‘My favourite is a super colt by Exceed And Excel’

13-Mar-2017

How would you summarise your Easter Yearling Sale
draft this year? And can you give us one lot to look
out for?
Ron Gilbert, owner of Highgrove Stud, replies...
I’m consigning three colts and three fillies; all are correct, athletic,
by proven sires and with proper pedigrees. My favourite is a
super colt by Exceed And Excel out of Fragmentation
(lot 147), primarily because we sadly lost the mare last year
so this is her last foal.
What have been the highlights for your farm
over the past year?

Two colts from our 2015 Easter draft, Attention and Thronum,
winning stakes races, and Summer Passage from last
year’s offering winning a stakes race on just his second start.
What has been your best moment at Inglis?
There have been many, but Bob Ingham opening the bidding at
A$1.1 million on one of our colts was memorable. It was
his ploy to frighten off other bidders and it worked.
Can you explain what it is you look for in a potential
champion?

Scope, balance, deep girth, long hip length and big, strong
gaskins are my must-haves. The female family and whether the
cross has been successful before also plays a part.

Highgrove Stud
Location: Westbrook, Darling Downs, Queensland
Size of Broodmare Band: 24
Size of Easter Sale Draft: 6

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