Annual Capricornia Yearling Sale

The Capricornia Yearling Sale catalogue will be available closer to sale date.

The Greats

Since it’s inception, the Capricorn Yearling sale has sold some great race horses.
Below is a few of the stand out horses.

RIVER LAD

Sire: Top Echelon
Dam: Ikeymo
Purchase Price: Passed in $4000
Career record: 47-13:7:5
Career Price Money: $1,789,000

River Lad was passed in for $4000 at the 2009 sale, River Lad is the best graduate to have come from the Capricornia Yearling Sale as he went on to win the $1.36 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm in 2014. In the Stradbroke when trained by Natalie McCall, River Lad defeated Temple Of Boom and Srikandi with Spirit Of Boom finishing fourth. River Lad won 13 races during his career including the Listed Bribie Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm in 2013. Before his Stradbroke success, River Lad won the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben. During his career River Lad earned $1,789,000 in prize money.

Laurinel Impulse

Sire: Dantibes
Dam: Imperial Pulse
Purchase Price: $11,000
Career record: 53-12:7:10
Career Price Money: $307,330

An $11,000 purchase from the 2000 sale, Laurinel Impulse finished his career with $307,330 in prize money. A 10-time Rockhampton winner between 1000m and 1600m, Laurinel Impulse was an Eagle Farm No Metropolitan Win victor over 1500m in 2003. Later in his career, Laurinel Impulse became a consistent country cups horse and was a dual-placegetter in the Rockhampton and Townsville Cups. He was also placed in a Mackay Cup and two Amateurs Cups at Callaghan Park. Laurinel Impulse won the Sales 2YO Classic in 2001 when it was a $50,000 race. His racetrack deeds would have been worth a lot more had he raced in a later era.

Mythologist

Sire: Hidden Dragon
Dam: Satellite Girl
Purchase Price: $18,000
Career record: 48-11:4:7
Career Price Money: $256,850

Mythologist was bought for $18,000 from the 2012 sale, Mythologist won $256,850 during his career on the racetrack which included victory in the Capricornia Yearling Sale 2YO Classic of 2013.

Aspiran

Sire: Bagger Vance
Dam: Deena Nediym
Purchase Price: Passed in for $9000
Career record: 34-14:8:2
Career Price Money: $249,950

Aspiran was locally bred and passed in for $9000 at the 2007 sale. The daughter of Central Queensland-based stallion Bagger Vance was anything but a headache for connections having gone on to bank $249,950 in prizemoney. With speed to burn Aspiran was a dual Doomben winner over 1110m and 1010m and was bridesmaid twice at Eagle Farm. Aspiran won eight times at Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park – seven of those victories being over her pet distance of 1000m.

Kilwinning Option

Sire: Immovable Option (IRE)
Dam: Yallah Vista
Purchase Price: $11,000
Career record: 25-10:5:1
Career Price Money: $219,705

Sold for $11,000 at the 2010 sale, Kilwinning Option’s racetrack success has netted his connections $219,705 in prize money. Kilwinning Option is an Eagle Farm winner who has also campaigned in Sydney. In 2011 he strung together five consecutive wins between 1050m and 1200m at Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park before two straight seconds at Eagle Farm over 1200m and 1400m respectively. Kilwinning Option’s Eagle Farm win came in December 2012 where he won a Benchmark 85 Handicap over 1200m.

King Hunter

Sire: Lion Hunter
Dam: I’ll Shine
Purchase Price: $32,000
Career record: 64-21:8:7
Career Price Money: $209,750

King Hunter was a Callaghan Park specialist with 18 career wins at the track predominantly over the sprinting distances of 1000m and 1100m. During his career he well and truly repaid his $32,000 purchase price from the sale with $209,750 in earnings. Although he was never able to crack it for a Brisbane win he did race against some top quality opposition including the day he was only beaten 1.1 lengths behind La Montagna who went on to win the Group 1 Stradbroke the following year along with other Group and Listed races. King Hunter won 21 races and was placed a further 15 times.

Looks Like The Cat

Sire: Husson (ARG)
Dam: Fiery Dee
Purchase Price:  $14,000
Career record:  7-1:3:2
Career Price Money: $209,500

Looks Like The Cat was a $14,000 purchase from the 2013 Capricornia Yearling Sale. He went on to earn on Australian race tracks with his highlight being a third placing in the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm in 2014 behind Almalad and Brazen Beau. Looks Like The Cat was also placed three times at Group 2 level and once at Group 3 level.

