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(Turffontein x Gambetta Colt pictured above that made $48,000 at the 2012 Great Southern Weanling Sale)

 The annual William Inglis & Son Great Southern Sale was held at Oaklands Junction from the 22nd – 25th May, with Blue Gum Farm achieving some quality results. With the prospect of unveiling the First Crop of Weanlings by resident stallions Turffontein and Red Arrow, the past few months have been extremely exciting and to see this come to fruition through strong inspections, great comments about the horses themselves and ultimately demand through the sale ring. Dual Group 1 Winner Turffontein set the sale ring alight on the Wednesday afternoon when Lot 297 stepped into the ring. A chestnut Colt out a Half Sister to the Dual G1 Winner Umrum, this slashing colt was well admired throughout the sale and was knocked down to Hallmark Stud As Agent from New Zealand for $48,000. Earlier in the day Lot 221, another cracking chestnut Colt out of a Half Sister to G1 Winner Bohemiath was knocked down for $11,000. These two Colts definitely left a large impression on those present at the sale and those whom inspected the first crop of Turffontein were suitably impressed. Further evidence of such demand was the level of competition in the Broodmare Sale where spirited bidding took place on those mares in foal to Turffontein, in particular Lot 575, Charming Ruby. A Half Sister to G2 Winner Infinite Grace and three-quarter sister to Dual Cox Plate Winner Fields of Omagh, Charming Ruby comes from a quality family and after spirited bidding, was knocked down at $17,000.

The level of demand for the first crop of weanlings by Red Arrow was extremely strong and should come as no surprise. A cracking son of Red Ransom out of a regally bred multiple G1 winner in Lady Jakeo, Red Arrow has no doubt stamped his stock and the resulting sale prices are further evidence that Blue Gum Farm has another promising Stallion on their hands. Competition from well respected judges lead to sale results of $17,000, $15,000, $10,000, $10,000, $7,000. Such competition was further evidenced in the Broodmare Sale. Lot 652, Indulgent herself a 2YO Winner and Metropolitan placed as a 2YO was sold for $8,000 to Brisbane Bloodstock. Lot 720, My Becks herself stakes placed and G3 placed in WA was heavily inspected in the lead up to the sale and after some spirited competition was knocked down to Adrian Hancock for $10,000 on behalf of well respected breeder Harry Perks.

With such a glowing endorsement of the first crop of weanlings by both Turffontein and Red Arrow we strongly recommend that those broodmare owners out there strongly consider using both stallions in 2012. Both have shown the ability to throw smashing types, at $8,800 and $6,600 respectively they represent great value

 (Pictured below - Lot 32, Red Arrow x Poetique Colt that sold for $17,000 to Ampulla Lodge)