Rubick Colt Heads Inglis Day Two

Day two of the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale picked up where it left off the opening day with strong demand for quality yearlings and it was Supreme Thoroughbreds who again consigned the top lot when their colt by Rubick (Aus) was knocked down to trainer Gerald Ryan for A$420,000. That figure, one of two yearlings to make A$400,000 or more contributed to an aggregate of A$17,335,500, up on the first day due mainly to an increased number of yearlings offered. The clearance rate held steady at 80% while the average and median dipped slightly from the opening day figures to A$119,555 and A$100,000 respectively. Cumulatively the sale’s aggregate and average are running slightly behind this time last year but the median is holding firm at A$100,000. Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian was again satisfied with results to date and commented, “This sale has had nine continuous years of growth and we are on track to hold that again. There were some great sales today for our breeders and vendors and we look forward to more strong results on Day 3 tomorrow.”

“Go and find the best looking Rubick you can and buy it for me.” That was the instruction Gerald Ryan received from owner Mr Yaseen of Teeley Assets in January and for Ryan it was lot 300 that fit the bill for this particular order. The colt is the third produce out of the stakes winning mare Charm’s Honour (Aus) (Strada {Aus}) whose career as a broodmare received a major boost from the recent exploits of her second produce Enbihaar (Aus) (Magnus {Aus}). That 2-year-old Shadwell colour-bearer won the G2 Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield Feb. 10 before finishing second in the G1 Blue Diamond S. two weeks later.

Rubick was bred by Teeley Assets and trained by Gerald Ryan and the trainer said, “This horse was the best Rubick of the year so far hands down. He’s a great mover, great strength and has a nice page. He is the spitting image of his old man, albeit maybe a little taller than his father at the same age.”

Ryan continued, “We’ve had a bit to do with the family obviously over the years and Mr Yaseen has raced some of the best horses we have seen, so with a bit of luck this is his next one.”

Like the day one co-topping son of Pierro (Aus), Monday’s Rubick colt was bred by Rob Crabtree of Dorrington Farm who was naturally delighted with the price. “He’s a beautiful individual and you have to be delighted with the result. Teeley are such great supporters of Gerald and the industry so I’m glad he’s gone to such a great home. I took a still photo off the Coolmore website of Rubick and he was a clone for our horse.”

Monday also saw the sale’s highest priced filly so far and that accolade belonged to lot 265. Offered by Blue Gum Farm, who also consigned Sunday’s joint top priced yearling, the Sepoy (Aus) filly was bought by Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock Agency on behalf of Milburn Creek’s John Muir for A$400,000. The filly’s dam Beauty World (Aus) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) has been a fantastic producer with four stakes winners, six stakes performers and eight winners from her eight foals to race so far.

That sale ensured Blue Gum ended Day 2 as the sale’s leading vendor by aggregate with 17 sales for A$2,525,000. The leading vendor by average is Yarraman Park at A$247,500 from four sales.

Zoustar (Aus) is the leading sire by aggregate so far with 17 sold for a total of A$3,205,000 and his sales on Monday were headed by lot 271 a colt purchased by Spicer Thoroughbreds/Noorilim Park Thoroughbreds for A$360,000. The colt was offered by Bowness Stud out of Bionic Girl (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) whose first foal is the stakes placed colt Bionics (Aus) (Hnchinbrook {Aus}).

Yarraman Park are never far off the leader-board at the top yearling sales and their colt by I Am Invincible (Aus), offered as lot 318 proved popular when selling to Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock for A$330,000. Less than an hour later the stud also parted with a filly by the same sire when the South African team of Form Bloodstock signed for lot 335 for A$300,000. Day three of the sale commences at the same local time of 11a.m. on Tuesday.