Entries for Inglis Ready2Race Sale Now Open

Media Release - Monday June 7

Entries are now open for the 2021 Inglis Ready2Race Sale, the auction that has in recent years produced the likes of dual G1 winner Nettoyer, this season’s G2-winning 2YO Lightsaber (pictured), Hong Kong star Wishful Thinker, Allibor, Trumbull, See You In Spring etc.

Lightsaber is an Inglis Ready2Race graduate.

The Inglis Ready2Race Sale again asserted itself as clearly the best 2YO auction in Australia in 2020:

*The gross of $11,642,000 was the highest-ever for an Australian 2YO sale and 69% greater than the next best in Australia in 2020.

*Its average of almost $97,017 was 84% higher than the closest Australian rival and the highest of any Australasian 2YO auction

*The top price of $610,000 was the highest price at any Australian 2YO Sale in over a decade

*A total of 39 lots sold for $100,000 or more - 129% more than the nearest Australian competitor - bought by 32 different individual buyers

*The 2020 sale has already produced G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes victor Lightsaber, Listed-winning filly See You In Spring, Stakes-performed 2YOs Outbound, Silent Theory and Akahata as well as promising winners Douceur, Aslav and Predetermined among others.

This year’s Ready2Race renewal will be held at Riverside Stables on Tuesday October 12.


Breeze ups will take place at Seymour (Fri Sept 10), Eagle Farm (Tues Sept 14), Warwick Farm (Fri Sept 17) and Cambridge (Mon Sept 20) in the lead-up to the sale, as well as a final session back at Warwick Farm the Friday prior to the auction (Fri Oct 8).

There will also be social events around the sale to help buyers get their eyes on the catalogue, while high-quality video footage of each breeze, as well as all times, will be available on the Inglis website within days of the gallops.

“This is a sale format that we have real confidence in going forward’’ Inglis’ NSW Bloodstock Manager Chris Russell said.

“We have invested significant time, energy and resources into the sale in recent years in particular and that effort is now paying dividends for our vendors and our buyers.

“We had plenty of good quality horses at the sale last year, but to see our gross jump 45% – even during Covid – while those around us all had significant retraction in growth is testament to the strong standing the sale has in the marketplace now.

“2YO sales in Australia have been known largely for their Asian buying bench – and that is still true to an extent – but one of the more pleasing elements of last year’s renewal was that 65% of the top 20 buyers were Australian based and included the likes of James Harron, Guy Mulcaster, Mick Price, Bjorn Baker, Duncan Ramage, Matthew Smith, Gerald Ryan, Annabel Neasham, Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, Bill and James Mitchell, First Light Racing, Bevan Smith, Roll The Dice, James Clarke, Tricolours, Grand Syndicates, trainers, syndicators and agents that it wasn’t long ago would not even attend a breeze up auction, let alone be high on the buyers’ list.

“The quality of early stock already confirmed for this year’s sale is arguably stronger than has ever been the case and I’d encourage others in this part of the market to take this sale very seriously.

“Obviously it’s a market that has traditionally been populated by the progeny of proven sires but in recent years, we have seen it prove a very effective showcase for the progeny of first season sires, as we saw with the likes of Capitalist and Shalaa last year.

“We are excited by the prospect of getting the progeny of Russian Revolution, Merchant Navy, Hellbent, Pariah, Invader, Highland Reel, Churchill, Almanzor and Impending into the sale and showcasing the quality to a diverse market.”

Entries for the Inglis Ready2Race Sale close 5pm on Friday August 6.

To enter, contact a member of the Inglis bloodstock team or CLICK HERE.


Fri Aug 6 – Inglis Ready2Race entries close

Fri Sept 10 – Vic Breeze Up (Seymour Synthetic)

Tues Sept 14 – Qld Breeze Up (Eagle Farm Dirt)

Fri Sept 17 – NSW Breeze Up (Warwick Farm Synthetic)

Mon Sept 20 – NZ Breeze Up (Cambridge Synthetic)

Fri Oct 8 – Alternate Breeze Up (Warwick Farm Synthetic)

Tues Oct 12 – Inglis Ready2Race Sale, Riverside Stables

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