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THE SLIPPER & OTHER
MAJORS ALL FIT
2014 GROUP 1 ANNUAL
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O ne size might not always fit all, but
when it comes to capturing a major
there is only one sales source of
the 2013/14 winners of the Golden Slipper,
Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup, Victoria Derby and
Australian Guineas. That sales source is Inglis.
“On behalf of the whole Inglis Team, I
would like to congratulate the breeders,
vendors, owners, trainers and everyone
else involved with the Gr1 winning Inglis
graduates in Australia last season. From the
Golden Slipper to the Caulfield Cup, Inglis
graduates have shown their ability to rise to
the top across a range of distances, a great
hallmark of the quality and variety we aim to
offer at our sales,” said Mark Webster, Inglis
Mossfun (Mossman-Eye For Fun) became
the 21st Inglis graduate to win the world’s
richest two-year-old race, the $3.5 million
ATC Golden Slipper Stakes, joining the
likes of Magic Night, Reisling, Bint Marscay,
Merlene, Miss Finland and Forensics.
“It is hard to get a two-year-old let alone
a filly like this,” said a jubilant Michael
Hawkes, who trains the filly along with his
brother Wayne and their father John.
Bred by Dr Ian Duckworth, Mossfun
was purchased by Trevor Lobb on behalf of
Emirates Park for $85,000 when offered as
Lot 556 from the draft of Fairview Park Stud
in Session II at the 2013 Inglis Australian
Easter Yearling Sale.
Inglis two-year-olds were a force to be
re ckoned with last season, not only claiming
the headline event but also making a clean
sweep of the various Sires’ Produce Stakes on
Australia’s east coast.
Peggy Jean (Myboycharlie-Lady Of Love)
won the Gr1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes,
Zululand (Fastnet Rock-Dream Play) won
the Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes and
Time For War (Snitzel-Lady Zabelia) won
the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes.
Three-year-old Inglis graduate Shamus
Award (Snitzel-Sunset Express) defied his
doubters and the record books when leading
all the way in Australasia’s weight for age
championship, the $3 million Gr1 MVRC
W.S. Cox Plate.
“We got our chance to go out there and
make our own luck and it shows what a good
colt this is. It’s a great feeling, these majors
are not that easy to win and they don’t come
along very often,” said Danny O’Brien after
the Cox Plate victory.
Not content with being the first maiden
Fawkner kept the Caulfield Cup in Australia
to win the Cox Plate, a few months later the
tenacious three-year-old would become the
first horse to complete a historic Cox Plate /
Australian Guineas double.
Bred by Bob Hannon, Shamus Award
was offered through Vinery Stud’s draft
in Session II of the 2012 Inglis Australian
Easter Yearling Sale and was purchased for
$230,000 to be raced by Sean Buckley and
Shamus Award was retired to Widden
Stud at the end of the 2013/14 season as the
highest rated three-year-old in Australia.
He will have every chance to continue the
outstanding deeds at stud of his sire Snitzel
and grand-sire Redoute’s Choice.
In the three-year-old staying ranks Inglis
graduates won three Gr1 Derbies: Polanksi
(Rakti-Citidancer) won the Victoria Derby,
Kushadasi (Choisir-Shanghai Moon) won
the South Australian Derby and Sonntag
Maher-Damzelle Pedrille) shone in the
autumn taking out the ATC Queen Of The
Turf Stakes during The Championships in
Snitzerland (Snitzel-Monte Rosa) won
the nation’s fastest Gr1 event, the Black
Caviar Lightning Stakes over 1000m. The
Gerald Ryan-trained filly is a graduate of
the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, just as
Black Caviar was.
The world’s richest 2400m handicap, the
$2.5 million Caulfield Cup, was also won by
a Melbourne Premier purchase in Fawkner
(Reset-Dane Belltar). Bred, sold, trained
and owned in Australia, Fawkner defeated a
swarm of internationals to keep the Caulfield
Cup down under.
Fawkner was bred by Steve Bennetts and
sold through Mill Park’s draft at the 2009
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for
$70,000 to Nick and Lloyd Williams.
(Teofilo-Parfaits) won the Queensland
Cosmic Endeavour (Northern Meteor-
Crevette) was the only three-year-old filly
to win at weight-for-age level in Australia
last season. The Gai Waterhouse-trained
filly defeated the older mares in the Gr1
Tattersall’s Tiara in Brisbane a few weeks
after winning the RL Inglis Guineas at Scone.
Inglis-sold four-year-old mares Samaready,
Snitzerland and Diamond Drille also got to
taste Gr1 success during the 2013/14 season.
Samaready (More Than Ready-Samar) won
the MVRC Moir Stakes over 1200m early
in the season, while Diamond Drille (Al
“We have had a lot of runners in it
[Caulfield Cup] over the years, it is just great
we have managed to win it and we have
managed to do it with an Australian horse
and a son of our horse Reset,” said Nick
Williams after the win.
Showcasing the depth and range of stock
presented by breeders and vendors at Inglis’
sales the aforementioned Gr1 winners sold
by Inglis are from a variety of sire-lines, were
from ages two to six, won over 1000m to
2500m and encompass fillies, mares, colts
The Inglis Sales calendar can be found at
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