The BBAG Yearling Sale held on September 3 in Iffezheim ended with a very respectable result for our Melbourne Cup hero. Five of the seven hopefuls by PROTECTIONIST were sold, with Lot 135 being one of eleven to make it into the 100,000 region. Consigned by Ronald Rauscher Bloodstock, Lot 135 ILMARI, a colt presented himself like a spitting image of his sire. Out of a Soldier Hollow mare, who is a sister to the Derby winner and stallion ISFAHAN, ILMARI was sold for € 100,000 to Brendan Holland of Grove Stud. The average price of € 45,400 is higher than last year and rounds off the good result.