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South Island Sale Sees Big Crowd, Selective Buyers, Average Prices Hold Up Well

Saturday, August 9, 2003

Demand at the top end of the market for the standout lots was strong, with a top price of $83,000 being well in excess of last year's highest price at $40,000. The top price was given by Kim Clapperton on behalf of leading Singapore based owner, Jerry Sung, for Lot 115, the colt by Kaapstad x Argentina.

A further two lots made $50,000 each, these being Lot 105, a gelding by Stravinsky x Woodwind purchased by Paul O'Sullivan and Lot 146 a filly by Marju x Dainty Diva purchased by the Robt Dawe Agency of Auckland.

Norelands Stud Select Broodmare Band Dispersal At The Spring Bloodstock Sale

Tuesday, August 5, 2003

The Cambridge based Norelands Stud property is in the process of being sold, with the current owners having made a recent decision to disperse all bloodstock over the coming months, beginning with the broodmares at the Spring Sale.

With the Norelands sale decision being made subsequent to the printing of the main Spring Sale catalogue the Norelands mares will be offered through the supplementary catalogue on August 17.

Top Quality Mares For Unreserved Dispersal On Offer At This Year'S Spring Sale

Monday, July 28, 2003

The catalogue for next month's Spring Bloodstock Sale has received a huge boost with the inclusion of an unreserved dispersal of a number of high quality broodmares.

The 27 broodmares will be offered through Westbury Stud as Agent. Their dispersal has come about following the sale of the Australian based group, including the Golden Horseshoe Syndicate, which owned them to a third party which does not operate in the bloodstock breeding business. It was therefore decided to disperse the broodmares on an unreserved basis.

South Island Sale Promises Plenty With Bigger Catalogue And Top Sires Represented

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

The sale has grown slightly in numbers this year to a catalogue of 220 Lots to be offered in the stunning winter scenery of Christchurch on Friday 8th August. The South Island Sale has fashioned an impressive list of stakes winning graduates in recent times, with the headliner being HUSTLER (Al Akbar x Flush), winner of this season's Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas.

The 2 Year Olds will again provide the biggest session and main focus of the sale, with progeny of NZ's proven best sires and several top class shuttle sires represented, including Al Akbar, Cape Cross, Centaine, Danasinga, Danske, Dream Well, Felix the Cat, Generous, Gold Brose, Kaapstad, King of Kings, Marju, O'Reilly, Personal Escort, Pins, Shinko King, Stravinsky, Towkay, Volksraad, Woodman & Yamanin Vital to name a few.

Top Performance By Piachay To Win Gr.1 Brisbane Cup

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Trained by David Hall, five year old Piachay (Danasinga x Pleasure) took the lead in the straight and held on to win by a length over County Tyrone (Danewin x Nice Choice) with another kiwi bred runner, Homewrecker (Housebuster x Major Affair) 1 � lengths back in third place.

Bred by Donald McLaren ONZM & his wife Rochelle of Auckland's Northfield Stud, Piachay was sold at New Zealand Bloodstock's 1999 Premier Yearling Sale for $100,000 to Belmont Bloodstock of Victoria. He was sold through the draft of the Ra Ora-Haunui Partnership.

Hong Kong Report

Thursday, June 5, 2003

Stealing the show was Cheerful Fortune (Kashani x Crystal Jet) who took out the final race of the evening the Chuk Yuen Handicap (Class 2, HK$1,000,000, 1200m) in fine style finishing 2 � lengths clear of the rest of the field.

Trained by Andy Leung, Cheerful Fortune is a graduate of New Zealand Bloodstock's 2001 Select Colts Sale where he was purchased for $38,000 by Grand Harvest Stud. He was sold through the draft of Highview Stud.

Honor Babe Flies Flag For Sunday'S Central Districts Sale

Monday, May 19, 2003

The fact that a horse the calibre of Honor Babe graced the sale ring at Wanganui, (even though buyers did not spot her potential at the time), is proof that a relatively low key sale such as this can still provide some absolute gems for smart buyers.

Honor Babe (Honor Grades x Repremand) was offered at the 2000 Central District Sale as a yearling and was passed in for under $2,000. Honor Babe has gone on to win earnings of AUD$619,360 and NZ$73,475.

Honor Babe Flies Flag For Sunday'S Central Districts Sale

Monday, May 19, 2003

The fact that a horse the calibre of Honor Babe graced the sale ring at Wanganui, (even though buyers did not spot her potential at the time), is proof that a relatively low key sale such as this can still provide some absolute gems for smart buyers.

