Million Dollar Babies At Easter Sale

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A colt by champion sire Snitzel out of the speedy Ichihara heads the leader board at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney, fetching $2,8 million on the first day.

He was consigned by Corumbene Stud which owns his three-quarter brother and bought by James Harron Bloodstock.

His price tag makes him the highest-priced yearling sold at auction in Australia this year and the most expensive by champion stallion Snitzel.

He will be trained by Peter and .

“He's a very special horse,” Harron told .

“He's probably the best yearling I've seen for a very long time.

“He's got a beautiful pedigree, a beautiful physique and a temperament to match.”

Among the other 10 million dollar babies on Tuesday was a colt by who was bought by Melbourne trainer in partnership with Spendthrift Farm.

The colt's dam Grito is a half sister to Sung, the dam of Saturday's Sires' Produce Stakes winner .

went to $2.3 million for the brother to and Royal Ascot Stakes winner Merchant Navy.

Ciaron Maher, who trained Merchant Navy before he went to Ireland, will prepare his brother in partnership with .

Of the 11 most expensive yearlings on the opening day, eight were colts and three were fillies.

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