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Bluebloods : Inglis Easter Yearling Sale 2013
11 EASTER PREVIEW What is your most memorable moment from the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from previous years? BESTER: "Probably my purchase of Von Costa de Hero for Tim Hughes and partners. He was a glorious yearling, all presence, athleticism and action and I just had to have him. So, apparently, did Tim Martin who bid furiously against me. I got what was going to be my nal bid in exactly at $1m but Martin bid again at $1.1m. Determined not to show weakness I bid again immediately, just as Martin was trying to pull back his bid from $1.1m to $1,050,000. e auctioneer happily called me at $1.2m and the horse was mine, $100,000 more expensively than he would have been had I shown a moment s patience. "I d just cost my clients $100,000 but all was forgiven when he won the (VRC) Sires Produce Stakes at his third start and we sold 50% of him to Darley for $5m with another $5mtocomeforthesame50%ifhewona Gr.1 race at two or three. Well, he so nearly won Sebring s Golden Slipper from an impossible barrier and was later third in both the Caul eld and Australian Guineas, so we didn t get the extra $5m (or ongoing $50,000 service fee on our retained 50% shares). However no ma er, he ended up a great buy nonetheless and gave us all great excitement from sale ring to stallion barn." HARRON: "For me it would have to be the day we purchased Foxwedge. He was the best yearling I had ever seen and I couldn t sleep all week thinking about him. Edmund and Belinda Bateman (his eventual purchasers) were beside me in the ring and we had one bid at $925,000, which saw the hammer drop. It was a big thrill and an even bigger one when he lived up to expectations." RAMAGE: "I m hoping my best memory is yet to come! We have been fortunate to acquire many Gr.1 winners from Easter and they tend to improve the memories." SANTRY: "I have particularly fond memories of purchasing Shania Dane from the Coolmore dra at the 2003 Easter Yearling Sale for Michael and Gail Crismale. She won two Gr.2 events and two Gr.3 as well as being Gr.1 placed on ve occasions and earning more than $840,000. She was a wonderful race mare and her success has continued into her career as a broodmare. Her rst two foals o ered for sale, both by Encosta de Lago, realised $740,000 and $500,000 respectively at Easter so it goes without saying that a number of my most enjoyable days at the Inglis sales ground are thanks to Shania Dane." WALLER: "It would have to be si ing behind the auctioneers next to the Ingham family 2013 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE We asked six leading industry participants, bloodstock agents James Bester, James Harron, Duncan Ramage and Colm Santry and leading trainers Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse a range of questions relating to the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Their expert advice could just help you find a champion at the Easter Sale at the Inglis Newmarket complex at Randwick on April 9, 10 and 11. James Bester Colm Santry James Harron Chris Waller Duncan Ramage Gai Waterhouse
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