Demand for Broodmares Bolsters Karaka May Sale

Curraghmore's sale-topping filly Mongolian Beauty (Lot 371) sells for $180,000 to Andrew Williams Bloodstock. Photo: Trish Dunell
Curraghmore's sale-topping filly Mongolian Beauty (Lot 371) sold for $180,000 to Andrew Williams Bloodstock. Photo: Trish Dunell

A strong finish on Day 2 of the 2018 Karaka May Sale, with a run of quality broodmares, posted figures to increase on the aggregate, average and median results seen at the Sale last year.

The aggregate closed at $5,333,100, the average reached $15,458 (up 6% from 2017) and the median rose to $8,000 from last year’s $5,000.

“There was strong demand for broodmares, particularly those in foal to freshman sires, which countered the softening of the pinhook market seen on the first day of selling,” NZB’s Sales Manager Danny Rolston commented.

The Broodmare session reached an aggregate of $1,889,000 for 106 lots sold (79% clearance), with the average price paid $17,821. International buyers were keen to invest into the breeding lines on offer today, yet it was a well-known local that trumped the competition to secure the top-priced broodmare (Lot 468) at $150,000.

The new owners of Cambridge Stud, Brendan and Jo Lindsay, consigned Passion Cut who is in foal to their resident sire Tavistock – though the Stud’s previous owner, Sir Patrick Hogan, purchased the broodmare from the great Eight Carat family.

“I’m pretty passionate about the [Eight Carat] family,” commend Sir Patrick. “I’ve had a bit of luck with it, and done well with it, so I’m very happy to be able to buy her back.

“Depending on whether her foal is a colt, it will likely head back to Karaka at some time.”

The second-highest-priced broodmare went to the bid of Haunui Farm who outlaid $130,000 for Brighthill Farm’s well-bred mare Firostefani (Stratum) (Lot 415).

Andrew Williams Bloodstock was an active buyer over both days of selling and purchased several standout lots. Setting the top price of the Sale, Williams was determined to acquire Curraghmore’s smart Fastnet Rock filly, Mongolian Beauty (Lot 371), and bid to $180,000 for the sister to Group Two-winner Mongolian Falcon.

“I thought she was absolutely fantastic physically,” commented Williams. “She was the one I came over for.”

Williams was quick to secure the second-highest-priced weanling – Brighthill Farm’s Pride of Dubai colt (Lot 146), out of Group Two-winner Equiparada (Editor’s Note), for $140,000.

Day 2 concluded the Weanling session which saw a strengthened clearance rate (82%) for the final weanlings offered.

Last year’s leading vendor, Dan Myers was amongst the action offering his entire foal crop. His draft provided two of the highlight lots with a Written Tycoon colt (Lot 190) topping the Weanling session at $170,000, and a son of Press Statement (Lot 89) fetching $85,000 from Carlaw Park.

Hallmark Stud secured the Written Tycoon colt who will head to their farm to be prepared for the yearling sales with Mark Baker commenting, “He’s just a good, strong and correct moving horse – one of the better colts at the Sale.”

At the close of the Weanling session, 202 lots were traded for an aggregate of $2,713,100, with the clearance rate settling at 77%.

Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry topped the buying bench over the two-day Sale and accounted for the purchase of 20 lots spending $447,200 in total.

“Previously we were purchasing horses and shipping them back to China to race, but now we have expanded our business in New Zealand,” commented Principal Mr Lang Lin.

“We are racing horses here now and are looking to expand our breeding business too.”

Curraghmore featured frequently with several significant lots and have ended the Sale at the top of the leader board for leading vendors by aggregate. Selling 20 lots for $772,500 in total receipts, the successful nursery consigned the two top-priced yearlings on Day 1 with Lot 64 selling to Champion Thoroughbreds for $120,000 and Lot 36 selling to Te Akau Racing’s David Ellis for $110,000.

