when he overcame a wide barrier to land the G1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.

unfolded in the sales ring. The following Saturday, Weekend Hussler,


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It’s no coincidence that the explosion in

the flagbearer for Inglis graduates last

the Melbourne Premier Sale in 2008

season, added to his bulging Group 1 tally

coincided with the emergence of Sacred

when stretching out to 1800m in the

Kingdom and Weekend Hussler as world

Underwood Stakes. It took his earnings

leaders in their field. Both graduates of the

beyond the $3million mark — not bad for

Oaklands Sales ring and both glowing

an initial outlay of $80,000 for the son of

endorsements for the type of quality horses


LEFT TO RIGHT: Champion Hong Kong sprinter Sacred Kingdom; 2008 W.S. Cox Plate winner Maldivian; and, 2008 Caulfield Guineas winner Whobegotyou.

Inglis Group 1 Winning Graduates — past three seasons The week-to-week theme continued when Mentality burst back into winning form in taking the George Main Stakes. It gave the son of Flying Spur the distinction of being a Group 1 winner at two, three and five years of age, for earnings just shy of the $2million mark. Mentality was the first Easter graduate to

2005-06 — 18 individual G1 winners: Mr Celebrity, God’s Own, Mnemosyne, Benicio, Serenade Rose, Valedictum, Takeover Target, Perfect Promise, Nadeem, Fields Of Omagh, Racing To Win, Miss Finland, Proprietor, Mentality, County Tyrone, Perfectly Ready, Above Deck, Allow

$1.5million (Samantha Miss). Sousa was a $420,000 purchase for Woodlands Stud and became Champion European stallion Galileo’s first Group 1 winner in Australia. Attention headed south a week later and for the second year in succession, most walked away from Caulfield convinced they had seen another superstar.

claim Group 1 success in 2008-09, being a $100,000 purchase at the 2005 renewal. He was soon joined by more Easter stars though, with Samantha Miss, Sousa and Newport winning over the course of the AJC’s spring meet. Samantha Miss became a dual Group 1 winner when claiming the Flight Stakes; Sousa was a runaway winner of the Spring

2006-07 — 16 individual G1 winners: Lazer Sharp, Pompeii Ruler, Racing To Win, Mentality, Red Dazzler, Teranaba, Bentley Biscuit, Aqua D’Amore, Miss Finland, Apercu, Camarilla, Forensics, Takeover Target, Blutigeroo, Fields Of Omagh, Floral Pegasus (Hong Kong)

Champion Stakes, and Newport scored in the Metropolitan. Making it four for the day was Premier graduate Littorio, who completed his transition from promising three-year-old to older star when claiming the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. In a perfect illustration of the wide spectrum from which to choose a good horse, those winners were purchased for $15,000 (Littorio), $150,000 (Newport) and

Whobegotyou, passed in for just $17,500 at the 2007 Classic Sale (before being later sold privately for $19,000), romped away with the Caulfield Guineas to become the third Classic graduate in six years to win the Group 1 1600m feature. The $195,000 Easter graduate Maldivian took his earnings to $2.5million in winning the G1 W.S. Cox Plate on October 25,

2007-08 — 17 individual G1 winners: Arapaho Miss, Weekend Hussler, Samantha Miss, Bon Hoffa, Dealer Principal, Shinzig, Juste Momente, Maldivian, Racing To Win, Forensics, Reaan, Typhoon Zed, Triple Honour, Grand Journey, Sacred Kingdom (Hong Kong), The Pooka (New Zealand), Takeover Target (Singapore)

becoming the ninth Inglis graduate to claim Group 1 glory this season. Forensics kicked the VRC’s Melbourne Cup carnival off on the right note with her G1 Myer Classic success, and fellow Easter graduate All Silent closed it out in style when dominating the G1 Emirates Stakes. In between, Samantha Miss became the season’s first dual Group 1 winner when proving a class above in the G1 VRC Oaks.

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Racetrack Deeds Translate to Sire Success It’s not just on the racetrack where Inglis graduates are excelling.

He was secured by Lee Freedman for $160,000 and 12 months later claimed the Golden Slipper.

A quick glance at recent Champion Sire awards reveals they are The Danehill stallion then claimed another two Group 1

also a formidable force in the breeding barn.

victories at three before retiring to an opening book of 115 The past two Champion Australian Sires are both graduates of

mares at Arrowfield in 1996.

the Newmarket Sales ring. After playing understudy to Redoute’s Choice, he emerged from Encosta De Lago cost just $140,000 at the 1995 Inglis Australian

his barnmate’s shadow to claim the 2006-07 Australian sires title.

Easter Sale before going on to Group 1 success in the Vic Health

He now stands at $137,500.


Exceed And Excel looks certain to join that duo among

He retired to Blue Gum Farm in Victoria and worked his way up from a debut service fee of $8500 in 1997 to be now standing at Coolmore Australia for $302,500.

Australia’s best sires. The Darley stallion made the perfect start to his stud career when easily winning Australia’s First Season title and he has also

The son of Fairy King has been a top five stallion on the General Sire list for the past five seasons and was rewarded with his first title in 2007-08. His influence has also extended to the world stage.

made a rapid impression in Europe, where he looks certain to finish in the top three on the First Season list. Tim Martin saw potential in the Danehill colt from the Lomond mare Patrona at the 2002 Easter Sale and went to $375,000 to secure him for owners Nick Moraitis and Alan Osburg.

Inglis Melbourne Premier graduates Sacred Kingdom, the world’s highest rated sprinter, and Alinghi, a Graded Stakes

It wasn’t the first time Moraitis had hit the jackpot with an

winner in the US, have showcased Encosta De Lago’s capabilities

Easter graduate, with his dual Horse of the Year hero Might And

to the world.

Power costing just $40,000 from the Newmarket ring in 1995.

Flying Spur graduated from Easter 12 months prior to Encosta

Exceed And Excel went on to dual Group 1 success before

De Lago.

Darley stepped in and paid a reported $20million for the colt.

It’s no surprise that Inglis graduates have

In 2007-08, the Group 1 winning graduates

These started with multi-millionaire Racing

been quick out of the blocks in 2008-09

ranged in price from $1.5million for

To Win, who cost just $40,000 at the 2004

though. It’s a well established trend now

glamour filly Samantha Miss, down to just

Easter Sale. Bon Hoffa was a $60,000

that Inglis graduates are leading the way in

$6500 for WA Derby winner Grand

graduate, while middle distance stars


Dealer Principal and Maldivian cost

Group 1 racing. Eighteen individual Group 1 winners in 2005-06; sixteen in 2006-07; and seventeen in 2007-08 has made Inglis

$150,000 and $195,000 respectively. The oft-trumpeted theory that you need a fortune to buy a star out of Easter was also

Owners of the other Easter Group 1

blown out of the water — again — last

winners last season would also consider


their purchases ‘cheap’ given what they are

clearly the leading source of Group 1 winners in the southern hemisphere.

now worth. By far and away the leading individual sale for G1 winners last season, four of the nine

Reaan’s Blue Diamond win easily covered

And the winners have come across all

could have been purchased for less than

the $375,000 Angus Gold paid for him at

price spectrums.


the 2007 sale, while Shinzig’s CF Orr


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LEFT: Coolmore’s Australian Champion Sire Encosta de Lago.

He too proved a bargain, costing just $55,000 out of the 2001 Inglis Sydney Classic Sale. Like Exceed And Excel, Choisir was Champion First Season Sire in Australia and also claimed a top three finish on the European freshman list. Coolmore also hit the jackpot when the Danehill colt from Piccadilly Circus failed to meet his $300,000 reserve at the 2003 Easter Sale. Named Fastnet Rock, he won dual Group 1 events as a threeHe however has been a shrewd investment for Darley and now

year-old and is now the hottest of favourites to become the

stands in Australia at a fee of $110,000.

third straight Inglis graduate to win Australia’s First Season crown.

Another Easter graduate to be sought after for big bucks by Darley was Reset, the son of Zabeel that cost $190,000 from the

Fastnet Rock has been inundated with mare bookings since he

2002 sale, before winning dual Group 1 races for owner Lloyd

retired, but he was pipped — albeit narrowly — for the title of


Australia’s busiest stallion in 2007.

Reset has already risen to prominence with G1 Victoria Derby winner Rebel Raider in his first crop.

That tag fell the way of Eliza Park’s Bel Esprit, who worked his way through a massive book of 266 — nine more than Fastnet

Coolmore made a successful bid for another Inglis graduate

Rock — off a fee of $20,000.

following the Royal Ascot carnival of 2003. The Royal Academy stallion’s fee has risen to $33,000 in 2008, Choisir had claimed the King’s Stand-Golden Jubilee Stakes

making him one of the great bargains of Australian racing,

double and set himself up for a dual hemisphere stud career.

having cost just $9000 at the 2001 Inglis Sydney Classic Sale.

Stakes triumph led to him standing his

Causeway’s G1 Robert Sangster Stakes

son of Hussonet cost just $80,000 in 2006

debut season at Eliza Park in 2008 at a fee

winner Juste Momente, a $300,000 Easter

and from the same sale came Arapaho

of $16,500.

graduate who sadly died shortly after her

Miss, a $22,500 daughter of Danehill

retirement from the racetrack in 2008.

Dancer who made that look like an

Forensics also took care of her $900,000

absolute steal when taking the VRC Oaks.

price tag when winning the 2007 Golden

The nine Easter Group 1 winners were ably

Slipper. She made herself an even more

supported by others from each of Inglis’

valuable commodity with a string of superb

other major yearling sales last season.

performances last autumn, capped by her G1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes success.

Melbourne Premier — the source of Hong Kong’s Champion Sacred Kingdom — had

Inglis Classic improved on its imposing record of bargain priced graduates when Triple Honour ($50,000) won the G1 Doncaster Handicap and Typhoon Zed

Forensics and the aforementioned

two Group 1 winners in Australia. These

($62,500) took out The Galaxy. Grand

Samantha Miss would rate among the most

were headed by Horse of the Year winner

Journey rounded out the success stories,

valuable broodmare prospects in

Weekend Hussler, who captured a record

graduating from the Melbourne Autumn

Australasia. So too would have Giant’s

six Group 1 events during the term. The

Yearling Sale before conquering the West.

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International Group 1 wins for Inglis

Like last season, Inglis was also the leading

graduates last season were led by Sacred

sale house in Australia in 2006-07, with no

Kingdom, a $200,000 buy from the 2005

less than 15 individual Group 1 winning

Melbourne Premier Sale.


Sacred Kingdom was ably supported by the

Again, Easter was the flagbearing sale, with

ageless Takeover Target, a winner this time

10 graduates claiming Group 1 races.

of a Group 1 in Singapore, to go alongside his English and Japan conquests, and The

Similarly, with five of the 10 — Racing To

Pooka, winner in New Zealand of the G1

Win, Mentality ($100,000), Red Dazzler

2000 Guineas.

($100,000), Teranabaa ($100,000) and

TOP: Australian Horse of the Year Weekend

Bentley Biscuit ($120,000) — being

Hussler. ABOVE: Group 1 winning sprinter

Takeover Target was of course secured for

secured for $120,000 or less, the theme of

Typhoon Zed.

just $1250 at an Inglis Mixed Sale, while

big race winners emanating from the

The Pooka was a $15,000 purchase from

Easter Yearling Sale without costing a

the 2005 Australian Select Weanling Sale.

fortune continues.


