The 2015 Inglis Classic Sale was proof positive that Ontrack Thoroughbreds principal Grant Morgan has a sharp eye when it comes to finding a nice horse at a good price.
Grant purchased four yearlings out of the sale for a total spend of only $240,000.
His purchases were:
Fast forward to 2018 and here’s what Ontrack ended up with from the sale.
Lot 81: Races as Dream Master and stats are 13 starts 3 wins and 3 places for $57,340.
Lot 209: Races as Impregnable. 16 starts for 5 wins and 9 placings for $142,280.
Lot 378. Races as Savanna Amour. 14 starts for 6 wins and 4 placings for $545,000.
Lot 487: Races as Test The World: 12 starts for 6 wins and 6 placings for $334,725.
Grant Morgan isn’t one for self-praise, so Ontrack’s Brian Lawlor believes the success of the 2015 Inglis Classic purchases deserves to be put into perspective.
“Buying winners consistently at a yearling sale is one of the hardest things to achieve in racing.
“Purchasers with much larger budgets than Ontrack don’t get anywhere near a 100% strike rate and when you consider that all four of these horses have performed on city tracks, the effort is enormous.
“With Group 2 and 3 wins already on her CV, Savanna Amour is amongst the very best racehorses racing in Australia and she looks capable of success at Group One level, while Test The World gives every indication of succeeding in black type company.
“Grant puts a terrific amount of time into buying each Ontrack yearling and his focus on concentrating on type when looking at a horse certainly paid off at this sale,” said Brian Lawlor.