Tuesday, 26 June 2012
: Australian-bred and Inglis sold gallopers were not just been the talking point at Royal Ascot but also across Asia with G1 winners in Malaysia and Macau and rising stars in Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea.
| Speed Baby|
Photo by Singapore Turf Club
Speed Baby ($280,000 2008 Easter; Fastnet Rock
-Twisted Heart) set a new 2000m long course track record at the Selangor Turf Club in Kuala Lumpur on June 17 winning the Malaysia Group 1 Piala Emas Sultan Selangor in 1:59.5.
The Steve Burridge-trained galloper was purchased by Malaysian owner CP Beh from Yarraman Park Stud's draft at the Inglis Easter sale for $280,000.
Speed Baby had already recorded G1 wins in Malaysia and Singapore before his latest victory, which took his career earnings to the equivalent of $A737,275 from eight wins in 22 starts.
Victory by the son of Fastnet Rock
in the Piala Emas Sultan Selangor gave Australian-bred and Inglis sold gallopers a clean sweep of the Selangor Turf Club's Triple Crown Series for 2012 following the wins of Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale graduates Mighty Triple Ace and Power Of Khan in the Tunku Gold Cup and Selangor Gold Cup earlier this year.
Another Inglis graduate Elderly Paradise ($21,000 2009 Premier; Danewin-Kali Smytzer) romped away with the third leg of Macau's triple crown on June 23 in the Macau Gold Cup over 1800m.
The four-year-old son of Danewin was sold for $21,000 from the draft of Glentree Downs at the Inglis Melbourne Premier sale in 2009.
Trained by M.C.Tam Elderly Paradise defeated Leun Yat Forever by five and a half lengths for his eighth win from 14 starts including the Macau Derby in April.
On Sunday in Hong Kong exciting juvenile Amber Sky ($80,000 2011 Easter; Exceed And Excel-Truly Wicked) treated his older rivals with contempt when bolting to an impressive four length win over 1000m in a slick 55.99 seconds.
The two-year-old was purchased by his trainer Ricky Yiu for $80,000 at Easter and is now three from three in Hong Kong. Jockey Mark du Plessis was simply blown away by the youngster's last start performance.
“I hate saying this about horses - but that is the best two-year-old I have ever ridden," de Plessis said after Sunday's performance.
The same day in Korea Nano City ($16,000 2010 Autumn, King of Roses-Meribel) made it four wins from eight starts with a five length triumph in Seoul on Sunday.
Giving all his older foreign Class 2 competitors weight, the improving three-year-old made light work of his impost over the 1800m journey.
Sold by Burnewang North Pastoral at Melbourne Autumn the son of King Of Roses has earned his buyer Kim Yon Ho$A126,500 in his short career so far.
In Singapore Holy Empire ($55,000 2011 Premier; Holy Roman Emperor-Dushanbe) came with a rush over the last 200m in the Open 2YO event at Kranji on Friday night, to defeat his more experienced rivals.
The juvenile colt was sold to trainer Shane Baertschiger from Kornong Stud Farm's draft at Melbourne
Premier. Holy Empire will be aimed at the Singapore G3 Juvenile Championship on July 29.
“It is fantastic to see so many of our clients throughout Asia experiencing great success with racehorses purchased from Inglis Select Yearling Sales,” said Inglis Asia Representative Peter Twomey.
“We certainly work hard throughout the year singing the praises of our vendors, and buyers from all over Asia definitely recognise the considerable versatility and durability bred into the stock that is offered at our sales.
“The new initiatives to Inglis' Select Yearling Sales Series for 2013 have been met with great support and I look forward to assisting new and existing buyers from Asia to the sales in the coming twelve months,” said Singapore-based Twomey.