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The Perfect Distraction For those with


OHN SYMOND, Chairman and Founder of Aussie Home Loans, has

demanding careers

enjoyed great success with his racing investments, including one of the best

outside the industry,

horses to race in Australia in the past 25 years.

there’s no greater outlet Symond raced his first horse in 1973, but it

than the thrill of racing

wasn’t until 1984 that he hit the jackpot. A son of Sea Anchor was offered to him and

to provide a suitable distraction. NATHAN

a few friends by trainer Paul Sutherland at a value of about $30,000 after running third

“The second was that Tommy Smith walked

on debut at Rosehill as a 400/1 chance in

up to us, shook my hand and said

late 1983.

‘Congratulations, you’ve got a nice horse’

EXELBY spoke to two very prominent

and then offered us a ridiculous amount of “We were all short of money at the time,

money for those days to buy him. Paul

so as you do, we decided to back him at

Sutherland went purple!

his next start to win the purchase price,” he

Australians about their


“But we decided not to accept it because we were all in love with the horse.”

highly successful forays

“Well, the usual happened and he runs an unlucky second!”

delving into thoroughbred

Smith proved to be a good judge, because Red Anchor won the Champagne Stakes

With a few dropping off after the foiled

two starts later before campaigning with

plunge, Symond ended up finding enough

mixed success in Brisbane.

dollars to buy 40% and John Gigante

bloodstock investment.

secured another 40% in a deal that would

After some disappointments in

take them on the ride of their lives.

Queensland, an amicable deal was done to buy out Sutherland’s share and transfer the

Named Red Anchor, the first real sign of

horse to Smith.

what was to follow with the colt came after he made up many lengths to run second to

Red Anchor was to have six races in

subsequent Golden Slipper winner Inspired

Smith’s care — winning all of them. His

in the Pago Pago Stakes.

wins included the Roman Consul in Sydney, then the Moonee Valley Stakes and

Two things happened that day, Symond

Caulfield Guineas in Melbourne — both by


healthy margins — before a tilt at the Australasian weight-for-age championship.

“The first was that Ron Quinton got off and


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said he was available to ride this horse in

“On Cox Plate day we sat next to Tommy

any race — ever.

and he looked at my wife and said ‘can I

LEFT: John Symond (centre) with fellow connections of Strada, Alan Bell (left) and Nick Moraitis (right).

Symond and Bell have thrown their weight behind Strada to give him every chance of success. “Alan and I have a breeding partnership called Strada Investments,” he said. “I go along for the ride. I leave it up to Alan — he’s the expert. Alan is passionate in his belief that Strada will make a stallion.” have a cigarette.’ I said to him ‘I didn’t

heard on the radio that Red Anchor had

Strada Investments purchased six mares in

think you smoked Tommy’ and he said ‘I

broken down. I rung the stable and they

foal, who have all since foaled and been

don’t.’ That’s when it hit me how much this

confirmed he’d done a suspensory and that

covered by Strada.

race actually meant,” Symond relates.

was it. There were also a number of yearlings

“On returning to scale, Mick Dittman slid

“He was syndicated to Sir Tristan Antico for

purchased this year, either outright, or in

out of the saddle and said this is the best

$3million. He threw the Epsom winner

partnership with others.

horse he’d ridden.

Navy Seal and a couple of others, but he

“The next week, they all said he couldn’t

wasn’t a great success and he proved to be

These include colts by Charge Forward and

just a freak racehorse.”

Redoute’s Choice, along with a share in the

run the 2500m of the Derby, but you can see on the video — and I often pull it out and watch it — when he’s six lengths in front that Mick was throttling him down in the last little bit. “It’s just frightening to think a horse could do that in those days.” Of course, all good things come to an end, and with Red Anchor the end came abruptly.

$2.2million Encosta De Lago-Oceanfast Symond said tough financial times curbed his interest soon after and in fact it wasn’t until 2002 that he returned to racehorse ownership, linking up with Alan Bell, who had raced the champion Schillaci and at the time, multiple Group 1 winner Grand Armee. Together with Nick Moraitis of Might And Power fame, the trio purchased the

colt. “I think I’ve now got two in training, four two-year-olds, six yearlings, six broodmares and six foals, so I’ve got plenty to occupy myself!” Symond said racing was quite unique. “As an owner, you have all the hopes in the world. There’s nothing like the adrenalin

Danehill-Shindig colt for $750,000 from

you get when you’re waiting for your horse

“He won the Apollo nice and easily first up

the 2004 Easter Sale. Named Strada, he

to jump out of the barriers — there is no

in the autumn and we were all getting

showed outstanding ability and was able to

high like it. But conversely, it can go the

pretty excited,” Symond recalls.

capture two Listed races before retiring to

other way as well.

Widden Stud. His first crop of foals are “We went to track work one morning and

being born this year. “He has some

“But in the end, it’s a fantastic bit of fun

he worked well, but I got a call from

beautiful, big strong foals and he’s ticking

and the excitement you can get is just

someone later that morning to say he’d

all the boxes so far,” Symond said.


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(Waterhouse) trained it for us,” Jones explained. Manifest was not the most talented son of Champion New Zealand stallion Centaine to ever grace the racetrack though and he soon found himself out of the Tulloch


ROADCASTER Alan Jones is one

Queensland, where the Saturday afternoon

Lodge Stables and into more rural

of Australia’s highest profile

races on the wireless were one of the


media identities and has long

week’s highlights.

been king of the airwaves in


Jones had known highly respected He can’t remember exactly the first horse

conditioner Greg Bennett through his

he owned, but one conveyance that does

association with the Whites of Belltrees

Like Symond, Jones loves nothing more

stick in his mind is Manifest, a graduate of

and chose him to be Manifest’s next trainer.

than switching off the rigours of the day-to-

the 1997 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier

day grind and tuning into the racing world.


Jones has been a passionate racing fan

“James Packer and I owned a horse called

highest degree. “He ended up winning at

since his days growing up in country

Manifest. He was very well bred and Gai

his 49th start in the Might And Power

To say Jones and Packer showed patience with the gelding is to understate to the


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LEFT: Alan Jones (right) and his fellow connections in Miss Finland, trainer David Hayes (far left), John Leaver (left of centre) and John Messara (right of centre). INSET: Miss Finland.

Maiden over 1300m at Narromine. He

thoroughbred headline grabbers in

pressing matter about to be settled at

won by four lengths and set a new class

Australia in recent times.

Flemington racecourse.

“John and I love our Saturdays. I hate being

Miss Finland gave Jones the opportunity to

Manifest finished his career with 3 wins in

interrupted on a Saturday afternoon and

savour what it’s like to race a horse that

61 starts for modest earnings of $25,420.

most people know that. I simply love

would be crowned a Champion of her

record!” Jones laughs.

watching the races from home,” Jones says.

generation in successive seasons.

But Jones’ horse investments have had considerably more success since he linked

There was one notable interruption to

with Arrowfield Stud’s John Messara.

Jones’ afternoon sanctity one year though.

Jones and Messara have been long time

“It was Melbourne Cup day and they were

friends, having met through Rugby Union,

just about to jump in the Cup and the

where Messara’s sons Paul and Michael

phone rang — I knew it could only be one

showed more than their share of talent.

person — Bob Carr! He has no interest in

1 level, before proving superior to the boys

racing whatsoever.”

when taking the G1 Australian Guineas.

The David Hayes trained filly was a dominant force at two and is the easiest winner of the Golden Slipper in modern times. She trained on at three to land the Thousand Guineas and VRC Oaks at Group

Miss Finland fittingly rounded out her

The friendship led Jones into sharing in the success of Redoute’s Choice and Miss

Jones answered the call but told the NSW

Group 1 deeds as a three-year-old when

Finland — two of the more notable

Premier to call back as there was a more

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Leaders in their field John Symond and Alan Jones are two of the most recognisable faces in Australia. Consistently in the news, or making news, they are revered as leaders in their field. But away from the daily grind of their principal business, nothing satisfies more than becoming entrenched in another world… the one we know as racing. money is bet in that volume, it can’t be Both have acquired substantial bloodstock portfolios and enjoyed success at the

wrong,” he says.

highest level. “I remember there was a big plonk on The great thing about racing in Australia is that anyone can become involved. You

Tobin Bronze to win the Caulfield Cup in

can race a horse on your own, or race it with a hundred others — sometimes more.

1966 and even though he didn’t win that day, I followed up the next year when he

No other sport attracts the cross section of a community like racing can.

was a brilliant winner (at bigger odds).

In Australia, we’ve seen the likes of ex Prime Minister Bob Hawke race a Golden

“So from that Slipper day, I always thought

Slipper winner and international superstar Olivia Newton-John share in the

that this horse must be in the Todman

ownership of the aptly named flying filly I Got Chills.

mould, such was the confidence about him. Punters are not stupid and I just

Of course, there’s an almost endless list of sporting stars that have dipped their toe

thought this horse has to be red hot.”

in the ownership water… but a shorter list of those that have enjoyed success! Six months later, Jones and Messara found A few notables include dual Olympic Gold Medallist Grant Hackett, who shared in

themselves holidaying in the south of

the ownership of another aptly named performer, the stakes winning filly Freestyle;

France when that year’s Caulfield Guineas

this year’s fairytale AFL Premiership winner Shane Crawford has raced several

was being run, with John Leaver, who has

handy performers, NRL Coach Nathan Brown was a part-owner of multiple G1

also enjoyed considerable success with

winner Private Steer, and Wallaby George Smith raced G1 winner Vitesse Dane with


the Kris Lees stable. “It was far too early for Leaver, but John Then there’s the international cricketers Simon O’Donnell and Mark Waugh, who

(Messara) and I listened to the call over the

have turned their passion for racing into successful businesses since putting away

phone and I remember it being such a

the willow.

brilliant call, which matched what was a wonderful race.” Soon after, Messara was able to negotiate the part-purchase of Redoute’s Choice and

Miss Finland retired with earnings of

terrible EI virus. She ran some good races,

secure him for Arrowfield Stud, with Jones

$4.6million, highlighted by 11 wins — 10

but really, she was never the same again

among the willing shareholders.

at stakes level.

after that.”

“There’s no doubt about it. She was a once

Jones is also a shareholder in Champion

about what Redoute’s had done since

in a lifetime type of horse and was

Sire Redoute’s Choice. He took a liking to

then,” Jones said.

something very special,” Jones said,

the Danehill colt very early and took

although lamenting her fall from grace as a

particular notice on the day he was a late

Redoute’s Choice has become the most


scratching from the Golden Slipper.

expensive stallion in the country and won

“She bloused them in the Memsie and

“He was so confidently backed to win that

then we all had to inject against the

race and I’m of the opinion that when

“It’s all a bit unreal really, when you think

the Champion Sire Award in 2005-06.


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“It’s great to be a part of it.”

