Value Yearling Buys Become Million Dollar Mares

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday May 29

While the yearling sales tend to generate a lot of news about stallion syndicates and their high profile purchases, the quest for quality fillies is just as important and our leading trainers are well awake to the profits that can be achieved from the purchase of a good filly that delivers on the track, so let’s take a look at where the million dollar mares were sourced.



MM Sale

Yearling Sale/ Purchaser


I Am Invincible


MM $360,000 David Ellis

Platinum Jubilee



MM $600,000 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/Kestrel Thoroughbreds

Madame  Pommery

No Nay Never (USA)


MM $150,000 Waller Racing// Mulcaster Bloodstock

Chain of Lightning

Fighting Sun


Homebred Ramsey Pastoral

Ruthless Dame(NZ)



K1 $90,000 Ciaron Maher Racing


Justify (USA)


Homebred Rosemont Stud

Ulanova (NZ)



K1 $150,000 Mick Wallace

Life Lessons (NZ)



Homebred Ramsey Pastoral




Inglis Classic $200,000 Annabel Neasham Racing / B McGuire


I Am Invincible


MM $650,000 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/Kestrel Thoroughbreds 




MM $525,000 Redgum Racing



$6.6million mare Imperatriz was purchased as a yearling for $360,000 by David Ellis.

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