The 96th Easter Yearling Sale has generated more media interest than any other I can recall. Media interviews started at 630am and were constant throughout the day - all the free to air TV networks, ABC radio and publishers were represented on the grounds. Although much of the interest centred around the half sister to Black Caviar being offered by Makybe Stud, the racing and breeding industry has gained enormous exposure, which will hopefully help us to recruit new investors - both owners and breeders in the future. The story of Helsinge selling as a broodmare for $115k and then generating massive returns for her owners is a very positive story. I congratulate and thank Rick Jamieson for giving Inglis the opportunity to sell his filly at auction - in doing so he has helped put racing and breeding on the front page and created wonderful memories for all involved. For those of us lucky enough to be in the sale ring at the time, we will never forget the electric atmosphere as the bidding opened at $1m, jumped to $1.5m within a heartbeat and then climbed in $100k increments to $2.6m in a fierce bidding dual. I congratulate and thank Bill Vlahos and the BC3 team for purchasing the filly, and Satomi Oka and Mr Shirai from Japan for their contributions as underbidders. They have all added a little more colour to history of Inglis - making Easter 2012 one to remember.