Pasir Pinji (NZ) Soars to Selangor Gold Cup Success

18 September 2023

Just over two months out from the 2023 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale, the world’s leading sale of two-year-olds has been credited with yet another stakes winner.

Pasir Pinji
Pasir Pinji (NZ) pictured ahead of the 2018 Ready to Run Sale ​​​

Pasir Pinji (NZ) (Nadeem), a graduate of the 2018 sale, produced an irresistible finish from well off the pace to win Sunday’s RM150,000 Selangor Gold Cup (1600m) in Malaysia.

Bought for just $6000 from Book 3 of Karaka 2018, Pasir Pinji returned for the Ready to Run Sale later that year and was bought by Singapore-based Kiwi trainer Donna Logan for $34,000.

From a 29-start career, Pasir Pinji has now recorded 10 wins and five placings, earning a total of over 290,000 Malaysian ringgit – the equivalent of around NZ$105,000.

Pasir Pinji’s first black-type victory in Sunday’s Selangor Gold Cup came courtesy of a spectacular performance. Ridden by Brazilian jockey Bernardo Pinheiro, he settled in fifth-last before coming with giant strides down the outside of the track to score impressively.

Now a winner of all of his last five races in a row, Pasir Pinji is trained by Simon Dunderdale for owner Yee Kin Kong.

Pasir Pinji’s win is just the latest in a long list of recent black-type successes for Ready to Run Sale graduates, headed by the likes of last season’s Group One superstars Golden Sixty (Medaglia d’Oro), Lucky Sweynesse (NZ) (Sweynesse), Sharp ‘N’ Smart (NZ) (Redwood) and Dunkel (NZ) (Dundeel).

The 2023 edition of the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale will be staged at Karaka on 22 and 23 November, with Breeze Ups to be held at Te Rapa Racecourse on 16 and 17 October.

Vendor Karaka 2018: Westend Partnership2018 Ready to Run Sale: Woburn Farm
Purchaser Karaka 2018: Mr PW Lock (Waikato)2018 Ready to Run Sale: D M Logan Bloodstock (Singapore)
Breeding Nadeem – Mistaar
Sale Lot 1168, Karaka 2018 Book 3, $6000Lot 150, 2018 Ready to Run Sale, $34,000
Bred by G C Luoni