Proisir Takes Top Honours on Day Two of Book 2

1 February 2024

Lot 896 is knocked down for $170,000.

Demand for proven sire Proisir was evident on Day Two of NZB’s Karaka 2024 Book 2 Sale, which saw 170 yearlings go under the hammer.

The top lot of the day was knocked down to the successful combination of Ballymore Stables, Paul Moroney and Catheryne Bruggeman for $170,000.

Lot 896, the daughter of Rich Hill Stud’s sire Proisir out of Northern Meteor mare Polson caught trainer Mike Moroney’s eye based on the similarities to a proven performer in their stable.

“She is very similar to Coeur Volante,” Moroney said.

“From the time I saw her and watched her walk up, she just reminded me so much of her in colour and the whole lot.

“It’s a good filly family and we thought she was the right one for us.”

Palmerston North-based operation Beckam Equine sold another highlight of the day in Lot 944. The filly, also by Proisir, sold for $150,000 to the bid of TAB Karaka Millions 3YO-winning trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood.

Lot 944 fetches $150,000 from Roger James & Robert Wellwood. Photo: Trish Dunell.

Beckam Equine’s Anne Goldsbury was over the moon with the small operation’s result.

“She had a lot of interest and she’s a lovely filly. We were expecting her to do reasonably well but not that well.”

“She’ll get every chance at Kingsclere Stables, and we are delighted for the owners.”

Emerging sire Ardrossan was also in hot demand today, with Lot 907 being snapped up by Benner Racing for $165,000 from Landsdowne Park’s draft.

“He looks like a Karaka Millions runner type,” commented Landsdowne Park’s principle Dave Duley.

“Johno Benner bought a nice horse. We were lucky to offer four lovely Ardrossan’s throughout the Sale.

“We have had a good run in Book 1 and Book 2 so far, we are very happy.”

The final session of Book 2 gets underway at Karaka on Friday from 11am (NZT) where lots 971 to 1125 go under the hammer.

To enquire about Passed Lots contact Patrick Cunningham on +64 21 181 5898 or email [email protected], or Andrew Buick on +64 27 555 0640 or email [email protected].

View the full Book 2 results and online catalogue here.

Catch the highlights and Lot-by-Lot footage from Book 2 online.


Karaka 2024: Book 2, Day Two Statistics (at end of selling)

  2024 BOOK 2, DAY ONE & TWO 2023 BOOK 2, DAY ONE & TWO 2022 BOOK 2, DAY ONE & TWO
AGGREGATE $6,591,500 $7,843,000 $6,667,500
AVERAGE $43,652 $42,395 $38,991
MEDIAN $35,000 $32,500 $30,000
CLEARANCE 63% 70% 63%
CATALOGUED 288 306 324
SOLD 151 185 171
TOP LOT Lot 790 Time Test - Kerre (Br.C) $220,000 Lot 789 Proisir - Harriet Wilson (G.C) $180,000 Lot 954 Turn Me Loose - Nightofpassion (Br.F) $220,000


Karaka 2024: Book 2, Day Two Top Lots

Lot Sire Dam Sex Vendor Buyer Price
0896 Proisir Polson Filly Rich Hill Stud Ballymore Stables / Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Catheryne Bruggeman (Waikato) $170,000
0907 Ardrossan Pwerfect Colt Landsdowne Park Ltd Benner Racing Ltd (Manawatu-Whanganui) $165,000
0944 Proisir Sentito Filly Beckam Equine Mr RA James / Mr R Wellwood (Waikato) $150,000
0935 Ace High Savasong Colt Seaton Park Ltd Kasa Bloodstock Ltd (Waikato) $140,000
0892 El Roca Phoenix Colt Westbury Stud Ms R Carter (Auckland) $130,000
0815 Grunt Little Rock Filly Brighthill Farm Mr DC Ellis CNZM (BAFNZ) (Te Akau) $120,000
0941 Yes Yes Yes Search Approach Colt Wentwood Grange Ballymore Stables / Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Catheryne Bruggeman (Waikato) $115,000
0876 Wrote O'sabrina Colt Highview Smiley Chan Racing Stable Pty Ltd (Victoria) $110,000
0950 Shocking Sheema Colt Rich Hill Stud Andrew Campbell Bloodstock / T Heptinstall / Michael Hickmott Bloodstock (Manawatu-Whanganui) $110,000
0846 War Decree Miss Foxy Gal Colt Inglewood Stud Mr AJ Carston (Canterbury) $100,000