They have been strong all week and Kingsclere Stables trainers Roger James & Robert Wellwood get another. The filly by Tivaci was purchased for $250,000 in conjunction with Andrew Williams Bloodstock & Bevan Smith Bloodstock from the draft of Beckham Equine.
With fierce competition in the ring, Raptors Thoroughbred / Mr BQ Sun comes out on top for Lot 968. The colt by Almazor was presented by Milan Park and purchased for $230,000.
Following a fierce bidding duel, Lot 968 is secured for $230,000 by Raptors Thoroughbred & Mr BQ Sun. On his birthday, Tony Rider from Milan Park Stud was elated with the result for the son of Almanzor.
We saw fireworks late in the day as Lot 954 went through the ring. NZB agent Kane Jones was the successful bidder at $220,000 on behalf of Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Wyborn Bloodstock. Rodney Schick from Windsor Park Stud was thrilled with the result for the filly by his resident sire Turn Me Loose.
Victorian-based trainer, Patrick Payne, who was originally born in the mighty Hawera, has his eye on a number of kiwi stallions he is looking to secure from Karaka 2022.
Astute agent Phill Cataldo Bloodstock is a popular face around the grounds at Karaka. Cataldo purchases at all ends of the market for his clients, with prices ranging from just $11,000 all the way to $260,000.
A great result for a long time vendor Cherie Archer of Archer Park as Lot 937, a colt by Ace High, sells to the bid of Patrick Payne for $140,000.
Top-class New Zealand trainer Shaune Ritchie has been active at Karaka 2022, purchasing five lots. One of his purchases includes the full brother to Group One Champion filly Jennifer Eccles.
NZB speaks to Robert Wellwood of Kingsclere Stables who secured the highlight on Day One of Book 2. Lot 756 is a Vadamos colt out of Call Me Blondie purchased from Haunui Farm.
Jessie Gower had a chat with Inglewood Stud's Gus Wigley about their resident stallion, War Decree and his results at Karaka 2022 so far. With Lot 686 presented by Ralph Thoroughbreds, the son of War Decree sold for $150,000 on Day One of Book 2 and Lot 684 going for $60,000 from the draft of Berkley Stud.
A huge thrill for the team at Little Avondale Stud as 'Victoria', the Time Test filly out of Brannickers sells to the bid of Pegasus Bloodstock for $55,000. Congratulations to the members of staff who co-owned and presented the beautiful filly at Karaka 2022 for a fantastic result in the ring.
NZB chatted to Dean Hawkins of Wentwood Grange, who sold 31 out of 31 lots in their Book 1 draft at Karaka 2022. Dean operates in partnership with his two brothers Sean and Leigh Hawkins.
NZB caught up with Alan Fu from Pegasus Bloodstock regarding Lot 748, the Time Test out of Brannickers. She is the second lot Alan has purchased at Karaka 2022 that is sired by Little Avondale's Time Test. With Karaka Million aspirations in 2023, she was top buying for $55,000.
NZB had a chat with one of our leading pinhookers Jamie Beatson of OhukiaLodge. He purchased a total of seven lots across Book 1 and paid $160,000 for Lot 406, a Savabeel colt out of Maxmara. He is looking forward to getting them back for the Ready to Run Sale in November.
We hear from Go Racing's Albert Bosma on Day 3 after he purchased Lot 550 for just $40,000. The filly by Exosphere is out of Sallybrook, who is from a family Go Racing know well. Can lightning strike twice for them in the Karaka Million in 2023?
Mark Chittick of Waikato Stud was thrilled to sell Lot 528, the colt by Savabeel for $850,000. The popular colt is out of O'Reilly mare Relentless Desire, which makes him bred on the 'magical cross'.
From afar, ex-pat Kiwi, Bjorn Baker tells us about his Karaka purchases and what he has planned for them this year, due to the inclement weather in Sydney. One of the leading trainers in Sydney, Bjorn has ended Book 1 with a total of six lots purchased.
David Ellis joins NZB to chat about the purchase of Lot 530, a Justify colt out of well-related mare Repeat. He was presented by The Oaks Stud and sold for $600,000. David purchased him for the Te Akau Racing Colts syndicate. David tells us that he isn't finished buying just yet!
NZB got the chance to catch up with a very busy Paul Moroney to welcome him home and back to Karaka. Paul gave us an insight into how he has been filling his days and the process behind assisting clients in purchasing the stars of the future.
Speaking to NZB all the way from Idaho in the USA is prolific owner Dennis Foster, who is tuning in to Karaka online. To date, Foster has purchased six yearlings during Book 1 in partnership with Bourbon Lane Stable. The lots will remain in New Zealand to be trained by Stephen Marsh.
