Maribyrnong Plate winner entered for Melbourne Sale

Inglis has catalogued 195 lots for the Melbourne August Sale on Friday, August 22.

Direct Charge (3c Charge Forward – Lady Of Choice by Redoute’s Choice) has been catalogued as a stallion prospect.  He was trained by Robbie Laing to win the G3 Maribyrnong Plate and he was also placed in the Inglis Classic at Rosehill.

Queensland Derby winner Sonntag was snapped up as tried horse from Darley at last year’s August Sale and they are set to offer another quality 23 lots at Oaklands.

Henry Dwyer picked out Sonntag from Darley’s draft for $58,000.  The three-year-old delivered the young trainer his first Group 1 victory only 10 months later when winning the $500,000 Queensland Derby.

“It is going to be another big August Sale with a first season stallion parade followed by the sale of broodmares, stallion nominations, yearlings and racing stock,” Inglis Director Peter Heagney said.  “All horse enthusiasts are welcome to Oaklands next month.”

Stallions set to stand their first season at stud in Victoria that will be paraded before the start of the sale include Fighting Sun, Fiorente, Marwingo, Polanski, Unusual Suspect, War and Unencumbered.

Breeding stock entered includes mares in foal to Sebring, Smart Missile, Skilled, Turffontein, All American, Squamosa, Wanted, Bel Esprit, Star Witness, Duporth, Danerich, Artie Schiller, Ilovethiscity, Statue Of Liberty, Hard Spun, Domesday, Reward For Effort and Von Costa de Hero.

Stallion nominations to Equiano, Fiorente, Helmet, Starspangledbanner, Unencumbered and Written Tycoon have been generously donated to be auctioned following the broodmares.  All proceeds from the stallion nominations (Lots 79 to 84) will go to supporting the Victorian breeding industry through Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV).

Darley have 23 race fillies, colts and geldings to be sold as Lots 144 to 166.  They include Group 3 winner Proverb, stakes placed filly Sakitto and many other well performed, lightly raced or young unraced prospects.

Supplementary entries close Friday, August 15.