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Yearling sale attracts key buyers

21 / 02 / 2012 Article by: Editor
Incumbent colt (lot 8) paraded during the preview last night
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THE standard of this year’s draft of yearlings to go under the hammer at the Inveresk Sales Complex in Launceston today should produce positive figures for Tasbreeders.

While lot numbers are down on previous years there is no doubt the catalogue is packed with quality and many interstate buyers talked up the sale at last night’s Yearling Sale preview-cocktail party at the sales complex.

Mornington trainer John McArdle confirmed he and prominent owner Garry Mudgeway were hoping to walk away from the sale with at least three more youngsters that would make their way to McArdle’s stable.

McArdle prepared Methuselah to win the Tasmanian Derby just over two weeks ago and Kid Kobe to win the Carbine Club Stakes on the same day and both are graduates of the 2010 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

Another Victorian trainer Darren Weir, who has prepared three of the past seven Hobart Cup winners, is back to try and secure more bargain buys along with Ken Keys (Cranbourne) and Caulfield mentor Jim Mason.

Paul and Elizabeth Geard, owners of recent Hobart Cup winner Geegees Blackflash confirmed they would be players in the ring today, as will prominent owners David and Louise Adams.

This year’s sale boasts 115 lots with Grenville Stud clearly the most prominent vendor with 30 lots catalogued, while Armidale Stud is next highest with 11 lots to go under the hammer.

The sale begins at 1pm today and is expected to conclude around 7pm.

Magic Millions will operate a live broadcast of the sale from 1pm for those unable to attend.

Follow the links on the home page of the Magic Millions website – click here .