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TYREEL STUD Since inception Tyreel broodmares have produced winners of $32,000,000 in prizemoney. Over the past 10 years 135 yearlings were catalogued of which 113 were sold. Catalogue Clearance Horses Raced Winners To Runners Stakes Winners Stakes Performers

83% 83.47 72.27% 11% 18%

Our latest Stars: • Portillo - Group 2 Winner, 2nd in a Gr1 Flight Stakes • Our Giant - Group 1 Winner • Lim’s Fighter – Singapore, Group 3 Winner, Group 1 Place Plus others – Imvula, Dancefloor Prodigy, Intuit & Primanova (the Queen of Belle Stakes listed)

Look what’s coming for Easter 2009 Bay Colt Tale Of The Cat x Bhandara

Bay Colt Encosta De Lago x Bonasera

Bay Colt Redoute’s Choice x Bramble Rose

Bay Colt Encosta De Lago x Dashing Eagle

Bay Colt Encosta De Lago x How Funny

Brown Filly Redoute’s Choice x In The Past

Grey Filly Danehill Dancer x Pace Invader

Bay Colt Redoute’s Choice x Quays

Brown Colt Danehill Dancer x Recurring

Bay Colt Encosta De Lago x Snowdrift

Bay Colt Redoute’s Choice x Sydney’s Dream

Bay Colt Encosta De Lago x Tahni Girl

Chestnut Colt More Than Ready x Tuscan Sky


Thorough Sales Coverage A new and exciting

Australian Easter

What is the format for covering a sale? Is there a formula you stick to, or do you have to adopt a wait and see approach?

Yearling Sale has been

We have a basic format as far as trying to

off with one page of highlight horses to talk

show as much of the action in the ring as

about, and that rapidly grew to about five

possible, but interspersed with relevant

pages of horses we wanted to talk about in

interviews. Obviously being live on air for

interviews with buyers, vendors and Inglis

so many hours means much of it is

management. And getting the guests is very

basically flying by the seat of our pants! It

much a spur of the moment thing.

would be impossible to do a regular TV

Obviously anyone buying or selling at

rundown for a broadcast that goes all day.

Easter doesn’t have a lot of time to spare,

In fact there wouldn’t be too many other

so we take them when we can get them.

sports that are on air for as many hours as

So there’s not much time to prepare. We

our sales’ coverage. Even the cricket wraps

very much have to just view the interviews

up by 6pm during a test match, and we

as a conversation about the sort of things

were on air ’till 7.30 some nights after a 10

we think viewers might be interested to

am start. So TVN’s Inglis sales coverage is


addition to the Inglis

TVN’s Live coverage. Co-host CAROLINE SEARCY was asked about what goes into the Easter Sale coverage.

How hectic does it get during the Easter Sale? It is very hectic. It’s very difficult to be across every horse going through the ring, and with so many high prices. We started

quite groundbreaking from a TV industry perspective. We have cameras in the ring filming all the time, so if we miss particular

How much research do you do leading in?

lots we endeavour to show them on replay, so no-one back at the vendors’ farms

There is an enormous amount of

misses out on seeing their baby go through

preparation involved, and somehow no

the ring.

matter how long I spend on it, it is never enough! Because of also hosting and

So there’s not much respite in there?

prepping live racedays through the autumn, it is impossible to see every yearling in the catalogue. However our

We generally start our coverage before the

preview show was a big help as far as

Caroline Searcy is a raceday host and

sale kicks off, to go through the results

hearing from the vendors, and the Inglis

presenter on TVN. She also presents

from the previous day, and bring viewers

team, about particular individuals that

and produces the popular weekly

up to date on any news surrounding the

were worth paying extra attention to.

show dedicated to the breeding

sale. Other than walking away briefly

Jonathon D’Arcy was enormously helpful

industry, "Thoroughbreds."

through the day, Bruce and I basically stay

in letting us know which horses he thought

on set all day, particularly with a sale such

would bring the high prices, so we were

as last year, where the million dollar lots

able to feature a lot of them in the

just kept going through the ring.



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How accurate are the vendors in predicting which are likely to be their star lots?

operation. I remember how satisfied Arthur and Harry were two years ago after their sensational sale, particularly because they knew how good their draft was. The

You inspect a good number of drafts

previous year they had talked down their

leading into the sale. Generally the vendors

yearlings, as they knew they weren’t likely

are fairly accurate about their yearlings.

to have any top sellers amongst them. But

They will have had a few visits from the

when they have a good draft, they know

Inglis staff to give them feedback on how

they are selling a top quality product, and

they think an individual will sell, and

for such a popular family in the breeding

plenty of other stud people will also have

industry, it was great to see their judgement

TOP: TVN’s Caroline Searcy and Bruce

viewed their offerings while they are still

being supported in the sales ring.

Clark interview trainer Clarrie Conners.

industry, there is no shortage of honest

Glenn Burrows ’07. I remember doing a

Arthur (right) Mitchell.

appraisal about each horse! So there is

yearling preview at Willow Park before the

plenty of feedback for vendors to keep it all

2007 sale, and the yearling that was

in perspective.

obviously the apple of Glenn’s eye was a

ABOVE: Yarraman Park’s Harry (left) and

on-farm. With some of the wits in the

filly by Redoute's Choice out of Milliyet.

Are there a couple of memorable moments from your time covering the sale?

She was a beautiful individual, and Glenn knew very early that she was something special. That hype surrounding the filly continued as she entered the ring at

Arthur Mitchell — ’06, ’07. The Mitchells’

Newmarket. Of course she sold to Ron

run in recent years at the Inglis Easter sale

Croghan for $1.5million, and is now

has been phenomenal for a family owned

Samantha Miss.

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the TVN set, but in the end he provided one of the highlights of the sale. A notoriously private individual, Bob had us all enthralled as he talked about the sale of Ingham’s Bloodstock to Darley, and how he’d thought up a figure, added some more and then doubled it! We had so much feedback to that interview, and we had many requests to replay it, which we were able to do on a number of occasions. Lloyd Williams was the other fascinating interview during the 2008 coverage. As he never goes to the races we rarely get the chance to hear from him on TVN, and his assessment of the sales was particularly interesting. He also discussed his role advising Bob Ingham, as he re-stocked his thoroughbred numbers, providing a rare insight into the relationship between two powerful industry figures. Two other interviews also really stood out. John Ferguson and Angus Gold, buying for the brothers Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan, revealed a level of courtesy between these two goliaths of world racing and breeding. Ferguson and

ABOVE: Samantha Miss’ owner Ron Croghan. TOP RIGHT: Musket as an Easter Sales yearling.

Are there any buyers that stand out in terms of their interviews?

Gold both talked about how each brother would pick particular individuals they had their heart set on, and the other brother would agree they would have another


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I think the interviews during our Inglis

horse instead. It really showed that the

Easter coverage in 2008 were something

Sheikhs really cared about getting

that really stood our coverage out from

particular horses, and there was a level of

anything we had done before on TVN. Bob

emotion involved, and yearling buying

Ingham took a bit of convincing to come to

wasn’t just an impersonal thing for them.

Musket was always

an eye catching colt, regardless of his parentage. He’s grown a lot as he’s matured, but as well as a black horse always being a standout, as a yearling he had a real masculinity about him and you could see he was something Do you follow a horse with more interest having watched it being sold?

2008 sale I did a story for our

special. As well as being

‘Thoroughbreds’ program at Yarraman Park and we filmed a weanling by Encosta De

Makybe Diva’s 3/4

Lago out of Oceanfast. He already had a I definitely keep an eye on horses that have

bit of a presence about him, but I couldn’t

caught my eye going through the sales ring.

believe my eyes when I saw him a year

I think it’s a really strong selling point for

later while we were filming TVN’s Inglis

the industry, for people who may be on the

Preview show. This colt, of course the full

periphery of the industry, to see the foal of

brother to Alinghi, had furnished into a

a horse they have seen race being sold

magnificent, strong individual, with a real

within a short time of it going to stud. It’s

masculinity about him. He was a rather big

what makes the industry so addictive, the

type, but still had loads of quality about

fact that the turnaround time between

him, and needless to say he was eventually

horses racing and their first yearlings being

sold to Anthony Cummings for $2.2

seen is not very long. It’s a real marketing

million. I’m looking forward to seeing him

point for the industry I think, to keep trying

on the racetrack, and hopefully he can live

to encourage new owners to dip into the

up to a bit of what big sister did!

market. I think it helps if they can see the yearlings being sold so quickly, as

Musket was always an eye catching colt,

sometimes it’s a longer period before they

regardless of his parentage. He’s grown a

get to a racetrack.

lot as he’s matured, but as well as a black

brother he is now a stakes winner as well, and if he could win a Group One, he would be a fine addition to any farm in the land.

horse always being a standout, as a

Are there any favourite yearlings from the past couple of years?

yearling he had a real masculinity about him and you could see he was something special. As well as being Makybe Diva’s three-quarter brother he is now a stakes

There are a heap of them and I always

winner as well, and if he could win a

make notes in the back of the catalogue

Group One, he would be a fine addition to

about horses I’ve liked. A year before the

any farm in the land.

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Lucrative Rewards A growing level of

respect for Australian


horses, the continued

Firstly, global onlookers suddenly took

unprecedented global

excellence of graduates on the track, and a surge in the value of Group 1 winning colts

HE RULES changed forever for Australian-bred horses when Choisir completed his marvellous Royal Ascot double in the middle

of 2003.

notice. Here was a southern hemispherebred son of a highly regarded shuttle stallion doing what was almost unthinkable — winning twice within the space of five days at Europe’s most famous meet.

up the price of stallion prospects. Not long after, John Magnier’s Coolmore Stud put a value on Choisir’s feats, stitching

on the domestic front

him up for dual hemisphere stud duties in

have led to the

had previously been paid for an Australian-

Australian Easter

Choisir’s feats weren’t just a vehicle to bulk

a deal that was well beyond any figure that bred thoroughbred. So here was a $55,000 graduate of the

Suddenly, Australian horses were being taken seriously on the world stage. One horse alone cannot sway an audience, but since Choisir, there has been a constant stream of Australian-bred horses doing big things on foreign shores. The likes of Hong Kong star Lucky Owners

Yearling Sale being one

Inglis Sydney Classic Sale being sold just

of the World’s best

of dollars.

choices for quality

It was around this time that Darley started

young bloodstock.

and the following year, Sheikh Mohammed’s operation swooped on the

Haradasun took stallion values to a new


dual Group 1 colts Exceed And Excel and

level though when Coolmore secured him

Reset in combined deals that reportedly

in a deal that reportedly valued him at

came close to $40million.

$50million, before the Fusaichi Pegasus

these developments.

two and a half years later for many millions

to make their Australian intentions clear

and Dubai G1 winner Elvstroem — both Easter graduates — have added further chapters to the story, retiring to stud in Australia off service fees that have returned shareholders significant seven figure sums in the early stages of their stud careers.

colt justified the spend with his Royal This represented an extension of almost

Ascot success this year.

two zeros on what the Danehill and Zabeel colts cost at Easter.

It is now accepted that Australian horses compare favourably with all comers, a


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Little wonder then that buyers have since

theory supported by the world’s two biggest

been prepared to ‘up the ante’ at Australia’s

buyers of bloodstock, Demi O’Byrne and

most prestigious yearling sale.

