$230k Pentire Colt Tops Successful 2012 Select Sale

New Zealand Bloodstock's 2012 Select Sale concluded today at Karaka, with the Pentire colt at Lot 1096 providing a late highlight of the successful three-day Sale.

Out of the Zabeel mare Sunshine Gold, the colt from Haunui Farm was secured by Hawkes Racing, adding to the stable's total haul of seven yearlings bought from Karaka this week for $1.4 million.

Commenting on their sale-topper, Wayne Hawkes says they were initially attracted to the pedigree by a close relative that they had previously purchased at Karaka.

"We bought Luck of Smiling - the half-brother by Elusive City - for $40,000 as a yearling and he went up to Macau and he's about the fourth best horse up there.

Lot 1096 web
Pentire colt Lot 1096 sold for $230,000

"Dad took one look at this colt and said we had to have him. He's a better sort than Luck of Smiling and he's by a proven sire in Pentire so we were sold.

"We like the Pentires - we bought the highest priced Pentire in New Zealand last year for $520,000, out of Platinum Blonde, and we really like the way he is coming along.

"We always love coming to New Zealand and buying those kiwi staying horses and are really happy with what was there this year."

Hawkes Racing, represented at Karaka by John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes, paid a top price of $420,000 for the Zabeel colt at Lot 152 of the Premier Sale. This contributed to the team ending up in the top five leading buyers for the week.

Pentire has provided three of the top five prices of the Select Sale. The other two were the $170,000 filly purchased by John White Bloodstock for his Australian client at Lot 724, and the $170,000 colt bought by Cranbourne trainer Robbie Laing at Lot 1120.

Currently third on the NZ Sires Premiership, the Rich Hill Stud resident sire was represented most recently by the Group 1 Thorndon Mile winner Say No More last Saturday, in addition to multiple Group 1 successes by former NZ Horse of the Year Mufhasa. Pentire completes the Select Sale as the third leading sire by average with 16 sold for an average of $79,219, behind Dubawi's average of $88,333 with just three lots in the Sale, and High Chaparral's eight at $87,750.

With 620 lots catalogued for the 2012 Select Sale across the past three days, the results have held up strongly to end up just ahead of last year's Sale. A total of 415 horses have sold for $19,114,500 (up from $19,107,000 for 418 sold in 2011) at an average of $46,059 (up from $45,711 in 2011) and a clearance of 74% (up from 73% in 2011).

New Zealand Bloodstock Co-Managing Director Petrea Vela is pleased with how figures have held up against last year.

"After a particularly strong session yesterday (Thursday) we were prepared for today to be a quieter day but to have exceeded last year's aggregate and average while maintaining a stronger clearance rate is a great result. Selling felt solid right throughout the three days with a good number of international buyers staying on to compete with the locals.

"Overall I think we can be very satisfied with how the week has gone given the current climate. I hope we can carry some of that momentum into our final day on Sunday."

The leading buyer for the Select Sale is John Chalmers Bloodstock from Western Australia with eight purchases for $570,500, including his sole purchase today of Lot 1034, the Falkirk colt bought for $35,000. Chalmers also purchased 13 yearlings from the Premier Sale earlier in the week to bring his tally to 21 yearlings for $2,930,500 at an average of $139,584 including a top price of $400,000 paid for the High Chaparral colt at Lot 69.

Just behind him on the buyers list was New Zealand trainer Trent Busuttin who is enjoying a surge in support following his successful season with Group 1 VRC Derby winner Sangster. He purchased a total of 11 yearlings at this session for $550,000 at an average of $50,000, including a top price of $115,000 paid for the colt by Thorn Park at Lot 543.

Rich Hill Stud's freshman sire, Sir Percy (Mark of Esteem), is the leading first season sire of the Select Sale with eight entries sold for an average of $49,625. At $120,000 today's Lot 963 was the top price of the Sale for the Group 1 English Derby winner. Queensland agent John Foote paid the top price of the week for Sir Percy's progeny when Lot 458 of the Premier Sale was knocked down to him for $150,000.

Heading the vendor tables by average for the Select Sale has been Mark & Shelley Treweek's Lyndhurst Farm who sold yesterday's $200,000 Dubawi colt at Lot 912. In total the stud has sold nine entries for an average of $79,056.

With 25 horses sold, including the top lot, Haunui Farm is the leading vendor by aggregate at this session with turnover of $1,477,000 at an average of $59,080.

Selling will resume at Karaka on Sunday (at 10am) with the one-day Festival Sale, the sixth and final day of the 2012 National Yearling Sales Series.

