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Opportunity for Investment at Karaka this August

NZB NATIONAL BROODMARE SALE PREVIEW:

Timely Opportunity for Investment at Karaka this August

A quality catalogue has been assembled for this year's National Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale at Karaka, with 365 lots set to go under the hammer on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 August.

With an injection of $8 million directly into stake money next season and an additional $5 million to benefit the thoroughbred code as a result of revisions to gambling take-out rates, the New Zealand racing industry is set for a revival.

New Zealand Bloodstock's Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Petrea Vela, commented: "The promised tax changes in New Zealand have given our industry a new boost of confidence and the Sale is a timely opportunity for breeders to start benefiting immediately."

" We are pleased with the selection on offer at next month's Broodmare Sale, which gives buyers the opportunity to both buy into proven families here in New Zealand and also acquire imported mares with international appeal."

And with New Zealand's dollar tumbling 12% in the first quarter, overseas buyers have even greater incentive to source their bloodstock from New Zealand.

The catalogue comprises 289 broodmare lots, with proven broodmare sires such as Bluebird, Canny Lad, Centaine, Danehill, Flying Spur, Last Tycoon, Luskin Star, Nassipour, Palace Music, Rory's Jester, Sir Tristram and Zabeel represented.

The list of covering sires includes a host of proven and up-and-coming sires including Bertolini, Black Minnaloushe, Faltaat, Jungle Pocket, Keeper, Howbaddouwantit, No Excuse Needed, O'Reilly, Pins, Pentire, Postponed, Traditionally, Viking Ruler, Van Nistelrooy, Volksraad and Zabeel.

Plus, 17 covering sires whose progeny are yet to grace the salesring in New Zealand:

- Ekraar (USA) - 8 time winner, including Group 1 in Europe, by Red Ransom.

- Elusive City (USA) - Champion French 2YO colt, by Elusive Quality.

- Handsome Ransom (AUS) - Australian Group winner two, by Red Ransom.

- Hawkeye (IRE) - Group 1 performing son of Danehill.

- High Chaparral (IRE) - 2002 & 2003 Champion Turf Male, seven-time Group 1 winner, by Sadler's Wells.

- Johar (USA) - Dual USA Group 1 winner, by Gone West.

- King's Chapel (AUS) - 2004 NZ Horse of the Year, Champion 3YO and Champion Sprinter/Miler, by King of Kings.

- Le Bec Fin (NZ) - Half-brother to four-time Group 1 winner, Ethereal, by Tale of the Cat.

- Occidental Tourist (USA) - Four-time winner in the Usa, by Gone West.

- One Cool Cat (USA) - 2003 Champion European 2YO Colt, by Storm Cat.

- Savabeel (AUS) - Group 1 Cox Plate winning son of Zabeel.

- Scaredee Cat (NZ) - Group 2 winning son of Tale of the Cat.

- Soviet Flash (IRE) - Dual winner in England, by Warning.

- Spartacus (IRE) - Dual European Group 1 winner, by Danehill.

- Storm Creek (USA) - Stakes performed son of Storm Cat.

- Thorn Park (AUS) - Unbeaten Group 1 winning Australian 2YO, by Spinning World.

- Tiger Hill (IRE) - Triple European Group 1 winner, by Danehill.

The selection of broodmares on offer at the National Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale includes:

Lot 82: Zabella (Zabeel x Maude Ryall), daughter of Champion Sire, Zabeel, and Gr.3 winner, Maude Ryall, Zabella is in foal to Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap winner, Thorn Park (Spinning World).

Lot 92: Amaze (Marju x Kaapstad Glamour), served by former speedy two-year-old, Handsome Ransom, Amaze is a half sister to 2002 NZ Champion 2YO, Grout, who raced successfully in Hong Kong as Raider.

Lot 95: Angel Layne (Grindstone x Cadabra Abra), an imported American-bred mare, is a daughter of Group 3 winner, Cadabra Abra, and is a half sister to Gr.1 placed Pocus Hocus (Quiet American). She has been served by Van Nistelrooy (Storm Cat).

Lot 97: Argante (Star Way x Ultraviolet), a half sister to Australian Guineas winner and successful sire, Military Plume, she has been covered by dual Derby and Breeders Cup winner, High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells).

Lot 109: Blanche Amelia (Grosvenor x Cariere) is a daughter of Gr.1 Avondale Cup winner, Cariere, and the dam of stakes winning two-year-old, Bianca (Painted Black). She has been served by Cambridge Stud's most recent addition to the stallion roster, One Cool Cat (Storm Cat).

Lot 112: Boudi Woudi (Easy Rocking x Yellow and Black), trained by the Moroney Stable, Boudi Woudi was a stakeswinning three-year-old who competed at Group 1 level. The daughter of Easy Rocking has not been to stud.

Lot 122: Cattrall (Catbird x Bobsleigh), a talented two-year-old, this five-year-old mare comes from the family of Doncaster Handicap winner, Skating, and has been served by leading New Zealand first season sire, Black Minnaloushe (Storm Cat).