Te Akau Stud were crowned the leading vendor by average (with three or more sold) when they offered and sold their entire draft of broodmares. Buyers paid an average of $47,667 for the Stud’s catalogued lots, including their broodmare served by Iffraaj (Lot 440) who fetched $95,000 from Bruce Perry Bloodstock.

Waikato Stud’s leading sire Savabeel has finished as the leading sire by average (with three or more sold) with three lots reaching an average of $68,333, including the second-highest-priced yearling (Lot 36). Stratum and Zabeel rounded out the top three sires with five of Stratum’s progeny selling for an average of $40,800 and six of Zabeel’s offspring fetching $30,417 on average.

Windsor Park Stud's first season sire Mongolian Kahn also featured in the leading sires table.

Click here for today’s highlight lots:

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

2018 Karaka May Sale – Combined Statistics

  2018 Karaka May Sale - Combined Statistics 2017 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale - Combined Statistics
Aggregate $5,333,100 $5,295,850
Average $15,458 $14,670
Median $8,000 $5,000
Clearance 74% 83%
Catalogued 526 488
Sold 345 361
Top Price Lot 371 B.F Mongolian Beauty $180,000 Lot 217 B.C Holy Roman Emperor - Phocis $175,000

2018 Karaka May Sale – Broodmare Statistics

  2018 Karaka May Sale - Broodmare Statistics 2017 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale - Broodmare Statistics
Aggregate $1,889,000 $1,303,300
Average $17,821 $11,957
Median $8,250 $4,000
Clearance 79% 75%
Catalogued 146 163
Sold 106 109
Top Price Lot 468 B.M Passion Cut $150,000 Lot 374 C.M Fledgling $87,500

 2018 Karaka May Sale – Weanling Statistics

  2018 Karaka May Sale - Weanling Statistics 2017 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale - Weanling Statistics
Aggregate $2,713,100 $3,752,800
Average $13,431 $16,176
Median $8,000 $5,250
Clearance 77% 87%
Catalogued 298 296
Sold 202 232
Top Price Lot 190 Br/B.C Written Tycoon - Into the Groove $170,000 Lot 217 B.C Holy Roman Emperor - Phocis $175,000

 Top Lots – Combined Statistics

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Location Price
371 B.F Mongolian Beauty Curraghmore Andrew Williams Bloodstock New South Wales $180,000
190 B.C Written Tycoon / Into the Groove D. J. Myers Hallmark Stud Waikato $170,000
468 B.M Passion Cut Cambridge Stud P & J Hogan Partnership Waikato $150,000
146 BR.C Pride of Dubai / Equiparada Brighthill Farm Andrew Williams Bloodstock New South Wales $140,000
415 B.M Firostefani Brighthill Farm Haunui Bloodstock Auckland $130,000
64 B.F Snitzel / Tip the Wink Curraghmore Champion Thoroughbreds New South Wales $120,000
36 B.F Tam O'shanter Curraghmore Mr DC Ellis Te Akau $110,000
440 B.M Lady Pinot Te Akau Stud Bruce Perry Bloodstock (BAFNZ) Waikato $95,000
513 B.M Turquoise Coast Pencarrow Stud Bruce Perry Bloodstock (BAFNZ) Wellington $90,000
89 B.C Press Statement / Bearish D. J. Myers Carlaw Park Waikato $85,000

Top Lots – Broodmares

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Location Price
468 B.M Passion Cut Cambridge Stud P & J Hogan Partnership Waikato $150,000
415 B.M Firostefani Brighthill Farm Haunui Bloodstock Auckland $130,000
440 B.M Lady Pinot Te Akau Stud Bruce Perry Bloodstock (BAFNZ) Waikato $95,000
513 B.M Turquoise Coast Pencarrow Stud Bruce Perry Bloodstock (BAFNZ) Wellington $90,000
409 B.M Equiparada Brighthill Farm Ric Wylie Bloodstock (BAFNZ) Canterbury $70,000
490 B.M She is Stryking Curraghmore Mulcaster Bloodstock Auckland $70,000
483 G.M Rose Alba Blandford Lodge Bella Vinci Ltd Auckland $65,000
487 B.M Scarlet's Secret Wentwood Grange Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry Auckland $65,000
396 B.M Chaparella Blandford Lodge Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry Auckland $55,000
449 B.M Mandy O'Reilly Rich Hill Stud Standard 2080 Waikato $50,000

