I attended the Easter Sale in Sydney held in April. This sale, much like a select sale in Japan, is a prestigious auction where horses with the highest pedigrees in Australia gather. You may have seen it in the news, but a foal of Winx was sold for 10 million dollars. While the owner of Winx eventually bought her back, there was a fierce bidding war with a buyer from the United States, creating a special atmosphere in the venue. It was impressive to see the auctioneer caring for the foal by asking for restraint in applause when she was sold, noting her young age and sensitivity to noise. Even outside the auction venue, staff from other farms stopped their work to watch this historic moment. Several people from Japan’s horse racing industry were also present at the auction. While I didn’t participate in her bidding, I kept busy inspecting many horses and negotiating deals for those I became interested in. Although I didn’t make any purchases this time, observing high-quality horses was educational. If you’re interested in attending Sydney’s auctions in the future, feel free to reach out, and I’ll be happy to assist you.