As the majority of the premier yearlings sales are out of the way for 2019, our attention turns towards breeding stock sales and this week we see the Inglis The Chairman’s Sale as well as the Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale, both at Riverside Stables.
The weanling portion of the sale kicks off the four day sale this Thursday where Cable Bay will be represented by his first two weanlings to sell in Australia.
Both consigned by Merrivale Farm, Lot 142 is a bay filly out of the placed Mastercraftsman mare Zadoree, a half-sister to the G3 Aspiration Quality winner Adorabeel, from an international black type pedigree which includes Canadian Horse of the Year and multiple G1 winner Arravale. Interestingly with only a very small sample size of runners out of mares by Mastercraftsman, the best to date is this season’s multiple G1 placed filly Loving Gaby.
The second to sell is Lot 183, the bay filly out of the Dehere mare Chalk Ridge, from the family of G1 producing sire Domesday. The filly is bred on the I Am Invincible x Dehere pedigree cross that has 100% winners to runners led by the stakes performed juvenile Jedastar, while Dehere as a broodmare sire has been responsible for 200 stakes performers highlighted by 14 individual G1 winners.
With two of his first three European runners winning, and the other finishing a narrow second, Cable Bay will stand the upcoming season at $13,200 (inc. GST).
With the Chairman’s Sale conducted on Friday night, Lot 8, the New Zealand-bred High Chaparral mare Miss Dubious will be sold in foal to our very own Victorian Champion Sire Written Tycoon, with the resultant foal bred on a similar pedigree cross to that of Champion 2YO Colt Written By.
Highlighting the sheer commercial appeal of Written Tycoon and his sons at stud, the G1 Golden Slipper winner Capitialist (Written Tycoon) will be represented by four mares which carry a positive test to him, with no other stallion represented by more in the elite Chairman’s Sale catalogue.
Heading over to the Broodmare Sale which kicks off on Sunday May 5, it is exciting to see the first draft of mares carrying a positive test to Tosen Stardom, our dual G1-winning son of Deep Impact, who will stand this season at $19,250 (inc. GST).
Fresh from another G1 quinella on Sunday with his sons Fierement and Glory Vase finishing one-two, with only a neck separating the pair in Sunday’s G1 Tenno Sho at Kyoto, Deep Impact and his progeny continue to dominant on the world stage and it is a testament to the ability of Tosen Stardom to see how well received he was in his first season at stud.
Amarina Farm will offer Junipers (Lot 275), the first mare in foal to Tosen Stardom at the Inglis Sale, which comes from the family of G1 winner Zarita, G2 winner Run Like The Win and G3 winner Joy And Fun, while Sunday’s Hong Kong G1 Champions Mile runner up Singapore Sling also appears in the family.
Next up will be the unraced Zoustar filly Lady Dynazou (Lot 283) with a cover to Tosen Stardom at her first season at stud, while the unraced Exceed And Excel mare North Going Zax, herself a daughter of the G1 winner Zola, who produced a Cable Bay colt last season, will be offered later in the sale as Lot 347 in foal to Tosen Stardom.
The final offering of mares in foal to Tosen Stardom is Lot 398, another daughter of Exceed And Excel, this time the well-bred Secret Aim, herself a daughter of a half-sister to the four-time G1 winner Appearance and the Listed winner Mascareri.
Another mare of interest is Lot 543 from the draft of Newhaven Park, selling with a October cover to Cable Bay. Devine Slickness, a winning Uncle Mo daughter of G2 winner Lolita Star comes from the same family of the Australian-bred, South African raced dual G1 winner Happy Archer, whose current yearling by Dynasty was the highest price filly to sell at last week’s Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale, selling for R4.3 million from the draft of leading farm Drakenstein Stud.