Interest High For Sunday's Spring Bloodstock Sale

15 August 2003

New Zealand Bloodstock reports an encouraging level of interest from local and overseas buyers heading into the Spring Bloodstock Sale and the Supplementary Catalogue Sale to be conducted at Karaka on Sunday.

This year's Spring Sale has received a major boost thanks to the inclusion of two unreserved dispersal sales.

Unreserved Dispersal � Golden Horseshoe Syndicate
The first unreserved dispersal comes from the sale of a band of mares belonging to an Australian based group including The Golden Horseshoe Syndicate. These 27 quality broodmares will be offered through Westbury Stud as Agent.

This consignment includes mares by such world class sires as NUREYEV, AFFIRMED, SHIRLEY HEIGHTS, VOLKSRAAD, FAIRY KING, DAYJUR and CHIEF'S CROWN to name a few

They boast such exciting covering sires such as ZABEEL, GENEROUS and ELNADIM.

McHardie Bloodstock Unreserved Dispersal
The second unreserved dispersal sale which is featured in the Supplementary Catalogue comes from Bob McHardie Bloodstock and has been precipitated by the ill health of Mr McHardie. This offering includes 10 broodmares, 4 yearlings, 4 Two Year Olds, 5 untried horses and 1 racehorse.

The broodmares on offer are by sires such as GROSVENOR, STYLISH CENTURY, HONOR GRADES, ROMAN EMPIRE and NASSIPOUR.

These mares are carrying services to such sires as CHIEF BEARHART, ANZIYAN, TRADITIONALLY, ROSSINI and SHINKO KING.

Also by highly regarded sires are both the yearling and the two year old in this dispersal:

LOT 179 BAY YEARLING FILLY by Carnegie x Roman Express by Roman Empire.
The dam has had two winning foals, Stylish Cent and Lymington Castle. From the same family as Gr2 winning REIVER and Gr 3 winner IL COMANDANTE.

LOT 183 BAY 2YO COLT by Stravinsky x Santanea by Imperial March.
By one of the most exciting young sires in the world at present, out of a Gr2 winning dam, this colt is a Half brother to the Gr2 BOPRC Japan � NZ International Stakes winner REIVER. This 2yo Stravinsky colt is offered unbroken.

In addition to the quality dispersal sale mares there are also some very exciting and well bred prospects on offer in the general broodmare section of Sunday's catalogue including :

Lot 74. KITTY PING. By Nassipour x Peat by Beaufort Sea.
Half sister to Gr1 placed (OUR) TRAVELLIN' MAN. Believed to be in foal to DAGGERS DRAWN.

LOT 98. SAMANTHA RUSH. By Bakharoff x Jennifer Rush by Prince Echo.
Dam was second top filly on The 1986-87 NZ 2 YO Free Handicap with many Gr 3 wins. Half sister to EMERALD winner of Gr1 NZ One Thousand Guineas. Believed to be in foal to CAPE CROSS.

LOT 114. THE MODEL. By Truly Vain x The Vision by Noble Bijou.
From the same prolific New Zealand family as very exciting THE JEWEL who's wins include the Gr1 2002-03 NZ One Thousand Guineas. Believed to be in foal to ALIGN.

LOT 116. TRISYND. By Sir Tristram x Swiftsynd by Swift Gun.
By one of the world's all time great sires, she is also half sister to
LE ZAGALETTA, placed multiple times in group races and winner of Gr 2 MVRC Waterford Crystal. Believed to be in foal to STRAVINSKY.

LOT 153 FIORELLA. By Justice Prevails x Valencia by Bismark II.
Out of a Gr1 winning mare who is a sister to successful sire VICE REGAL. Also the family of stakes winners PRIMROSE SANDS, GLAMMIS, BOLSTER etc.
Believed to be in foal to ROSSINI.

Another mare very worthy of attention is Lot 194, featured in the Supplementary Catalogue. She is an exceptionally well bred mare, being a daughter of the great Secretariat from a Danzig mare.

Lot 194 WATER SPRITE (CAN). By Secretariat x Baltic Sea by Danzig. She is half sister to Group One winning CALLER ONE, winner of the Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen Stakes. She was a winner at 2 in the USA and is thought to be in foal to