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Inglis launches yearling session for staying types

AUSTRALIAN auction house Inglis is set to add a session for yearlings bred to excel over middle and staying distances to it Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale on March 4 - 7 in 2013.

Named the 'Blue Riband' session, the section will comprise 40 to 60 selected yearlings.

"Like the graduates that it unearths, the Melbourne Premier Sale keeps going from strength to strength each year and the new Blue Riband Session is set to further enhance the sale's position as world class," said Inglis Melbourne director Peter Heagney.

"With Victoria being the home of prized distance races such as the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate it makes sense to launch Blue Riband in Melbourne, one of several Inglis initiatives to be introduced by the company to provide greater support to breeders of quality middle distance and staying types.

"Premier is already well renowned as a leading source of champion sprinter/milers the likes of Black Caviar, Starspangledbanner, Sacred Kingdom and Weekend Hussler.

"The new Blue Riband Session will further highlight the sale's growing reputation as a source of outstanding middle distance and staying types the likes of Pinker Pinker, Fields Of Omagh, Littorio, Hollow Bullet and Arapaho Miss, plus South African Horse of the Year Igugu," Heagney said.

Leading South African trainer Mike de Kock purchased 30 yearlings at last year's sale and was among those to voice support for the initiative.

"The Blue Riband concept being introduced by Inglis will suit our South African buying requirements perfectly," said de Kock.





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