Easter records for Three of the Best
Breednet - Thursday April 11
The 2019 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale produced some stunning results, noteworthy among them new record prices for three stallions which have had more than 2,500 yearlings offered between them.

Snitzel has been a sale ring superstar for several years now but the $2.8million sale-topping colt by Snitzel out of Ichihara created a new high for his sire, and by some margin - $500,000.

Snitzel x Ichihara colt

Snitzel has so far had 1093 yearlings offered at sale in Australia and New Zealand, 27 making a million dollars or more, with his highest prior to this year's Easter being $2.3million for the half-brother to Winx, out of Vegas Showgirl, subsequently named Boulder City and standing at Riverbank Stud in Victoria.

Snitzel's Top 10 Sellers
Horse Dam Sale Price
Ichihara 2019 Inglis Australian Easter 2,800,000
Boulder City Vegas Showgirl 2016 Inglis Australian Easter 2,300,000
Paparazzi Admirelle 2015 Inglis Australian Easter 2,200,000
America Alinghi 2015 Inglis Australian Easter 1,800,000
Evening Slippers Flidais 2018 MM Gold Coast 1,800,000
Estijaab Response 2017 Inglis Australian Easter 1,700,000
Diplomatico Top Cuban 2017 Inglis Australian Easter 1,700,000
Chauffeur Mirror Mirror 2016 MM Gold Coast 1,600,000
Grand Admiral Admirelle 2018 MM Gold Coast 1,600,000
Spend Walk With Attitude 2018 Inglis Australian Easter 1,550,000

It was a high by the same margin for Exceed And Excel who has had 810 yearlings offered in Australasia to date.

His colt by Written Dash made $1.7million at this year's Easter Sale, some $500,000 more than his previous best of $1.2million.

Exceed And Excel x Written Dash colt

That price included three sales, a colt out of Skating sold way back at the 2007 Easter Sale, a filly out of Prophet Jewel sold at Easter 2017, and his second highest priced lot at this year's sale, a filly out of More Than Real.

Exceed And Excel's Top 10 Sellers
Horse Dam Sale Price
Written Dash 2019 Inglis Australian Easter 1,700,000
Petrenko Skating 2007 Inglis Australian Easter 1,200,000
Priestess Prophet Jewel 2017 Inglis Australian Easter 1,200,000
More Than Real 2019 Inglis Australian Easter 1,200,000
People's Knight Allegra 2014 Inglis Australian Easter 1,000,000
Kings Iris Nureyev's Girl 2017 Inglis Australian Easter 1,000,000
Big Birdie One Under 2008 Inglis Australian Easter 900,000
Miss Expensive Speedy Rossa 2015 MM Gold Coast 800,000
Travers Common Smytzer 2016 MM Gold Coast 800,000
Starry Dream Play 2017 Inglis Australian Easter 800,000
So Tempted 2017 Inglis Australian Easter 800,000
Sun Patch Girl Hussler 2018 Inglis Australian Easter 800,000

For Lonhro the new high came courtesy of the top priced filly of the sale, out of Dancing Heather which made $1.4million.

Lonhro x Dancing Heather filly

Lonhro, rising 21 years of age, has had 680 yearlings offered in Australasia and is having a fantastic season with the Kennedy Oaks winner Aristia in the spring and the Blue Diamond Winner Lyre.

Lonhro's Top 10 Sellers
Horse Dam Sale Price
Dancing Heather 2019 Inglis Australian Easter 1,400,000
Lonhroson Palme d'Or 2007 NZB Premier 1,050,000
Kangarilla Joy Midnight Joy 2014 Inglis Australian Easter 840,000
Archangel Angelic Smile 2015 Inglis Australian Easter 825,000
Twirl Cirque du Soleil 2013 MM Gold Coast 675,000
Candente Camino Rose 2009 NZB Premier 580,000
Powerofperception Rare Insight 2012 Inglis Australian Easter 580,000
Naafer Very Discreet 2016 Inglis Australian Easter 560,000
Art Of Perception Noesis 2014 MM Gold Coast 520,000
Get Hitched Wedding 2018 NZB Karaka - Book 1 520,000