Top Lots – Weanlings

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Location Price
190 B.C Written Tycoon / Into the Groove D. J. Myers Hallmark Stud Waikato $170,000
146 BR.C Pride of Dubai / Equiparada Brighthill Farm Andrew Williams Bloodstock New South Wales $140,000
89 B.C Press Statement / Bearish D. J. Myers Carlaw Park Waikato $85,000
299 B.C Per Incanto / Ritzy Lady Trelawney Stud BR Bloodstock Queensland $80,000
205 B.C Showcasing / Lamington Vegas Curraghmore Inglewood Stud Canterbury $77,500
263 BR.C Per Incanto / Our Design Little Avondale Stud Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (BAFNZ) Wellington $65,000
87 B.C Mongolian Khan / Baileys on Ice Windsor Park Stud Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry Auckland $55,000
304 BB.C So You Think / Saint Angers D. J. Myers Beaufort Downs Canterbury $54,000
348 B.C Vespa / Tzarina Star Wellfield Lodge Aquis Farm Queensland $50,000
223 Ch.C Showcasing / Maid of Tralee Brighthill Farm GTS Bloodstock Waikato $46,000

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate – Combined Statistics

Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price
Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry (Auckland) 20 $447,200 $22,360 $65,000 (Lot 487)
Andrew Williams Bloodstock (New South Wales) 5 $397,000 $79,400 $180,000 (Lot 371)
Bruce Perry Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Waikato) 5 $238,000 $47,600 $95,000 (Lot 440)
Hallmark Stud (Waikato) 3 $235,000 $78,333 $170,000 (Lot 190)
P & J Hogan Partnership (Waikato) 1 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 (Lot 468)
Aquis Farm (Queensland) 3 $137,000 $45,667 $50,000 (Lot 348)
Haunui Bloodstock (Auckland) 1 $130,000 $130,000 $130,000 (Lot 415)
Champion Thoroughbreds (New South Wales) 1 $120,000 $120,000 $120,000 (Lot 64)
BR Bloodstock (Auckland) 4 $111,000 $27,750 $80,000 (Lot 299)
Mr DC Ellis (Te Akau) 1 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000 (Lot 36)

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate – Broodmares

Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price
Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry (Auckland) 14 $318,700 $22,764 $65,000 (Lot 487)
Bruce Perry Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Waikato) 3 $207,000 $69,000 $95,000 (Lot 440)
P & J Hogan Partnership (Waikato) 1 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 (Lot 468)
Haunui Bloodstock (Auckland) 1 $130,000 $130,000 $130,000 (Lot 415)
Aquis Farm (Queensland) 2 $87,000 $43,500 $45,000 (Lot 411)
Mulcaster Bloodstock (Auckland) 1 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000 (Lot 490)
Ric Wylie Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Canterbury) 1 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000 (Lot 409)
Horse Feng Bloodstock (Auckland) 8 $68,050 $8,506 $38,000 (Lot 452)
Bella Vinci (Auckland) 1 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 (Lot 483)
Bradbury Park (Waikato) 2 $57,000 $28,500 $47,000 (Lot 461)

