Buyers Secure Outstanding Value at South Island Sale
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
At the close of New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2018 South Island Sale the key trend that prevailed throughout the day was demand for new blood – with the top three leading sires by average, with three or more sold, featuring Zacinto, Proisir and Ghibellines respectively.
Yet it was Ravelston Stud’s Per Incanto colt (Lot 109) that provided the highlight of the day’s selling. Out of a winning O’Reilly mare The Dewdrop, he comes from the famous “The” family which the Stud have shaped over many years. Garry Carvell of Hiwi Bloodstock outlaid $100,000, the most paid for a yearling at the Sale since 2012, to acquire the athletic colt.
South Island Sale Drafts Boosted with Recent Group 1 Winners
Monday, Apr 16, 2018
Recent Group 1-performing Kiwi-breds have provided a timely boost to several pedigree pages, along with other outstanding performances, for the upcoming New Zealand Bloodstock South Island Sale held at the Riding for the Disabled Building at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch on 20 April.
Star filly Savvy Coup (NZ) (Savabeel) fought out until the end in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks to win by a length and a quarter. Trained by Michael and Matthew Pitman, she has had a strong three-year-old campaign with 13 starts for five wins including the Group 3 Eulogy Stakes.
South Island Sale Supported with Top-Class Vendors
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018
NZB’s South Island Sale is only three weeks away and our vendors are adding the final touches to their drafts which have been years in the making. These well-prepared thoroughbreds are ready to be presented to prospective buyers and join the next generation of winning graduates.
The list of similarities between high-flying South Island Sale graduates Parthesia (NZ) (Raise the Flag) and Civil Disobedience (NZ) (Raise the Flag) are considerable, but if we look at where it all started we can trace them back to perennial southern vendor White Robe Lodge.
Southern-based sires compose the majority of the 121-lot catalogue at New Zealand Bloodstock’s upcoming South Island Sale with the vendors offering a wide selection of the region’s best stock. The progeny of 44 sires, including seven first season sires, will be available for buyers to inspect.
A Group 2-winning son of Fastnet Rock, Highly Recommended has gotten off to a flying start having sired stakes performers at two and three – Group 2 winner Sumstreetsumwhere (NZ), dual stakes winner Waldorf(NZ), Group 1 placed Joyfilly (NZ) and stakes placed Pipiana (NZ).
Continuing on from the hype of Karaka 2018, the National Yearling Sales Series heads south with the South Island Sale set to offer a solid second round of pedigree on Friday 20 April.
In recent years, the Sale has delivered racetrack stars and has become known as a source of affordable horses with buyers experiencing a fast track to success. In the last five seasons the Sale has produced five individual Group winners and 15 individual stakes winners.
The New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales Series heads south to showcase the South Island Session with the 121-lot catalogue available online and arriving in the post late next week for viewing.
The Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch will host the Sale on Friday 20 April with selling commencing from 11am.