Group 1 winner heads online sale

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Written by Paul Vettise

Last season’s G1 The Metropolitan winner Foundry (IRE) (Galileo {IRE}) is among a number of stakes performers that will be offered unreserved by Lloyd and Nick Williams at the Inglis Digital September Online Auction.

The Hudson Conway Reduction Sale will complement a catalogue of tried horses, broodmares, race fillies, racehorse shares and yearlings offered by other vendors, with entries for the sale open until September 19. An Open Inspection Day will be held at Oaklands Junction in Victoria on Tuesday, September 25.

Inglis Digital launched its Online Auction platform in May, 2017 and has enjoyed significant growth in both stature and success, regularly turning over seven figures in 2018.

“It’s a great concept taking these sales on line.” – Nick Williams.

“It’s an exciting way to do it and there’s a whole range of horses there,” Nick Williams said. “There’s something for everyone. It’s a great concept taking these sales on line.

“We’ve got a policy that if there not a chance to win some of the big Group 1s then we’re happy to move them on. We’ll be cheering them on for the new owners.”

Among the star lots is Foundry, who won once from three starts and was placed in the G2 Great Voltigeur S., for Aidan O’Brien before embarking for Australia where his two wins included the Metropolitan. He hasn’t raced since he finished third in the G3 Bendigo Cup last spring.

Group winners

Also included in the Team Williams draft are Amralah (IRE) (Teofilo {IRE), Hans Holbein (GB), (Montjeu {IRE}) and Hartani (IRE) (Shirocco {GER}). The former won the G3 Lancaster S., in England and the G2 Herbert Power S., at Caulfield while Hans Holbein added wins at Bendigo and Flemington last year to go with his G3 Chester Vase success as a younger horse. Hartani won the G3 Curragh Cup, but hasn’t raced for some time.

Amralah was once a favourite for the Melbourne Cup after winning the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes

The consignment further features the stakes performers Aloft (IRE) (Galileo {IRE}), Streetcar To Stars (GB) (Sea The Stars), Kilimanjaro (IRE) (High Chaparral {IRE}),Nevi s (IRE) (Dansili {GB}), Crocodile Rock (IRE) (Galileo {IRE}) and Little White Cloud (IRE) (Dalakhani {IRE}).

Venezuela (IRE) (Galileo {IRE}) has been a winner for O’Brien while Carlo Bugatti (IRE) ((Montjeu {IRE) has been successful in Victoria and Elign (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle {IRE}) was a debut third at Ballarat recently.

Melbourne Cup regular

Another feature name in the draft is Bondi Beach (IRE) (Galileo {IRE}), who was a dual Group 3 winner in Ireland and Group 1 placed. The 6-year-old has contested three runnings of the G1 Melbourne Cup.

A number of horses sold by the Williams’ Macedon Lodge operation have been successful for their new connections, led by the most famous example in Vengeance of Rain (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}), who went on to Group 1 success in the Hong Kong QEII Cup, Hong Kong Derby, Dubai Sheema Classic and was the Hong Kong Horse of the Year in 2007.

Vengeance of Rain winning the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup

Tanby (Galileo {IRE}) won the G1 Adelaide Cup while I’m Imposing (GB) (Danehill Dancer {IRE}) has been a dual Group 3 winner, Niblick (Encosta de Lago) has been a Listed winner and Collar (NZ) (O’Reilly (NZ) has won several country cups..

More recently, Kim Waugh has enjoyed success with Goathland and Our Century, the latter winning the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup in May at his second start for new connections.

“To receive the support of Team Williams is really a testament to the reputation of the monthly Inglis Digital Online Auctions,’’ - Nick Melmeth.

“To receive the support of Team Williams is really a testament to the reputation of the monthly Inglis Digital Online Auctions,’’ Inglis Digital’s Nick Melmeth said. “Each month sees horses sell from $500 to more than $200,000, which ensures everyone has the chance to be involved no matter what their budget.”

The catalogue for the Inglis Digital September Online Auction will be available by 1pm on Friday September 21 with bidding to open at 3pm. Bidding will commence at 5pm on Wednesday, September 26 with each lot staggered in one-minute incremen