8 April 2005

New Zealand Bloodstock's National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale catalogue is hot off the press. Catalogues are going in the post today, and the full set of catalogued pedigrees will be on New Zealand Bloodstock's website at http://www.nzb.co.nz/ by the end of the day.

The catalogue features 647 lots including 323 weanlings and 254 broodmares. The Sale will be conducted on 8, 9 and 10 May at Karaka. In addition, 272 horses are catalogued for sale on Friday 6 May as part of Westbury Stud's Unreserved Mixed Bloodstock Sale.


With NZ$1,000 weanling sale graduate and New Zealand Filly of the Year, Justa Tad (Istidaad), flying the flag for this Sale with her recent placings in the Gr.1 Arrowfield Stakes and Gr.1 AJC Australian Oaks, attention turns to the potential offered at this year's Sale.

The first sale day on 6 May will see 82 weanlings offered by Westbury Stud as part of their one-day unreserved sale. This sale forms part of a strategy by Westbury Stud to reposition itself at the top of the Australasian market.

The Stud's manager and co-owner Russell Warwick confirmed, "Westbury is planning a new assault at the top of the market both here and in Australia and is divesting of this stock as part of this strategy. Eric [Watson] and I are still firmly committed to the growth and success of the Stud and are excited about this new phase in the Stud's development."

Westbury Stud will be offering weanlings by sires such as Cullen, Desert Fox, Faltaat, Kilimanjaro, Minardi, No Excuse Needed, Pyrus, Shinko King, Stark South, Van Nistelrooy and Zerpour.

Day one of the main sale on 8 May will see 216 Select Session weanlings followed by 18 weanlings as part of Fayette Park Stud's unreserved weanling dispersal.

The weanling sessions again include proven and high class first crop sires:

First Season Weanling Sires

Black Tuxedo Riviera
Don Eduardo Strategic Image
Drama Critic Street Cry
Golan Ustinov
Indian Danehill Van Nistelrooy
No Excuse Needed Viking Ruler

Other Weanling Sires

 Al Akbar  Danske  Kashani  Sandtrap
 Align  D'Cash  Kilimanjaro  San Luis
 Anziyan  Deputy Governor  Kingfisher Mill  Shinko King
 Belong to Me  Desert Fox  Magic Ring  Ski Captain
 Bertolini  Diamond Express  Minardi  Snaadee
 Bianconi  Distant Music  Montjeu  Spectatorial
 Blevic  Don Tristram  New Trumps  Stark South
 Brilliance  Ebony Grosve  O'Reilly  St Petersburg
 Cape Cross  Electronic Zone  Orpen  Strategic Image
 Centaine  Faltaat  Pentire  Stravinsky
 Chief Bearhart  Germano  Pins  Street Cry
 City on a Hill  Greenlander  Postponed  The Commander
 Colombia  Haayil  Prince Ferdinand  Towkay
 Cullen  Hunza Court  Pupil  Traditionally
 Daggers Drawn  Istidaad  Quest For Fame  Volksraad
 Danasinga  Jahafil  Rossini  Way of Light
   Kaapstad  Sakura Seeking  Zerpour

A selection of the weanlings on offer includes:

Lot 1: Cullen x Madame Bettina (Honor Grades): A bay filly by up-and-coming sire CULLEN, half brother to DANASINGA, sire of Gr.1 Brisbane Cup winner PIACHAY. This is the first foal of MADAME BETTINA who is a half sister to two stakes winners in MAZE (Housebuster) and PENITENTIARY (Pentire).

Lot 6: Pins x Marmara (Stylish Century): A bay or grey colt from the family of Group 1 winners in Australia IMPRIMATEUR and IMPOSERA, and exciting 2yo in New Zealand, WAHID.

Lot 23: Don Eduardo x Mwaared (Unfuwain): A brown colt by first season sire, DON EDUARDO, and a half brother to stakes winner WYNDAM SPECIAL. From the family of stakes winners STAR OF NOUVELLE and DOUBLE REEF.

Lot 38: Centaine x Palliser Belle (Jetball): A brown colt from PALLISER BELLE, a half sister to FINEZZA BELLE and KIRIN BELLE, dam of Group 1 placegetter in Australia, WINNING BELLE.

Lot 66: Faltaat x Snow Reason (Sound Reason): From a stakes placed mare in SNOW REASON, this grey colt is a half brother to promising two year old, Realign.

Lot 67: Golan x Sopherim (Centaine): A bay colt from stakes winning mare, SOPHERIM, and by first season sire GOLAN.

Lot 94: Pentire x Validate (Grosvenor): A half brother to two stakes winners in MR OBNOXIOUS and VALIDIFY, this bay colt is by the sire of Gr.1 NZ Derby winner, XCELLENT.

Lot 134: O'Reilly x Comely Girl (Marscay): A bay colt from the winner of the Gr. 1 AJC Sires' Produce Stakes, COMELY GIRL. He is by the successful sire O'Reilly and is a half brother to five winners.

Lot 136: Viking Ruler x Cutaway (Kris): A chestnut filly from the family of successful performer in the UK, ANTONIUS PIUS, by first season sire by Danehill, VIKING RULER.

Lot 140: Van Nistelrooy x Dancing Aurora (Danzatore): A bay colt from five time winner, DANCING AURORA, a half sister to New Zealand Derby winner, POPSY. The colt is a half brother to two winners and from the family of Gr.1 Ellerslie Sires Produce winner, MI JUBILEE.

