An “extraordinarily strong’’ Inglis Premier Yearling Sale featuring an array of high-class Super VOBIS-nominated lots will be held at the revamped Oaklands Junction auditorium from 1-3 March, 2020.
A total of 784 lots will be auctioned across the three days, including siblings to the likes of All-Star Mile heroine Mystic Journey, VRC Derby winner Extra Brut and his fellow Group 1 champion Oohood.
According to Inglis’ Victorian Bloodstock Manager, Simon Vivian, the quality of offerings at the 2020 sale makes it one of the strongest in living memory.
“We have an outstanding book of yearlings on offer in March,” he said.
“The 2008 sale included Black Caviar, Starspangledbanner, Reward For Effort and one or two other highlights, but in my time at Inglis I don’t know if we’ve ever had a stronger book than this.
“Given the quality of stallions and dams represented and some of the amazingly athletic types they have produced, I’m confident that in years to come people will look back on the 2020 vintage as a standout.”
Vivian has identified some potential stars amongst the Super VOBIS-nominated lots, including a filly by Victoria’s leading stallion Written Tycoon.
Sunday, 1 March 2020
Lot 21, chestnut filly by Capitalist out of Always Discreet: “This filly is from one of the most vibrant female families in the Stud Book. It just oozes quality black-type performers. On top of that, she is a stunning individual and could prove to be an outstanding foundation broodmare when her racing days are over.”
Lot 25, bay colt by Teofilo (IRE) out of Andes: “This colt is by one of the world’s best sires, Teofilo, whose progeny include Humidor, Happy Clapper and Palentino. A stunning individual, his dam is by Street Cry, meaning he has all the qualities to be a gun racehorse.”
Lot 107, bay colt by Deep Field out of Contrite Heart: “This magnificent colt from Flinders Park Stud has been reared and destined for the Melbourne Premier Sale. His dam was successful in Sydney, his grandam was a Group winner at Moonee Valley and his sire is making a massive impact.”
Lot 189, bay filly by Zoustar out of Gold Copy: “Lauriston Thoroughbreds will present a stunning filly by Zoustar from a winning three-quarter sister to the champion, Gold Edition. Zoustar is already the sire of the super filly Sunlight, and this filly will light up the Oaklands sales ring.”
Lot 216, bay filly by Capitalist out of Humma Mumma: “Capitalist was Australia’s champion two-year-old and this half-sister to John McArdle’s stakes winning filly Humma Humma will draw massive attention, on both pedigree and conformation.”
Monday, 2 March 2020
Lot 288, bay filly by Pierro out of Magnagem: “One of Australia’s finest nurseries, Blue Gum Farm, will present a stunning filly by the Golden Slipper winner Pierro from Magnagem, a Melbourne winning half-sister to the Spendthrift Farm resident sire Gold Standard.”
Lot 379, bay or brown filly by Zoustar out of Queen of the Creek (USA): “If pedigree matters, this quality filly by Zoustar from the USA stakes winner Queen of the Creek has it in spades. A true athlete, she is closely related to the Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown.”
Lot 416, bay filly by Written Tycoon out of Shadow Doll: “Victoria’s leading sire, Written Tycoon, is represented by 25 quality lots, including this outstanding filly from Shadow Doll, herself a winning half-sister to the Sydney Group 1 winner Murjulisa Lass.”
All yearlings offered at the 2020 Premier Yearling Sale will again be eligible for the $8m Inglis Race Series, which includes the $2m Millennium for two-year-olds and the $1m Sprint for three-year-olds.
In total, there are 120 sires represented in the catalogue, including 35 first season sires.
For further information or to request a copy of the catalogue, please visit to website at: https://inglis.com.au/sales/info/2020+Melbourne+Premier+Yearling+Sale/overview