With the 2016 Inglis Easter yearling sale over for another year, Mill Park were really pleased with our results.
While only two of our three yearlings sold, both of the those secured went to world class judges and we're really looking forward to following their racing careers.
First to grace the yearling sale ring was Lot 136, the Lonhro x Very Discreet colt.
Proving very popular in the inspection period leading up to the sale, the colt was purchased by Angus Gold on behalf of Shadwell Stud, with the colt either set to race in Australia in David Hayes and Tom Dabernig stable, or head to Mike de Kock in South Africa.
By a Champion Sire in Lonhro, out of a four-time Listed winning Exceed And Excel mare from the family of stakes winners Just Discreet, Forever Discreet, I’m Discreet, She’s Discreet, Maybe Discreet and Gilded Angel, this colt was sold for $560,000, the most expensive yearling by his Darley-based sire to sell at the sale.
Day two of the three day sale saw the two final lots of the draft ready for sale.
The first to go through the ring was Lot 230, the Sebring filly out of the Starcraft mare Celebrity Girl.
With bidding halting short of her reserve, the decision was made to pass in the filly as the connections felt she was worth the reserve price being asked, and will take her home.
A handful of lots later, months of hard work was over as Lot 249: the Street Cry x Dane Belltar colt entered the ring.
Just like our other two yearlings, he was also very popular in the days leading up the top sale and we were confident he would sell well.
Purchased by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, the half-brother to triple Group 1 winner Fawkner was secured for $300,000, the second highest price achieved for any of the progeny of the mare Dane Belltar.
Set to head to the stable of Mick de Kock, the leading South African trainer stated “He’s an exciting prospect from the family of Noa From Goah.”
With plenty of stallion appeal, if the colt is successful at stakes level in South Africa, it would be no surprise to see him as stallion prospect down the track.
Mill Park would like to take the opportunity to thank all our purchasers, not only of our Inglis Easter yearlings, but all of our stock to date so far in the sale season and we look forward to following their success on the track.