Successful Book 2 Vindicates Changes

Book 2's sale-topping colt - Lot 885 by Per Incanto. Photo: Trish Dunell
Book 2's sale-topping colt - Lot 885 by Per Incanto. Photo: Trish Dunell

The change of format at Karaka 2018 has been vindicated with key figures at the end of Book 2 bettering the 2010 high with receipts of $95,242,000 for the overall Sales Series.

Today’s session delivered spectacular results with the sixth day of selling reaching an average of $120,712 – 18% higher than the 2017 Premier and Select combined sessions. The median has risen 23% to reach a strong $80,000 for Book 1 and 2 combined, while the overall clearance rate for the six days of the Sale is an extremely pleasing 80%.

Book 2 turnover (378 lots catalogued) is $11,543,000 with 248 horses sold at average of $46,544.

“It’s great to see international participation continuing into Book 2,” NZB’s Bloodstock Sales Manager Danny Rolston said.

“The success of the new format has not been at the expense of Book 2 with the average and median remaining at the same levels seen at the Select Sale last year.

“Combined Book 1 and 2 figures have outperformed the entire 2017 Sale, giving a healthy return to local breeders.”

Spend from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Macau and Malaysia has made up the international buying bench in Book 2, with the leading buyer Hong Kong’s Price Bloodstock Management purchasing five horses for a total of $427,500. Tartan Meadow Bloodstock, buying for Hong Kong, also featured among the top buyers with three yearlings for a total of $215,000.

Domestic spend has remained at a high with local buyers and trainers active throughout the catalogue. Amongst the leading buyers were Ascot Farm with six horses secured for $425,000; Shaune Ritchie with six purchases for $353,000; and Waterford Bloodstock accounting for four purchases for $285,000.

Karaka-based Westbury Stud have come out as top vendor by aggregate, turning over $1.09 million across 20 horses sold, including their highest-priced Book 2 yearling – Lot 1042, a colt by Sepoy who went to the $125,000 bid of Australian buyer Wayne Ormond.

Their popular shuttler Reliable Man was received well along with fellow residents Makfi and Swiss Ace. Makfi was second on the leading sires by average table (with three or more sold) for three lots at an average of $65,000, while Swiss Ace was third with five at an average of $65,000.

Local vendor Haunui Farm finished as the second leading vendor with 12 horses sold for receipts of $835,000. Providing two highlight lots in Book 2, their sale topper came at Lot 906 with Hong Kong-based Winnie Kwan bidding to $160,000 for the son of Showcasing. Their proven resident sire Showcasing was in hot demand throughout Book 2 landing the top sire by average with 14 sold averaging $69,571.

Little Avondale Stud finished in the top three vendors with their Book 2 turnover $647,500 across 10 lots, including Lot 893 who went to the bid of Exempt Bloodstock for $110,000. Their proven sire Per Incanto also made headlines when Hong Kong’s Upper Bloodstock secured the highest priced yearling (Lot 885) bidding $200,000. Consigned by Highden Park, he is a grandson of prolific stakes producer Hard Rider (NZ) (Maroof) and out of the Encosta de Lago mare Lago Rider.

The Highly Recommended colt (Lot 1011) topped the Day 2 session with respected pinhookers Bruce and Maureen of Ascot Farm outlaying $175,000 for the brother to stakes winner Waldorf (NZ).

Matamata nursery Valachi Downs, were the top seller by average (with three or more sold) with three lots selling at an average of $90,833.

Windsor Park Stud’s freshman sire Charm Spirit has topped the first season sire list by average with six horses sold averaging $43,333.

Click here for today’s highlight Lots:

Book 3 selling commences on Sunday with Lot 1079 to Lot 1247 going under the hammer from 11am.

To make enquiries about any Passed Lots contact Regan Donnison +64 21 512 466.

