Unreserved Dispersal Sale Featuring Rollout The Carpet Live Now

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Rollout The Carpet (Holy Roman Emperor) has a current bid of AUD$30,000.
Rollout The Carpet (Holy Roman Emperor) has a current bid of AUD$30,000.

The first stand-alone Gavelhouse Plus auction is live and available to view here.

Australian-based Group One-winning mare Rollout The Carpet (Holy Roman Emperor) will be auctioned as part of a high-profile unreserved dispersal sale on the digital platform. 

With a current bid of AUD$30,000, the Group One New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) winner is in foal to five-time Group One winning son of Redoute’s Choice, The Autumn Sun.

Rollout The Carpet’s weanling colt by Pierro has a current bid of AUD$31,000 and her two winning half-sisters Vendella (Exceed and Excel) and Out Of Friendship (Tale Of The Cat) are also included in the auction and are in foal to young, outstanding proven sires Pierro and No Nay Never respectively.

Bidding on the quality stock launched on Monday 29 June and will run until Tuesday 7 July, with the first lot closing at 7pm (NZT).

The highest-rated juvenile filly of her generation, Rollout The Carpet won the Group Two Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) and was then first past the post in in the Group One Diamond Stakes (1200m) before being relegated to second.

Runner-up in both the Group Three Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) and Group Three James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m), Rollout The Carpet defeated high-class fillies Waterford and Fix when usurping the Guineas and was the highest rated three-year-old filly on the free handicap. She was also a Group One performer as a four-year-old, finishing a very close up third in the Group One ARC Easter Handicap.

Rollout The Carpet is part-owned by New Zealand’s Bloodstock’s International Bloodstock Manager John Cameron.

“She’s a well-bred, highly performed quality mare,” Cameron said.

“My partners Mr Fan, Mr Tung, the Orams and myself were very fortunate to have bred her and we enjoyed every moment of her racing career.

“Obviously the highlight being her very determined win in the Group One NZ 1000 Guineas which gave us a tremendous thrill as owners and we were extremely proud of her.

“It is with a certain sadness, that due to a change of circumstance and direction that we have made the difficult decision to sell our partnership horses.

“With our horses being domiciled in Australia, it does however create a wonderful opportunity for breeders to purchase a Group One winner in Rollout The Carpet and her two well-bred winning half-sisters.

“They are all in foal to exciting young sires and the new buyers will be able to mate them to the stallion of their choice this spring.

“Rollout The Carpet’s weanling colt by the outstanding young sire Pierro gives buyers the opportunity to purchase him with a view of on-selling him as a yearling or alternatively buying him as a potential racehorse to race in their own colours.”

Having played host to NZB’s online South Island Sale and National Weanling Sale, this is the first stand-alone Gavelhouse Plus auction.

NZB’s Director of Business Development Mike Kneebone has inspected the horses and is available for enquires. Contact him by calling +61 4 395 688 81 or email [email protected].

Rollout The Carpet and her weanling colt are based at Coolmore Australia. Inspections can be arranged by calling +61 2 6576 4200 or Nial Power +61 4 812 617 33.

Vendella and Out Of Friendship are based at Amarina Farm, inspections can be arranged by calling +61 2 6547 1261 or Craig Anderson +61 4 194 648 99.