South Island Sale Interest Hotting Up

5 August 2005

With just days to go until New Zealand Bloodstock's annual South Island Sale in Christchurch next Friday 12 August, interest is mounting in this year's bumper catalogue.

Boasting the strongest catalogue seen in recent years, the sale features 227 entries including 128 select two year olds, 66 general two year olds, 15 broodmares, 14 yearlings and 4 untried horses.

With automatic nomination into New Zealand Bloodstock's National Yearling Sale for yearlings purchased at the South Island Sale there will be countless pinhooking opportunities available.

New Zealand Bloodstock Marketing & PR Manager, Petrea Vela commented, "We saw a leap in quality offered at this Sale last year and breeders and vendors look to have built on this even further this year. We've had a lot of interest in this year's catalogue, amongst both local and international buyers, including from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau, and they can expect some great buying opportunities there next week."

Graduates of this Sale include Hustler, Le Celibataire, Second Coming, Silky Red Boxer, plus Hong Kong sensation, Super Kid. After struggling to make his reserve when he was offered at the 2001 South Island Sale by the then Wynyard Lodge Stud, Super Kid went on to win the Group 3 Waikato Guineas at his fourth start racing as Cheerine Kid. Racing in Hong Kong he claimed the coveted Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup and was crowned Hong Kong's 2004 Champion Stayer. The Steven Chow trained, Six Aces, a prolific winner in Macau with 11 wins to date, has also been flying the flag for this Sale of late.

In recent years this Sale has cemented a reputation as a respected source of genuine, untried two year olds at great value for money. This year sees over 70 sires represented including sires such as Al Akbar, Danasinga, Danske, Howbaddouwantit, Pins, Pentire, O'Reilly and more represented by Select Session two year olds.

The complete list of sires represented by two year olds at this Sale is:

Al Akbar

Anziyan Kaapstad
Black Minnaloushe Kashani
Blazing Keel Keeper
Brocco Kilimanjaro
Cape Cross Langfuhr
Carnegie Le Paillard
Carolingian Lord Ballina
Casual Lies Magic Ring
Centaine Mellifont
Chagall Montjeu
Chief Bearhart Monza
City on a Hill Mughtanim
Classic Fame My Halo
Cullen O'Reilly
Daggers Drawn Pentire
Danasinga Personal Escort
Danehill Dancer Pins
Danske Postponed
Danzighill Pupil
Deputy Governor Quality Gold
Desert Fox Real Quiet
Desert King Rossini
Ebony Grosve Sakura Seeking
Faltaat Sandtrap
Felix the Cat Seasoned Star
Fort Morgan Shinko King
Generous Ski Captain
Germano Spectacularphantom
Green Perfume Spectatorial
Haafiz Stark South
Hadaad Star Way
His Royal Highness Success Express
Howbaddouwantit Summer Suspicion
Hunza Court The Gladiator
I Conquer Towkay
Iglesia Traditionally
Istidaad Yamanin Vital
Justice Prevails

The South Island Sale will be held at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch on Friday 12 August from 10am, followed by the New Zealand's annual Mercedes Awards at the Christchurch Convention Centre.

For catalogues or sale information, contact New Zealand Bloodstock PH: +64 9 298 0055 or [email protected] or see the catalogue online at