Proven Thoroughbreds secured two attractively-priced lots during the third session of the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale on Monday, including a colt out of a half-sister to Cox Plate winner SHAMUS AWARD.

The close relation to the champion Australian three-year-old from 2013-14 was lot 365 (pictured right), an athletic son of Darley’s EXCEED AND EXCEL, sire of the grand-slam of Australian two-year-old racing – Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond, Sires’ Produce, Champagne & Magic Millions.

EXCEED AND EXCEL yearlings sold at auction in Australia last year averaged more than $410k so the $120k paid by Proven Thoroughbreds was considered a bargain.

As well as being a half-sister to one of only four Cox Plate winning three-year-olds since 1985, the dam DOUBLE DEE (by DUBLEO) won five races in Melbourne from 1000m to 1600m.

A strong first foal, this colt has great forearm and bone, indicating he could be an early type and will be entered for the lucrative Inglis Race Series which totals $8 million for 2018 graduates.

This colt, to be trained by Joe Pride at Warwick Farm, has received the greatest of endorsements as the breeder has retained a significant share.

Lot 579 (pictured left) was a robust filly by OLYMPIC GLORY, the best credentialed son of CHOISIR who amazingly won Group I races in Europe at two, three and four years of age.

The Arrowfield resident’s stock have been keenly sought in Australia, with his yearlings fetching up to $210k at this sale and $600k at the recently concluded Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Proven Thoroughbreds and Steve O’Dea Racing were lucky enough to secure this filly for $52.5k.

With a deep girth and strong hindquarter, the filly exhibits plenty of the physical qualities of her maternal sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE and is from a family brimful of stakes winners including Group I winner LAISSERFAIRE, and Group performers A TIME FOR JULIA, TIME THIEF, FOREPLAY and CENTENNIAL PARK.

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