Countdown begins for Melbourne Premier Sale

Yearlings catalogued for the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale will start arriving at Oaklands next Tuesday.

A total of 700 lots have been catalogued for the Melbourne Premier which runs from Sunday, March 2 to Wednesday, March 5.

All yearlings will be available for parades by Friday, February 28 at the latest.

“There is no doubt that vendor support of this sale has increased year on year,” Inglis Melbourne Bloodstock Director Peter Heagney said.  “We received almost 2,000 entries enabling our bloodstock team to be very selective on not only pedigree but type and conformation.”

Eliza Park International has the largest draft for the Melbourne Premier with 50 yearlings.

Arrowfield Stud, the breeders of Melbourne Premier graduate Snitzerland, will be bringing a draft of 26 to Premier.  Black Caviar’s breeder Gilgai Farm has 14 to offer, while Fawkner’s vendor Mill Park has 10 yearlings for sale.

Swettenham Stud has 31 yearlings to auction at Premier followed by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds (29 lots), Yallambee Stud (29), Supreme Thoroughbreds (25), Rosemont Stud (24), Phoenix Broodmare Farm (22), Blue Gum Farm (21) and Emirates Park (21).

Buyers will notice more black-type with greater frequency on the pedigree pages within this year’s catalogue.  “There are more yearlings from stakes winning dams and siblings to black-type winners in this year’s catalogue than 12 months ago,” Heagney added.  “Plus, the representation of Australia’s leading sires is well up.”

Stallions with increased representation at this year’s Premier Sale include Snitzel, Fastnet Rock, Not A Single Doubt, Encosta de Lago, Lonhro, Denman, Manhattan Rain, New Approach, Sebring and Wanted.

Redoute’s Choice will have his biggest ever representation at a Melbourne Sale with 10 yearlings in the 2014 auction.

Buyers will also be spoilt for choice with 120 yearlings by exciting first season sires Reward For Effort, Starspangledbanner, Beneteau, Congrats, Equiano, Hinchinbrook, Keano, Lookin At Lucky, Lope de Vega, Paco Boy, Rothesay, Shocking, Star Witness, Stryker, Super Saver and Tickets.

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