John Ferguson, when they were at last

LEFT: Darley bloodstock manager John Ferguson. RIGHT: Choisir triumphs at Royal Ascot.

“It is now one of the strongest sales anywhere in the world,” Ferguson said. “The standard of the yearlings is considerably higher than five to 10 years ago and with young stallions coming through — not only Redoute’s Choice, but others like Exceed And Excel — the future here is very exciting.” With this in mind, you can understand why Easter yearlings have become more keenly sought after than ever before in recent years. It is true that — up until the financial wars of 2008 — global markets had increased significantly this decade, but Australian bloodstock grew at an even greater rate. The (Aus) brand has never been more valuable. The Easter aggregate of $55.118million achieved in 2003 is now a distant memory, with the 2008 figure of $143.825million representing a 160% leap, bankrolled by an average of $375,522. By comparison, Keeneland’s famed year’s Easter Sale. There is a belief that the

“It is definitely getting better every year.

September yearling sales grew by 40%

Australian product has come of age.

This is the best catalogue I have ever seen

between 2003 and 2007 before the

in Australia and as good as any I’ve seen in

inevitable downturn amid the global

the world.”

economic crisis in 2008.

Coolmore’s Demi O’Byrne, buyer of countless Group 1 winners for John Magnier, has been a regular visitor to

Sheikh Mohammed’s representative John

Australia over many years.

Ferguson was the major player at the Australian Easter Yearling sale this year,

In some instances, Easter has been referred to as expensive, but statistics make a lie of this assumption. As already outlined, the rewards for cracking a top colt are great.

“The influence of the shuttle stallion —

securing 20 lots for a total spend of

from Danehill down — has filtered through

$19,005,000, including seven yearlings for

In fact, an independent study by Aushorse

and made a huge difference to the

in excess of $1million. He had no

of the Select Colts sold at Easter between

Australian bred horse,” O’Byrne said last

hesitation in heaping praise on the quality

2001 and 2003 showed their collective


of horses now found at Easter.

worth was some $80million more than

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RIGHT: 2008 Royal Ascot winner Haradasun.

what they cost in the ring, based on prizemoney earned, purchase price of the stallion and service fees generated. Similarly, breeders are now prepared to pay huge money for fillies and mares, as the $3.4million for Virage De Fortune and $5million for Milanova illustrated over the past two years. The international and domestic buying bench are happy to spend up at Easter because they know they are buying the best of the best. The very best barometer of a sale’s success is what its graduates achieve on the track. And in that regard, the Easter Sale has been without peer in recent times. No other sale came close to matching the feats of Easter graduates in 2007-08 — no

And it seems nothing has changed in the

the great Fairy King Prawn, himself a

less than nine individual Group 1 winners

new season either, with seven individual

graduate of the Australian Easter Yearling

graced the turf in Australia during that 12

Easter Group 1 winners in the first four


month period.

months of the new season — highlighted by Maldivian’s Cox Plate triumph.

These ranged in price from $40,000 for

Silent Witness filled that void and more. The son of the Emirates Park stallion El

multi millionaire Racing To Win, up to

The success hasn’t been confined to the

Moxie re-wrote the record books in

$1.5million for Samantha Miss, with Bon

domestic front. In addition to the successful

winning his first 17 starts, including dual

Hoffa, Dealer Principal, Shinzig, Juste

stallion prospects, there have been

successes in the G1 Hong Kong

Momente, Maldivian, Forensics and Reaan

numerous other gallopers with the (Aus)

International Sprint — a race that has been

at a range of prices in between.

suffix flying the flag.

totally dominated by Australian-bred horses.

That followed 10 Easter babies lifting

From the same sale as Choisir — and for

Group 1 spoils the previous season: Racing

the exact same amount — came the great

Silent Witness eventually retired with

To Win and Forensics were joined by

sprinter Silent Witness.

earnings beyond $A9million.

Biscuit, Aqua D’Amore, Miss Finland,

Prepared by Tony Cruz, Silent Witness

His place at the head of the World

Apercu and Camarilla in the elite band of

arrived on the scene at a time when Hong

Sprinting ranks was soon taken by Sacred

Easter Group 1 winners.

Kong was looking for a new idol to replace

Kingdom, another Inglis graduate that

Mentality, Red Dazzler, Teranabaa, Bentley


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found his way to Hong Kong. A $200,000

His three trips to Royal Ascot epitomise the

too good in the G1 Dubai Duty Free

purchase from the Melbourne Premier Sale,

kind of toughness that Australian horses

(1777m) in 2005, before going on to race

the son of Encosta De Lago continues the

have come to be recognised by.

with distinction in Europe. His half-brother

tradition of Australian-bred sprinters being rated the best in the world after completely demoralising his rivals in last year’s International Sprint. Of course, no discussion of champion sprinters from this decade would be complete without mention of the globetrotter Takeover Target.

Haradasun then re-affirmed that with his The $1250 Janiak spent to secure him from an Inglis Mixed Sale is now in folklore as one of the great buys in bloodstock history, with Takeover Target’s earnings now beyond the $5million mark. While the sprinters have long since established their place on the world stage — Miss Andretti being another to taste

Group 1 win over 1600m at Royal Ascot this year. Furthermore, Australian-bred Sun Classique scored a win in the prestigious 2400m G1 Dubai Sheema Classic this year. So with Australian horses doing so well internationally and Inglis graduates leading the way on the domestic front, it’s only

Royal Ascot success — Elvstroem showed

natural that its number one sale will be

A multiple Group 1 winner in Australia, the

that it’s not just world class speedsters that

heavily patronised by an eager buying

son of Celtic Swing has taken his trainer

come out of Australia.


enjoying success in England, Japan and

A graduate of the Easter Sale, the son of

But as has been outlined, the rewards are


Danehill created history when he proved

there for those that choose wisely.

Joe Janiak to all parts of the world,

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Exceptions to the Rule and Forgivable Faults Top-class racehorses come in all shapes and sizes, and can be far from perfect articles as yearlings as TARA MADGWICK explains.


o to any yearling sale

This was no powder puff champion, this

anywhere in the country and

was a horse that would win a gruelling

there will be quite literally

Group One VRC Victoria Derby over 2500

hundreds of young

metres still short of his third birthday (he

thoroughbreds of varying shapes and sizes

was a November 14 foal), win a Caulfield

being paraded before an eager crowd of

Cup at four and a weight-for age Group

agents, trainers and bloodstock investors.

One at 1400 metres before travelling to Dubai where he also won at Group One

Some will boast impressive pedigrees and


present as close to flawless, while others will feature various minor and major

The case of Elvstroem is one that will

shortcomings in either pedigree page,

forever be recalled in any discussion

physical conformation or x-ray.

relating to x-rays and six years down the track, vets and trainers now have a far

Their eventual sale price will reflect all of

better understanding of x-rays and what is

these factors and combined with market

and is not important.

demand, determine which horses are million dollar superstars and potential sale-

“Having now had time to see how horses

toppers, versus those who may slip through

with varying x-ray conditions cope with

unnoticed and unwanted.

training and perform on the track, we are far better able to advise clients of the level

Every yearling is evaluated by prospective

of risk associated which each condition

buyers using criteria that some regard as

and determine what is acceptable risk and

important, while others may not, so let’s

what is not,” said respected equine

examine just what some of our buyers are

veterinarian Greg Nash of Randwick

looking for or indeed seeking to avoid.

Equine Clinic.

X-Ray Issues

“Every client has a different threshold for risk with syndicators for example needing

It was 2002 and the first year that x-rays

clean x-rays for the purpose of on-selling,

made an appearance at Australian yearling

while others are happy to accept a certain

sales and a Danehill (USA) colt from

amount of risk and of course that is

Circles of Gold was purchased from the

reflected in the price of the yearling.”

Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for $330,000.

The introduction of x-rays has undoubtedly improved the overall level of soundness of

Tara Madgwick is Editor of She is also a

Subsequently returned to his breeder Frank

horses presented for sale as vendors are far

presenter on TVN’s popular

Tagg following unsatisfactory findings on

less likely to consign horses with serious

Thoroughbreds program.

his x-rays, the horse would go on to race as

issues as they make a fraction of their price

Elvstroem and would become a champion.

or do not sell at all.


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LEFT: Six-time Group 1 winner Elvstroem.

My grand-father

used to breed stock horses and he used to say ‘a stallion’s job is not to get in the way of good mares expressing themselves’ and when I saw Grand Armee, he was all from his mother’s side, he was Marauding, Whiskey Road, Nijinsky — he was what I hoped and expected to see. “The thing with a significant number of


these conditions is that they are an indicator the horse may need some time

Too small or too tall, we’ve all seen horses

and might not be suitable for racing as a

canned for one or the other of these

two year-old,” said Nash.

cardinal sins, but at the end of the day

we’ve seen both giants and midgets that “Sesamoiditis is one thing that you see

can run and do so very effectively.

which generally has a good prognosis if the horse is given the time and not broken in

Pocket sized filly Assertive Lass cost just


$38,000 at the 1995 Inglis Australian Yearling Sale and went on to become one

“X-rays have become a very useful tool in

of the best fillies every prepared by Gai

assisting trainers to assess a horse

Waterhouse in winning the Group One

accurately, be aware of any potential

STC Coolmore Classic and AJC Flight

problem and train them accordingly.”


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LEFT: The mighty little racemare Assertive Lass. RIGHT: Champion racehorse Grand Armee.

conformational imperfections that have hindered them not one jot in finding success on the racetrack and a lucrative career at stud. Legendary trainer Bart Cummings has not only prepared countless Group One winners, but has also selected and purchased them from the sale ring Equally as good at stud, she left unbeaten

feet. He did have the rough ‘Marauding

including his champion stayer and

dual Group One winner Reset and Group

knees’, but they settled down over time

Melbourne Cup winner Galilee, who was

Three winner So Assertive before being

and we didn’t race him until he was four.

an exception to the rules of perfection.

“I like buying the progeny of stallions that

“Galilee was turned in and everything else,

acquired by Darley and sent to the Northern hemisphere.

the market is down on and his sire

but on close examination to the leg he

Standing a tick over 15 hands during her

Hennessy had thrown a lot of small,

turned in on, the ligament on the inside

racing days, Assertive Lass is the archetypal

chunky, chestnut types that were limited

was as thin as a pencil, but the one on the


and this horse was nothing like his sire.

outside that took all the weight was three

Giant horses have also enjoyed their share

“My grand-father used to breed stock

took a chance on that and he was one of

of success dating back to legendary

horses and he used to say ‘a stallion’s job is

the best stayers we’ve seen,” said

champion Phar Lap, a 17-hand plus

not to get in the way of good mares

Cummings when interviewed on Racenet

monster, and whether big or small, it’s all a

expressing themselves’ and when I saw


matter of proportion, balance and whether

Grand Armee, he was all from his mother’s

their legs can in fact carry them at top

side, he was Marauding, Whiskey Road,

“He was turned in like Charlie Chaplin, but


Nijinsky — he was what I hoped and

I’d never buy one turned that out, turned in

expected to see.”

you have a chance particularly if nature

times the size of a normal ligament, so I

Standing just shy of 17 hands is former

has compensated as it did with him.”

champion racehorse Grand Armee, a

For all the endless walking and parading at

seven-time Group One winner of $5.3

yearling sales, where buyers endeavour to

million in prizemoney, who was bought by

work out which horses are offset, turned in

his owner Alan Bell for $150,000 at the

or out, back at the knee, over at the knee

Sometimes a yearling is cheap for no

2000 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

or carry any one of a hundred

discernable reason other than the fact

conformational flaws — it’s always worth

nobody else has ‘found’ him or her, with

“Most people at that sale dismissed him for

harking back for just one moment to the

John O’Shea’s purchase of his champion

being too big, but he appealed to me a

open stallion days at the commercial stud

Racing to Win at the 2004 Inglis Australian

great deal for a number of reasons,” said

farms each spring.

