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Fesitval Sale Provides Fantastic Finale To Karaka 2004

Monday, February 2, 2004

The 78th National Yearling Sales Series has concluded with extremely successful results, showing significant improvements from last year throughout the Premier, Select and Festival Sessions.

The Festival Session of the Sales Series has ended with an impressive 83% clearance rate, up 16% from 67% last year and one of the highest selling rates ever achieved at the final yearling National Sales session. The Festival sale average is also a fantastic result, having increased by 32% from $7,954 last year to $10,484.

The Festival Sale aggregate has almost doubled, growing by 90% from $1,622,700 to $3,082,150.

2004 FESTIVAL SALE
FINAL STATISTICS FROM DAYS 1&2 COMBINED

AVERAGE = $10,484
32% increase from last year's final Festival Session average
2003 Final Festival Sale average = $7,954

OVERALL SESSION AGGREGATE = $3,082,150
90% increase from last year's aggregate
2003 End of Festival Sale Aggregate = $1,622,700

OVERALL SESSION CLEARANCE RATE = 83%
2003 Final Festival Sale Clearance rate = 67%

OVERALL SESSION MEDIAN = $8,000
45% increase from median last year
2003 MEDIAN = $5,500

TOP PRICE = Lot 1232 Yamanin Vital x Our Addition $52,000
Last year Top Price = Lot 1442 Al Akbar x The Eye Opener $45,000

OVERALL LEADING BUYERS BY AGGREGATE
1st = Stuart Hale & Co 12 Lots for $213,350
2nd = Paul Moroney Bloodstock 10 Lots for $171,500
3rd = New Zealand Bloodstock as agent 10 Lots for $92,750
4th = Mr Paul Willets 4 Lots for $71,000
5th = Mr John Sargent 4 Lots for $70,000


OVERALL FESTIVAL TOP LOTS v = vendor p= purchaser

Lot 1232 Yamanin Vital x Our Addition $52,000
v=White Robe Lodge/p=Mr Stephen Johnson
Lot 1516 Victory Dance x Gain $46,000
v=Poplar Lodge/p=Mr David Chapman
Lot 1230 Pins x Oregon Express $45,000
v=Fairdale Stud/p=Mr Kim Lee
Lot 1398 Lord Ballina x African Sun $42,500
v=Kirkwall Thoroughbreds/p=Paul O'Sullivan
Lot 1297 Monolith x Sounds Like Gold $38,000
v=Brighthill Farm/p=Stuart Hale & Co
Lot 1340 Personal Escort x The Eye Opener $35,000
v=White Robe Lodge/p=Stuart Hale & Co
Lot 1450 Bahhare x Charybois $34,000
v=Rich Hill Stud/p=Mr Hugh Fletcher
Lot 1407 Danske x Annie Getya Gun $32,500
v=New Heights/p=Mr Terry Kennedy
Lot 1121 D'Cash x Interject $31,000
v=Maara Grange/p=John Foote Bloodstock Pty
Lot 1273 Istidaad x Royal Annie $31,000
v=Rosehill Farm/p= John Foote Bloodstock Pty

FESTIVAL LEADING SIRES BY AVERAGE 2004 (3 or more sold)

1ST = VICTORY DANCE 3 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $33,667
2ND= ALIGN 4 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $21,500
3RD= BAHHARE 6 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $19,167
4TH= PERSONAL ESCORT 3 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $17,333
5TH= LORD BALLINA 7 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $17,250

FESTIVAL LEADING 1ST SEASON SIRES

1ST = ALIGN 4 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $21,500
2ND= D'CASH 10 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $13,825
3RD= CITY ON A HILL 3 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $13,333
4TH= HOWBADDOUWANTIT 11 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $11,818
5TH= SAKURA SEEKING 8 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $10,250

FESTIVAL LEADING VENDOR BY AVERAGE 2004 (3 or more sold)

1ST = MAARA GRANGE 3 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $24,000
2ND = HAVENFIELD FARM 3 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $21,667
3RD = BIRCHWOOD FARM 4 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $21,250
4TH = RICH HILL THOROUGHBREDS 5 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $19,800
5TH = WHITE ROBE LODGE STUD 8 SOLD FOR AVERAGE $19,625

FESTIVAL LEADING VENDOR BY AGGREGATE 2004

1ST = FAIRDALE STUD 9 SOLD FOR $157,000
2ND= WHITE ROBE LODGE STUD 8 SOLD FOR $157,000
3rd= BRIGHTHILL FARM 14 SOLD FOR $156,500
4TH=ARDSLEY STUD 13 SOLD FOR $125,000
5th= PARAMOUNT LODGE LTD 12 SOLD FOR $122,750

2004 NATIONAL YEARLING SALES SERIES OVERVIEW

Huge Result for New Zealand Thoroughbred Industry

Karaka 2004 has concluded in sensational style with overall results way above expectations.

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