Sale News

South Island Sale Drafts Boosted with Recent Group 1 Winners

Savvy Coup's (NZ) (Savabeel) win in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks has boosted the South Island Sale.
Savvy Coup's (NZ) (Savabeel) win in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks has boosted the South Island Sale.

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.

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South Island Sale Supported with Top-Class Vendors

Ravelston Stud's Rock 'n' Pop filly (Lot 100) topped the Sale in 2017.
Ravelston Stud's Rock 'n' Pop filly (Lot 100) topped the Sale in 2017.

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.

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Sires to Watch – South Island Sale

White Robe Lodge's newcomer Ghibellines.
White Robe Lodge's first season sire Ghibellines will offer the largest crop at the South Island Sale.

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).

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Snapshot of South Island Sale Success

Current season stakes-winning South Island Sale graduate Civil Disobedience (NZ).
Current season stakes-winning South Island Sale graduate Civil Disobedience (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.

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NZB’s South Island Sale Online Now

NZB's South Island Sale Online Now
NZB's South Island Sale Online Now

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.

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