SOUTH African buyers were active on Sunday, the first day of the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in Melbourne, Australia.

Jehan Malherbe’s Form Bloodstock bought two lots for a combined $120,000, while Mayfair Speculators (with Heywood Bloodstock), secured a pair for $440,000 combined.

Form got Lot 32, a colt by new stallion All Too Hard (a half-brother to Back Caviar), for $30,000 and later in the day went to $90,000 to support another new stallion Shamus Award (by Snitzel) – from a half-sister to South African Graded stakes winner Alboran Sea.

Mayfair’s Lot 21 (filly, $260,000) is by Fastnet Rock and the first foal of a Gr3 winner. She will be going to trainer Joey Ramsden and Stephanie Grentell of Heywood Bloodstock said: “She was just a smashing type. She just got on with the job. She would have gone out for thousands of parades and from the first one to the last one, she was an absolute gem.”

Mayfair’s Lot 110 was a $280,000 colt from the first Australian crop of Camelot (Montjeu). He is the second foal out of the Gr2 placed Miss With Attitude (Galileo), and Grentell commented: “He just oozed quality from the first time we looked at him to the last time we looked at him. He appeals to the South African market being by Camelot. He has scope and is exactly what we are looking for.”

Photo: Lot 21, filly by Fastnet Rock.


  1. As a breeding enthusiast, the purchase of bloodstock like this is superb. I know Joey is a top judge and bloodlines like this are always welcome.
    I di have a question though as there is a comment by the bloodstock agent that has me baffled or wondering if I have missed something; When the agent states “He appeals to the South African market being by Camelot.” – what is the appeal or connection?
    I for one think Camelot is going to make a serious impression on the bloodstock industry but don’t see a SA connection.


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