Solid Trade Continues at Karaka Select Sale

Press Release – New Zealand Bloodstock News

The first session of New Zealand Bloodstocks Select Yearling Sale provided a solid days trade today at Karaka, with figures tracking well against last years successful Sale.

Solid Trade Continues at Karaka Select Sale

The first session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Select Yearling Sale provided a solid day’s trade today at Karaka, with figures tracking well against last year’s successful Sale.

With 219 lots catalogued today from the 611 Select Sale entries on offer, 140 have sold for $6,616,500 at an average of $47,261, fractionally ahead of last year’s final average of $46,059. The day’s median of $39,000 is currently 11% ahead of the final Select Sale median last year of $35,000. The clearance rate currently sits at 69% versus a final clearance of 74% last year.

The Thewayyouare colt at Lot 533 was the top price of the day when secured by Hong Kong’s Magus Equine for $200,000 from Michelle Norman’s Kilmore Farm. The freshman sire by Kingmambo is a new addition to the Windsor Park Stud roster. From the blueblood family of Peeping Fawn and Blush With Pride, he was himself a champion two-year-old winning the Group 1 Saint-Cloud Criterium International (1600m).

“As usual every year I like to buy the first season sires because you are spending the same money with the first crop and you can buy the best one because there is not as much demand,” commented Magus Equine principle Willie Leung.

“Thewayyouare is the first season sire I’m looking for this year because I like Kingmambo, it’s an American pedigree but he raced well in France and he’s a precocious type and I think that will go well in Hong Kong.

“I thought this was the best colt in Select. He has an athletic build and he looks more like a three-year-old type so I will give him some more time to strengthen here in New Zealand before taking him up to Hong Kong.”

A longstanding supporter of the New Zealand Sales, the Hong Kong based agent bought three yearlings in the Premier Sale including a top price of $250,000 paid for the Fastnet Rock colt at Lot 219.

The leading buyer for the day has been Australia’s Aquanita Racing with six yearlings purchased for $298,000 at an average of $49,667. Amongst them was a top price of $120,000 paid for Lot 507, the Pentire half-brother to Group 1 winning filly Juice (Bertolini) from Te Runga Stud.

With New Zealand buyers making their presence felt, the broad buying bench included local buyers Go Racing – winner of Sunday night’s Karaka Million – Guy Mulcaster, Graeme Rogerson, Ginger & Bryce Tankard, Paul Shailer, Bruce Perry, and a host of other trainers and agents. Of the international buyers who have stayed on for this session, Singapore’s Stephen Gray, Laurie Laxon and Michael Freedman, and Australia’s Ciaron Maher and John Chalmers are amongst those who have secured purchases so far.

Leading the charge in the sire ranks is The Oaks Stud’s Darci Brahma with four Select Sale yearlings sold at an average of $82,500. This includes a top price of $160,000 for Lot 631 from Haunui Farm. With a Premier Sale average of $93,474 across 19 lots sold, and a top price at that session of $200,000 for Lot 233, Darci Brahma has another 14 Select Sale yearlings set to be offered over the next two days.

The leading sire by aggregate is Wellfield Lodge sire Alamosa, a Champion NZ 3YO whose oldest progeny are just two. Eight of Alamosa’s 11 entries have sold for $540,000 at an average of $67,500.

Continuing the trend set at the Premier Sale, Gordon Cunningham’s Curraghmore Stud is currently the leading vendor by average with four yearlings sold today at an average of $85,000, including a top price of $130,000 for the filly from dual Group 1 winning racemare Cinder Bella (Victory Dance) by Alamosa at Lot 531.

The Select Sale continues tomorrow at Karaka with Lots 661 to 880, all streamed live online at www.nzb.co.nz from 11am.

2013 Select Sale Statistics Day 1

2013 Select Sale Day 1 2012 Select Sale
AGGREGATE $6,616,500 $19,114,500
AVERAGE $47,261 $46,059
MEDIAN $39,000 $35,000
CLEARANCE 69% 74%
CATALOGUED 219 620
SOLD 140 415
TOP LOT Lot 533 B.C Thewayyouare X City Affair – $200,000 Lot 1096 B.C Pentire x Sunshine Gold – $230,000

