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Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Bloodstocks 2013 premier sale wrapped up at Karaka on Tuesday with 323 of the 441 lots sold.
Fewer horses sold at Karaka but clearance rate up
Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2013 premier sale wrapped up at Karaka on Tuesday with 323 of the 441 lots sold.
The total raised of $51.05 million was $3.085 million less than in 2012, with 27 fewer horses sold.
The sale average of $158,054 is a 2 percent increase on last year’s figure, while the median was unchanged at $120,000.
The clearance rate of 79 percent was up from 74 percent in 2012.
The top price of $1.975 million on the first day was paid by Ireland’s Tom Magnier for a colt by Fastnet Rock from the Peintre Celebre mare Celebria. It was the fifth highest price ever fetched at Karaka.
The top price of day two was for a colt by stallion Pins from Sayyida (Zabeel), sold to Melbourne trainer Peter Moody for $775,000. It was the highest price ever paid at Karaka for a yearling by the sire.