Easter Yearling Sale for just $40,000 a

The Invisible Horse

classic example.

Bell. On show will be any number of champions “For a horse of his size he was perfectly

and Group One winners from all over the

A non-descript dark grey from the draft of a

proportioned, very athletic and light on his

world, many of them featuring

smaller vendor, Racing To Win was neither


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tall, nor small, and for many prospective

It is fact that a majority of stakes winners

buyers he just failed to register on the

are produced from a mare’s first three foals


and with every increasing foal, some buyers feel the chances of that mare doing

A saleyard is a melting pot of opinion and

the job are in fact decreased.

invariably some horses keep cropping up in conversation and are universally agreed

That may be so, but as with everything

upon as nice horses and sell accordingly.

there are exceptions to the rule and this

Some buyers seem to almost prefer to bid on these youngsters reassured by the collective good opinion of others, but for the astute judge prepared to go with what he alone sees, there are often significant rewards.

year English Derby winner New Approach has been flying the flag for older mares. Purchased by his trainer Jim Bolger for 430,000 euros at the Goffs Million Sale in Ireland, the Galileo colt is from a Group One winner in Park Express, who was 21

Older Mares

years of age when she produced him.

Many vendors offering yearlings produced

The dam of two previous stakes-winners in

by older mares are shocked when

Dazzling Park and Shinko Forest, Park

confronted by the harsh reality that a

Express actually won the Group One Irish

significant percentage of yearling buyers

Champion Stakes in 1986 for Jim Bolger, a

are not interested in what they have to

race that her son also captured this year


some 22 years after her moment of glory.

Purchased by his

trainer Jim Bolger for 430,000 euros at the Goffs Million Sale in Ireland, the Galileo colt is from a Group One winner in Park Express, who was 21 years of age when she produced him.

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While statistics do

It’s just as well Mr Bolger had no pre-

Subsequently her daughters have proven

conceived bias towards the progeny of

to be outstanding producers and have

older mares or someone else would have

gone on to create a powerful dynasty of

back up the theory most

been training his superstar.

stakes horses that is seen regularly in

mares throw their best

Probably one of the best broodmares in

back then Denise’s Joy was down and

Australia is Group One QTC Queensland


pedigrees at our major yearling sales, but

horses within their first three to five foals, there are exceptions to every rule…

Oaks winner Joie Denise, renowned as the dam of outstanding mare and triple Group

She was 19 years of age when Joie Denise

One winner Tuesday Joy and her Group

came along as her ninth foal, resulting

One AJC Australian Oaks winning half-

from her first and only mating to champion

sister Sunday Joy, not to mention Group

sire Danehill (USA), so if Joie Denise had

Two placed Mary Marvel and stakes-placed

been offered in a sale today buyers would


have run a mile, shying away as they do from older mares and particularly those

While this family is now one of the hottest and most successful in the country it wasn’t always this way.

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that have failed to fire. While statistics do back up the theory most mares throw their best horses within

Joie Denise is an interesting example, as at

their first three to five foals, there are

one point in time it looked as though she

exceptions to every rule and the only real

had saved her dam Denise’s Joy from being

rule is to judge each yearling on its merits

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if you don’t want to run the risk of

failing to produce a racehorse of any note

missing out on a Joie Denise or a New

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A Matter of Timing? Leading Melbourne based commentator and racing analyst STEPHEN


hat’s in a date? Not

Slippers with November foals — Danzero

much it seems. Not even

and Flying Spur.

a birthdate as I am annually reminded by

my darling children who’ve been known

“I particularly remember Danzero as he was quite a late foal,” Freedman said.

to proffer a dismissive ‘it’s just another

MORAN tackles the

day’ when my birthday passes without

“At the end of the day I am not overly


concerned with foaling dates. Yes, you’re

issue of early foals v late foals, and whether you

aware of them on the catalogue page but I That thought struck me as I observed the

have no bias one way or the other — late

well grown and mature frame of Estee as

or early.

she paraded before winning the 2000

need the former if you want to compete for

metres Peri Cutten Plate on Caulfield Cup

“If your mission is to buy a precocious

day. She was, after all, the ‘baby’ of the

two-year-old to run in the early season

field and more than three months younger

races then it might be a factor. Obviously

than her eldest rival.

the early foal might be a little stronger but

two and early three-

even then there can be surprises.” ‘She’s only two…,’ Darley’s Henry

year-old riches.

Plumptre declared to trainer Lee Freedman.

In a remarkable coincidence, the 1994

Indeed so, as she was foaled on 15

Golden Slipper winner Danzero shares the

November, but clearly that hadn’t inhibited

same birth date as Estee — 15 November.

her development. So what do the figures tell us when it “She may be only two but the reality is that

comes to assessing the racetrack

she’s nearly three. You just have to look at

performance of the early foal versus the

her. She’s a big, strong strapping filly,”

late foal?

Freedman said sometime later. Let’s start with the Golden Slipper. What’s in a date indeed? In the past 15 years we’ve seen four Just a figure on a birth certificate or a note

October and November foals win, along

at the top of the page in a yearling sales

with a further six who were born late in

catalogue. Roobles, one of Estee’s rivals,

September (that is, in the last eight days of

Stephen Moran is widely known and

was three… but, four days earlier, still just

that month). Only two winners in that time

respected for his presenting roles

two having been foaled mid-October.

were August foals, so an early mating and

with Sport 927 and TVN, as well as

an early delivery hardly seem absolute

being synonymous for his form

Of course, I will concede that the foaling

prerequisites for our greatest test of

analysis and colourful editorials

date might be less significant once the


during an enduring association with

horse has begun his or her three-year-old

Best Bets.

racing season, but Freedman himself noted

However that notion still dominates the

that he’d won two of his four Golden

thoughts of most broodmare owners


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Golden Slipper

according to Arrowfield Stud’s managing director John Messara.

ABOVE: Horse of the Year and 11-time

“People still want their mares to be served as close as possible to September 1 to produce the early foal which they regard as “However, I don’t think in the medium term it makes much difference to their Of course that presents logisitical problems

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Group 1 winner Lonhro. BELOW: Golden Slipper winner and Group 1 sire Danzero.

advantageous,” he said.

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relative athletic performance.

and you can’t please all of the people all of the time, with preference generally based

“I haven’t seen the stats on this recently,

on a mare's preparedness for conception…

but I remember T.J. Smith saying that he

but that’s another story. Messara says he

quite preferred the later foals, born in the

understands that view.

warmer conditions.”

“There is no doubt that an early foal has a

Perhaps then the great Tommy Smith

physical march over a later foal and is

would have selected the three best

regarded as having an advantage,” he says.

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in Lonhro (born 10 December), Weekend

Or does it make sense that the wonderful

Hussler (3 November) and Our Maizcay

mare Oceana produced Todman and

(24 October).

Noholme one day apart in their respective years and not early in the season but in

OK, he might have missed the August foal


Whobegotyou, but the point is the Guineas has produced six winners in the past 15

The bottom line is that surely it comes

years who were October or later foals.

down to the individual — not a number on the calendar.

The same number of ‘late’ foals have claimed the early 2500 metres test of the

That number has some significance

Victoria Derby in that period.

according to John Messara, but only when related to the physical specimen being

Obviously there are countless great


racehorses who were early foals. That’s the expectation.

“If a trainer likes a horse but feels that he is a little behind other yearlings physically, he

But what then we do make of Phar Lap,

will excuse it if it’s a mid-November foal

Might And Power, Northerly and Dulcify

for example. He’ll know there’s a bit of

who were October arrivals or Let’s Elope

catching up to do, but the youngster will

who was a late November foal? Not to

match up all right in a few months time. It’s

mention the likes of Weekend Hussler,

a case by case situation with professional

Lonhro and Danzero whom we’ve already

trainers being forgiving as to date of birth if


they like the animal,” he said.

How do we explain that Eight Carat’s later

By the way my birthday’s in August and I

foals Octagonal, Kaapstad and Mouawad

don’t mind my presents, like my foals, a

(October and November arrivals) were

little late, as long as they come along in

superior to her earlier foals?


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t was interesting to note the fanfare that

That being the case, the prizemoney

Australia, then the date for our first eight

was generated when Curlin became the

available to horses racing in Australia

figure earner is March 2002, when the

first horse in US history to top

stacks up incredibly well and we can lay

wonderful New Zealander Sunline landed

$US10million in earnings this year. He

claim to beating our US friends to the jump

her second Doncaster Handicap success.

surpassed the previous record holder Cigar,

on the $10million barrier.

who retired agonisingly short of the eight figure mark, with $9,999,815 in earnings.

This is a fair comparison, as a good chunk Australia’s first $10million earner achieved the feat some three years earlier, when

Skip Away is the other horse to have

Makybe Diva landed the 2005 Cox Plate-

topped $9million in earnings on the US

Melbourne Cup double.

list. The great mare bowed out after that third

of Curlin and Cigar’s earnings came via their wins in the rich Dubai World Cup. Western Australian champ Northerly proved that you don’t have to leave these

Though the comparison is now somewhat

Cup win with more than $14million in the

shores to chalk up a huge bank balance.

distorted owing to the sharp fall in the


With dual Cox Plate and Australian Cup wins, plus his brave Caulfield Cup success,

Australian dollar, when Curlin achieved the feat, the $US equated to not much more

Yet, if the net is widened to include horses

Northerly went into retirement as a

than one Aussie dollar.

that did the bulk of their racing in

$9.34million earner.


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Kingston Town of course will forever be

— a race whose combined entrants had

LEFT: Three-time Melbourne Cup winner

remembered as Australian racing’s first

won $28million between them. Not bad for

Makybe Diva. ABOVE: Top US stakes

million dollar earner, with ‘the six figures

a race some 16 years ago!

money earner Curlin (Courtesy of Dubai Racing Club — photographer Andrew

rolling over’ in the spring of 1981. He held the record for some time, but by the late

Another 10 horses have since joined

80’s, horses were earning $2million and

‘Super’ on the $5million plus list in this

soon after $3million kicked in.

part of the World.

Better Loosen Up, helped by his success in

Octagonal, Lonhro, Elvstroem and Grand

the Japan Cup, was our first $4million

Armee all retired with earnings in the $5-

earner, eventually retiring with

6million range, while Mummify had

$4.77million banked.

clocked up $5.134million before his tragic


ending came in the 2005 Caulfield Cup. Super Impose raced in the same great era and despite doing all his racing in Australia,

Tie The Knot went better than that quintet,

became the first horse to clock up $5million

accumulating $6.2million — again, all of it

in earnings when taking the 1992 Cox Plate

won in Australia.

