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The Value In Patience

BY Kylie Johnson - @g1xracing
3 months ago Horse Racing

Bart Cummings

A wise man once made the statement “ Patience is the cheapest thing in racing and the least used”, so many in the industry often will quote that statement simply knowing the truth behind it but also because the person who made the statement is none other than legendary 12 Melbourne Cup winning Trainer- Bart Cummings.

As the annual yearling sales commence this week with the who’s who of the racing industry decending on the stunning Gold Coast in hopes of finding the next Winx at the Magic Millions sales and as we near closer to the first of many sales at the new Inglis Riverside Stables complex, it is a perfect opportunity to look at some of the points where one’s patience in racing can be truly tested.

YEARLING PURCHASES

Every year there is a lot of hype on the sales season, this hype usually is around the first season sires with questions such as “which sire will have the highest lot sold? which stallion’s progeny are people most interested in seeing” and so on. For many this time of the year is a busy one whether you are the stud putting the final touches on the yearling draft to ensure that they look in top condition as the many eyes observe them as their confirmation is evalua...

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