In this exciting season of first crop sire dominance, its Newgate Farm’s Extreme Choice and Capitalist who will be celebrating at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale on 6, 7 April.
Aided by Stay Inside’s commanding 1.8 length victory in a ‘classic’ $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper Stakes, Extreme Choice is now leading Champion Sire of 2YOs and Leading First Crop Sire.
Its Willow Park Stud who has the 30 August foaled Extreme Choice filly selling on Day 2, being from the West Australia Derby second winner Keysbrook, a half-sister to stakes winner Brasileira.
‘She’s a really nice filly, with no issues whatsoever,’ stated Glenn Burrows of Willow Park. ‘She’s been popular in on-farm parades and is a correct filly with a really good action.’
Only $205,997 in arrear of Extreme Choice as Leading 2YO Sire of 2YOs and First Crop Sire with progeny earnings of $2,327,328, is the Golden Slipper and MM 2YO Classic winner Capitalist.
Also as Champion 2YO, he now has the $2m Inglis Millennium winner Profiteer as his chief earner, and last year had his first yearlings sell up to $750,000, with 10 selling from $350,000 and above.
In having 10 choice lots selling at this Inglis Easter, Yarraman Park is offering a half-brother to Coolmore Stud Stakes winner and new Vinery sire Exceedance, from Bonnie Mac on Day 2.
Sitting third on both Juvenile Sires tables is Arrowfield’s son of Invincible Spirit in Middle Park Stakes winner Shalaa, who this season has the Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Shaquero.
With his top-priced yearling making $600,000, and six selling at this sale, Widden Stud has a half-sister to Melbourne Cup winner Vow and Declare, from the good winning mare Geblitzt on Day 2.
Inglis’ General Manager of Bloodstock Sales and Marketing Sebastian Hutch described the catalogue as “fantastic’’ with 466 yearlings catalogued for the two days of selling at Riverside Stables.
“The catalogue speaks for itself – it’s an incredibly strong collection of horses and it’s a privilege to be given the opportunity by our vendors to offer them for sale,’’ Sebastian Hutch said.
“Easter is synonymous with the best horses and the record of the sale stands up – it’s the sale to produce a top-class racehorse, whether it’s a stakes-winning 2YO, Group 1 colt or a classic filly.”
“It’s a genuinely exciting time to be involved in such a resilient and vibrant industry and we are looking forward to welcoming people back to Easter in 2021 for what is going to be a fantastic occasion.”
In this year’s Easter catalogue there are siblings to 161 stakes winners including 42 Group 1 winners and progeny of 169 stakes-winning mares including 39 Group 1 winners.
There’re yearlings by Shamus Award, American Pharoah, Toronado, new sires Merchant Navy, Russian Revolution, Almanzor, Hellbent, Menari, Pariah, Ribchester, Impending, Churchill, Caravaggio.
Its also the final crop of the legendary Redoute’s Choice, plus the best of the international sires in Deep Impact, Frankel, Kingman, Lord Kanaloa, Medaglia d’Oro, Siyouni, Tapit and Duramente.
In being an Inglis Easter Yearling Sale its fitting to honour the passing of Jenny Churchill earlier this year, as writer of The Lands thoroughbred feature ‘Under the Fig Tree’ for over 30 years.
Jenny’s column of everything thoroughbred was named after William Inglis and Son’s memorable giant Morton Bay Fig tree adjacent to the selling-ring at its former Randwick Newmarket Stables.
In being a journalist, industry administrator, owner and breeder, Jenny was an industry identity in being a member of Thoroughbred Breeders NSW for 50 years and 19 as a committee member.
Jenny was also honoured for ‘Services to The Breeding Industry,’ with an ‘Outstanding Contribution to the NSW Thoroughbred Industry,’ as well as gaining its Life Membership.
As an author Jenny contributed to ‘The Australian Bloodhorse Review’ – now ‘Bluebloods,’ was founding editor of ‘Stallions,’ and in 2006 the principle of ‘Great Thoroughbred Sires of the World.’