Lot 135: Clinique (Dance Floor x Timeless Moment), the dam of four winners in Australia from four to race, she has been served by Elusive Quality's Group One winning son, Elusive City.

Lot 149: Dolce Veloce (Integra x Grace Dancer), winner of the Gr.3 BTC Champagne Classic Stakes, Dolce Veloce has been covered by Elusive City.

Lot 150: Donna's Gold (Kingdom Bay x Donna's Habit), a full sister to Gr.1 winner, Lady Madonna, and half sister to Gr. 1 winning sprinter, Recurring, Donna's Gold has been served by Waikato Stud's hot young sire, Pins (Snippets).

Lot 161: Evolution (Star Way x Calera) is a half sister to Gr.1 Caulfield Cup winner, Imposera, and Gr.1 AJC Spring Champion Stakes winner, Imprimateur. She has been served by Windsor Park Stud shuttler, High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells).

Lot 180: French Resistence (Peintre Celebre x Spyglass), the last lot of Day 1 is out of a dual Group 1 winning mare, and is a half sister to Epsom Handicap winner Iron Horse. She has been covered by Van Nistelrooy (Storm Cat), whose yearlings averaged more than NZ$70,000 at this year's Karaka Premier Sale.

Lot 193: Harriet (Kaapstad x Marlass), covered by Waikato Stud's consistent sire, O'Reilly, she is the dam of Gr.3 winner, (Lord) Woburn (Groom Dancer), who placed in both the New Zealand Derby and South Australian Derby.

Lot 201: Bay Mare (Anziyan x In Margaritaville) being sold as both a racing and breeding proposition, this rising five-year-old is a half sister to outstanding sprinter, Baldessarini (Green Perfume), who downed Gee I Jane in this year's Gr.1 Railway Hcp.

Lot 234: Macanudo (Kingdom Bay x Pas de Course), being offered by Whakanui Stud is a half sister to Gr.2 winner Real Success, the dam of Gr.1 Queensland Oaks winner, Vouvray (Zabeel). Macanudo has been served by Champion Sire, Zabeel.

Lot 259: Niniane (Casual Lies x Nimue) is a stakes placed daughter of Gr.1 winner Nimue (Star Way). She has been mated with High Chaparral.

Lot 292: Remy Lane (Rhythm x Dungarvan), out of a Gr.1 winner and a half sister to Gr.2 Saab Handicap winner, Maythehorsebewithu, Remy Lane has been served by Darley's, Tiger Hill (Danehill).

Lot 299: Santamani (Danehill x Noora Abu). This Irish bred Danehill mare is a daughter of Gr.2 Pretty Polly Stakes winner, Noora Abu, and has been served by Occidental Tourist (Gone West).

Lot 328: Bay Mare (Fusaichi Pegasus x Superjet) from the family of South African stars, Petrava and Hoeberg, this rising four-year-old is being sold as a racing and breeding proposition and is a daughter of stakes winning 2YO, Superjet.

Lot 345: Turtle Bay (Danehill x Glorious Way) emulated her dam by winning the Listed SAJC Cinderella Stakes, this Danehill mare has been served by Johar.

Also featured at the National Broodmare Sale are 15 yearlings, 17 two year olds, 23 racehorses, 15 untried horses, and six stallion shares. Amongst this offering are some promising prospects including:

Lot 65: Princess Coup (Encosta De Lago x Stoneyfell Road), a $260,000 yearling purchase, this daughter of Encosta De Lago and stakes winner Stoneyfell Road is being sold to dissolve a partnership. Trained by Mark Walker, this rising three-year-old is a winner at two.

Lot 66: Sarajay (Danasinga x Sriwijaya ), offered by Trelawney Stud, is trained by Stephen & Trevor McKee, and is the winner of six and stakes placed.

Lot 67: Sporty Spice (Carnegie x Yankee Gold) is an unplaced daughter of stakeswinner, Yankee Gold, and a half sister to the stakes winning, Joan's Best.

Lot 69: Three Quarter Pace (Grosvenor x Grey Invader), out of Gr. 3 winner, Grey Invader, this rising five-year-old is a half sister to dual Group One winner, Pace Invader.

Last year's NZB National Broodmare, Weanling & Mixed Bloodstock Sale - conducted in May - saw the Broodmare Session gross NZ$1,495,050 for 170 lots sold, with an average price of NZ$8,794. The top priced broodmare at last year's Sale was American bred mare, Boston Tea Party (Boston Harbour x Stave) in foal to Faltaat, which fetched NZ$130,000.

Amongst the value purchases at last year's Sale was Kiss in Vain (Vain x Brushing Kiss), better known as the dam of this year's Gr. 1 AJC Galaxy Handicap winner, Proprietor (Belong To Me). Kiss in Vain was bought for NZ$3,500. Similarly, a Yachtie half-sister to recent Gr.1 Easter Handicap winner, Rags To Riches (by Entreprenuer) is now looking a sound investment, secured for just NZ$200.

View the online catalogue on the NZB website.


UPCOMING SALES

National Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale

6 & 7 August 2006

South Island Sale

11 August 2006


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