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NZB’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale Catalogue Available Now

National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale Catalogue available online now
National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale Catalogue available online now

The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale can be viewed online now and will be arriving to letterboxes in April.

The Sale will this year be compacted into two action-packed days of selling on the 8th and 9th of May, with a total of 484 horses catalogued. The first day will be made up entirely of Weanlings, with 220 lots set to go under the hammer. Another 75 Weanlings are scheduled to be sold on the second day, followed by Yearlings (10), Two-Year-Olds (4), Unraced Stock (1), Racehorses (7), Stallion Shares (6) and Broodmares (161).

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Countofmontecristo (NZ) Remains Unbeaten

Unbeaten Ready to Run Sale graduate Countofmontecristo (NZ) (Echoes Of Heaven) added to his growing reputation when he boosted his race record to four out of four in Sunday’s S$250,000 Sgp-3 Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint (1200m).

After scoring impressive front-running victories in his first three starts in lower grades, Countofmontecristo stepped up in class for Sunday’s race, the first leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge. He over-raced in the early part of the race and had to work hard to make the lead, but he was still able to sprint again in the home straight and kick clear to score by three-quarters of a length. He was ridden to victory by Glen Boss, who has previously described the three-year-old as “a beast”.

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Dream Vinery Stud Stakes Result for Karaka and Phoenix Park

Montoya's Secret and Night Nurse Quinella Group 1 Vinery Stakes. Photo: Equine Images.
Montoya's Secret and Nurse Kitchen Quinella Group 1 Vinery Stakes. Photo: Equine Images.

The National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka and the sales preparation company Phoenix Park stole the spotlight at Rosehill on Saturday with a quinella in the A$500,000 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) for three-year-old fillies.

The race was won by Montoya’s Secret (High Chaparral), who sold for $130,000 from Phoenix Park’s draft at the 2015 Premier Sale. Runner-up Nurse Kitchen (NZ) (Savabeel) was in the same draft but had to be withdrawn the day before the sale.

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Jon Snow (NZ) Adds Tulloch Stakes to Karaka Graduates’ Sydney Haul

Jon Snow (NZ) Adds Tulloch Stakes to Karaka Graduates’ Sydney Haul. Photo: Equine Images.
Jon Snow (NZ) Adds Tulloch Stakes to Karaka Graduates’ Sydney Haul. Photo: Equine Images.

New Zealand-breds and Karaka graduates have enjoyed wonderful success at the Sydney autumn carnival in recent years, and 2017 is proving to be no different.

Last week it was the New Zealand Derby hero Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj), who cost $5000 and $42,500 in his two visits to Karaka, who flew the flag with a dominant win in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

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Bassett (NZ) Strikes Again in Hareeba Stakes

Bassett (NZ) Strikes Again in Hareeba Stakes. Photo: Race Images.
Bassett (NZ) Strikes Again in Hareeba Stakes. Photo: Race Images.

Karaka graduate Bassett (NZ) (Savabeel) scored his second consecutive stakes win when he took out Saturday’s A$120,000 Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) at Mornington.

A last-start winner of the A$120,000 Listed Abell Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley just over a week ago, the four-year-old gelding was similarly impressive on Saturday as he worked forward from a wide gate to sit in second place before sprinting clear in the straight for a one-length win.

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All Roads (NZ) Lead to Group 2 Win

All Roads (NZ) Lead to Group 2 Win. Photo: Trish Dunell.
All Roads (NZ) Lead to Group 2 Win. Photo: Trish Dunell.

Exciting galloper All Roads (NZ) (Road To Rock), a graduate of the 2013 Select Sale, scored the biggest win of his career to date in Saturday’s $100,000 Group 2 Windsor Park Stud Japan-NZ International Trophy (1600m) at Tauranga.

Purchased at Karaka for $40,000, All Roads has earned more than three times that amount in prizemoney – most of it in a remarkable last 12 months.

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I Am A Star (NZ) Delivers Again in Sunline Stakes

I Am A Star (NZ) Delivers Again in Sunline Stakes. Photo: Equine Images.
I Am A Star (NZ) Delivers Again in Sunline Stakes. Photo: Equine Images.

Six weeks out from the 2017 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale at Karaka, one of the Sale’s star graduates delivered another supreme performance to win the A$200,000 Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

I Am A Star (NZ) (I Am Invincible) worked hard from her wide draw to take an early lead and dominated the race from there, bringing up the fifth black-type win in her 13-start career. She outclassed her opposition by three and a quarter lengths in a powerful front-running performance reminiscent of the champion Kiwi mare Sunline, in whose honour the Moonee Valley race was named.

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South Island Sale Offers Sensational Value For Money

Signify (NZ) Claims Group 1 Telegraph. Photo: Trish Dunell.
Signify (NZ) Claims Group 1 Telegraph. Photo: Trish Dunell.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale, which will be held in Christchurch on April 21, is developing a reputation for offering incredible value for money, with a number of high-quality racetrack performers bought for relatively low prices.