2018 Book 2 Yearling Sale Statistics – Total

  2018 BOOK 2 TOTAL
AGGREGATE $11,543,000
AVERAGE $46,544
MEDIAN $40,000
CLEARANCE 74%
CATALOGUED 378
SOLD 248
TOP PRICE Per Incanto x Lago Rider Ch.C $200,000, Lot 885

Top Lots

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Price
885 Ch.C Per Incanto / Lago Rider Highden Park Upper Bloodstock (Hong Kong) $200,000
1011 BL.C Highly Recommended / Skite Berkley Stud Ascot Farm (Waikato) $175,000
766 B.C Proisir / Centapin Mapperley Stud Waterford Bloodstock (Waikato) $160,000
906 BR.C Showcasing / Mary Agnes Haunui Farm Mrs W Kwan (Hong Kong) $160,000
896 Ch.C Swiss Ace / Lunada Kilgravin Lodge Price Bloodstock Management (Hong Kong) $130,000
1042 B.C Sepoy / Tennessee Love Westbury Stud Mr W Ormond (New South Wales) $125,000
761 B.C Zacinto / Castellani Valachi Downs Pike Racing (New South Wales) $120,000
1006 BR.C Showcasing / Silk Spurs Haunui Farm Mr J Ong (Singapore) $120,000
1077 B.F Showcasing / Xpress Nala Park Bushmere Bloodstock (Auckland) $115,000
872 BRG.C Reliable Man / Keenly The Oaks Stud Mr SF Ritchie (Waikato) $110,000
893 BR.C Burgundy / Lottery Little Avondale Stud Exempt Bloodstock (Auckland) $110,000

Leading Purchaser by Aggregate

Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Price Bloodstock Management (Hong Kong) 5 $427,500 $85,500 $130,000 896
Ascot Farm (Waikato) 6 $425,000 $70,833 $175,000 1011
Mr SF Ritchie (Waikato) 6 $353,000 $58,833 $110,000 872
Waterford Bloodstock (Waikato) 4 $285,000 $71,250 $160,000 766
Lisa Latta Racing (Manawatu) 6 $282,500 $47,083 $67,500 758
Mr J Ong (Singapore) 3 $232,500 $77,500 $120,000 1006
Bruce Perry Bloodstock 4 $225,000 $56,250 $85,000 816
Tartan Meadow Bloodstock (Hong Kong) 3 $215,000 $71,667 $90,000 812
The Robt Dawe Agency (Auckland) 4 $210,000 $52,500 $90,000 1056
John Chalmers Bloodstock Services (Western Australia) 5 $205,000 $41,000 $100,000 807
Mr P Ho (Hong Kong) 3 $205,000 $68,333 $90,000 890

Leading Vendor by Aggregate

Vendor Sold Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Westbury Stud 20 $1,091,000 $54,550 $125,000 1042
Haunui Farm 12 $835,000 $69,583 $160,000 906
Little Avondale Stud 10 $647,500 $64,750 $110,000 893
Mapperley Stud 13 $523,000 $40,231 $160,000 766
Rich Hill Stud 14 $515,000 $36,786 $100,000 988
Curraghmore 9 $469,000 $52,111 $100,000 807
Wentwood Grange 9 $463,000 $51,444 $100,000 891
Ardsley Stud 8 $460,000 $57,500 $85,000 1069
The Oaks Stud 9 $375,500 $41,722 $110,000 872
Brighthill Farm 9 $368,500 $40,944 $90,000 1050

Leading Vendor by Average (three or more sold)

Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Valachi Downs 3 $90,833 $272,500 $120,000 761
Kilgravin Lodge 3 $73,333 $220,000 $130,000 896
Haunui Farm 12 $69,583 $835,000 $160,000 906
Little Avondale Stud 10 $64,750 $647,500 $110,000 893
Inglewood Stud 3 $64,333 $193,000 $70,000 902
Ardsley Stud 8 $57,500 $460,000 $85,000 1069
Westbury Stud 20 $54,550 $1,091,000 $125,000 1042
Milan Park 4 $53,750 $215,000 $105,000 999
Curraghmore 9 $52,111 $469,000 $100,000 807
Wentwood Grange 9 $51,444 $463,000 $100,000 891

Leading Sire by Average (three or more sold)

Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Showcasing 14 $69,571 $974,000 $160,000 906
Makfi 3 $65,000 $195,000 $90,000 727
Swiss Ace 5 $65,000 $325,000 $130,000 896
Per Incanto 17 $61,912 $1,052,500 $200,000 885
Burgundy 8 $60,313 $482,500 $110,000 893
Reliable Man 9 $59,444 $535,000 $110,000 872
Darci Brahma 6 $57,667 $346,000 $90,000 773
Iffraaj 13 $53,462 $695,000 $85,000 816
Highly Recommended 6 $51,000 $306,000 $175,000 1011
Rip Van Winkle 7 $44,429 $311,000 $100,000 891

 

 

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