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate – Weanlings

Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price
Hallmark Stud (Waikato) 2 $215,000 $107,500 $170,000 (Lot 190)
Andrew Williams Bloodstock (New South Wales) 3 $192,000 $64,000 $140,000 (Lot 146)
BR Bloodstock (Auckland) 3 $101,000 $33,667 $80,000 (Lot 299)
Carlaw Park (Waikato) 1 $85,000 $85,000 $85,000 (Lot 89)
Inglewood Stud (Canterbury) 1 $77,500 $77,500 $77,500 (Lot 205)
Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry (Auckland) 2 $68,000 $34,000 $55,000 (Lot 87)
Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Wellington) 1 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 (Lot 263)
Phill Cataldo Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Waikato) 7 $62,000 $8,857 $20,000 (Lot 130)
GTS Bloodstock (Waikato) 2 $61,000 $30,500 $46,000 (Lot 223)
Paul Willetts Consultancy (Waikato) 2 $57,000 $28,500 $30,000 (Lot 243)

Leading Vendors by Aggregate – Combined Statistics

Vendor Name Sold Aggregate Average Top Price
Curraghmore 20 $772,500 $38,625 $180,000 (Lot 371)
Brighthill Farm 28 $541,850 $19,352 $140,000 (Lot 146)
D. J. Myers 19 $460,500 $24,237 $170,000 (Lot 190)
Haunui Farm 31 $446,750 $14,411 $50,000 (Lot 21)
Cambridge Stud 18 $310,250 $17,236 $150,000 (Lot 468)
Blandford Lodge 9 $277,000 $30,778 $65,000 (Lot 483)
Pencarrow Stud 11 $252,500 $22,955 $90,000 (Lot 513)
Windsor Park Stud 7 $193,500 $27,643 $55,000 (Lot 87)
Waikato Stud 12 $168,000 $14,000 $45,000 (Lot 358)
Rich Hill Stud 16 $164,250 $10,266 $50,000 (Lot 449)

Leading Vendors by Aggregate – Broodmares

Vendor Name Sold Aggregate Average Top Price
Cambridge Stud 17 $309,500 $18,206 $150,000 (Lot 468)
Brighthill Farm 13 $275,350 $21,181 $130,000 (Lot 415)
Pencarrow Stud 11 $252,500 $22,955 $90,000 (Lot 513)
Blandford Lodge 5 $211,000 $42,200 $65,000 (Lot 483)
Te Akau Stud 3 $143,000 $47,667 $95,000 (Lot 440)
Curraghmore 5 $130,000 $26,000 $70,000 (Lot 490)
Rich Hill Stud 5 $110,750 $22,150 $50,000 (Lot 449)
Windsor Park Stud 3 $94,500 $31,500 $45,000 (Lot 411)
Haunui Farm 6 $85,000 $14,167 $25,000 (Lot 453)
Wentwood Grange 1 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 (Lot 487)

Leading Vendors by Aggregate – Weanlings

Vendor Name Sold Aggregate Average Top Price
D. J. Myers 19 $460,500 $24,237 $170,000 (Lot 190)
Brighthill Farm 12 $254,500 $21,208 $140,000 (Lot 146)
Haunui Farm 19 $237,750 $12,513 $40,000 (Lot 293)
Curraghmore 9 $183,500 $20,389 $77,500 (Lot 205)
Waikato Stud 12 $168,000 $14,000 $45,000 (Lot 358)
Little Avondale Stud 7 $146,000 $20,857 $65,000 (Lot 263)
Mapperley Stud 10 $143,500 $14,350 $30,000 (Lot 243)
Trelawney Stud 3 $111,000 $37,000 $80,000 (Lot 299)
Ardsley Stud 7 $100,500 $14,357 $30,000 (Lot 172)
Windsor Park Stud 4 $99,000 $24,750 $55,000 (Lot 87)

Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold) – Combined Statistics

Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Te Akau Stud 3 $47,667 $143,000 $95,000 (Lot 440)
Curraghmore 20 $38,625 $772,500 $180,000 (Lot 371)
Blandford Lodge 9 $30,778 $277,000 $65,000 (Lot 483)
Windsor Park Stud 7 $27,643 $193,500 $55,000 (Lot 87)
Trelawney Stud 6 $26,000 $156,000 $80,000 (Lot 299)
D. J. Myers 19 $24,237 $460,500 $170,000 (Lot 190)
Pencarrow Stud 11 $22,955 $252,500 $90,000 (Lot 513)
Little Avondale Stud 7 $20,857 $146,000 $65,000 (Lot 263)
Brighthill Farm 28 $19,352 $541,850 $140,000 (Lot 146)
Phoenix Park 3 $19,000 $57,000 $30,000 (Lot 370)

Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold) – Broodmares

Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Te Akau Stud 3 $47,667 $143,000 $95,000 (Lot 440)
Blandford Lodge 5 $42,200 $211,000 $65,000 (Lot 483)
Windsor Park Stud 3 $31,500 $94,500 $45,000 (Lot 411)
Curraghmore 5 $26,000 $130,000 $70,000 (Lot 490)
Pencarrow Stud 11 $22,955 $252,500 $90,000 (Lot 513)
Rich Hill Stud 5 $22,150 $110,750 $50,000 (Lot 449)
Brighthill Farm 13 $21,181 $275,350 $130,000 (Lot 415)
Cambridge Stud 17 $18,206 $309,500 $150,000 (Lot 468)
Trelawney Stud 3 $15,000 $45,000 $20,000 (Lot 383)
Haunui Farm 6 $14,167 $85,000 $25,000 (Lot 453)

Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold) – Weanlings

Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Trelawney Stud 3 $37,000 $111,000 $80,000 (Lot 299)
Windsor Park Stud 4 $24,750 $99,000 $55,000 (Lot 87)
D. J. Myers 19 $24,237 $460,500 $170,000 (Lot 190)
Brighthill Farm 12 $21,208 $254,500 $140,000 (Lot 146)
Little Avondale Stud 7 $20,857 $146,000 $65,000 (Lot 263)
Curraghmore 9 $20,389 $183,500 $77,500 (Lot 205)
Blandford Lodge 4 $16,500 $66,000 $45,000 (Lot 301)
Wellfield Lodge 4 $15,000 $60,000 $50,000 (Lot 348)
Ardsley Stud 7 $14,357 $100,500 $30,000 (Lot 172)
Mapperley Stud 10 $14,350 $143,500 $30,000 (Lot 243)

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold) – Combined Statistics

Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Savabeel 3 $68,333 $205,000 $110,000 (Lot 36)
Stratum 5 $40,800 $204,000 $130,000 (Lot 415)
Zabeel 6 $30,417 $182,500 $90,000 (Lot 513)
O'Reilly 4 $26,500 $106,000 $50,000 (Lot 449)
Mongolian Khan* 5 $25,500 $127,500 $55,000 (Lot 87)
Per Incanto 10 $25,500 $255,000 $80,000 (Lot 299)
Showcasing 18 $22,961 $413,300 $77,500 (Lot 205)
Pins 10 $22,700 $227,000 $150,000 (Lot 468)
Ocean Park 11 $18,500 $203,500 $45,000 (Lot 301)
Darci Brahma 4 $18,375 $73,500 $36,000 (Lot 446)

*First season sire

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold) - Weanlings

Sire
Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Per Incanto 10 $26,500 $265,000 $26,500 (Lot 299)
Mongolian Khan* 5 $25,500 $127,500 $25,500 (Lot 87)
Showcasing 14 $24,821 $347,500 $24,821 (Lot 205)
Ocean Park 11 $18,500 $203,500 $18,500 (Lot 301)
Reliable Man 4 $17,000 $68,000 $17,000 (Lot 207)
Contributer 3 $14,167 $42,500 $14,167 (Lot 234)
Pins 3 $11,500 $34,500 $11,500 (Lot 191)
Shocking 4 $10,875 $43,500 $10,875 (Lot 153)
Sacred Falls 10 $10,700 $107,000 $10,700 (Lot 130)
Complacent* 6 $9,583 $57,500 $9,583 (Lot 93)

*First season sire

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