Strong Classic Results for Yes Yes Yes and Magna Grecia
The Inglis Classic Yearling Sale produced some strong results for first season sires with Everest hero Yes Yes Yes leading the averages and also providing the single best result when his dashing grey colt from Limerock sold for $450,000.
The fastest son of Rubick, who is currently riding the crest of a wave thanks to his dual Group I winning son Jacquinot and a flurry of other Group winners, Yes Yes Yes had 13 yearlings average $111,037.
The Coolmore consigned colt from Limerock was bred by Woppitt Bloodstock and bought by Yes Bloodstock / Group 1 Bloodstock with champion trainer Chris Waller chosen to prepare the son of the colt that gave Waller his first Everest success.
Other good sales for Yes Yes Yes were $155,000 for Bell River Thoroughbreds filly from Frilly Curtain that went to Adrian Bott / Gai Waterhouse / Kestrel Thoroughbreds and $150,000 for a Bell River Thoroughbreds colt from Blue Blazers that was snapped up by Proven Thoroughbreds / Pride Racing.
A dual Group I winning half-brother to European Horse of the Year St Mark’s Basilica, Magna Grecia also made his mark at Classic with seven yearlings averaging $104,286.
He had a pair of colts that sold for $200,000 with Coolmore presenting a colt from Cat’s Wish that was bought by Magus Equine of HK, while Cannon Hayes Stud sold the half-brother to stakes-winner Kote from Soffraaj that was bought by Anthony Cummings.
Astute judge Merrick Staunton was also on the Magna Grecia bandwagon paying $140,000 for Valiant Stud’s colt from Theatric that is destined for Hong Kong.