Classy Youngsters on Offer in National Weanling Sale

Friday, June 12, 2020

Lot 50 (Sacred Falls x Akris) a half-sister to New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) winner Planet Rock.
Lot 50 (Sacred Falls x Akris) a half-sister to New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) winner Planet Rock.

In a silver lining to the COVID-19 cloud that forced the cancellation of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka May Sale, buyers now have access to a high-quality catalogue of weanlings in the National Weanling Sale on Gavelhouse Plus.

Running on the enhanced online platform from June 11 to 21, the Sale features 82 weanlings, many of which boast exceptional pedigree credentials. Bidding will close at 3PM (NZT) on Sunday 21 June. 

There are three siblings to Group One winners.

Lot 39 (Sacred Falls x Tiptoes) is a half-brother to this season’s Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) winner Tiptronic (NZ) (O’Reilly).

Lot 50 (Sacred Falls x Akris) is a half-sister to New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) winner Planet Rock (Fastnet Rock) and Group Three winner Ringo (Fastnet Rock).

Lot 61 (Tavistock x Danasia) is a half-brother to Rosehill Guineas (2000m) winner Zabrasive (NZ) (Zabeel). Their dam is Danasia (Danehill), who won at Listed level in Sydney and placed in the Group One New Zealand Oaks (2400m).

Many others in the catalogue are closely related to high-class performers.

The granddam of Lot 2 (Zacinto x Kovka) is a half-sister to Hong Kong Horse of the Year and multiple Group One winner Viva Pataca (Marju), who earned more than HK$75 million (NZ$15 million) in stakes.

Lot 3 (Almanzor x Lady Pinot) comes from a famous Pencarrow Stud family, with second dam Madame Echezeaux (NZ) (Montjeu) being a half-sister to the million-dollar yearlings, Group One gallopers and sires Darci Brahma (NZ) (Danehill) and Burgundy (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice). Champion mare Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm) is another notable close relative.

Waikato Stud’s draft gets off to a strong start with Lot 4, a Savabeel colt out of Lego (NZ) (O’Reilly), whose dam Legs (NZ) (Pins) won the Group One New Zealand Oaks (2400m) and Kelt Capital Stakes (2040m).

Lot 6 (Vadamos x Mamma Rose) is out of a half-sister to the dam of Group One Australian Derby (2400m) winner Jon Snow (NZ) (Iffraaj).

The dam of Lot 8 (Per Incanto x Mayon) is a half-sister to Group One winner Yelgun Dawn (NZ) (Deputy Governor).

Lot 10 (Belardo x Midnight Breaker) is a half-brother to eight individual winners including the Karaka Million (1200m) winner Hardline (NZ) (Showcasing).

Lot 11 (Vadamos) is out of Mill Duckie (NZ) (Magic Ring), who won the Listed Sunline Vase (2100m) and placed in the Group One New Zealand Oaks (2400m) and Thorndon Mile (1600m), along with four other Group races.

The dam of Lot 12 (Per Incento x Miss Hoi Polloi) is a half-sister to the dam of three stakes winners including Group One Queensland Derby (2400m) winner Brambles (NZ) (Savabeel).

Lot 13 (Tivaci x Miss Lioness) is out of a half-sister to three stakes performers – multiple Group One winner Lion Tamer (NZ) (Storming Home), Group Two placegetter Let Me Roar (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) and Group Three performer Lubaya (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle).

Lot 14 (Tivaci x Morals) comes from the family of numerous stakes winners including trans-Tasman Group One star Humidor (NZ) (Teofilo), plus Lafleur (NZ) (Zabeel), Amaryllis (NZ) (Red Ransom) and (The) Wildflower (NZ) (Keeper).

Lot 15 is by Savabeel out of My Country a half-sister to German Group Two winner Peace at Last (Oasis Dream).

The dam of Lot 16 (Sacred Falls x My Locket) is a half-sister to Group One Queensland Oaks (2400m) winner Miss Keepsake (NZ) (Keeper) and Group Two winner Villifye (NZ) (O’Reilly).

Lot 19 (Proisir) is out of Pennacchio (NZ) (Align), who was a multiple Listed winner in Queensland and is the dam of Hong Kong Group Three winner Full of Beauty (NZ) (Darci Brahma).

Lot 21 (Charm Spirit) is a daughter of Princess Annaliese (NZ) (Van Nistelrooy), who won the Listed Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m), finished third in the Group Three Lowland Stakes (2100m) and fourth in the Group One New Zealand Oaks (2400m). She is the dam of three winners including recent Hong Kong winner Here Comes Ted (NZ) (Per Incanto).

Lot 24 (Zacinto x Push the Boat Out) is out of an unraced half-sister to Group One New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) winner Rollout the Carpet (Holy Roman Emperor).

The dam of Lot 28 (Charm Spirit x Savasong) is a winning half-sister to Singapore champion Better than Ever (French Deputy).

