Blake Ryan, a growing force in the Australian juvenile sales market, and Victorian operation Musk Creek Farm have thrown their support behind this year’s Inglis Ready2Race Sale with large drafts of well-credentialed two-year-olds. Inglis will today officially release the catalogue for its 2019 two-year-old sale.
Increasing their presence at the Inglis sale is Musk Creek Farm, who have a draft of 13 two-year-olds being aimed at the sale after selling the top-priced lot, a colt by Poet’s Voice (Dubawi), for $280,000 last year. The David Kobritz-owned stud also sold a colt by Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) for $205,000 at the same sale. Musk Creek Farm manager Scott Williamson told ANZ Bloodstock News that they had targeted the yearling sales this year to put together an expanded draft for the Inglis sale. “We went out and sourced horses that we thought would suit the Ready2Race sale,” Williamson said. “It is not always about pedigree but there are some there that are out of stakes horses and from nice families in our draft. “On the whole we went there looking for a type. We wanted correct horses who moved well, are athletic and who we thought would make racehorses.” Inglis is again coordinating its Ready2Race sale around The Everest meeting at Randwick but has pushed back the auction by one day by holding the sale on Tuesday, three days after the $14 million race. The move is aimed at making it easier for Hong Kong owners and trainers to attend the sale without having to miss the Sha Tin race meeting on Sunday, October 20. Williamson echoed Ryan’s comments about the depth of quality available at the two-year-old sales in Australia and believes it is a viable option for domestic buyers to secure stock.
“I know Inglis are talking to syndicators and saying, ‘this is a good market for you because these horses are ready to go. There is no delay in getting owners into these horses and they can race for you in the coming weeks’,” he said. “The sales are changing. It is not so much horses who have had issues or aren’t good enough to get into yearling sales. These are horses who have been through yearling sales and have been purchased for this specific sale. “They have been educated just like any horse that we race, so they have had all the care and attention that we give to any of our other horses.”
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