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Nine’s Girls Go Racing Channel 9’s racing coverage is synonymous with the Sydney autumn

Giaan Rooney What started your interest in racing? alternate a glass of water with my alcohol,

carnival. Inglis caught up with a handful of the network’s leading racing

For me, racing combines three of my great

eat plenty of delicious food, find a seat for

loves; animals, fashion and the thrill of

between races to rest your feet and already

competition. To have all of those in one

have your transport home organised. The

place at the same time complete with

last thing you want after a long day is to

atmosphere makes it a truly special

have to spend an hour in the cab queue or


fight for a position on the train, so plan

ladies and asked about their background in racing and what makes for a perfect day at the


How do you pick a winner - do you have any superstitions? Jockeys, trainers, colour of horse, numbers, names, form, looks etc. Whoever has the answer to this question is


truly blessed as it doesn’t seem to matter what I do, whether I follow the horses in the lead up to the major races and know their form or take the experts’ tips or simply have a guess, I cannot win a dollar on a horse! I am truly a jinx!

Are you a champagne or beer girl? Neither really, but if I had to make a

What’s the ideal way to finish off a day at the races? Dinner, drinks and dancing, or takeout Pizza and movie on the couch? I would love to say that after a day at the races I have the stamina to keep the party going and go for drinks and dancing, but I can never think of anything better than taking off my heels, putting on some comfy trackies and curling up with some takeaway on the couch! The absolute best way to finish the day!

Do you have a favourite horse, jockey or trainer?

choice from the two it would definitely be champagne. Would much rather a special

My favourite horse would have to be Fields

‘racing cocktail’ or glass of white wine!

Of Omagh as I loved the story of him winning the Cox Plate a couple of years

What are your tips or secrets for getting through a day at the races?

ago in his last race as a nine-year-old. As he is now happily retired I must admit that if I am tossing up between backing a few horses, I will always back a David Hayes/


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I don’t have any special secrets, I think I

Craig Williams combination over anything

just know my limits and make sure that I

else in the field.

“Phar Lap” the movie, was one of my

Stephanie Brantz

favourites as a child, I was a Pony Club girl, so any horsey movie was a good

What started your interest in racing? Friends at University took me along with

movie. My parents then brought me to Melbourne for a holiday and of course the I’m too old to forge on after a day out -

first stop was the Melbourne Museum to

after all that fresh air - pizza and a night in!

see the ‘man’ himself. I remember being

them one day. I had such a good day, bet $1.00 each way on every race and finished $5.00 better off … don’t think I’ve won

shocked at how big he was compared to

Have you ever attended an Inglis Yearling Sale?


How do you pick a winner - do you have any superstitions?

my little pony at home and horrified to hear that his heart was in New Zealand on display. But he was truly beautiful to me

Yes, I didn’t expect to find it so exciting. So

then and I have to say I have been to visit

much beautiful horseflesh - took me back

Phar Lap a few times since and he still

to when I was little - every girl goes

takes my breath away.

through that stage where she wants a I usually read the form guide and then

horse…at the Sales I picked at least 10 that

discard it in favour of a name that sounds

I would have liked to take home.

great! Not particularly reliable (see question one).

Are you a champagne or beer girl?

How do you pick a winner? Do you have any superstitions? Jockeys, trainers, colour of horse, numbers, names, form, looks etc. I would love to tell you that I study the form guide and follow the favourites, but I

At the races in Sydney or Melbourne in a

don’t. I try and it has never brought me as

frock and hat - definitely champagne but if

much luck as picking a horse for the name!

I’m hanging out at the picnic races in jeans

I have a couple of silly superstitions of my

and boots - always beer.

own, like how do I feel when I say the name… do I have a sixth sense about it

Do you have any fashion tips for anyone - guys and girls?

etc. Try to tap into the subconscious for a little help, but I think I should just close my eyes and point. For a horse to have made it

(After an inelegant experience on a blustery

to the big race meets and be in that class, it

day at Randwick) Make sure whatever you

really depends on the day and whether

wear on your head can stand up to high

they had a good night’s sleep, doesn’t it?

winds … and downpours. Also if you have

Champagne or beer?

any intention of leaving paved areas - wear heels that don’t sink into the grass and leave you stranded.

Shelley Craft

At the races, champagne.

What’s the ideal way to finish off a day at the races?

What started your interest in racing?

Do you do anything special before a big day at the races? ie. 2009 Easter Sale Preview


Champagne brekkie, go for a work out, beauty treatment etc.

the stalls and spend some time near the mounting yard. The betting ring freaks me

Do you have any fashion tips for anyone - guys and girls?

out a little but great for a look at how the A race day is always a great excuse for a

whole industry works and I don’t think you

This is your chance to really dress

little bit of pampering. You would think in

can beat being in the grandstand for the

elegantly. There are not many times in our

my job, having my nails done or a facial

main event of the day. You just don’t get an

society that call for such fashion, so make

atmosphere like that anywhere else.

the most of it and ENJOY it. Race wear is

would be a weekly thing, but I am pretty slack about that so a big event is the only time I FIND the time to really prepare and groom. A champagne brekkie is ALWAYS a good way to get the day started, but a race meet is a long day only for the stayers … so I pace myself. No point going out hard and fading before the finish!

Where do you like to be at the races?

not club wear or daywear. Get into it and

What are your tips or secrets for getting through a day at the races?

weather option to add to your outfit and

Don’t drink too much, take the opportunity

YOU GET HOME!! Guys, go for it! This is

to rest your feet every so often by sitting

your chance to have some fun with

down or going for a walk. There is nothing


worse than standing still all day. PartyFeet

I love to move around. I have always based

your shoes in for a few days before a race

myself in a marquee (usually because I am

day. Plenty of water and plenty of good

working) but take the opportunity to get to


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not too short, have a warm and cool NEVER TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF BEFORE

are always close at hand but better to wear


have some fun. Not too much cleavage,

What’s the ideal way to finish off a day at the races? Dinner, drinks and dancing, or takeout Pizza and movie on the couch?

Definitely dinner with friends and family. It’s become a little tradition now that I go out with my best friends for a feed after a day at the track, either at a pub or often

Emma Freedman


What started your interest in racing?

Have you ever attended an Inglis Yearling Sale?

The family has been involved for several

I attend the Inglis Easter Yearling Sales at

generations so it was pretty inevitable that

Randwick every year, and get out to

I’d fall in love with the sport and start

Oaklands in Melbourne as well. I really

working in the industry. My mum is a great

enjoy going around with Dad before the

horsewoman and was a very good show rider, so it’s not just on my Dad’s side of the family. I hope to be part of the industry for a very long time to come.

sales start to inspect all the horses. We go through the catalogue and decide which ones to look at on a particular day. He’s a good teacher and I enjoy learning about

All of the above sound good to me!

How do you pick a winner - do you have any superstitions?

Have you ever attended an Inglis

I’m a bit of a form junky – I like to stick

bloodstock. We also have a lot of good family friends who are breeders, such as all the folk from Coolmore, Vinery, Yarraman

Yearling Sale?

with stats. In form trainers and jockeys help too. But I do like to have a look at them in the yard - that often gives you a bit of an

Yes, I have actually, many years ago. It was

insight – if the horse is on their toes,

quite an intense environment. To see all the

sweating up, getting a bit anxious. I also

well known names in the industry looking

like a grey just for a bit of fun!

That is the part of the form I look for first. Whatever he is on, I am on too.

I have unusual favourites – I absolutely

and Miss Scarlatti at the moment, too. I

Are you a champagne or beer girl?

Do you have a favourite horse,

I am a fan of Damien Oliver I must admit.

Do you have a favourite horse?

but tries so hard. I very much like Romneya

the term ‘cattle call’ came from in the

jockey or trainer?

during a sale is very exciting, too.

adore Satin Robes because she’s so little

for the next BIG thing. I guess that is where

modelling/TV world.

Park and Yallambee. Being in the ring

When I get a chance to catch up with mates for a quiet one it’s a beer. I’m not one for bubbles.

love the little, gutsy fillies. I love horses that have a personality and little quirks. As for all time favourites, Makybe Diva is one that always pops up. I still love Subzero as well. I used to go and play in his box all the time when I was younger. It’s a little

What’s the ideal way to finish off a day at the races?

joke that Subby and I are the same age – Both 20.

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A year of Innovation for Inglis Online bidding, Online X-ray repository &


wo thousand and eight will be

Thoroughbred Sales. Of those, 203 horses

remembered as the year in which

sold to more than 70 individual buyers.

Inglis asserted itself as the market leader in technology advances

eCommerce make Inglis

Online X-ray repository

aimed at improving client service. Inglis has implemented a DICOM (Digital

the industry leader in

Bid online in real time

Imaging and Communications in Medicine) conformant, Internet-based viewing system

embracing new and exciting technologies.

Inglis became the first thoroughbred

for digital x-rays designed by CDN

auctioneer in the world to successfully

Technology Ltd. The uploaded images are

apply a live Internet bidding service this

accessible from anywhere in the world to


registered vets using Internet connected computers.

Online bidding has enabled anyone to bid online direct at auction in real time from

This is a state of the art system suitable for

anywhere in the world. The service has

registered veterinarians to view digital x-

been exceptionally well accepted by both

rays using their own computers from any

vendors and purchasers.

location with broadband Internet access.

The figures show that as the year

Although several other sales companies in

progressed, each sale was garnering a

other parts of the world had been using

higher percentage of internet bids.

digital technology, Inglis was the first to launch a digital solution accessible via the

After successfully launching at the Autumn

internet using standard computer

Thoroughbred Sale, Easter was the first big

equipment and monitors

test of the technology. Officials were delighted when a yearling was knocked

All viewings by vets are logged so that

down for $600,000 to an online bidder.

vendors continue to be able to view their

The colt was one of three Easter yearlings

individual statistics of viewings for both

to sell online and the trend quickly caught

digital and analogue x-rays.

on, with eight yearlings selling at the following week’s Classic Sale.

Leading Australian vets were consulted in developing the system, which continues to

From there, the service rapidly grew in

be widely acclaimed.

popularity; 3% of the lots at Easter attracted an online bid. By the time of the

Inglis ecommerce

Spring Thoroughbred Sale, a massive 39% of the lots offered attracted online bids.

Inglis this year launched a new and innovative service for clients named Inglis


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In all, 741 horses attracted online bids

eCommerce, incorporating Sale Entry and

between the Autumn and Spring

Document Search features.

Leading Australian

vets were consulted in developing the system, which continues to be widely acclaimed.

Inglis eCommerce allows clients to transact

sales via the internet. Vendors can now

worldwide access to live, recent and

with Inglis via a secure section of the Inglis

submit entries for all upcoming Inglis sales.

archieved video content on a wide range of

website. Once registered, clients are able

The Document Search facility allows

web based channels.

to login to their account at any time of the

clients to view sale documents and tax

day. Once logged in they are able to

invoices for the accounts they have linked

upload sales entries, make electronic

to their online registration. This service will

payments and access sale and financial

continue to be developed in the future

documents to review the status of their

based on the needs of clients.