Honor Babe (Honor Grades x Repremand) was offered at the 2000 Central District Sale as a yearling and was passed in for under $2,000. Honor Babe has gone on to win earnings of AUD$619,360 and NZ$73,475.

National Weanling & Broodmare Sale Summary

Thursday, May 15, 2003


2003 NATIONAL WEANLING & BROODMARE SALE

The final day of the National Weanling & Broodmare Sale saw the remaining 220 Broodmares meet with solid demand in line with the quality on offer. This brought to a close a total of 4 days of selling which was characterised by good prices for top class stock, a very pleasing clearance rate of almost 80% and plenty of great value for buyers.

Tonic Wins Southern Filly Title After Tehama'S Success In Warstep Stakes

Monday, April 28, 2003

Tehama (Centaine x Eminent Walk) secured her first win for owners Peter and Philip Vela, and Tonic (Blues Traveller x Sent to War), who finished fifth in Saturday's race, secured the notable title of 2002-03 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year.

On easy track conditions Tehama, trained by Matamata's Mark Walker, won by � length over Paul O'Sullivan trained Olgavich (Maroof x Olga's Pal), with Kizkardes (Hadaad x Political Economy), trained by Ross Beckett, a further 3 � lengths back in third position.

Tonic Wins Southern Filly Title After Tehama'S Success In Warstep Stakes

Monday, April 28, 2003

Tehama (Centaine x Eminent Walk) secured her first win for owners Peter and Philip Vela, and Tonic (Blues Traveller x Sent to War), who finished fifth in Saturday's race, secured the notable title of 2002-03 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year.

On easy track conditions Tehama, trained by Matamata's Mark Walker, won by ¾ length over Paul O'Sullivan trained Olgavich (Maroof x Olga's Pal), with Kizkardes (Hadaad x Political Economy), trained by Ross Beckett, a further 3 ½ lengths back in third position.

Hot Field For Final Race Of New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly Of The Year

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Two fillies in particular, aiming to take home the notable title of New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year are Peter and Dawn Williams trained filly Tonic (Blues Traveller x Sent to War), and Michael Pitman and Chris Harris trained Royal Show (Deputy Governor x Bluebird Dancer).

Tonic currently heads the points table for the Series with 14 points after being successful in winning the New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight Stakes in February and the New Zealand Bloodstock Leasing Stakes at her last start earlier this month.

Crianca Clears Away To Win Gr.3 Adrian Knox Stakes

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

On soft track conditions the Shaun Dwyer trained filly cleared away by 5 lengths to take the win in a time of 2:03.76. In second place was Nothin' Leica Dane filly Ain't Seen Nothin' (from Icecapade), who finished 4� lengths clear of Flidais (Timber Country x Electronic) in third position.

Crianca was purchased for $57,500 by Kevin Thompson of Queensland at the 2001 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale. She was sold through the draft of Karaka Downs of Auckland.

Autumn Yearling Sale Preview

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Lot 8 Bay Filly (Fasliyev x Close Your Eyes)
By exciting first season sire and out of a Gr.2 winning mare, this filly is from the family of Gr.1 AJC Oaks winner Just Now, Gr.1 VATC Sandown Guineas winner Scenic Warrior and Gr.1 South Australian Derby winner Shiva's Revenge.

Lot 18 Chestnut Colt (Sandtrap x Ever True)
By exciting sire of Gr.1 Bayer Classic winner Bunker, this colts dam is a three quarter sister to four-time Gr.1 winner and successful sire Sovereign Red, Gr.1 Melbourne & Caulfield Cups' winner Gurners Lane, Gr.1 VATC Marlboro Cup winner Trichelle and Gr.3 Winter Cup winner Tristram's Gold. This is also the family of dual Gr.1 winner Foxwood and Gr.2 winners Brutal Force and Seto Bridge.

The Hong Kong Report

Monday, April 14, 2003

Success for the kiwis' started in race 2 with a NZ-bred quinella. Trained by Mr Ho Leung, King Horse (Kaapstad x Free As A Bird) claimed the HK$500,000 Shek Wu Hui Handicap (1400m) ahead of fellow kiwi Perfect Score (Centaine x Military Fun).

King Horse was purchased at New Zealand Bloodstock's 2000 Premier Yearling Sale for $40,000 by Anglo Asian Bloodstock of Hong Kong. He was sold through the draft of Mapperley Stud.