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Impressive FIRST CROP SIRE Averages in 2018

17 Apr 18


An interesting aspects of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale is always the performance of first crop sires and this year it was Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible's first son to go to stud), that finished on top by average for three or more sold.

Darley based Brazen Beau achieved the highest average with six yearlings averaging $351,667. His top seller was the filly from Pretty Penny that made $700,000 for Coolmore when secured by McEvoy Mitchell Racing.

Newgate Farm's Deep Field has been a big player at all the major sales this year and was next on the list with eight yearlings averaging $295,000. His best result was Segenhoe Stud's colt from Group 2 winner Jolie Bay that made $530,000.

Coolmore's Rubick, also posted a great result for Edinglassie Stud when his filly from My Amelia sold for $420,000 to Paul Perry.

Whilst another with a terrific result was Arrowfield’s Olympic Glory when he recorded a sale of $400,000 for a filly from Gr3 Winner Let’s Make Adeal.

First season sires increasingly find it hard to gain traction at Inglis Easter where the big buyers focus on the progeny of the big four – Snitzel, Fastnet Rock, I Am Invincible, Savabeel and Redoute's Choice. To make an impact you need a seriously good individual.



However, it’s when you look at the total yearling sales results across all the sales that buyers gain a clearer picture as to how the first crop sires were received.

In 2018, there were 28 commercial first crop sires with yearlings available at the sales. It was a true smorgasbord of race performance, conformation and commerciality that blended with the pedigrees of the broodmares that created some brilliant yearlings.

There is little doubt that there is an art in selecting first crop sires that may go on to be champion sires. The allure of the first crop sire is that in most instances, they are affordable when compared to progeny by the top end of the market such as the Snitzel’s Fastnet Rock, Redoute’s Choice, Savabeel, I Am Invincible, etc.

The top 20 new sires by yearling averages in 2018 were:

1st BRAZEN BEAU 51 yearlings averaged $158,431

2nd DISSIDENT 97 yearlings averaged $153,428

3rd DEEP FIELD 118 yearlings averaged $153,240

4th SHOOTING TO WIN 66 yearlings averaged $115,583

5th RUBICK 71 yearlings averaged $114,113

6th WANDJINA 47 yearlings averaged $110,223

7th SACRED FALLS 55 yearlings averaged $109,615

8th OLYMPIC GLORY 48 yearlings averaged $104,450

9th CHARM SPIRIT 48 yearlings averaged $103,396

10th TIME FOR WAR 15 yearlings averaged $103,367

11th ADELAIDE 15 yearlings averaged $94,600

12th GHIBELLINES 6 yearlings averaged $81,333

13th HALLOWED CROWN 26 yearlings averaged $76,667

14th TORONADO 65 yearlings averaged $75,900

15th THE BROTHERS WAR 3 yearlings averaged $66,667

16th ZEBEDEE 28 yearlings averaged $61,500

17th THE WOW SIGNAL 7 yearlings averaged $58,000

18th EL ROCA 19 yearlings averaged $53,895

19th VERRAZANO 12 yearlings averaged $52,750

20th SAFEGUARD 12 yearlings averaged $48,625

Dynamic Syndications chose to purchase yearlings by six (6) exciting First Crop Sires.

BRAZEN BEAU, DEEP FIELD, OLYMPIC GLORY, RUBICK (2), VERRAZANO and WANDJINA.

These were stallions that we considered were brilliant racehorses in their own right but also had to have a strong commercial pedigree to support them.

We chose to purchase yearlings by: (alphabetically


BRAZEN BEAU x PLASTIC FANTASTIC Bay/Brown Filly with MICK PRICE


DEEP FIELD x PRINCESS MARIZZA Bay Filly with GAI & ADRIAN (& Newgate Farm)


OLYMPIC GLORY x COVERTLY Bay Colt with GAI & ADRIAN (& Arrowfield Stud)


RUBICK x BALLOONS Chestnut Colt with GAI & ADRIAN


RUBICK x WITHOUT EXCEPTION Chestnut Filly with GAI & ADRIAN


VERRAZANO x LET’S GET FAMOUS Chestnut Colt with GERALD RYAN


WANDJINA x SPOOKED Bay/Brown Filly with GAI & ADRIAN



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