2012 Select Yearling Sale Statistics

2012

2011

Aggregate

$19,114,500

$19,107,000

Average

$46,059

$45,711

Median

$35,000

$39,000

Lots Catalogued

620

627

Lots Sold

415

418

Clearance Rate

74%

73%

Top Price

$230,000

$290,000

2012 Top Price - Lot 1096 B.C Pentire x Sunshine Gold - $230,000

2011 Top Price - Lot 540 B.F Iffraaj x Sayyida - $290,000

Top Lots

Lot

Type

Breeding

Vendor

Purchaser

Price

1096

B. C

Pentire / Sunshine Gold

Haunui Farm

Hawkes Racing

$230,000

901

B. F

No Excuse Needed / Miracle Miss

Waikato Stud Ltd

Lisa Latta Racing Stables

$200,000

912

Ch C

Dubawi / Mlada

Lyndhurst Farm

Magus Equine Ltd

$200,000

1120

BR. C

Pentire / Thorena

Haunui Farm

Mr RE Laing

$170,000

724

B. F

Pentire / Eyes Light Up

Hallmark Stud

John White Bloodstock

$170,000

840

B. C

Darci Brahma / Lady Classique

Phoenix Park

Worldwide Bloodstock

$160,000

576

BR. C

Any Suggestion / Arniston

Rich Hill Stud

John Chalmers Bloodstock Services PtyLtd

$160,000

665

B. C

Towkay / Dancing Daze

Little Avondale Stud

Worldwide Bloodstock

$160,000

1119

BR. C

High Chaparral / The Wake

Valachi Downs

New Zealand Bloodstock Ltd

$160,000

958

B. C

High Chaparral / Pare

Belvedere Farm

Jason Warren Racing Pty Ltd

$160,000

910

Ch C

Sakhee's Secret / Miss Smugg

The Oaks Stud

Aquanita Racing Pty Ltd

$160,000

785

BR. F

O'Reilly / Holiday in Goa

Waikato Stud Ltd

Mr RA James

$160,000


Leading Purchasers by Aggregate

Purchaser

Location

Bought

Aggregate

Average

Top Price

New Zealand Bloodstock Ltd

38

$1,747,500

$45,987

$160,000 (Lot 1119)

John Chalmers Bloodstock Services PtyLtd

Western Australia

8

$570,500

$71,313

$160,000 (Lot 576)

Mr TL Busuttin

Auckland

11

$550,000

$50,000

$115,000 (Lot 543)

Paul Moroney Bloodstock

Auckland

10

$478,000

$47,800

$100,000 (Lot 578)

John Foote Bloodstock Pty Ltd

Queensland

8

$471,500

$58,938

$75,000 (Lot 834)

Lisa Latta Racing Stables

Palmerston North

8

$438,000

$54,750

$200,000 (Lot 901)

Hawkes Racing

New South Wales

3

$330,000

$110,000

$230,000 (Lot 1096)

Mr RA James

Cambridge

5

$325,000

$65,000

$160,000 (Lot 785)

Worldwide Bloodstock

South Africa

2

$320,000

$160,000

$160,000 (Lot 665, 840)

Waikato Bloodstock Ltd

Hong Kong

4

$300,000

$75,000

$110,000 (Lot 947)

Leading Vendors by Aggregate

Vendor

Sold

Aggregate

Average

Top Price

Haunui Farm

25

$1,477,000

$59,080

$230,000 (Lot 1096)

Rich Hill Stud

26

$1,260,000

$48,462

$160,000 (Lot 576)

Windsor Park Stud

27

$1,189,500

$44,056

$140,000 (Lot 1134)

Westbury Stud

23

$1,049,000

$45,609

$115,000 (Lot 543)

The Oaks Stud

19

$967,000

$50,895

$160,000 (Lot 910)

Waikato Stud Ltd

22

$870,000

$39,545

$200,000 (Lot 901)

Little Avondale Stud

12

$768,000

$64,000

$160,000 (Lot 665)

Lyndhurst Farm

9

$711,500

$79,056

$200,000 (Lot 912)

Hallmark Stud

10

$673,500

$67,350

$170,000 (Lot 724)

Mapperley Stud Ltd

12

$547,000

$45,583

$110,000 (Lot 695)

Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold)

Vendor

Sold

Average

Aggregate

Top Price

Lyndhurst Farm

9

$79,056

$711,500

$200,000 (Lot 912)

Hallmark Stud

10

$67,350

$673,500

$170,000 (Lot 724)

Little Avondale Stud

12

$64,000

$768,000

$160,000 (Lot 665)

Maara Grange

4

$61,250

$245,000

$95,000 (Lot 758)

Phoenix Park

8

$60,688

$485,500

$160,000 (Lot 840)

Valachi Downs

6

$60,500

$363,000

$160,000 (Lot 1119)

Haunui Farm

25

$59,080

$1,477,000

$230,000 (Lot 1096)

J. W. Campin

4

$57,500

$230,000

$100,000 (Lot 720)

Trelawney Stud Ltd

5

$55,500

$277,500

$105,000 (Lot 970)

Wentwood Grange

7

$55,286

$387,000

$85,000 (Lot 900)

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)

Sire

Sold

Average

Aggregate

Top Price

Dubawi

3

$88,333

$265,000

$200,000 (Lot 912)

High Chaparral

8

$87,750

$702,000

$160,000 (Lot 1119, 958)

Pentire

16

$79,219

$1,267,500

$230,000 (Lot 1096)

Savabeel

17

$68,147

$1,158,500

$140,000 (Lot 706)

Darci Brahma

12

$62,875

$754,500

$160,000 (Lot 840)

Faltaat

3

$59,167

$177,500

$82,500 (Lot 715)

Tale of the Cat

3

$56,667

$170,000

$75,000 (Lot 602)

Postponed

4

$54,500

$218,000

$65,000 (Lot 613)

Falkirk

9

$52,278

$470,500

$140,000 (Lot 1134)

Towkay

6

$51,750

$310,500

$160,000 (Lot 665)

Leading First Season Sires by Average (two or more sold)

Sire

Sold

Average

Aggregate

Top Price

Sir Percy

8

$49,625

$397,000

$120,000 (Lot 963)

Fully Fledged

7

$47,786

$334,500

$75,000 (Lot 619, 723)

Astronomer Royal

2

$46,000

$92,000

$47,000 (Lot 927)

Guillotine

19

$43,289

$822,500

$125,000 (Lot 984)

Myboycharlie

4

$41,750

$167,000

$65,000 (Lot 978)

Sakhee's Secret

18

$40,222

$724,000

$160,000 (Lot 910)

Alamosa

17

$36,382

$618,500

$90,000 (Lot 624)

Duke of Marmalade

2

$14,000

$28,000

$20,000 (Lot 749)

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