Alabar sires were to the fore at Nutrien’s Melbourne Yearling Sale, and we’re thrilled to see their progeny heading into some of Australasia’s best stables.
Leading the highlight lots from Alabar’s draft was Lot 650, an Art Major colt from Miss Celebrity. David Lewis went to $80,000 to secure the blue-blooded colt, and we’re tipping that you won’t have to wait long until you see him in the winner’s circle.
Art Major’s popularity was evident throughout the sale, with a pair of colts realising $75,000.
Multicam signed the docket for the Art Major colt from Without You (Lot 486) from Lauriston Bloodstock’s draft, and Peter Gianni won the battle for the Art Major colt from Illawong Bella (Lot 606 – pictured left) from Alabar’s offering.
Lauriston Bloodstock’s Always B Miki half-sister to G1-winning 2yo School Captain (Lot 488) caught the eye of astute judge Joel Watson, selling for $96,000.
The first crop yearlings by Alabar’s freshman sires, Captain Crunch and The Storm Inside were also in hot demand.
The Captain Crunch colt from Manelirra (Lot 641), offered by Fred & Pauline Barker and DJ & SB Poole, sold for $65,000 to the bid of C L Freemantle.
Leading trainer Emma Stewart paid $52,500 to take home a stunning colt by The Storm Inside (Lot 462). Offered by Benstud & Clients, he’s from the Art Major mare Tiger Storm.
Thank you to the buyers, bidders, Nutrien and our hardworking team – we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this lineup of future stars!
Photos courtesy of Nutrien Equine Standardbred / Stuart McCormick.