The schedule for the 2021 edition of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale was confirmed on Wednesday to take place as a physical auction at Riverside Stables on Tuesday October 5th.
Breeze ups will again be held at Seymour, Eagle Farm, Warwick Farm and Cambridge throughout September before the auction in Sydney three days after Epsom Day on the October long weekend.
“The Ready2Race market in Australia is very progressive, as evidenced by the involvement of a lot of the major domestic buyers in the 2020 renewal of our sale,’’ Inglis’ General Manager of Bloodstock Sales and Marketing Sebastian Hutch said.
“More and more good horses are graduating from the sale – Nettoyer, Wishful Thinker, Allibor, Trumbull, Stageman and Malkovich among others – and the confidence in the format, thanks to the professional work of the preparers and consignors, just grows and grows.
“We are very much looking forward to our Classic Yearling Sale at Riverside in little over two weeks time and that sale provides one of the best opportunities of the year to purchase a yearling to then breeze up and trade through the Ready2Race Sale.
“We have brought the sale date forward slightly at the suggestion of buyers to allow them to target more of the Spring two-year-old races with their purchases, but the breeze up schedule remains the same to last year," he said.
Despite the challenging conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which severely limited attendance at the sale, the 2020 Inglis Ready2Race Sale was a success.
With a record-breaking gross of $11.6m the auction set a new record top price of $610,000, the highest price at an Australian 2YO Sale in over a decade, and saw 39 lots sell for $100,000 or more to 32 different buyers. The sale average of $97,017 was up 22% year-on-year.
2021 INGLIS READY2RACE SCHEDULE
Friday September 10 – Seymour breeze ups, Victoria (Synthetic)
Tuesday September 14 – Eagle Farm breeze ups, Queensland (Dirt)*
Friday September 17 – Warwick Farm breeze ups, NSW (Synthetic)
Monday September 20 – Cambridge breeze ups, NZ (Synthetic)*
Friday October 1 – Warwick Farm alternate breeze ups, NSW (Synthetic)
Tuesday October 5 – 2021 Inglis Ready2Race Sale, Riverside Stables
*TBC, subject to entry numbers