Bagus

Sire: Jet Spur
Dam: Jezzamine
Purchase Price: $15,000
Career record:  13-3:1:0
Career Price Money: $203,950

Bagus won the CYS 2YO Classic in 2016 after being purchased from the Capricornia Yearling Sale in 2015 for $15,000. She won three races during her career and banked $203,950 in prize money and that figure was representative of an era where QTIS stakes and fillies bonuses were lucrative.

Patmoss

Sire: King Ivor
Dam: What’s The Beef
Purchase Price: $4000
Career record: 101-8:9:17
Career Price Money: $168,800

Another bargain buy at $4000 in 2006, Patmoss amassed $168,800 in earnings and was as durable as they come having 101 career starts. Patmoss didn’t set the world on fire as a two-year-old though, his stats sheet reading 9th, 11th, 4th, 8th, 9th, 7th, 9th. It took Patmoss 20 starts to break his maiden on a heavy track at the Sunshine Coast in February 2008 but he later went on to win more races at that track and others including Rockhampton, Doomben and Eagle Farm. Patience and persistence paid off for the owners of Patmoss.

Kai Chow

Sire: Sanction
Dam: Kai Kai Wara
Purchase Price: $11,000
Career record: 27-7:1:0
Career Price Money: $159,000

Kai Chow won the 2003 Capricornia Yearling Sale 2YO Classic after being bought at the sale for $11,000. She went on to earn $159,000 in prize money. Kai Chow won an Eagle Farm Handicap as a three-year-old before campaigning successfully in Melbourne where she recorded a win on the Sandown Hillside course in February 2005 in Mares Class 6 company. After returning to Brisbane and trialling well she was not able to recapture her racetrack best and was sent to the breeding barn.

Bonny the Viper

Sire: Garrison Savannah
Dam: Vonny the Viper
Purchase Price: $4,000
Career record: 30-5:0:8
Career Price Money: $136,550

Bonny the Viper was yet another bargain selling for $4000 at the 2010 sale. Twelve months later she pocketed $76,000 for her owner when she won the 2011 Capricornia Yearling Sale 2YO Classic. The Classic win was her fourth straight on Central Queensland racetracks. Bonny the Viper’s prizemoney tally stands at $136,550.

Wicked Ways

Sire: Wicked Style (USA)
Dam: Camphor
Purchase Price: $10,000
Career record: 4-1:1:1
Career Price Money: $103,975

Wicked Ways had four career starts in Australia for Eagle Farm-based trainer Liam Birchley and was raced by a group which included some Rockhampton owners. Considering Wicked Ways was bought for $10,000 from the Oaklands Stud draft at the 2017 Capricornia Yearling Sale and earned $103,975 in prize money on the race track, his owners enjoyed a great ride. Following his victory in the 2018 Capricornia Yearling Sale 2YO Classic (1200m), Wicked Ways was sold to Hong Kong for $250,000, providing his connections with a further windfall.

Quick Assault

Sire: Teranaba
Dam: Star Of Athena
Purchase Price: $1,000
Career record: 43-5:4:7
Career Price Money: $127,450

A bargain purchase in 2013 when connections paid just $1000 for him, Quick Assault won the CYS 2YO Classic in 2014. He won five races during his career and earned $127,450 making him one of the best buys to come out of this sale.

The Lad’s My Dad

Sire: Daunting Lad
Dam: Reset And Go
Purchase Price: $4,500
Career record: 6-3:1:1
Career Price Money: $105,000

Another relatively cheap purchase, The Lad’s My Dad was bought from the 2014 CYS for $4500 and he won the 2015 2YO Classic and $105,000 in earnings before injury cut short his career.

Cash Dash

Sire: Dash For Cash
Dam: Letter From France
Purchase Price:  $50,000
Career record: 3-2:0:0
Career Price Money:  $21,900

Cash Dash was purchased for a sale-topping $50,000 at the 2015 Capricornia Yearling Sale. He won two of his three career starts in Australia, banking $21,900, before his connections accepted a $500,000 offer for him from Hong Kong.

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