Sierra Sue to be Offered on Inglis Digital

Media Release - Thursday June 30

Sierra Sue – one of the best performed Australian-trained race mares of recent years - will be offered in a bespoke Inglis Digital online auction later this month.

A high-class sprinter/miler, Sierra Sue elevated herself into rare territory when winning last year’s G1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and this year’s G1 Futurity Stakes, both at Caulfield.

Two time Group I winner Sierra Sue is something special!  - image Grant Courtney

By winning the G1 double, she became one of only nine mares since 2018 to have won multiple G1s in open age, open sex company up to a mile, joining the likes of Winx, Verry Elleegant, Sunlight, Probabeel etc.

Only three have been offered for sale previously and Sierra Sue is one of just three multiple  G1-winning mares to be offered for sale straight off the track in Australia this year, alongside Tofane and Shout The Bar.

Her Timeform rating of 119 sees her rated equal to the likes of Sunlight, September Run and She Will Reign amongst others.

Sierra Sue was an instant star, winning three of her first four race starts, including over 1100m on debut.

Sierra Sue claimed her first Group race in the G2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes, before really announcing herself a star of the turf with her two dominant G1 victories.

Sierra Sue wins the G1 Futurity - image Grant Courtney

Not only did she win the Sir Rupert Clarke and Futurity, she was also successful in the G2 PB Lawrence Stakes at Weight For Age.

During her decorated career to date, Sierra Sue has defeated the likes of I’m Thunderstruck, Probabeel, Mo’unga, Tofane, Behemoth, Inspirational Girl, Icebath, Streets of Avalon, Savatiano, Rubisaki, Spanish Whisper, Dalasan, Beau Rossa, Angel Of Truth, Superstorm etc.

Sierra Sue is being offered by Emirates Park on behalf of Ozzie Kheir and the ownership group, as a racing and breeding prospect.

Kheir’s bloodstock manager Matt Becker of G1 Bloodstock described Sierra Sue as “a rare offering’’.

“It takes a very good mare to beat the older horses at Open Weight For Age, it’s not something that happens very often,’’ Becker said.

“It’s even rarer for those types of mares to be offered at public auction, so this really is a special opportunity.

“She’s the perfect mare for what the Australian market wants in that she’s a sprinter/miler, she’s durable, she’s sound, she wasn’t heavily raced and she competed against and defeated the best at the top level on more than one occasion.

“As a breeding prospect, she is hugely appealing, but the fact that she is sound and produced career best form as recently as the autumn means that the option is there for a prospective purchaser to race her on through the coming season should they so choose.

“One thing I can guarantee is that people won’t be disappointed when they see her – she’s very good looking and is going to be adaptable to a variety of different stallions.’’

Kheir added: “She is just brilliant at 1400m – near unbeatable at her best – and her form backs that up.

“She took her racing very well and has the most fantastic temperament with a tremendous will to win.

“From my experience, she has so much in common with the best broodmares and I think she represents an incredible opportunity for discerning investors.’’

Inglis Digital’s Business Manager Nick Melmeth was excited by the prospect of offering such a distinguished mare through the online platform.

“We are extremely grateful to the ownership group for entrusting us with Sierra Sue’s sale, there’s no hiding from the fact she is one of the best performed mares we have seen in recent years and she promises to be a broodmare of the highest quality as well,’’ Melmeth said.

“Having sold the likes of Funstar and Every Rose and Joyous Legend and Fasika and Archanna etc through Inglis Digital, I’m proud that we have established the platform where sellers want to sell and buyers want to buy and Sierra Sue is thoroughly deserving of attracting similar attention from all the leading breeders and racing operations around the world.’’

The ‘Sierra Sue Sale’ will open for bidding at 9am on Tuesday July 19, with the final countdown of bidding beginning at 4pm on Wednesday July 20.

Sierra Sue will be made available for inspection by appointment.

To arrange an inspection, please contact a member of the Inglis bloodstock team.

For more information on the ‘Sierra Sue Sale’, contact a member of the Inglis bloodstock team.

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