More Than Ready Filly Tops at Inglis

Top price at Australia weanling sale purchased on behalf of Coolmore.

From Edited Inglis Release

A $625,000 More Than Ready filly from regally-related Danehill mare Milanova highlighted a strong opening day of selling at the Inglis Australian select weanling sale in Sydney, Australia.

In all, 120 weanlings sold June 26 for just short of $4 million.

The average of $32,872 represented an increase of 29% on last year’s overall select weanling result.

The More Than Ready --Milanova filly was knocked down to Colm Santry Bloodstock, which secured her on behalf of Coolmore.

Milanova, a group III and listed winner herself, is from a family that Coolmore has enjoyed great success with, as she is a daughter of Danehill from the Secretariat mare L’On Vite, which makes her a full sister to Coolmore’s champion dual group I winning 2-year-old colt of 2006, Holy Roman Emperor.

This is also the family of Coolmore’s Encosta De Lago, who will be crowned Australia’s champion sire this season.

"This is one of the best pedigrees in the world and obviously the filly has great residual value," Santry said.

"We’re looking forward to getting Holy Roman Emperor back for his second season this year after receiving outstanding reports about his first foals and it’s wonderful to be able to buy another member of this great family."

The filly was one of two weanlings sold as part of the Tyreel Stud Reduction. The other, a Tale Of The Cat filly from group II Sandown Guineas winner Moon Dragon (Danehill), sold for $180,000 to Lockyer Thoroughbreds.

Coolmore’s young Danehill sire Oratorio provided the second highest lot of the day when the bay filly from the Scenic mare Rainscene was knocked down to Anton Koolman for $300,000, to top the New Sire Showcase.

Earlier, Murrulla Stud, which has been recently acquired by Tim Nolan, got the sale off to a flying start when the first hip in the ring, a filly by Jet Spur from dual group III winner Gold Lottey sold to Mark Pilkington for $200,000.

"This was a very pleasing start to this sale, which is in a new format for the first time this year," William Inglis managing director Mark Webster said.

"Competition was very strong on the top lots and overall it was a very strong start and this is borne out in the overall average."

The select weanling sale continues June 27, followed by a general session later in the day, ahead of the breeding stock sale.

Full results of the sale can be found at


- Lots 1 to 198

Lots Catalogued



Gross Value


Lots Sold


71 %

Top Price - Lot 144


Lots Passed In


29 %

Average Price


Lots Withdrawn


14.6 %

Median Price