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Bright signs for 2011 yearling sale

14 / 09 / 2010 Article by: Editor
Churchill Downs will be represented at the 2011 Tasmanian Magic Million Yearling Sale
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Nominations for the 2011 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale have resulted in the most diverse and exciting range of pedigrees ever entered in a Tasmanian yearling sale.

The sale features 260 nominations with some of the nation’s stand out stallions represented including; Al Samer, Artie Schiller, Aussie Rules, Beautiful Crown, Bel Esprit, Benicio, Bianconi, Bramshaw, Californian Dane, Churchill Downs, Clangalang, Consolidator, Danbird, Danerich, Dash For Cash, Delago Brom, Denon, Desert Sun, Dubleo, Econsul, Elusive Quality, Excellent Art, Excites, Falvelon, God’s Own, Golden Snake, Gonski, Grey Swallow, Hold That Tiger, Host, Librettist, Lion Heart, Magnus, Masterpiece, Minardi, Niello, Not A Single Doubt, Outback Prince, Refuse To Bend, Reset, Shinzig, Sirius Slew, Snippetson, Snitzel, Southern Image, Starcraft, Strada, Stratum, Street Sense, Testafiable, Umatilla, Undoubtedly, Written Tycoon and Zedative.

In addition, highly successful local stallions including Savoire Vivre and West Quest are very well represented once again.

Tasmania also has three new exciting stallion prospects in Incumbent, Helike and Azevedo who are certain to attract significant attention from buyers.

Inspections for the 2011 sale are expected to commence in mid October, possibly the week commencing 10 October, however vendors will be notified beforehand by Magic Millions.

Tony Williams from Magic Millions said the Tasmanian sale had improved steadily each year.

“Pleasingly, the strength and quality of the pedigrees of the stallions and mares represented at the 2011 sale indicates that vendors have really embraced the need to continually upgrade their pedigrees,” Williams said.

“This is a message we have been communicating to breeders for some time now and we are starting to see some good results,” he said.

Tasbreeders Executive Officer Brett Williams said his committee was currently discussing ways of accommodating as many yearlings as possible.

“The current sale facility can only house 160 yearlings, so it is possible a general sale will be conducted on the day after the main sale,” Brett Williams said.

“The general sale wasn’t held last year because of a lack of numbers, because of the EI outbreak, however the depth and quality of this year’s nominations means we may need to look at conducting another session.”

“In the past, vendors have been sceptical about selling at the general sale, however well presented yearling have traditionally sold well, and both Magic Millions and Tasbreeders will make every effort to ensure that a solid buying bench is present if a general sale is re-introduced,” he said.

The 2011 Tasmanian Premier Magic Millions Yearling Sale will be held at the Inveresk sales complex in Launceston on February 22.