Inglis TV will not only host the popular live TVN coverage of Inglis sales, but will also be a medium for coverage of topics relative to the thoroughbred industry, including


informative information relating to sales,

Inglis TV

breeding and racing. There will also be a

In a first for the Australian industry, registered users on the Inglis website will

Inglis TV aims to inform and entertain

channel dedicated to user generated or

also have the ability to enter horses into

industry participants and will provide

‘home’ video submissions.

These paddocks grow elite performers including Group 1 winners… Shamekha County Tyrone Dash For Cash Elegant Fashion Vitesse Dane Al Maher Theseo All enquiries regarding our 2009 Easter Yearling Sales draft welcomed

2008 AJC Epsom Handicap (G1) & VRC Mackinnon Stakes (G1) winner THESEO… bred, raised and sold by Emirates Park.

EMIRATES PARK Contact Dr Shalabh Sahu. Phone (02) 6546 6550. Murrurundi, NEW SOUTH WALES 2338.

Inglis Race Series Kicks Off


rainer Leon Corstens wasted no time in declaring MRC Blue Diamond Stakes ambitions for his smart youngster

Starspangledbanner, impressive winner of the opening race in the $2.5million Inglis Race Series. A son of Inglis Classic sale graduate Choisir, Starspangledbanner made his debut in the $250,000 Inglis Juvenile at Moonee Valley on MVRC W.S. Cox Plate day and raced like a true professional in bouncing to the front and never being headed. Rather than push on further into the spring, Corstens immediately set his sights on next year’s two-year-old riches with the $120,000 Melbourne Premier graduate. This inaugural race in the Series attracted

Mornington, Wagga Wagga, Grafton and

ABOVE: The Leon Corstens-trained

an outstanding field of young horses and



they delivered an exciting race. Starspangledbanner narrowly held off the

These bonuses are paid in addition to the

charge of Danzero filly No Comment and

stake money in each of those races (and in

the $1.3million colt Bawaardi, with Listed

addition to any BOBS or VOBIS bonuses),

(Autumn graduates); and $100,000 Inglis

Gimcrack Stakes and subsequent G3

should an eligible Inglis graduate win the

Challenge (Scone graduates).

Maribyrnong Plate winner Our Joan Of Arc


finishing on the heels of the placegetters after having no luck in the straight.

The Inglis Guineas, to be run on Scone The other six races are Sale specific races

Cup Day, May 7, 2010, is the last race in

and restricted only to Inglis graduates. Five

the series and offers a guaranteed

This was the first of 21 races for two and

of those are two-year-old events, while the

minimum purse of $250,000, but has a

three-year-olds in the series, 15 of these

last in the series will be the Inglis Guineas

potential prize pool of up to $1,250,000

being bonuses across New South Wales,

at Scone in May 2010, by which time this

after dispersing any monies left over from

Victoria and the ACT in non-stakes races.

year’s graduates will be three-year-olds.

bonus races that are not won by Inglis

The bonus races include 10 metropolitan

In addition to the Inglis Juvenile, other two-

races from Sydney and Melbourne worth

year-old events restricted to Inglis graduates

The series also includes a $50,000 bonus

$100,000 each, along with five $50,000

are the $250,000 Inglis Classic; $250,000

for the trainer who scores the most series

provincial bonuses at Canberra,

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runs along the back of the beach, is a near-

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Sydney’s dockworkers and stevedores, it’s

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now a magnet for international visitors,

Dining Room and Bar dishing out food

who flock to its many shops, boutiques,

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❊ The Bondi to Bronte Walk.

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Winding south from Bondi past seasculpted sandstone, the footpath takes you on a roller-coaster ride to Tamarama Beach – “Glamarama” to the locals – Bronte, with refreshment stops and sparkling views all the way. Note the real estate – some of Sydney’s glossiest.

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Bondi Beach is the closest ocean beach to the centre of Sydney, about a 20-minute

❊ Sean’s Panaroma for milk-fed veal

❊ Learning to surf with Let’s Go Surfing.


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jostling for a piece of the world’s best harbour. Laze on a chartered yacht moored in one of the bays or unwind on a cruise vessel departing from Circular Quay or


Darling Harbour. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney is a Sydney Harbour islands – Fort Denison and

beautiful park on the foreshore of Sydney

Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands – have

Harbour. Extending over 30 hectares, the

cultural and historical significance. Some

Royal Botanic Gardens occupy one of

of the sites resonate with Aboriginal history,

Sydney’s most spectacular locations, right

❊ Board the monorail for an overview of

while others reflect a European past with

on the edge of the harbour.

Darling Harbour and surrounds.

convict-built structures and old forts. Wrapped around Farm Cove at the edge of

❊ Explore Sydney Wildlife World with its

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The Australian soapie Home and Away is

scientific institution in the country and is

beaches non-smoking. There are a number

filmed here, with Palm Beach standing in

home to an outstanding collection of plants

of scenic walking routes that link the

for the fictional Summer Bay.

from Australia and overseas.

beaches with the national park. A popular way to get to Palm Beach is by


To check ferry times go to

sea plane. On one of Sydney’s many

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Catch the Manly Ferry from Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour to Manly. A visit to Manly by ferry is a quintessential Sydney experience — just a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. Nestled between a tranquil inner-harbour beach on one side and a popular Pacific Ocean surf beach on the other, Manly manages to combine a laid-back attitude with a

PALM BEACH Palm Beach is Sydney’s northernmost stretch of sand and is just 50 minutes drive north of Sydney. Surfers, joggers and hikers tend to gravitate to North Palm Beach and Barrenjoey

most famous icons. Take off on the water, fly over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and discover the Northern beaches. Seaplanes take off from Rose Bay, just a short taxi ride from the city centre.


sophisticated dining scene and stylish

Head. The southern end of Palm Beach is a

Think summer in Sydney and think of the


more protected environment for swimming

sea, clear blue sky and of course beaches!

than the waves further north. There is a 35

Sydney’s classic beaches each have their

The palm-tree lined Corso leads you onto

metre ocean pool which sits on the rocks

own unique personality and charm, from

the Steyne promenade, where you can

at the end of the beach, deep enough for

the world-famous Bondi with its cool vibe

walk, roller-blade or cycle along the

laps but with a shallow end that is ideal

and funky cafes, to Manly, famous for its

oceanfront. Back in 2004, it became the

for kids.

ferry trip and action-packed promenade.


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HIDDEN SECRETS But what about the city’s lesser known

Camp Cove in Watson’s Bay: Lined with

service running four trips a day out of

beaches? With more than 70km of golden

mansions on the foreshore, this treasure is

Circular Quay on weekends.

coastline to choose from, there are plenty

a top spot for swimming and, when

of secret locations waiting to be

southerly winds are blowing, diving.

discovered. And they’re well worth the effort because not far from the heart of the

Resolute Beach, West Head: It’s well worth

city, you could be sitting on a secluded

the challenge to reach this spectacular

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hidden beach. Accessible only by boat or via a long downhill walk through Ku-ring-

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gai National Park, the walk down to the

great drive and a few good reasons to hit

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the road in search of adventure will remind

to Palm Beach and Barrenjoey Head. Walk

you just how good it is to be on holidays.

around to the next beach south, Great Mackeral Beach.

❊ Greater Blue Mountains Drive

has incredible views of the Harbour Bridge, city skyline and Rose Bay. Located behind historic Strickland House, 52 Vaucluse


Road, Vaucluse, make your way down the steep track through the trees.

Looking for an island retreat with the best views of Sydney? Try Shark Island — a

Shelly Beach in Manly: A short stroll south

1.25-hectare oasis in the middle of Sydney

along Manly’s promenade, Shelly Beach is

Harbour. The island comes equipped with

one of Sydney’s best aquatic reserves.

picnic shelters, a gazebo, grassy flat land,

Perfect for snorkelling and picnics.

and even a wading beach. There is a ferry

❊ Snowy Mountains drive ❊ Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive ❊ Pacific Coast Touring Route ❊ Sydney to the South Coast ❊ The Rainforest Way

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Once you’ve experienced the spectacular

coral reef. Crystal clear waters teem with

blue-hazed beauty, dramatic cliffs and

marine life and rare coral, protected as part

Byron Bay, Australia’s easternmost town

deep canyons of the Blue Mountains, you’ll

of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park.

and ‘style capital’ of the North Coast with

come away refreshed and invigorated.

outstanding natural beauty, set against lush volcanic hills. Situated just 790 km north of Sydney, with a population 6,000.


HUNTER VALLEY With more than 120 wineries, the Hunter

Byron Bay’s natural credentials are impeccable – humpback whales cruise past the headland, storms create rainbows on the mountains across the bay, hang-gliders ride the thermals above the lighthouse… ‘Byron’ casts a spell over everyone who goes there.

Lord Howe Island, a magical dot in the Tasman Sea, less than two hours’ flight from Sydney or Brisbane. At any one time, you’re one of only 400 visitors on Lord Howe, an island of unspoilt beauty where life is relaxed and unhurried. With bicycles the best way to get around and no mobile phone


reception, there’s plenty of time to relax

Valley produces some terrific wines, loved at home and abroad, including the crisp Hunter Semillon and the ripe Hunter Shiraz. Complement the wine with superb cuisine and stylish boutique accommodation for the perfect getaway. Wine and food buffs can join a winery tour to sample some of the region’s gourmet

and attune yourself to the idyllic

delights. Others may prefer to indulge in


some serious pampering at a day spa or

Just 90 minutes’ drive west of Sydney, the

teeing off from one of the region’s three

Blue Mountains are famous for its one

World Heritage listed for its remarkable

million hectares of World Heritage-listed

geology and its rare collection of birds,

landscape and grand sandstone plateau,

plants and marine life, Lord Howe is

Of course it is also the location of

valleys and heathlands.

surrounded by the world’s southernmost

Australia’s most valuable thoroughbreds.


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championship golf courses.