Few horses fit that description better than one of this season’s star New Zealand sprinters, Signify (NZ) (Perfectly Ready), who has earned more than 60 times his purchase price for Alex and Tracey Cowan.

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Group 3 Win for Karaka Graduate Consommateur (NZ)

Consommateur (NZ) claims the G3 Epona Stakes at Rosehill. Photo: Equine Images
Consommateur (NZ) claims the Group 3 Epona Stakes at Rosehill. Photo: Equine Images

Lightly raced four-year-old Consommateur (NZ) (Roc de Cambes) tackled stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s A$150,000 Group 3 Bradford Black Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill, and she came out a winner.

Bought from The Oaks Stud’s draft at the 2014 Select Sale for $30,000, Consommateur came from off the pace in the fillies and mares’ feature and powered through the wet ground to win by two and three-quarter lengths.

Vendor The Oaks Stud
Purchaser NZB as agent (Christchurch)
Breeding Roc de Cambes – Consumer
Sale Lot 1012, 2014 Select Sale, $30,000
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Gingernuts (NZ) Slam Dunks Group 1 Gold in Sydney

Gingernuts (NZ) Dunks for Group 1 Gold in Sydney.
Gingernuts (NZ) Slam Dunks Group 1 Gold in Sydney.

Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj), who cost just $5,000 and $42,500 in his two visits to the Karaka sales centre, continued his remarkable rise to stardom with Group 1 victory in his Australian debut in Saturday’s A$600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

The chestnut burst out of obscurity with a last-to-first win at big odds in the Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie on February 18, which he followed with an outstanding win in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at the same venue two weeks later. Both victories sparked wild celebrations in the stands among the dozens of members of the Te Akau Gingernuts Syndicate that owns the gelding.

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Filly of the Year Bonneval (NZ) Reigns Supreme in New Zealand Oaks

Filly of the Year Bonneval (NZ) Reigns Supreme in New Zealand Oaks. Photo: Race Images, Palmerston North.
Filly of the Year Bonneval (NZ) Reigns Supreme in New Zealand Oaks. Photo: Race Images, Palmerston North.

After only collecting her first points in late January, Bonneval (NZ) (Makfi) was crowned the 2016-17 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year when she won the $300,000 Group 1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on Saturday.

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained filly began her rise with a placing in the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham in late January. Since then she has put together successive victories in the Group 2 Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic (2000m) at Trentham, the Group 3 Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings and a crowning glory in Saturday’s New Zealand Oaks.

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South Island Sale Graduate Signify (NZ) Does It Again

With the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock South Island Sale just around the corner, one of the greatest bargain buys in the Sale’s history hit the headlines again on Saturday when Signify (NZ) (Perfectly Ready) won the $50,000 Listed Phill Cataldo Bloodstock Lightning Handicap (1200m) at Trentham.

Bought at the 2013 Sale for just $5,500, Signify rose to stardom with an outstanding win in the $250,000 Group 1 JR & Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham in January.

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Southern Sires to the Fore in South Island Sale

New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2017 South Island Sale will feature the progeny of a wide range of both proven and up-and-coming stallions, with a particular focus on those based in the South Island.

The 104 Lots in the Sale catalogue are the progeny of 41 different stallions. They include 53 horses by eight prominent South Island-based stallions.

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NZB’s South Island Sale Catalogue Available Now

NZB’s South Island Sale Catalogue Available Now
NZB’s South Island Sale Catalogue Available Now

The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale can be viewed online now and will be mailed out on the 17th of March.

The Sale will be held at the Riding for the Disabled Building at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch on 21 April 2017, commences from Lot 1 at 11am. This year’s catalogue is made up almost entirely of yearlings, accounting for 101 of the 104 lots catalogued. There are also two two-year-olds and one racehorse.

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South Island Sale Graduate Parthesia (NZ) Captures Tasmanian Oaks

With this year’s South Island Sale now just two months away, a filly purchased at the Sale two years ago for $20,000 scored a timely stakes win in Australia over the weekend.

Parthesia (NZ), a daughter of White Robe Lodge stallion Raise The Flag, won Sunday’s A$100,000 Listed Brooklyn Park Agistment Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) at Launceston to boost her career earnings to A$82,150 – more than four times her purchase price.

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NZB Future Sale Dates

NZB Auction Ring.
NZB Auction Ring.

Karaka graduates won 23 Group 1 races last season and have won the most Group 1 races at The Championships of any sales company.

NZB graduates Lucia Valentina (NZ), Tavago (NZ) and Sofia Rosa (NZ) collectively won over A$4.5 million in prize money at The Championships, yet combined they cost only NZ$185,000. 

As a subscriber to NZB's News Desk, we would like to give you advance notice of upcoming Sale dates:

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