“Yes, Rosemont Stud is proud of this year’s 25 lot draft for the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, and it’s the two Starcraft colts that have drawn attention from both local and Asian trainers.”
“Our main Asian interest stems from Hong Kong,” said Ryan McEvoy, Rosemont’s General Manager-Bloodstock, who knows the temperament of Stacraft sons’ are ideal for Asian racing.
“On Day 2 is the August foaled colt from the winning All Too Hard mare Sundaze Lovin’, whose Gr3 winning Argentinian dam is the family of Gold Spring, Southern Spring and Sun Spring.”
“Also on Day 2 is another August colt by Starcraft, from the Gr2 placed winner Authoress, who also has the stakes placed winners Storytime and Sense of Hite.”
“In also being the grandam of stakes placed winner Quintessa and Nothing Compares, the Fuji Kineki mare Authoress is half-sister to the good winners Whitlam, Etymology and Dirty.”
“Asian trainers know the excellent ‘box to track’ manners of Starcraft’s progeny, as they quickly ‘coming to hand,’ while keeping their ‘slight cheekiness’ even when gelded.”
“This year Rosemont has a Zoustar colt on Day 1, whose Charge Forward dam Leica Forward is half-sister to Victoria Derby winning sire Nothin’ Leica Dane, Duelled and Thrilling Day,
“In Zoustar being Leading First, Second Third and Fourth Crop Sire his Tara’s Spur colt sells later on Day 2, being the family of Arlington Road and South African champion Joie de Grise.”
“The Royal Ascot Queen Anne Stakes winner Toronado continues to impress trainers and his No Push Over colt is the immediate family of Diffraction and his dam Pushy Dancer, and Titsgittin.”
“In having three fillies selling on the final day, it’s the Haraka Sana filly who is the family of Montoya’s Secret, and the Shebang filly being the family of Hong Kong champion Golden Sixty.”
“Yes, this Rosemont draft is definitely a trainers’ market with colts by such successful sires as Deep Field, Savabeel, Street Boss, Tarzino, Starspangledbanner, So You Think, All Too Hard, Sebring, Nicconi, Epaulette and Smart Missile.”
“First season ‘sensation’ Hellbent has two striking colts with a filly by Highland Reel. In addition, there’s racy type fillies by Deep Field, Tarzino, Lonhro, Nicconi, Starspangledbanner and Rich Enuff.”
Conducted on 28 February and 1, 2 March at Oaklands, Melbourne the 2021 Premier Yearling Sale has a total of 804 lots with 590 for the Premier Session and 214 for the Showcase Session.
In addition, all yearlings offered at an Inglis Yearling Sale are eligible for entry into the $6m Inglis Race Series including the $2m Inglis Millennium for 2YOs, plus a host of other valuable races.
“There’s been 15 G1-winning graduates of the Premier Sale since 2018” said Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian with the $500,000 Inglis Gift being run on Saturday at Flemington.
“Nine sold for $100,000 or less, including Nature Strip, Santa Ana Lane, Beat The Clock, Kenedna, Written By, Seabrook, and since 2019 more $1m-plus races winners than any sale.”
“This catalogue is by all significant measures, the strongest Premier catalogue we have ever produced, with a total 75 individual vendors set to offer the progeny of 118 stallions.”
“The support we have received from the Victorian industry especially who have 100% backed this sale again by giving their best yearlings to offer is not only quite overwhelming.”
“It also comes with a serious sense of responsibility to get the job done for them and we absolutely believe we will achieve great results again,’’ Vivian said.
“The 2021 catalogue is again filled with the right yearlings prepared by the right people and we can’t wait to offer them at our exceptional and highly popular Oaklands facility in 2022.”