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Bluebloods : Inglis Easter Yearling Sale 2013
20 EASTER PREVIEW Pedigrees highlight the EXCELLENCE OF A QUARTER of a century ago two edgling breeding operations, who now rank as giants in the thoroughbred world, formed a short- lived association. is provided a stimulus for the shu le sire concept, the biggest revolution in the history of the breed since the creation of the General Stud Book in England in 1791. ose breeding operations were Coolmore, a breeding and racing organisation in Ireland that grew out of the emergence of the late Robert Sangster as one of the biggest investors in bloodstock in history and his partnership with John Magnier and superb trainer Vincent O Brien, and the new Arrow eld Stud at Jerrys Plains in the Hunter Valley with John Messara at the helm. eir base was on a pioneer Hunter River property, home for the rst quarter of last century for the rst Arrow eld. e new complex was established by a company headed by a Sydney stockbroker, John Messara, now a national leader in breeding and racing. Not in their widest dreams could the heads of Coolmore and Arrow eld have envisaged the results that were to ow from their combined investment at the close of the 1980s in an American bred son of Danzig named Danehill (USA) as the foundation for their dual hemisphere use of sires. e results of that decision can be seen in the depth of excellence in the pages of the 569-lot catalogue covering Australia s most prestig- ious yearling market, the Inglis Australia Easter collection set to be o ered at the Newmarket Stables, Randwick on April 9, 10 and 11. is gathering of excellence may have more depth in it than the top catalogues of England, Ireland or America because of the input out here not only of Danehill, but also that provided by the armada of leading northern hemisphere performers who visited for stud duty following his early achievements. ese visitors have included winners of the English, Irish, French and Kentucky Derbys, the European 2000 Guineas classics, the Prix de l Arc de Triomphe, Dubai World Cup and American Breeders Cup events. It is unlikely any of these horses would have been available for use in Australia but for the adoption of dual hemisphere use. THE EXCELLENCE OF DANEHILL Story by Brian Russell
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