With the 2019 Inglis Premier yearling sale completing recently, the Woodside Park Stud team were happy with our results across the board for not only our draft, but those vendors who supported our stallions and were offering their progeny for sale.
Presenting a quality draft of 20 yearlings, it was great to see that of the 19 yearlings that found home, the buying bench was a varied cross section of some of Australia best trainers, as well as a wide spread of locations, so that in the future we can follow the progress of our yearling graduates not only locally in Australia, but abroad as well.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has strict standards when selecting yearlings, and our Lot 230, the I Am Invincible x Invested Capital was the highest priced yearling secured by the team for $380,000, while leading syndicator Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds in conjunction with Randwick Bloodstock went to $300,000 for the full-sister to this season’s G1 Blue Diamond Stakes runner-up Lankan Star (Nicconi).
Lot 154, a chestnut colt by Written Tycoon from the family of international G2 winner and G1 runner up Dutch Connection was the lone yearling purchased at the sale by global powerhouse Godolphin, with the team outlaying for $210,000 for the well-related colt.
Another Written Tycoon who sold well from our draft was Lot 357, a colt from the family of G1 producing sire Stryker and the blue hen mare Joie Denise. Knocked down to Mark Newnham, who was fresh from G1 success at Royal Randwick, the colt sold for $160,000.
Written Tycoon had a pleasing sale, providing the second highest lot in the shape of Gilgai Farm’s Lot 345, the colt out of Naturale, herself a full-sister to Champion Black Caviar and a half-sister to G1 winner All Too Hard. Sold to Mark Player’s International Thoroughbred Solutions for $675,000, the colt was one of the most admired in the sale.
Written Tycoon’s son Rich Enuff was represented by six yearlings, with Tommy Hughes Racing going to $75,000 for the Woodside Park Stud-bred and Noorlim Park-sold Lot 625, the three-quarter-sister to Written Tycoon’s seven-time winner Written selling for $75,000 from an exciting international G1 family.
The Woodside Park Stud team would like to wish those vendors who supported our stallions the best of luck with their yearlings at the upcoming Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale and the Magic Millions QTIS Sale.