Lot 154: Stravinsky x Farrara (Fast Topaze): A bay colt who is a half brother to two winners in Hong Kong and Australia. From a race winning stayer who was a half sister to American Group 1 winner AURIETTE (Caerleon).

Lot 156: Cape Cross x First Payment (Posen): From the family of Danendri is a bay filly by the sire of Champion European Filly, OUIJA BOARD.

Lot 167: St Petersburg x Gironde (Val d'Arno): A colt from GIRONDE, a half sister to REAL SUCCESS, dam of Gr.1 Queensland Oaks winner, VOUVRAY.

Lot 172: Montjeu x Go Norn (Clay Hero): A bay colt by sire of Group 1 winner in England from his first crop, MONTJEU, and a half to stakes winners LIFE OF RILEY and (MR) ROYSTON.

Lot 176: Don Eduardo x Grovana (Grosvenor): A filly from stakes placed mare Grovana, herself from stakes winning mare and NZ Filly of the Year, IMPASADA.

Lot 219: Don Eduardo x Our Rosalee (Conquistarose): In the Fayette Park Stud dispersal sale is a bay filly by first season sire, DON EDUARDO. She is a half sister to stakes winners THE MIGHTY FINN and FIFTY FIFTY.


254 broodmares will be offered for sale over the last two days of selling on 9 and 10 May.

The selection of broodmare sires is extensive and includes such sires as Bletchingly, Crested Wave, Danasinga, Danehill, Entrepreneur, Grosvenor, Jetball, Kaapstad, Last Tycoon, Nassipour, O'Reilly, Pentire, Pins, Pompeii Court, Rory's Jester, Sir Tristram, Star Way, Straight Strike and Zabeel.

The covering sires represented are:

Align Don Trsitram Magic Ring Soviet Flash
Al Jadeed Ekraar Montjeu Stark South
Bertolini Elusive City New Trumps St Petersburg
Black Minnaloushe Faltaat No Excuse Needed Strategic Image
Black Tuxedo Golan Occidental Tourist Thorn Park
Captain Rio His Royal Highness O'Reilly Towkay
Carnegie Indian Danehill Pentire Traditionally
Casual Lies Ishiguru Pins Van Nistelrooy
Chianti Istidaad Postponed Viking Ruler
Cullen Jungle Pocket Spartacus Volksraad
Danasinga Kaapstad Stravinsky Xaar
Danroad Kashani Sakura Seeking Zerpour
D'Cash Keeper Santrap
Deputy Governor Kilimanjaro San Luis
Don Eduardo Lowell Shinko King  

A selection of the broodmares on offer includes:

Lot 563: Ecole (by Western Symphony): Dual winner and sister to PROCOL HARUM (winner of Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas), and half-sister to LIBRICI (winner of Gr.1 Queensland Derby), BEACHSIDE (Gr.2 Wakeful Stakes), and DOUBLE TAKE. Ecole is believed to be in foal to St Petersburg.

Lot 632: Ladystaci (Lanfranco): Winner at 2100m, she is a half sister to Group 1 winners SIRSTACI, NIMUE and SMILING LIKE. Ladystaci is not in foal.

Lot 413: Motee (by Hopeful Word): Four-time winner in the USA, Motee is a half sister to CLAXTON'S SLEW, dam of USA Champion 4YO+ Filly, ESCENA, and Group winners HUMBEL and SHOWLADY. Motee is believed to be in foal to Stravinsky.

Lot 414: Mynzawine (by Jetball): Group winning mare herself and half sister to group winner, DABEER ZAHEER. From the family of (LORD) WOBURN. Mynzawine is believed to be in foal to Danasinga.

Lot 447: Sabbia Bay (by J. O. Dahlia): Winner at 1600m, her dam is a three-quarter sister to RICHEBOURG, dam of GRAND ECHEZEAUX and ROMANEE CONTI (dam of ETHEREAL). She is a half sister to Gr.1 BMW winner, STONY BAY. Sabbia Bay is believed to be in foal to Pentire.

Lot 449: Satin Pillows (by Dunmaani): Race winning mare and half sister to Gr.1 Caulfield Cup winner, FRAAR. Satin Pillows is believed to be in foal to first season covering sire, Elusive City.

Lot 476: Surfin Bird (by Crested Wave): A half sister to LEGGINGS (Tights) she is the dam of seven foals to race, all winners including Listed winner, Getty, and promising youngster in Hong Kong, Classa Victory. Surfin Bird is believed to be in foal to first crop sire, Van Nistelrooy.

Lot 497: Wusool (by Gulch): Out of South African champion 3YO filly, PETRAVA (Imposing), Wusool is a half-sister to triple Group 1 winner and 2001 South African champion 3YO filly, HOEBERG. Wusool is believed to be in foal to Pins.

Lot 592: Grovana (by Imperial Seal): From NZ Filly of the Year, IMPASADA, Grovana is the winner of seven and stakes placed. She is believed to be in foal to Black Minnaloushe.

Mixed Bloodstock

This Sale will also see 28 yearlings, 16 untried horses, 16 racehorses, 7 two year olds and 2 stallion shares catalogued in the main sale.

The Westbury Stud draft will be available for viewing from Wednesday 4th May at Karaka. The Sale will be conducted on Friday 6th May from 10am. A total of 272 horses are catalogued in this unreserved sale.

The National Weanling Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale will commence at 10am on 8th May and will continue on 9th and 10th May at Karaka.

For catalogues or sales information contact New Zealand Bloodstock (+64 9 2980055 or [email protected]) or view the catalogue on the web at www.nzb.co.nz.