Dave Duley of Landsdowne Park is absolutely chuffed after sale ring fireworks resulted in the sale of Lot 508 for $900,000 to Kingsclere Stables.
“He was the best colt in the Sale,” said young gun @RobertWellwood of Kingsclere Stables. The trainer was elated to secure the star of Day Three at Book 1 for $900,000 with training partner Roger James.
Kingsclere Stables were thrilled with their $900,000 purchase of Lot 508 (Autumn Sun x Pristino). NZB chats to Group One-winning trainer Roger James about the superb colt.
We caught up with NZB Sydney-based Director of Business Development, Mike Kneebone, to discuss all things Karaka 2022.
On a special day, Leon Casey of Pencarrow Stud chats to us about Lot 325, the Zoustar filly who was purchased by Te Akau Racing for $475,000. The filly is out of Group performing mare Irion.
David Ellis joins us to discuss Lot 410, the top lot on Day Two of Book 1. A beautifully bred filly by Fastnet Rock from the Curraghmore draft, she was the only lot sired by Fastnet Rock in the sale. Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis secured her with a leading bid of $850,000 for the full sister to Group One winner, Unforgotten.
We caught up with Go Racing's Albert Bosma about the stunning Dundeel filly they purchased for $200,000 from the Pencarrow Stud draft. She is out of Group One-winning mare Insouciant.
Gordon Cunningham discusses his two standout fillies offered in the Curraghmore draft (Lot 410 and Lot 434).
Mark Baker discusses the new blood offered in Hallmark's Karaka 2022 Book 1 draft, including yearlings by in demand sires Justify and Almanzor.
Kiwi ex-pat Bjorn Baker checks in with NZB following a successful day of purchasing at Karaka 2022.
NZB speaks to Gareth Downey of Valachi Downs after first season sire U S Navy Flag is proving popular in the Sale ring. Lot 303 was secured for $340,000 by Wexford Stables.
Rodney Schick had a chat with NZB on Day Two of #Karaka2022, discussing all things Windsor Park Stud and their star graduate, 2022 Karaka Million winner Dynastic (NZ).
Bruce Perry knocks down Lot 333 for $675,000 from the draft of Cambridge Stud. The colt by Almanzor is a close relation to Group One winner Inspirational Girl.
NZB speaks to Lance O’Sullivan, who trains in partnership with Andrew Scott under their Wexford Stables Banner. The two-time Derby-winning stable saw shares in Lot 303 fly out the door at Karaka after purchasing him for $340,000.
Check out the action from the Chris Waller Racing function at Royal Randwick as Mulcaster Bloodstock & Chris Waller Racing purchase Lot 165, the Pierro colt, out of Group One-winning Mare Charmont. Presented by Curraghmore, he sold for $440,000.
NZB Auctioneer and Director Mike Kneebone has been a fixture on the rostrum for the past 24 years. Mike gives us an insight into what it's like to experience the Sale from another perspective.
We spoke to Aquis Farm's Kacy Fogden post-sale of our current sale topper, Lot 161, a colt by superstar Savabeel out of O'Reilly mare in Chandelier. Making him a full brother to Group One winner, Mo'Unga. He was bought for $1,000,000.
NZB caught up with Trent Busuttin of Busuttin Racing to welcome him back to New Zealand after an extended period of buying from afar. Trent & Natalie have been busy and will continue to be very active throughout the week.
With strong demand for first season sires during the opening of Karaka 2022, Michael Guerin chats to Dean Hawkins of Wentwood Grange who sold Lot 6 for $250,000.
NZB chats to Tony Rider of Milan Park after Lot 10, a Savabeel colt out of Thee Achiever was purchased for $575,000 by David Ellis.
In a wonderful charitable gesture made by Ben Kwok, all sale proceeds for Lots 74 and 741 at Karaka 2022 will be donated to Beyond the Barriers NZ and The CatWalk Trust.
We hear from Cambridge Stud’s Scott Calder post-sale of Lot 67, a colt by the late Tavistock out of Zabeel mare in Ziffel bought for $500,000.
Reminiscing on a tremendous Karaka 2021, where despite having no international buyers on the grounds, the scenes at Karaka showed an auditorium packed with kiwis and huge participation on our online bidding platform.
NZB can now offer a user-friendly online bidding service for all registered buyers who are unable to travel to the Sale.
You can’t beat the Karaka experience, but hear it from the horse’s mouth why this year’s sale was such a success and what our vendors are looking forward to most about selling at #Karaka2022.
Karaka 2022 kicks off tomorrow and Michael Guerin caught up with Racing.com