The top Lot of the day came at Lot 27 with the race-winning mare Coral Reef, by global supersire Galileo, knocked down for $80,000 to the bid of Tony Bott’s E-Thoroughbred Pty. The dam of a winner from two foals to race and in foal to current sire sensation Tavistock, Coral Reef will now head to the New South Wales based operation.
Mares in Foal to Boom Stallions Set to Star in Winter Sale
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
The upcoming New Zealand Bloodstock Winter Mixed Bloodstock Sale at Karaka features a number of mares who are carrying foals by some of the country’s hottest young stallions.
Few fit that description better than Tavistock (NZ), whose first two crops to race have included Group 1 winners Volkstok’n’barrell (NZ), Tarzino (NZ), Tavago (NZ) and Werther (NZ). Three mares in the Winter Sale catalogue are in foal to the Cambridge Stud sensation.
This year’s catalogue features 76 horses. There are 51 broodmares, one weanling, three yearlings, two two-year-olds, two unraced horses and 17 racehorses.
There is a wide range of sires represented in the catalogue. It features the progeny of 56 sires including big names such as Tavistock, Savabeel, Darci Brahma, Fastnet Rock, Galileo, High Chaparral, O’Reilly and Redoute’s Choice.
Others likely to be prominent include Showcasing, Thorn Park, Swiss Ace, Volksraad, Rock of Gibraltar, Mastercraftsman, Pins, Per Incanto, Keeper and Cape Blanco.