Spotlight on New Zealand Sires During Book 2 Opening

29 January 2020

Highlight Lot 726 (Per Incanto x Makkura) from Little Avondale Stud.
Highlight Lot 726 (Per Incanto x Makkura) from Little Avondale Stud.

On the opening day of Book 2 at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 94th National Yearling Sale Series, Australian Bloodstock agent John Foote continued his spending spree off the back of a strong Book 1 Sale.

Foote took out the leading buyer title on Day One purchasing today’s highlight, Lot 726 a $160,000 Per Incanto colt out of Makkura from the draft of Little Avondale Stud.

New Zealand-based sires have provided all three of the top Lots on Day One, with Australians present in the buying bench.

Guy Mulcaster secured the second-top Lot of the day, Lot 775 a $130,000 Contributer (ex Parvati) colt out of the Landsdowne Park draft.

Breeder Kieryn Tapper was extremely pleased with the outcome.

“It means a lot to me, my goal two years ago was to breed and sell a $100,000 yearling.

“It’s brilliant that Guy Mulcaster has picked him, he has excellent judgement and I look forward to following him in the future,” said Tapper.

The third top Lot (793) was purchased by John White Bloodstock, a $115,000 Darci Brahma colt out of Polynesia from the Highview draft.

Highview claimed the leading vendor title on Day One of Book 2, after selling 11 horses for a total of $477,000.

The second leading vendor was Haunui Farm, selling nine horses for $398,000 in receipts. The Karaka-based stud had a strong Sale during Book 1, claiming the third-leading vendor title by average.

The turnover reached $3,113,500, representing an average of $34,594 for 90 horses sold. The median closed at $27,500, with the clearance rate settling at 71%.

The second day of Book 2 will commence tomorrow morning at 11am, with Lot 821 to 1040 going under the hammer.

All horses purchased at Karaka this week are eligible for the lucrative Karaka Million Series with two $1 million races available for graduates as two and three-year-olds, plus the CollinsonForex Karaka Cup for the duration of their career. Nominations must be received by 5pm Tuesday 3 March 2020.

To make enquiries about Passed Lots contact Regan Donnison on +64 21 512 466 or email [email protected]

Catch all the highlights from Day One of Book 2 and relive all the action online here.

2020 Book 2 Yearling Sale Statistics – Day One

  2020 BOOK 2 - DAY ONE 2019 BOOK 2 TOTAL
AGGREGATE $3,113,500 $9,743,000
AVERAGE $34,594 $39,606
MEDIAN $27,500 $30,000
SOLD 90 246
TOP LOT Lot 726 Per Incanto - Makurra (B.C) $160,000 Lot 872 Reliable Man - Quality Dream (B.C) $270,000