Inglis graduates win in China

A 10,000 strong crowd attended the Wuhan International Equestrian Festival in China on Sunday for an eight race program over distances from 400m to 5000m.

The highlight of the day was the 2YO Championship over 1000m.  Very Fast (Fastnet Rock) defeated Sandstorm (Exceed and Excel) and they dominated with eight lengths between the two Australians bred colts and the rest of the field.  Both youngsters are Inglis graduates and were purchased by prominent Chinese racehorse owners with the specific aim of competing in this race.

Very Fast was sold for $130,000 at Easter earlier this year from the draft of Wimmera Park Stud.  Sandstorm fetched $70,000 for Attunga Stud at the same sale.

On hand to cheer home the Australian bred two year olds were Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster and Sydney Bloodstock Consultant Ian Macpherson.  “We are thrilled with the result,” Webster said.  “The quality of the Australian bred horses was clear to everyone involved.

“Jacky Wu and his team from the Lucky Orient Wuhan Jockey Club along with the Wuhan Government should also be commended for putting on such an impressive event.  The grandstand and facilities here would be the envy of many metropolitan race clubs around the world.”