Quality Wellfield bloodstock for sale on gavelhouse.com

27 November 2023

Pleasure (NZ)

As the Wellfield Lodge operation winds down over the coming weeks, buyers on gavelhouse.com will be given a rare opportunity to secure some of its respected bloodlines – starting with a quality selection of 13 horses in the fortnightly auction that is open for bidding online now.

The Manawatu nursery is offering four yearlings, two two-year-olds and seven mares, including the multiple race winners Champers (NZ) (Tavistock), Heidi Belle (NZ) (Vespa), Pleasure (NZ) (Vespa) and St Nancy (NZ) (Road To Rock).

“We’re starting off by putting 13 up for sale in the current auction, and they’ll be followed by another 20 or so before Christmas,” Wellfield’s farm manager and trainer Peter Didham said.

“In the new year, we’ll probably put some more mares and foals on the market as well. I think it’s a really great opportunity for buyers to get their hands on some good-quality bloodstock.

“There’s some beautifully bred mares available in the current auction, along with some capable racemares who I think are very suitable for racing. Pleasure in particular is a very honest mare, and there’s also Eshay (NZ) (Contributer) who is only lightly raced and has shown above-average ability. I think someone could do very well racing mares like those.”

Didham also made special mention of Lot 1 – a yearling colt by exciting young sire Circus Maximus out of Abeautifulred (NZ) (Handsome Randsom). Herself a runner-up in the Group One New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m), Abeautifulred is the dam of three winners from three foals to race including the multiple stakes winner Excelleration (NZ) (Exceed And Excel).

“The Circus Maximus yearling out of Abeautifulred is a really lovely type,” Didham said.

The 54 Lot auction is now open for bidding, with the first lot closing from 7pm (NZT) on Monday.