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Sensational Selling at the Bloomsbury Stud NZ Dispersal Sale

Monday, May 7, 2007

It was a sensational day of selling at the Dispersal Sale of Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford's Bloomsbury Stud NZ, with hot demand right throughout the day including two New Zealand sale ring records broken.

Setting a new record price for a broodmare sold at Karaka was Honor Lap (Lot 36) , the G.1 WATC Derby winning Honor Grades mare who fetched the top price of the Sale of NZ$825,000. In foal to Hussonet, the mare was knocked down to the bid of Don Ha, the purchaser of the sale-topping Zabeel-Sunline colt at this year's Karaka Premier Sale.

 HonorLap

 Sale-topping broodmare - Honor Lap

Ha said he had no plans when he came to the Sale of buying any mares but someone pointed out the potential of this mare moments before she came in the ring. "I thought, she got a million dollars back from her two foals at the sales so at half a million she would be a good investment. I spent a bit more than that but you don't get many opportunities to buy these sorts of mares so I thought I'd go for it."

The mare will now head to Sir Patrick Hogan's Cambridge Stud.

Don Ha was also briefly responsible for a new record priced weanling when he paid $400,000 for the Zabeel colt out of Myself (Nashwan) at Lot 15. However that was quickly surpassed just seven lots later when the Zabeel filly out of Twentyfirstcentury (Sadler's Wells) was bought for $500,000 by Michael Otto, setting a new weanling record for Karaka.

The broodmare session saw 31 horses sold for an aggregate of $3,197,000 at an average price of $103,145 with the 22 weanlings turning over $1,401,000 at an average price of $63,682. All 57 horses offered today were sold, with total takings of NZ$4,879,000 and an average price of $85,596. 

Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford was jubilant following the conclusion of the Sale, "Some of the mares whose pedigrees were really exciting to me made fantastic prices and have gone to wonderful homes which, I suppose, was the part I minded about the most. I am thrilled Twentyfirstcentury is going to the Schick family, Mr Ha buying the Honor Lap and Zabeel colt is fantastic, the owners of Ticklish bought her mother which is wonderful - so many good things to come out of the day."

"The thing that was most amazing about this sale was the tremendous support the industry gave me - all the studs that helped our purple army - and I would like to thank New Zealand Bloodstock for the last ten years of selling our horses, culminating today." 

New Zealand Bloodstock Marketing Manager Petrea Vela said the company was delighted with the results of the day, "It is sad to say farewell to Bloomsbury Stud but we are thrilled to have been able to help conduct such a successful final sale for Henrietta and her team. She has made a wonderful contribution to the industry over the past ten years and we wish her the very best of luck for the future." 

Bloomsbury Stud NZ Dispersal Sale Statistics

Catalogued

66

Withdrawn 9
Sold 57
Average $85,596
Median $36,000
Aggregate $4,879,000

Top Broodmare Lots

Lot Colr Name Purcahser Price
36 C Honor Lap (+ Hussonet) MANUKAU BLOODSTOCK LTD (Auckland) $825,000
58 BR Zola (+ Savabeel) PAUL MAKIN & STARCRAFT (Queensland) $410,000
51 B Twentyfirstcentury (+ Stravinsky) WINDSOR PARK STUD LTD (Cambridge) $220,000
40 BB Lady Harriet (+ Pins) EMBLEM LTD (Auckland) $200,000
47 B Smartway LEGACY LANDS LTD (Thames) $190,000
42 B Like the Wind (+ Savabeel) MR N JENKINSON (Queensland) $160,000
39 B Kowtow (+ Danehill Dancer) MR N JENKINSON (Queensland) $130,000
45 BR Red Letter Day (+ Postponed) STONEY BRIDGE THOROUGHBREDS (Auckland) $130,000
48 B Tennessee Moon MARCUS CORBAN BLOODSTOCK (NSW) $95,000
46 BR Repetition (+ Stravinsky) STONEY BRIDGE THOROUGHBREDS (Auckland) $85,000
(+ = Positive pregnancy test)

Top Weanling Lots

Lot Colr Breeding Purchaser Price
22 B.F Zabeel / Twentyfirstcentury MICHAEL OTTO BLOODSTOCK LTD (Auckland) $500,000
15 B.C Zabeel / Myself MANUKAU BLOODSTOCK LTD (Auckland) $400,000
13 B.C Pins / Mercury Island MANLEY LODGE LTD (Palmerston North) $100,000
10 B.F Pins / Lady Harriet ROGERSON BLOODSTOCK (Hamilton) $56,000
18 B.F Thorn Park / Repetition MR DF & MRS MD BODLE (Morrinsville) $42,000
23 C.C Captain Rio / Upstage ROGERSON BLOODSTOCK (Hamilton) $38,000
3 B.C Cape Cross / Castagna BROMLEY BLOODSTOCK LTD (Taupo) $36,000
9 B.F No Excuse Needed / Joan Barry MR BW MCDONALD (Tuakau) $25,000
1 B.C Handsome Ransom / Bikini NICHOLSON O'ROURKE LTD (Morrinsville) $21,000
7 B.F Pins / Flying Class ROGERSON BLOODSTOCK (Hamilton) $21,000

Leading Buyers by Aggregate

Buyer Bought Aggregate Average Top Price 
MANUKAU BLOODSTOCK LTD

2

$1,225,000

$612,500

$825,000

MICHAEL OTTO BLOODSTOCK LTD

1

$500,000

$500,000

$500,000

MR N JENKINSON

3

$490,000

$163,333

$200,000

PAUL MAKIN & STARCRAFT

1

$410,000

$410,000

$410,000

LEGACY LANDS LTD

4

$261,000

$65,250

$190,000

STONEY BRIDGE THOROUGHBRED

3

$258,000

$86,000

$130,000

WINDSOR PARK STUD LTD

1

$220,000

$220,000

$220,000

EMBLEM LTD

1

$200,000

$200,000

$200,000

ROGERSON BLOODSTOCK

4

$173,000

$43,250

$58,000

BROMLEY BLOODSTOCK LTD

2

$109,000

$54,500

$73,000

For a full set of results contact phone New Zealand Bloodstock on 09 298 0055 or email [email protected].