2013 Select Sale Day 1 Top Lots

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Price
533 B. C Thewayyouare / City Affair Kilmore Farm Magus Equine (HK) $200,000
631 B. C Darci Brahma / Genebel Haunui Farm Mulcaster Bloodstock (Pukekohe) $160,000
443 BR. F Don Eduardo / Accidentallyinlove Bradbury Park Shailer Thoroughbreds (Matamata) $160,000
528 BR. C Pins / Chockaholic Sedgmere Farm Hiwi Lodge (HK) $150,000
516 B. C Holy Roman Emperor / Centafit Ainsley Downs Stud Waikato Bloodstock (Cambridge) $140,000
587 B. C Alamosa / Effloresce Highden Park Bruce Perry Bloodstock (Masterton) $140,000
531 BB F Alamosa / Cinder Bella Curraghmore Stud LB Racing (QLD) $130,000
460 B. C Pentire / Arniston Rich Hill Stud Ciaron Maher Racing (VIC) $130,000
507 Ch. C Pentire / Call Minder Te Runga Stud Ltd Aquanita Racing (VIC) $120,000
445 BB C Guillotine / Aimee’s Idol Curraghmore Stud Mr DT O’Donnell (HK) $110,000

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate

Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price
NZB as agent 11 $473,000 $43,000 $80,000 (Lot 520, 645)
Aquanita Racing (VIC) 6 $298,000 $49,667 $120,000 (Lot 507)
Mulcaster Bloodstock (Pukekohe) 2 $245,000 $122,500 $160,000 (Lot 631)
Rogerson Bloodstock (Hamilton) 6 $222,000 $37,000 $67,000 (Lot 556)
Magus Equine (HK) 1 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 (Lot 533)
Go Racing (Auckland) 4 $194,500 $48,625 $72,500 (Lot 603)
Waikato Bloodstock (Cambridge) 2 $180,000 $90,000 $140,000 (Lot 516)
Shailer Thoroughbreds (Matamata) 1 $160,000 $160,000 $160,000 (Lot 443)
Hiwi Lodge (HK) 1 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 (Lot 528)
Bruce Perry Bloodstock (Masterton) 1 $140,000 $140,000 $140,000 (Lot 587)

Leading Vendors by Aggregate

Vendor Sold Aggregate Average Top Price
Windsor Park Stud 11 $463,500 $42,136 $95,000 (Lot 548)
Haunui Farm 7 $462,500 $66,071 $160,000 (Lot 631)
Waikato Stud 10 $434,500 $43,450 $90,000 (Lot 526)
Westbury Stud 9 $346,000 $38,444 $55,000 (Lot 490)
Curraghmore Stud 4 $340,000 $85,000 $130,000 (Lot 531)
The Oaks Stud 7 $339,000 $48,429 $75,000 (Lot 466)
Little Avondale Stud 4 $255,000 $63,750 $85,000 (Lot 478)
Kilmore Farm 2 $252,500 $126,250 $200,000 (Lot 533)
Rich Hill Stud 6 $242,000 $40,333 $130,000 (Lot 460)
Highden Park 4 $240,000 $60,000 $140,000 (Lot 587)

Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold)

Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Curraghmore Stud 4 $85,000 $340,000 $130,000 (Lot 531)
Haunui Farm 7 $66,071 $462,500 $160,000 (Lot 631)
Little Avondale Stud 4 $63,750 $255,000 $85,000 (Lot 478)
Highden Park 4 $60,000 $240,000 $140,000 (Lot 587)
The Oaks Stud 7 $48,429 $339,000 $75,000 (Lot 466)
Wentwood Grange 3 $44,333 $133,000 $75,000 (Lot 586)
Waikato Stud 10 $43,450 $434,500 $90,000 (Lot 526)
Windsor Park Stud 11 $42,136 $463,500 $95,000 (Lot 548)
Rich Hill Stud 6 $40,333 $242,000 $130,000 (Lot 460)
Westbury Stud 9 $38,444 $346,000 $55,000 (Lot 490)

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)

Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Darci Brahma 4 $82,500 $330,000 $160,000 (Lot 631)
Pins 5 $72,300 $361,500 $150,000 (Lot 528)
Alamosa 8 $67,500 $540,000 $140,000 (Lot 587)
Thewayyouare 5 $66,600 $333,000 $200,000 (Lot 533)
Guillotine 3 $60,000 $180,000 $110,000 (Lot 445)
O’Reilly 6 $54,583 $327,500 $90,000 (Lot 526)
Pentire 8 $53,375 $427,000 $130,000 (Lot 460)
Swiss Ace 4 $51,250 $205,000 $60,000 (Lot 501)
Iffraaj 9 $43,944 $395,500 $70,000 (Lot 588)
Sakhee’s Secret 4 $41,375 $165,500 $57,500 (Lot 609)

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