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Esker Lodge - Strong Melbourne Premier Yearling Draft

Feb 23, 2021

After the success of the previous two Melbourne Premier Yearling Sales, Darren & Liz Dance and the Esker Lodge team are ready for the 2021 version with a strong draft of twelve homebreds.

Months of preparation have gone into the yearlings headed by Stud Manager, Tom Murtagh.

The final weeks have included many inspections by agents & trainers, as well as some important media exposure by both Inglis and Sky Channel.

With the sale commencing on Sunday, February 28th and running through to March 2nd, the final days will be filled with onsite inspections at the magnificent Inglis base of Oakland Junctions.

Multiple checks from prospective buyers will mean some of the yearlings will be walked out of their box over 100 times as short lists are made shorter in preparation for when their intended buy hits the sales ring.

For Darren Dance, setting reserves is one of the last and most important tasks, and much of this will be gleaned off the number of inspections and more importantly X-ray hits.

With the only Camelot in the sale and one of three Frankels, along with lots by Pariah, Merchant Navy, Shalaa, Hellbent and Pierro, the team have plenty of beautifully bred yearlings on offer for buyers.

It is an exciting time for the Esker Lodge clients, but also a nervous one as the days close in on when the gavel is in the hand of the auctioneer.

Good luck to all clients, hopefully results go your way.

If you would like to follow the sale, you can by clicking on the link below. On the day a Live Stream will be on the Inglis site.

Inglis - Thoroughbred Horses for Sale and Auction. Australia's Leading Bloodstock Auctioneer


To check our draft, you can click on the LOT number below:

LOT 35 - Dundeel x Fleet Of Foot

LOT 80 - Merchant Navy x High Lago

LOT 110 - Shalaa x Keltara

LOT 203 - Pariah x Mumbeilly

LOT 293 - Pierro x Rockolicious

LOT 309 - Vancouver x Savababe

LOT 325 - Hellbent x She's Our Star

LOT 447 - Camelot x Yours Ever

LOT 497 - Frankel x Azardi

LOT 513 - Cable Bay x Black Velveteen

LOT 530 - American Pharoah x Burndiniburn

LOT 551 - Highland Reel x Chloe Anna