$2.8 million Record Breaker at Inglis Easter
Breednet - Tuesday April 9
The Inglis Australian Easter Sale didn't take long to hit its straps with a new title holder for the year's most expensive yearling at $2,8million.

Lot 49 is a three-quarterbrother to Gr II ATC Run To The Rose Stakes winner and Group 1 Golden Rose third Menari out of a Gr II winning sister to stakes-winners Au Chocolat and Isurava from the family of the champion Tie The Knot.

Snitzel x Ichihara colt

Offered by Corumbene Stud, the colt was knocked to James Harron Bloodstock for $2.8 million which made him easily the most expensive yearling this year and also the most expensive yearling ever sold by Snitzel.

Only moments before the $2.8 million colt, the year's highest priced had been equalled when a Deep Impact colt out of Grito (Redoute's Choice) offered by Arrowfield Stud made $1.7 million to the bid of Spendthrift Farm and Lloyd Kennewell.

The colt had been given a huge pedigree boost on Saturday with his dam being a half-sister to the dam of Gr.1 Sires Produce Stakes winner Microphone.

The Corumbene Stud team celebrate after their $2.8 million sale. Photo: Steve Hart.