Murrulla Stud charges into 2020 Classic with confidence

Twelve months after selling the highest-priced yearling ever at the Inglis Classic Sale, it is no surprise Murrulla Stud is taking a degree of confidence into the 2020 edition, where it will present a draft of 23.

The Classic Sale runs for three days from this Sunday and the Wingen-based operation has pleasant memories of the Riverside Stables, where it achieved a Classic Sale record price of $550,000 for a colt by Brazen Beau purchased by Bruce Perry Bloodstock. It came six years after Murrulla sold Brazen Beau himself, a subsequent dual Group 1 winner and now Darley sire, at Classic.

The colt, named Midway, is now in work with Kris Lees and while he has had a couple of trials is yet to have his racetrack debut.

That moment last February was one of the most significant in Murrulla Stud’s history but Tim Nolan said there was little time to think about past glories heading into this year’s Sale.