john fergusonJohn FergusonThe Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale reached a spectacular crescendo on Tuesday, with Darley confirming it intends to be an increasing part of the picture Down Under, by outlaying a shade over A$19 million on 20 yearlings, including Tuesday ’ s sale-topping pair of Redoute ’ s Choice (Aus) colts.

During three days of selling, Inglis sold 28 yearlings for A$1-million or more, including four that topped the A$2-million mark. Yesterday, Sheikh Mohammed’ s bloodstock advisor John Ferguson signed the ticket for a A$2.7- million son of Redoute ’ s Choice.

Arrowfield’s John Messara (where top selling sire Redoubte’s Choice stands), was quoted as saying, “It has been an outstanding sale given the circumstances of the year, including Equine Influenza and the stock market. I think Session II will follow up the old saying of [the late] Colin Hayes ‘one up, all up ’ and that theory certainly stood up this year, after New Zealand and the Gold Coast were up. But I was surprised to see how strong it was this year… I think there was genuine apprehension, with stock markets falling over two or three months, I really wasn’t thinking we would have 28 yearlings sell for a million or more. ”


Lot Sire/Dam Price

351 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Salameh (Aus) 2,700,000

377 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Snowdrift (Fr) 2,500,000

373 EncostadeLago (Aus) Skates (Aus) 1,700,000

395 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Stella Artois (Aus) 1,300,000

330 Encosta de Lago (Aus) Republic Lass (Aus) 1,200,000

404 Hussonet/ Sunday Valentine (Aus) 1,200,000

464 Encosta de Lago (Aus) Ylang Ylang (Ire) 1,200,000

359 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Sequin (Aus) 1,100,000

489 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Angelic Smile (Aus) 1,100,000

322 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Red Hot Mama (Aus) 1,000,000


427 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Tugela 1,800,000

328 More Than Ready Regrowth (Aus) 1,600,000

327 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Regimental Gal (Aus) 1,500,000

384 Encosta de Lago (Aus) Special Harmony (Aus) 1,500,000

412 MoreThan Ready Tambour (Aus) 1,200,000

409 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Sydney’s Dream (Aus) 1,000,000

420 Redoute’s Choice (Aus) Toast of the Coast (Aus) 1,000,000