The Breeze Up videos for NZB’s 2016 Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs are now available for viewing online.
A total of 513 two-year-olds breezed up at Te Rapa Racecourse on 17 & 18 October, with the final 200m of each Lot’s work timed and filmed. A full spreadsheet of times can also be downloaded from the online catalogue.
With the 2016 Ready to Run Sale just over a month away, there could be no better advertisement for the quality of horses on offer than the result of Sunday’s S$700,000 Sgp-1 Panasonic Kranji Mile (1600m) in Singapore.
Ready to Run Sale graduates Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park) and Well Done (NZ) (Falkirk) charged home from the back of the field and fought out a stirring finish, with Debt Collector prevailing by a neck.
Next month’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale at Karaka will showcase the first two-year-old crops of 21 exciting new sires.
Sires with their eldest Australasian crop in the Sale include All Too Hard, Americain, Animal Kingdom, Azamour, Bullet Train, Burgundy, Crowded House, Dalakhani, Delago Deluxe, Excelebration, He’s Remarkable, Highly Recommended, Lucas Cranach, Niagara, Ocean Park, Pierro, Power, Reliable Man, Rock ‘N’ Pop, Super Easy and Your Song.
The leading New Zealand sire through the first two months of the new season has been Savabeel, who also made a clean sweep of the New Zealand sire awards in 2015-16. Leading Savabeel’s charge so far in 2016-17 is his son Kawi (NZ), the dominant winner of both the Group 1 Makfi Challenge Stakes and the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate.
Ready to Run Sale Graduate Sacred Master (NZ) Claims Newcastle Cup
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016
On the same day as the catalogue was released online for the upcoming Ready to Run Sale at Karaka, high-class stayer Sacred Master (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) provided a timely demonstration of the value and quality that’s on offer at the Sale when he scored a tough win in the A$175,000 Group 3 XXXX Gold Newcastle Cup (2200m).
Ridden by Hugh Bowman for champion trainer Chris Waller, Sacred Master raced in midfield before moving out wide at the top of the straight to make his run. He and fellow Karaka graduate Dee I Cee (NZ) (Istidaad) went to the lead together, with Sacred Master outfighting his rival over the last 100 metres to score a narrow but authoritative win.
NZB Ready to Run Sale Catalogue Now Online
Friday, Sep 16, 2016
The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds is now available online and on the free iPad application, with catalogues due to arrive in letterboxes from early next week.
The most successful Sale of two-year-olds in Australasia, NZB’s Ready to Run Sale has celebrated 12 Group 1 wins in the past three seasons - the only Sale of its kind to yield Group 1 success in that time.
Debt Collector (NZ) Shines Again in Singapore
Monday, Sep 5, 2016
Throughout his outstanding three-year-old campaign, Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park) was a great advertisement for the opportunities available at Karaka. On Sunday he began his four-year-old campaign and continued in the same vein, scoring a brilliant win in the S$200,000 Sgp-3 Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m) at Kranji.
Purchased at the Select Sale for $30,000 and then the Ready to Run Sale for $120,000, Debt Collector established himself as one of Singapore's top three-year-olds with four wins including fast-finishing victories in the Sgp-2 Three-Year-Old Classic (1400m) and Sgp-1 Singapore Guineas (1600m).
NZB Graduates Dominate Singapore Derby Day
Monday, Jul 11, 2016
New Zealand Bloodstock graduates achieved an incredible one-two-three-four finish in the S$1.15 million Sgp-1 Emirates Singapore Derby headed by Well Done (NZ) (Falkirk), but their dominance of Sunday’s Kranji meeting was not limited to the feature race as they won nine of the 11 races on the card. An impressive 82% winning strike rate.
It started with the first race of the day, where Mark Eclipse (Nicconi) scored by half a length. He was ridden by Corey Brown for trainer Steven Burridge.
Mark Eclipse was offered by 888 Bloodstock Ltd at the 2014 Ready to Run Sale and sold to Mr I Hartono for $85,000. The three-year-old is well on the way to recouping that cost, having earned S$72,560 (NZ$73,817) so far with two wins and a placing from seven starts.
Well Done (NZ) Heads Karaka Clean Sweep in Singapore Derby
Monday, Jul 11, 2016
Star four-year-old Well Done (NZ) (Falkirk) scored his second elite win in a row in Sunday’s S$1.15 million Sgp-1 Emirates Singapore Derby (2000m) at Kranji, heading a grand slam for Karaka graduates who finished first, second, third and fourth in the prestigious classic.
A last-start winner of the Sgp-1 Patron’s Bowl (1600m), Well Done stepped up in distance for the Derby and repeated the result with an exceptional performance.
Ridden by Australian jockey Michael Rodd for trainer David Kok, Well Done raced in midfield before going into overdrive in the straight.
Well Done caught Majestic Moments (NZ) (Darci Brahma) inside the last 50 metres and surged past him to win by three-quarters of a length. Former New Zealand 2000 Guineas placegetter Rockfast (Fastnet Rock) finished another length and a half away in third.
“This is clearly my biggest day as a trainer,” Kok said. “I’ve had many sleepless nights before the race, and tonight I won’t be able to sleep again, it just hasn’t dawned in yet.
“My only worry was the distance, but when I saw Michael put him on the rails and switch him off, I was very confident. Even when he had nowhere to go in the straight, I knew he would run on once he found the gap. I know my horse has a very good turn of foot and he didn’t let me down.”
Well Done has now had 17 starts for seven wins, five placings and more than S$1 million in stakes for owners the Well Done Stable.
Bred by Windsor Park Stud, Well Done is one of six winning foals out of the stakes-winning mare Gold Cloud (NZ) (Truly Vain).
Well Done was offered by Windsor Park at the 2013 Ready to Run Sale and sold to NZB as agent for Singaporean buyers for $90,000.
Well Done’s win was just the beginning of the Karaka graduates’ gold rush in the Singapore Derby.
Runner-up Majestic Moments was offered by the Oaks Stud and purchased for $115,000 at the 2013 Premier Sale. Third placegetter Rockfast was from Curraghmore's draft and a $410,000 purchase at the 2013 Premier Sale. And the fourth-placed Mr Spielberg (NZ) (Pentire) also went through the ring at the 2013 Premier Sale offered by Blandford Lodge and sold for $85,000.