Melbourne Premier Sale making Headway

Belmont Bloodstock’s Damon Gabbedy led FBAA members on Day 1 of the Inglis Melbourne Premier with a $280,000 filly by Vinery freshman All Too Hard.

All Too Hard colt secured for $280,000 by Belmont Bloodstock

All Too Hard colt secured for $280,000 by Belmont Bloodstock

The filly was offered by Makybe owner Tony Santic and is from his G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Headway (Charge Forward).  “I bought her for Vinery and she’s a really outstanding type,” Gabbedy said on Sunday.  “She has a fantastic attitude and looks like an early runner.

“We were at our limit but Vinery is showing confidence in their stallion All Too Hard.  By the end of the sale, she will turn out to be value and we’re hoping she proves to be a successful early advertisement for her sire.”

Boomer Bloodstock’s Craig Rounsefell purchased two lots in a very competitive market at Oaklands on Sunday.  The So You Think filly from G1 Adelaide winner Small Minds made $250,000 and he secured a Reset colt for $80,000.

The Reset colt is from Sandown winner Lady Phoebe (Stravinsky) and was sold by Barb Ivill of Little Plains Stud as agent for Greta West Stud.  “He’s all quality and moves well,” Ivill said.  “He’s intelligent and a thoroughly good type.”

A capacity crowd in the auditorium at Oaklands provided an exceptional atmosphere during the first session of the Inglis Premier.  Blue Sky Bloodstock’s Julian Blaxland signed for two fillies including the $135,000 Nicconi - Dane Julia filly.  Her dam was a Group 1 winner in New Zealand and South Africa.

Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) members can be identified by the acronym FBAA appearing after their name on the purchasers list at public sales. The public can also review our Code of Ethics and member profiles on our website here.