The Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney next year looms as one of the most lucrative ever with a cluster of relations to proven champions.
Black Caviar, So You Think and Makybe Diva will all be represented be either half or full blooded siblings.
It’s these drawcard horses that organisers are hoping will drag in the crowds and as a result boost the entire program.
It’s the half sister of Black Caviar that will be getting a good deal of the attention, out of the same dam this filly is by Redoute’s Choice as opposed to Bel Esprit.
Still though even if she was half as good as her famous sister she’d be worth more than just about any other horse on the planet.
From the So You Think side it’s a full brother, out of the same dam and by High Chaparral.
Makybe Diva has a half brother passing through the ring as well, he’s by the same dam but by Street Cry, sire of Shocking.
Inglis director Jonathan D’Arcy says all the headline acts are maturing nicely ahead of Australia’s biggest yearling sale.
“So You Think’s brother is in New Zealand at the moment and will be coming across to Scone to be prepared for the sale shortly,” he said.
“I’ve been across to see him and he has a striking head like his older brother and is a very attractive colt.
“I’ve seen Black Caviar’s little sister a couple of times as a foal and I’ve seen her recently and she has certainly developed into a big strong filly.
“We are just thrilled to be able to offer the public relatives of two of the best racehorses we have seen in Australia for some time.”
Another of the prospects expected to attract huge interest is the brother of Peter Moody’s leading mare King’s Rose.
By the eye of many judges he is the pick of the bunch and he certainly has the pedigree to make a name for himself.
The most represented stallion at the sale is Fastnet Rock with 62 of his sons and daughters on offer.