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Bluebloods : Inglis Easter Yearling Sale 2013
24 EASTER PREVIEW THE CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FACTS and gures provide the basis for much of any post-yearling sale discussion but, for many buyers, mere numbers can t measure the success of an Inglis Australian Easter Sale purchase. e thrills that come from owning a champion can t be measured and those who have been lucky enough to own one say the ride can be life changing. While comment on the top lot, the average, the leading vendor and the people spending the most money, takes up much media space in the a ermath of the sale, those in the racing world are waiting for the REALLY important news, to see how the yearlings fare when broken in and how they shape up as young two year-olds ge ing ready for their rst race. Some will make a huge splash in their racing careers, while others don t a ract the same amount of publicity, but Inglis Australian Easter Sale yearlings not only provide the chance of a nancial return to their owners, they also produce an opportunity for an experience not shown in any sales catalogue or stud marketing pack. e trading done in the shadows of the magni cent Moreton Bay g tree at Newmarket has long been the stu of turf lore, with tales of lucky inspections or fortuitous bids resulting in the purchase of a Gr.1 winner. However to many, horses bought at the Inglis Australian Easter Sale are not mere win or loss performers, but grow to produce a much larger e ect on their owners than mere money. Victorian builder Phil Sly combined with Troy Corstens to secure Mosheen (Fastnet Rock-Sumehra by Stravinsky) for $250,000 at the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Mosheen went on to win the VRC Oaks-Gr.1 (2500m), Australian Guineas-Gr.1 (1600m), Randwick Guineas-Gr.1 (1600m) and the Vinery Stud Stakes-Gr.1 (2000m) during a wonder three year-old season. Mosheen banked more than $2.7m in her 18 starts, but the nancial side of it ma ered li le to Sly who had already made his fortune in construction, but it could be argued the sheer joy of watching Mosheen s wins kept him going during a recurrent ba le with cancer. Sly continually dragged himself to the races to see his star lly, o en within days of debili- tating bouts of chemotherapy, but he relished the chance to be with his own champion. Sly has always publicly declared Mosheen has played a signi cant part in his ght with "the grub" as he always called the disease, which is currently in remission. Mosheen s success also created an opportunity for Sly to become one of the few people outside the country to earn a licence to race horses in Japan due to his friendship with in uential breeder Katsumi Yoshida. Also an owner and breeder in Austral- ia, Yoshida also thought enough of Mosheen to buy a stake in her as a breeding proposition for his staying marvel Deep Impact, now at stud in Japan where his runners include Japan Cup heroine Gentildonna. "It s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the past 12 or 18 months." Sly said when accepting an award from the Victorian oroughbred Racehorse Owners Association late last year. " at horse (Mosheen) that Robert and I have OWNERSHIP Story by Brad Waters
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