There is plenty of black-type in the immediate family of Lot 29 (Savabeel x Serenade), including the dam’s full-sibling Unique Jewellery (NZ) (O’Reilly), a winner at stakes level in Hong Kong.

Lot 31 (Proisir x Spanish Lullaby) is out of a sister to Group One sprint winners Lady Madonna (NZ) (Kingdom Bay) and Recurring (NZ) (Pentire).

Lot 33 (Savabeel x Starry) is a full-brother to the promising stayer Starrybeel (NZ) (Savabeel).

Lot 37 (Sacred Falls x Thee Auld Stick) is out of a half-sister to Group One Thorndon Mile (1600m) winner Thee Auld Floozie (NZ) (Mastercraftsman).

The dam of Lot 46 (Shamexpress x Wishing) is a half-sister to the Group Two winner Capella (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle).

Lot 48 (Darci Brahma x You are Amazing) comes from the family of Group One performers Valley Girl (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) and Leigh Valley (NZ) (Bianconi).

Black type dominates the pedigree page of Lots 51 (Iffraaj x Apollo’s Pride) and 57 (Almanzor x Colombelle), with a big group of top-class relatives close up in the family including current star Rondinella (NZ) (Ocean Park).

Lot 52 (Tivaci x Baradevi) is a granddaughter of Group One winner Sharvasti (NZ) (Montjeu).

Lot 54 (Tivaci) is a son of Bird (NZ) (Danasinga), who won the Listed Warstep Stakes (2000m) and is the dam of stakes winners Preditor (NZ) (Savabeel) and Flamingo (NZ) (Pins).

The dam of Lot 56 (Charm Spirit x Clemency) is a half-sister to Dreamforce (Fastnet Rock), the winner of 12 races including this season’s Group One George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill.

Lot 62 (Charm Spirit x Dancing May) is out of a half-sister to Group One winner Shadows in the Sun (Dane Shadow).

Lots 64 (Savabeel x Diana Dors) and 74 (Tivaci x Genovese) are closely related to the prolific stakes winners Vigor (NZ) (O’Reilly), Joey Massino (NZ) (O’Reilly) and Vincent Mangano (NZ) (No Excuse Needed).

Lot 66 (Preferment) is out of the Group Two placegetter Downton Abbey (NZ) (Tavistock).

Lot 67 (Astern x Dragon Robe) is out of a half-sister to the Group One winner Hasahalo (NZ) (Savabeel).

Lot 69 (Sacred Falls x Fancy Dress) comes from the family of Starcraft (NZ) (Soviet Star), a Group One winner in both hemispheres and a successful sire.

Lot 70 (Tivaci x Florist) is a grandson of the multiple Group One winner Daffodil (NZ) (No Excuse Needed).

Lot 76 (Preferment x Grey Swallow) is a half-sister to the Listed winner Sureasyouwereborn (NZ) (Lucky Unicorn).

Lot 78 (Sacred Falls x Honolulu) is a half-sister to the multiple Macau stakes winner Sacred Capital (NZ) (O’Reilly). Their dam Honolulu (NZ) (Savabeel) is a half-sister to multiple Group One winner and sire Alamosa (NZ) (O’Reilly).

The dam of Lot 80 (Tarzino x Invisible Coin) is a half-sister to Group One Flight Stakes (1600m) winner Cheeky Choice (Redoute's Choice).

Meanwhile, Lot 83 in the catalogue is a stallion nomination to Microphone, generously gifted by Darley to be sold on behalf of The CatWalk SCI Research Trust.

A well-related son of champion sire of Exceed and Excel, Microphone was champion two-year-old in Australia in 2018-19, winning the Group One ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) and placing in the Golden Slipper (1200m).

His short career featured five victories, which also included the Group Two Skyline Stakes (1200m) and Group Two Autumn Stakes (1400m). He also collected a further Group One placing in the Randwick Guineas (1600m).

The spring of 2020 will be Microphone’s first year at stud, and he is fully booked. This is your only chance to secure a service. Not only will you be getting a service fee to a world-class stallion, but you will also be supporting a charity that funds world-class research to find a cure for spinal cord injury.

All weanlings offered at the National Weanling Sale will be eligible for the lucrative Karaka Million Series, featuring two $1 million races available for graduates as two and three-year-olds, plus the $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup for the duration of their career.

Bloodstock inspections for the sale will consist of parades scheduled by NZB and buyers can also contact vendors to arrange their own on farm/private viewings.

Buyers must register on Gavelhouse Plus in advance in order to gain bidding approval. For a deeper understanding of how the online auction process works, view the full step-by-step buyers guide here.

View the 82-lot catalogue here.

All horses will be inspected by NZB Agents who are available to assist buyers with enquiries. For more information contact NZB Sales Representative Kane Jones (+64 27 274 4985 or email [email protected]).