Now is Fiesta’s time to shine
Breednet - Saturday February 9
Star filly Fiesta (I Am Invincible x Now Now) shone brightly at Warwick Farm, bravely running past Golden Slipper winner Estijaab to win the $1million Inglis Sprint.

FiestaThe win was the best moment of Fiesta's career according to Star Thoroughbreds' Denise Martin.

"It's outstanding," Martin said.

"She cost $150,000 at the Classic Yearling Sale.

"We thought she was the buy not only of the year but probably of the decade."

She also highlighted that the best may be yet to come.

"She was an amazing buy and I'm sure as a three-year-old she has developed sufficiently to go to Group 1 heights."

Trainer Chris Waller was thrilled to win the race and was proud of Fiesta.

"She's such a versatile filly," Waller said.

"She raced as an early two-year-old through to a Golden Slipper.

"She raced successfully as an early three-year-old and now has done it again as a late three-year-old.

Waller was quick to give a lot of credit to Denise Martin.

"A typical Denise Martin product," he said.

"She buys a really good product, they run early and keep running."

The trainer also enjoyed the initiative of a big raceday and the $1million sprint.

"These big money races, they bring the people here, it's what gets people watching at home," he said.

"That's what this sport is all about."

The timing of the win was also significant for Fairhill Farm's Mike and Debbie O'Donnell, breeders and vendors of Fiesta, as they yesterday announced they will be selling Now Now, the dam of Fiesta at the 2019 Inglis Chairman's sale.

There are 20 yearlings by I Am Invincible in the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

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Inglis Sprint - 3yo 1100m
Warwick Farm Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:04.23
1
0.8
Fiesta
T: C J Waller J: G Schofield 54
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Now Now (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Fairhill Farm, Mulbring
B: Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd / Chris Waller Racing
2
0.8
Estijaab
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: B Avdulla 54
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Response (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,700,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Emirates Park Pty Ltd / B Carlson
3
3.1
Mizzy
T: A J Cummings J: Tommy Berry 54
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Missy Cummings (AUS) (Magnus (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
4
3.6
Coterie
T: G A Ryan J: J Bowman 56
3g Your Song (AUS) x Fornini (AUS) (Stravinsky (USA))
5
3.9
Royal Celebration
T: R J Quinton J: A Adkins 56
3c Excelebration (IRE) x Crimson Code (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Pedrille Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
6
5.7
Miss Scorcher
T: G W Murray J: S R Weatherley 54
3f Fighting Sun (AUS) x Special Mention (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $78,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Murray Livestock / DJI Bloodstock
7
6.3
Bold Arial
T: C Maher and D Eustace J: J Ford 54
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Helvetica (AUS) (Zariz (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $105,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: First Light Racing / G Waterhouse / A Bott / Paul Willetts Bloodstock
8
6.5
Spin
T: P and P Snowden J: B Prebble 56
3g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Roulettes (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Attunga Stud, Scone
B: James Harron Bloodstock Pty Ltd
9
7.3
Lashes
T: Matthew Smith J: J R Collett 54
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Feint (AUS) (Warring Nations (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $125,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Matthew C Smith Racing Pty Limited
10
8.6
Prairie Fire
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: T Marquand 56
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Consistency (AUS) (All Bar One (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $625,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: Sun Bloodstock Pty Ltd
11
9.4
Danawi
T: T R Martin J: C W Brown 56
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Secret Admirer (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow
B: T Martin
12
9.6
Wonderbabe
T: Brad Widdup J: C Reith 54
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Alice's Smart (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Edinburgh Park, Wingham
B: Andrew Williams Bloodstock
13
9.7
Evalina
T: K A Lees J: S Clipperton 54
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Tahnee Topaz (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow
B: Bruce Perry Bloodstock
14
10.2
Logan River
T: Mitchell Beer J: Simon Miller 56
3g Snitzel (AUS) x Regrowth (AUS) (Unbridled's Song (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Element Hill, Running Creek, Qld
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd
15
11.2
Miss Invincible
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 54
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Abound (AUS) (Oratorio (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Manx Park, Moss Vale
B: Bjorn Baker Racing / Blandford Bloodstock
16
11.6
High Ratio
T: M G Price J: B Shinn 56
3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x She's Got Gears (AUS) (Invincible Spirit (IRE))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie
B: M G Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd