With what appears to be another ‘sale’ on the road to racetrack success, Blue Sky Bloodstock was in attendance at this week’s Inglis Premier Yearling Sale where seven yearlings were secured for different partnerships.
Really liking the stock of Delago Deluxe, having already secured a few by the Group 1-winning son of Encosta de Lago, Blue Sky Bloodstock struck early, signing for Lot 12: Delago Deluxe x Forever The Chill filly from the draft of Newhaven Park, the very home of the stallion.
The second foal of the winning Forever The Chill (Choisir), this filly is a grand-daughter of the Listed-winning, Group 1 placed sprinter The Big Chill. To view the pedigree of the filly, click her image.
The next purchase was made from the draft of leading Victorian vendor Blue Gum in conjunction with trainer Gai Waterhouse, Lot 94: Snitzel x Last Blaze colt. A full-brother to recent Group 2 winner Perignon, this exciting colt has plenty of stallion appeal.
Last Blaze is a Japanese bred mare who has had five foals to the races, for five winners, with two stakes performers – the above mentioned Perignon, and his full-sister Hollyweird.
A handful of lots later Gai Waterhouse and Julian Blaxland struck again, securing Lot 108: Sebring x Limoncelli colt from the draft of Burnewang North Pastoral.
By Sebring, who Gai knows oh so well, the BOBS eligible colt is out of the unraced Encosta de Lago half-sister to Group 2 winner Girl Gone Rocking and the Group 3-winning, Group 1 placed Syreon, all out of the Group 2 winner Sorrento.
Lot 146 was next (right), knocked down to Blue Sky Bloodstock from the draft of Golden Grove.
Carrying the Widden Stud brand, the bay filly is by Group 1 winning sprinter Nicconi, out of the South African-bred Dane Julia, a Group 1 winner in her native homeland, before traveling to to Australia where she also raced in New Zealand, picking up the Group 1 Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes.
We waited until near the end of the second day of selling before taking home out next purchase, Lot 354 from Gilgai Farm purchased by Blue Sky Bloodstock.
By Bel Esprit, the colt (below) is the first foal out of the Group 3 placed Snipzu, an extremely tough two-year-old whose four wins were all during her juvenile season.
From a pedigree that contains numerous stakes winners including Group 1 winner Arkady, Group 2 winner Olonana and Group 3 winner Paris Petard, it contains further juvenile stakes success through Super Savings, a winner of the Listed Breeders’ Plate. Pedigree can be view here.
On the final day of the sale Julian Blaxland in conjunction with Gai Waterhouse and Western Australia’s Mount Hallowell Stud purchased two exciting colts.
The first of them was Lot 450, a Redoute’s Choice x Anadan colt (right) from the draft of Arrowfield Stud.
With four white socks, the colt is the second foal out of a winning Anabaa mare, herself a daughter of the Group 1 winner Demerger.
He is bred on the exciting cross that has produced five winners from eight runners, highlighted by Group 2 winner Tango’s Daughter and the dual Listed winner Come Hither.
The final lot secured at the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling sale was another colt by Sebring, Lot 513, ex dual Group 3 winner Coniston Gem.
From the draft of Eliza Park International, the colt (left) is the fifth foal from the mare who has produced smart winners Magnagem Inner City Girl.
For any information on any of the yearlings purchased, please contact Blue Sky Bloodstock on firstname.lastname@example.org