The Snowy Mountains boast the highest

New South Wales’ south coast boasts more

The North Coast, a classic Aussie surf

skifields in Australia, all within Kosciuszko

than 30 national parks, marine parks and

culture, World Heritage listed national

National Park, centred on the Snowy

reserves – plus beach culture and a rich

parks, hinterland villages, great food and

Mountains region and crowned by 2,228-

Aboriginal history. From the south of

fine wine. From the Central Coast north of

metre Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest

Sydney’s Royal National Park to Eden near

Sydney to the Queensland border.

peak. The summit area of Mt Kosciuszko is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which has 20 species of plants that occur nowhere else in the world. Mountain air doesn’t come any purer than this. Adventure activities, from winter sports to cycling, caving, rafting, kayaking and horse

the Victorian border. An intriguing blend of old and new, the The unspoilt natural beauty of the southern

North Coast is where the world’s largest

coastline of New South Wales unfolds in a

expanse of subtropical rainforest meets

series of bays and coves. Little townships,

mountains forged from ancient volcanoes.

many with interesting histories, are known for their fine food and wines, and great

A sparkling coastline of endless beaches

country markets. Superb local cheeses are

offers surfing, whale-watching, frolicking

a specialty.

dolphins and flocks of seabirds. Inspiring surroundings attract creative personalities –

Take a dip in the pristine waters of Jervis

artists, writers and musicians. Colourful

riding – plus bracing mountain walks –

Bay, stroll the old wharf at Tathra and relax

local festivals brim with arts and crafts,

make your stay exhilarating. Australia’s

in romantic little hideaways. Discover the

kites, crystals and local produce.

highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, looks

secrets of Mystery Bay, Disaster Bay, Pigeon

down on sub-alpine snowgum woodlands

House Mountain and Mount Dromedary as

Sydney Images and text courtesy of

and tall forests of alpine ash and mountain

you head towards the fabulous Sapphire

Tourism NSW. For all further information


Coast, the gateway to Eden.

go to

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By Roberto

Red Ransom (USA)

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All American


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By Danehill (USA)

Redoute’s Choice

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Samantha Miss


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Amelia’s Dream

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Come Hither


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God’s Own


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Miss Finland

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Stratum 140

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Dr Doutes

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Time Thief


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Rebel Raider


By Zabeel (NZ)



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By Danehill (USA)

Rock of Gibraltar (Ire)

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Sliding Cube 148

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By Nijinsky

Royal Academy (USA)

Pillar of Hercules

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By Zabeel (NZ)



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By Giant’s Causeway (USA)

Shamardal (USA)


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Show A Heart

Mimi Lebrock 152

Singspiel (Ire)

By In The Wings

By Brave Warrior



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By Redoute’s Choice


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Snitzel 154

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Starcraft (NZ)

By Soviet Star (USA)

By Halo

Southern Halo

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Starcraft 156

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Miss Potential

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By Redoute’s Choice


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Stravinsky (USA)

By Nureyev




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By Storm Cat

Tale of the Cat (USA)

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Tayasu Tsuyoshi (Jpn)

By Sunday Silence



Real Saga

Hollow Bullet 164

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Testa Rossa

By Perugino (USA)

By Redoute’s Choice




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By Sir Tristram (Ire)

By Quest For Fame (GB)



Miss Pageantry


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Sydney Inglis Preferred Hotel...

BARKER LODGE MOTOR INN 32 Barker Street, Kingsford Tollfree: 1800 252 094 (within Australia) T +612 9662 8444 | F +612 9662 2363 Single Room



Double/Twin Room


242 Arden Street, Coogee

Includes hot breakfast

Tollfree: 1800 674 422 (within Australia) T +612 9315 7600 | F +612 9315 9100 Coogee View



Ocean View


9 Vicar Street, Coogee

Parking $20 per night

T +612 9315 6055 | F +612 9664 2103 District View


Ocean View



District View Kitchen


117 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Ocean View Kitchen


Includes continental breakfast and parking

T +612 9240 1287 | F +612 9240 1310 City View Room


Club InterContinental City View room


Club InterContinental Watsons Bay Room


Club InterContinental Suit


Club InterContinental room types include access to the lounge,

Note: surcharge for Easter Weekend $50 per room

COOGEE BAY HERITAGE HOTEL 253 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee

complimentary deluxe breakfast, afternoon tea, wireless and

T +612 9315 6055 | F +612 9664 2103

evening drinks with tasting plate.

Standard Room




Ocean View Suite


Includes continental breakfast and parking

Other Hotels...

Note: surcharge for Easter weekend $20 per room



34 The Avenue, Randwick

161-167 Dolphin Street, Coogee

Tollfree: 1800 333 583 (within Australia)

Tollfree: 1800 819 403 (within Australia)

T +612 9399 9388 | F +612 9399 9488

T +612 9665 8588 | F +612 9664 1406

Garden Room


Deluxe Studio

From $160-195

Heritage Room


Deluxe Courtyard

From $180-205

Family Room


Deluxe Studio-Ocean Views

From $220-240

1 Bedroom Apt.

From $210-225

1 Bedroom Apt. Ocean Views

From $245-265

Includes continental breakfast

Continental breakfast $15.00 or hot breakfast $21.50 p/p


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199 George Street, Sydney

Tower 1, 95-97 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction

T +612 9238 0000 | F +612 9251 2851 City View Room

From $250-299

Tollfree: 1800 214 822 (within Australia)

Opera View Room

From $275-330

T +612 9287 2890


From $720

1 Bedroom Apartment

From $180

2 Bedroom Apartment

From $225

Complimentary early check-in

Car parking $15 per night

GEMINI HOTEL 65 Belmore Road, Randwick


Tollfree: 1800 222 300 (within Australia)

7 Potter Street, Waterloo Tollfree: 1800 214 822 (within Australia)

T +612 9399 9011 | F +612 9398 9708 $135

T +612 9287 2890

Double/Twin Room


1 Bedroom Apartment

From $170

Triple Room


2 Bedroom Apartment

From $215

Single Room

Includes breakfast, transfers and parking


61 Macquarie Street, Sydney

14 Queen Street, Woollahra

Tollfree: 1800 091 954 (within Australia)

Tollfree: 1800 642 432 (within Australia)

T +612 9256 4000 | F +612 9256 4040

T +612 9363 4863 | F +612 9362 0398

1 Bedroom Garden View Suite



1 Bedroom Harbour View Suite


Queen Room


2 Bedroom Opera View Suite

upon request

King Deluxe


2 Bedroom Harbour View Suite

upon request

Double Bed

Includes full english breakfast and parking


98 Gloucester Street, The Rocks

183 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee

Tollfree: 1800 805 031 (within Australia)

Tollfree: 1300 300 232 (within Australia)

T +612 9240 6000 | F +612 9240 6060



1 Bedroom City View


1 Bedroom Apartment


1 Bedroom City View Deluxe Suite


2 Bedroom Apartment


1 Bedroom Harbour View Suite


2 Bedroom Harbour View Suite


Continental breakfast from $11 p/p, parking $10 per night

Buffet breakfast $35 per person

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211 Avoca Street, Randwick

89-113 Kent Street, The Rocks

T +612 9310 0700 | F +612 9310 0763 Single Room

T +612 9256 2222 | F +612 9256 2223 $100

Deluxe Room

From $284

Double/Twin Room


Junior Suite

upon request

Triple Room


Executive Suite

upon request

THE ROYAL HOTEL 2 Perouse Road, Randwick

All rates are subject to availability and change. Please be sure

T +612 9399 3006 | F +612 9399 8181 Single Room

to mention Inglis when making your reservation to secure the $80

advertised rate. For further information or assistance with your

Twin/Double Room


booking please contact Adelaide Moses on +612 9399 7999 or

Queen with ensuite



Lodge Section


SWISS-GRAND RESORT & SPA Cnr Campbell Parade & Beach Road, Bondi Beach Tollfree: 1800 655 252 (within Australia) T +612 9365 5666 | F +612 9365 5330 Deluxe Suite

From $215

Deluxe Ocean View Suite

From $245

Includes undercover parking

SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT 30 Pitt Street, Circular Quay, Sydney Tollfree: 1800 062 230 (within Australia) T +612 9259 7000 | F +612 9252 2352 City View Deluxe From


Opera View Deluxe From


Executive Suite From


Parking available at $40 per day


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176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

320 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Lyne Park, Rose Bay

T +612 9250 6000

T +612 9332 2344

T +612 9371 0555




1 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay

Shop 3, 355 Crown Street, Surry Hills

6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

T +612 9252 2555

T +612 9332 3300

T +612 9380 6744




48 Albion Street, Surry Hills

Radisson Plaza Hotel

10 Oxford Street, Woollahra

T +612 9212 7979

27 O’Connell Street, Sydney

T +612 9331 2325

T +612 8214 0496



Cnr Paul & Northcliff, Milsons Points


92 Hargrave Street, Paddington

T +612 9964 9998

The Woollahra Hotel

T +612 9363 3706

116 Queen Street, Woollahra


T +612 9327 9713


252 George Street, Sydney

141 Belmore Road, Randwick T +612 9399 9660

T +612 9240 3000


End of Ferry Road, Glebe



T +612 9518 9011

The Chifley Tower

4 The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach

2 Chifley Square, Sydney

T +612 9969 5050

T +612 9221 2500


108 Boundary Street, Paddington


T +612 9360 6729


32 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross

Opera House, Bennelong Point

T +612 9357 2177

T +612 9241 1999


Fifth Floor, Customs House


31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay


204 Clarence Street, Sydney

T +612 9251 8683

1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach

T +612 9283 3440

T +612 9365 9000


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594 New South Head Road, Rose Bay

6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

T +612 9327 6561

T +612 9356 2222

T 1300 546 475




‘On the Beach’, Moore Road, Harbord

115 Harrington Street, Sydney

85 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

T +612 9938 3331

T +612 9247 2566

T +612 9280 2888


Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks

47 Windsor Street, Paddington

T +612 9251 5600

T +612 9380 5996


107 George Street, The Rocks

330 George Street, Sydney

T +612 9252 1888

T +612 9240 3000


270 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

T +612 9365 4924

T +612 9332 3822


527 Crown Street, Surry Hills

4/5 355 Crown Street, Surry Hills

T +612 9319 5682

T +612 9332 2225

TETSUYA’S 529 Kent Street, Sydney


T +612 9267 2900

118-120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi T +612 9300 4400


Mezzanine Level 60 Castlereagh Street, Sydney


T +612 9239 5888

6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

T +612 9368 7488

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The land of opportunity Australia offers the third highest prize money in the world (after USA and Japan). Of the 65 top ranked thoroughbreds worldwide in 2006-07 almost half were Australian bred. Through the shuttle stallion concept, the Australian thoroughbred gene pool offers some of the best bloodlines available from both hemispheres.

Inglis – unrivalled success International Performers — Inglis are the only Australian auction house to sell Group One winners in Japan, Dubai and England and is the only sales company to have sold winners of The Hong Kong International Sprint - Fairy King Prawn (Australian Easter), Silent Witness (Sydney Classic) and Sacred Kingdom (Melbourne Premier). Domestic Dominance — In the 2007-08 racing season, Inglis was the leading source of Group One winners in Australia. In 2005-06 and 2006-07 Inglis graduates won twice as many Group One races than any other auction house. 3YO’s — Since 2002-03 Inglis graduates in their classic season have received a champion award every year at the Australian Horse of the Year Awards. They are Helenus, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Alinghi, Racing To Win, Serenade Rose, Miss Finland and Weekend Hussler. 2YO’s — For the past three racing seasons the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale has produced the most individual two-year-old Group One Winners each season. In 2005-06 and 2006-07 it was the only sale to have sold 2YO Group One winning graduates. World’s Best — Current graduates of the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale include the world’s highest rated sprinter Sacred Kingdom as well as the world’s equal highest rated miler & Australian Horse of the Year Weekend Hussler. Sprinter - Milers — Aside from world class sprinters Choisir and Silent Witness, the Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale has produced three of the past six Caulfield Guineas winners (In Top Swing, God’s Own and Whobegotyou). If you’re interested in Australian bloodstock, Inglis offers incentives for international buyers as well as an online bidding facility. To find out more go

NEWMARKET SYDNEY PO Box 477 Randwick NSW 2031 Ph: +612 9399 7999 Fax: +612 9398 5547

OAKLANDS MELBOURNE PO Box 1165 Tullamarine VIC 3043 Ph: +613 9333 1422 Fax: +613 9333 1690

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