Weanling & Mixed Bloodstock Summary

9 May 2005

Results and statistics following the conclusion of the second day of the´┐ŻNational Weanling, Broodmare´┐Ż& Mixed Bloodstock Sale.

WEANLINGS

The General Weanling Session concluded the weanling offering for this year's National Weanling & Broodmare Sale at Karaka today, with fair results for most vendors.

New Zealand Bloodstock Marketing & PR Manager, Petrea Vela commented, "There have been mixed results over the weanling sessions seen here on Friday at the Westbury Sale, yesterday and this morning, with the full spectrum of price and quality amongst the offering. Consistently the nice quality horses have sold well, but unfortunately we simply didn't have the depth of catalogue this year and the reality is that there just isn't the market for those horses weak on both pedigree and type. "

The weanling average for the combined weanling sessions showed a drop to $8,345 from last year's overall average of $10,635. The overall clearance rate remained steady, finishing up at 84% (up from 81% last year), with a combined median of $2,900, down from $5,000.

Combined Weanling Session Statistics

Total Lots Sold = 236
2004 Total Lots Sold = 281

Average = $8,345
2004 Average = $10,635

Median = $2,900
2004 Median = $5,000

Aggregate = $1,969,500 for lots 236 sold
2004 Aggregate = $2,974,600 for 281 lots sold

Clearance = 84%
2004 Clearance = 81%

Top Weanling Prices

Lot Type Breeding Purchaser Price
172 Bay Colt Montjeu x Go Norn Worldwide Bloodstock $150,000
23 Brown Colt Don Eduardo x Mwaared Haunui Farm $58,000
225 Bay Filly Don Eduardo x Tough Call New Zealand Bloodstock as agent $47,500
156 Bay Filly Cape Cross x First Payment Ashburn Lane Investments $42,000
219 Grey Filly Don Eduardo x Our Rosalee New Zealand Bloodstock as agent $40,000

YEARLINGS

A smaller offering of yearlings this year saw 20 yearlings sold for an average of $6,355, up from $5,871 last year, and a clearance rate of 91% up from 74% for yearlings in this Sale last year. The top lot was Lot 344, a colt by Montjeu fropm Go Norn, a full brother to the top lot at yesterday's Select Weanling Session. Also a half brother to stakes winners Life of Riley and (Mr) Royston, Lot 344 was bought by Graeme Rogerson for $70,000, as was the two year old from this dam at Lot 358 which he bought for $82,500.

This Session last year saw 34 lots sold for an average of $5,871.

Yearling Statistics

Lots Sold = 20
2004 Lots Sold = 34

Aggregate = $127,100
2004 Aggregate = $199,600

Average = $6,355
2004 Average = $5,871

Clearance = 91%
2004 Clearance = 74%

Top Price = $70,000, Lot 344, a colt by Montjeu x Go Norn, purchased by Rogerson Bloodstock, Hamilton.
2004 Top Price = $26,000 Lot 431, a filly by Chief Bearhart x Fiorella

TWO YEAR OLDS

This year's Two Year Old session was a non-breeze up sale which saw just 6 lots sold for an average of $14,733 and a clearance rate of 86%. The top lot was Lot 358 Kaarbon Copy (Kaapstad x Go Norn) a colt bought by Graeme Rogerson for $82,500.

Two Year Old Statistics

Lots Sold = 6
2004 Lots Sold = 13

Aggregate = $88,400
2004 Aggregate = $81,700

Average = $14,733
2004 Average = $6,285

Clearance = 86%
2004 Clearance = 68%

Top Price = $82,500 Lot 358, Kaarbon Copy (Kaapstad x Go Norn), purchased by Rogerson Bloodstock, Hamilton.
2004 Top Price = $36,000 Lot 450, a filly by Cape Cross x Wiki Wiki

UNTRIED & RACEHORSES

Untried Horse Statistics

Lots Sold = 10
2004 Lots Sold = 11

Aggregate = $3,700
2004 Aggregate = $30,100

Average = $370
2004 Average = $2,736

Clearance = 77%
2004 Clearance = 100%

Top Price = $800, Lot 366, a filly by Bahhare x Vorst, purchased by Miss A Masters, Auckland.
2004 Top Price = $10,500 Lot 465, a filly by Gold Brose x Working Girl

Racehorse Statistics

Lots Sold = 8
2004 Lots Sold = 6

Aggregate = $30,300
2004 Aggregate = $33,400

Average = $3,788
2004 Average = $5,567

Clearance = 100%
2004 Clearance = 67%

Top Price = $12,000 Lot 379, Sardonyx (Ebony Grosve x Go Minstrel), purchased by Michael Otto Bloodstock, Auckland.
2004 Top Price = $10,000 Lot 476, Ashley Downs (mare by Grosvenor x Selliera)

BROODMARES

The first 41 broodmares were offered for sale at the end of the second day of selling today. The top lot through the ring so far was Lot 413 Motee (Hopeful Word x Nutmeg Native) in foal to Stravinsky, offered by Swettenham Stud and bought by Nick King for South Australia for $65,000.

The broodmare session will conclude with a further 207 mares catalogued for sale tomorrow.

OVERALL SALE RESULTS

Petrea Vela summed up the past two days of selling, "Throughout the past two days vendors have met the market so we have seen a solid clearance rate of 82% overall. There hasn't been a lack of interest for good lots, but overall we have seen a difference in the quality of horses offered from those offered at this sale last year and the results have reflected that."

Including 14 supplementary entries offered over the course of the day, the Sale has so far grossed $2,546,000 for 314 horses sold, and will conclude tomorrow with a further 207 mares and two stallion shares catalogued for sale.

A full listing of results is available for viewing at www.nzb.co.nz.