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Attention Turns To Inglis Premier
With a record-breaking Inglis Classic Yearling Sale just completed, attention now switches to Melbourne for the four-day Premier Yearling Sale, which begins in 12 days' time. A total of 771 horses have been catalogued for Premier, among them 103 relations to Stakes winner and 104 progeny of Stakes-winning mares. Highlighting the diversity of the catalogue, there are 109 individual stallions represented – including 19 First Season Sires – headed by Written Tycoon (30), Fiorente and Pierro (29), Shamus Award and Helmet (23), Reward For Effort (22), High Chaparral (21) and Sebring and I Am Invincible (20). The opening day (Sunday February 26) will again feature the popular Blue Riband session, where yearlings considered to have the pedigree and conformation to excel in their Classic Year and beyond have been specifically selected. Inglis’ Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian believes the success of the Classic Sale in Sydney last weekend bodes well for a big Premier Sale. “The strength of the yearling market allows us to go into Premier with plenty of confidence,’’ Vivian said. “The broad appeal for Premier is attributable to well-conformed yearlings by a great variety of stallions, which has been proven year after year.” The leading vendor for Premier is Supreme Thoroughbreds, with a draft of 40. The Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale runs for the four days of February 26, 27, 28 and March 1. Click here to view the catalogue.