Inglis Easter is promoted as the “Best of the Best’. How do you rate your draft this year”
“This is a good draft and one we are very proud of. It has been described by various trainers, bloodstock agents, and visitors as our best ever Easter draft.
“That’s no surprise when they have been raised at Turangga. They have been reared in the usual bone and muscle Turangga tradition.” Stuart said.
John also gave us some of his thoughts.
How did you get your start in the industry?
“It’s a family business. I was raised with horses and cattle. Don’t ask me any questions unless it’s about what drinks water and eats grass!”
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
“This came from Bart Cummings – put a plan in place and stick to it.”
If there is one person you could invite for dinner, who would it be?
“Prince Harry. He’d be a bit of fun I reckon.”
How have the huge increases in prizemoney, particularly in NSW, affected racing in your area?
“The racing is better. Country trainers and owners can afford better quality horses. It’s all very positive.”
What has been your highlight this year?
“On a personal level, it’s been getting War Hero back, getting him right and winning. Very satisfying.”
This will be the last Inglis sale at historic Newmarket. What is your favourite memory there?
“I led Able Friend through the ring and to then see him go on and become the great horse that he is.”
What is your favourite holiday destination?
“Any quiet beach where I can kick back and relax.”
Is there some place that you haven’t yet visited, but would love to ?
What is your favourite music?
What sports do you like to watch on tv?
“League, Union, Cricket, most sports – but not golf!”
Stuart also gave us his thoughts on the draft as individuals.
LOT 38 chestnut colt
SEPOY-ANCIENT SONG by Canny Lad
Full brother to multiple winner and Gr.3 4th War Hero. Half-brother to SW TAMPIKO, sibling to four winners. “Extremely athletic colt from Gr.1 winner Ancient Song, showing all the qualities of the Star Kingdom line. Half-brother to SW Tampiko.”
LOT 65 bay colt
WRITTEN TYCOON-BRILLIANT BISC by Elvstroem
First foal of the ATC Gimcrack SW Brilliant Bisc. By the sire of the moment whose growing reputation has been enhanced by stars such as Capitalist (Gr.1 Golden Slipper), Music Magnate, Winning Rupert, Rich Enuff, Luna Rossa etc “Superlative colt by Written Tycoon out of the Gimcrack Stakes winner Brilliant Bisc, a daughter of Gr.1 winning Stella Cadente. An outstanding stallion prospect.”
LOT 260 bay colt
MORE THAN READY-NIAGARA FALLS by Danehill
Full brother to Gr.2 winner and runnerup in Gr.1 Oakleigh Plate, ELITE FALLS and half-brother to the dam of top 2YO Falconic. “Magnificent colt. Bred on the successful More Than Ready/Danehill cross. Full brother to Group winner Elite Falls (3rd Golden Slipper) from a champion 2YO family.”
LOT 467 bay colt
DENMAN-WATCHME by Bel Esprit
Fourth foal of a mare by the sire of undefeated champion BLACK CAVIAR and carries the inbreeding to champion VAIN as did she. This colt is a full brother to Kanga’s Eye who ran second to Jorda in the Gimcrack S (LR) this season. “Well-balanced colt bred on the successful Vain cross. Full brother to Kanga’s Eye – stakes placed at only start and showing great potential.”
LOT 475 chestnut colt
FIGHTING SUN-ARIKARA by Casino Prince
First foal of a multiple winner by an undefeated son of the outstanding sire Northern Meteor. Grandam is the Gr.3 winner Our Quivira (sister to Gr.2 placed SW Kishkat) who is now a triple stakes producer of Panipique, Tribal Rock and current rising star Glena. This colt has a real “sire pedigree” featuring inbreeding to the superior females Ross, Thong, Special, Natalma, Rough Shod and Lalun. “A flashy chestnut, well-balanced and by unbeaten 2YO Fighting Sun. He is another from a Turangga foundation family. A grandson of Our Quivira. You’ll fall in love with this equine Clark Gable!”
LOT 205 bay filly
FIGHTING SUN-LIFE ON THE EDGE by Redoute’s Choice
First foal of an unraced full sister to current rising star GLENALL. The grandam Our Quivira is a Gr.3 winning triple stakes producing mare (Panipique, Tribal Rock, Glenall) and a full sister to SW, Gr.2 placed Kishkat. “Well-balanced filly. She is the first foal of a sister to outstanding racing prospect Glenall. From a wonderful Turangga Farm foundation family and by the unbeaten Turangga-bred Fighting Sun.”
LOT 218 bay filly
LONHRO-MAGISTRA DELECTA by Al Akbar
By champion sire Lonhro who is a proven sire of quality fillies and mares such as current star Heatherly, Ghisoni, Bounding, Bended etc. This filly is out of a mare by the same broodmare sire as the world’s best mare WINX with a further pedigree similarity of Mr Prospector via the sire. “A quality Lonhro filly, a full sister to Mecir from the Gr.1 placed Magistra Delecta.”
LOT 225 bay filly
LONHRO-MIDNIGHT JOY by Zeditave
Grandam Midnight Fever has become one of the best producers and matriarchs in the Stud Book with contemporary stars such as ROCK CLASSIC-Gr.1, MAHISARA multiple Gr. winner, ULMANN-SW, Gr.2 pl, ASTRODAME-Gr.2, WOPPITT-SW all out of her daughters. “Lovely Lonhro filly – full sister to stakes-placed Kangarilla Joy from a daughter of champion filly Midnight Fever. A high quality individual.”
LOT 393 bay filly
ALL TOO HARD-TIARAZOU by ZIZOU
First foal of Melbourne metro winning 2YO TIARAZOU who is a full or half-sister to three other winners including SW ZOUTENANT (Wyong 2YO Magic Millions, 2nd ATC Roman Consul S-Gr.2 etc.) and Sydney metro winner of four races King Kazou. Dam is Gr.2 placed SW of 254K from the family of Golden Slipper winner BURST. “Scopey filly from the speedy Tiarazou. She has athleticism and speed written all over her. From the family of Golden Slipper winner Burst. A filly not to be missed.”
LOT 401 bay filly
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT-TRUST ANTONIA by National Assembly
Half-sister to three winners including Gr.1 placed Huegill (3rd MRC Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1). Dam is a Gr.1 winner and half-sister to two other Gr.1 winners SUCCESSFUL BIDDER and GOLD FLIER. “Don’t miss seeing this outstanding filly from the Gr.1 winning Trust Antonia. She is a half-sister to Gr.1 placed Huegill. Balance, class, and beauty – she has it all.”
LOT 454 bay filly
STAR WITNESS-SHANTHA’S GIRL by Redoute’s Choice
By Australia’s leading 3rd season sire (6th March 2017), sire of multiple Gr.1 winning filly GLOBAL GLAMOUR, STAR TURN etc. Grandam is Gr.1 winner SKY CUDDLE. Quality pedigree, dam by emerging broodmare sire Redoute’s Choice, second dam by the great Snippets. “By sire of the moment Star Witness from a daughter of Gr.1 winning Sky Cuddle, who has already produced current black type placed Violate. A well-balanced racy individual.”