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Great Pinhooks From Inglis Great Southern Sale

Thursday, 19th May 2016

The 2016 Inglis Great Southern Sale is set to offer the largest selection of weanlings in the Southern Hemisphere, and going on the most recent pinhook results the sale should be at the top of the list for all astute investors. Profits of up to half-a-million dollars have been generated at this year's yearling sales from purchases at the 2015 Great Southern Sale, while the value of others increased up to ten times their weanling purchase price. 405 weanlings, including 290 in the Platinum Session with X-Rays available for viewing, have been catalogued for sale on Sunday 19 and Monday 20 June 2016, and two buyers that will definitely be there are Steve and Ceri Jostlear of Ampulla Lodge. Ampulla Lodge set a new Great Southern Weanling Sale record last year when going to $300,000 for a colt by Exceed And Excel from Common Smytzer that was offered by Makybe. Six months later the Jostlear's sold the colt for $500,000 more, with George Moore Bloodstock and China Horse Club going to $800,000 to purchase the colt as a yearling. The story of Three Bridges Thoroughbreds' yearling manager Karen Sinclair and 'Roger' has been one of the many highlights among a tremendous yearling sales series in 2016, as their $32,000 Great Southern Weanling buy bloomed into a $340,000 yearling. Three Bridges, via bloodstock consultant Paul Willetts, purchased the colt by Teofilo from Serious Rock out of the draft of Hillside Thoroughbreds at last year's Great Southern Sale. Then when re-offered at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale the colt sold for over 10 times his weanling price when bought by Lance O'Sullivan for his Wexford Stables. 100 individual sires are represented among the 405 weanlings on the first two days of the four-day Inglis Great Southern Sale. 18 sires are represented by weanlings from their first crops, joined by proven sires including Snitzel, Written Tycoon, Medaglia d'Oro, Not A Single Doubt, High Chaparral, More Than Ready, Manhattan Rain and Choisir. Supplementary entries will close on Friday 10 June. Click here for the online catalogue.

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