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One week to go until Karaka Ready to Run Sale

One week to go until Karaka Ready to Run Sale

Over 330 athletic, well-educated two-year-olds are due to go under the hammer next week at Karaka when New Zealand Bloodstock's two day Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds commences on Tuesday 21 November.

Horses will arrive at the complex over the weekend with all horses stabled on the grounds by Sunday afternoon ready for inspection by potential buyers.

The Sale has proven its worth over the years with graduates such as dual Group 1 winner Perlin, and other Group winners Marju Snip, Century Kid, Torless, Bodie and San Luis to name a few.

Other graduates to perform recently include All's Well in Hong Kong, and Robbins in Singapore. Graduates of last year's Sale include Brendel, Magic Cape and Electrostatic, with all three having achieved black type success in New Zealand. The 2004 sale topper, Able One, is already the winner of three races in Australia and Hong Kong, amassing over HK$1,300,000 in prize money.

Progeny of Group 1 winners, Dolcezza and Maurine, will be represented, as will close relations to last season's NZ Champion Sprinter/Miler, Gee I Jane, and the NZ Champion Two-Year-Old, Jokers Wild.

A gelding out of G1 STC Canterbury Guineas winner, Dolcezza, by the son of Zabeel, Don Eduardo, will be presented at the sale by Lyndhurst Farm.

The colt out of dual Group 1 winner, Maurine, will be the sole entrant by New Zealand super-sire Zabeel. He will be consigned by Blandford Lodge.

The half-sister to Gee I Jane, Miss Jessie Jay - herself a Group 3 winner - will be represented with a colt by Spectatorial. He is consigned by Shelby Park.

New Zealand Bloodstock General Manager, Andrew Seabrook, is optimistic about the upcoming Sale. "The standard of this Sale continues to improve each year. There are some very well-related individuals entered and some exciting types - this was evident at the Breeze Ups last month. New Zealand Bloodstock personnel have been canvassing buyers in Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore during the last few months for the Sale and we are confident the Sale will be a success."

Significant updates to the catalogue, since it went to print, include:

Lot 55 - A colt by Volksraad ex Cape City (by Kaapstad): Half-brother Magic Cape (by Magic Albert) - also a Karaka Ready to Run graduate - stamped his perfect two-year-old record with a stakes placing last month at Ellerslie in the Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m). The colt will be offered by Woodridge Farm.

Lot 94 - A gelding by Stark South ex Dupre (by Masterclass): Half-brother Purde (by Bahhare) is now Group 2 placed, with a third in the Winning Edge Presentation Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield in October. The gelding will be consigned by Sebas Farm.

Lot 201- A colt by Don Eduardo ex Miss Rory (by Rory's Jester): This colt is a half-brother to last season's NZ Champion Two-Year-Old, Jokers Wild (by Black Minnaloushe). The three-year-old has stamped last season's form with wins in both the Hawkes Bay Guineas (1400m) and Wellington Guineas (1600m) last month, both at Group 2 level, and is heading for his seventh straight win in the Group 1 First Sovereign Trust Two Thousand Guineas (1600m) on Saturday. The colt is from the draft of Esker Lodge (As Agent).

Lot 205 - A gelding by Strategic Image ex Moss Arising (by He is Risen): Moss Arising is a half-sister to Ballermoss, the dam of Sphenophyta (by Groom Dancer). He was the winner of the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington in October. The gelding will be offered by Sir James Lodge Ltd (As Agent).

Lot 315 - A filly by Deputy Governor ex The Essence (by Voltage Peak): Her full-brother Excellent Boy has won a further two races since the catalogue went to print, both at Class 2 level in Hong Kong. He has now had six wins from twelve starts. The filly is from the draft of Chequers Stud.

Lot 325 - A gelding by Indian Danehill ex Umhlanga Rocks (by Sound Reason): The dam is a half-sister to the dam of dual Group winning King of Ashford (by His Royal Highness), who ran second in the Group 3 Coongy Handicap (2000m) at Caulfield last month. He will be offered by Kaipira Lodge.

Also at the Sale are progeny closely related to stakeswinners Cheiron, Eloa, Hulachine, Mercurous, Million Stars, Theatre of Dreams and Spring Rain, and two-year-olds from the families of Art Success, Kerry O'Reilly, Love Dance, Out of Align, Recurring, Sunline and Toledo.

123 individual international and local sires are present in the Sale catalogue, which will appeal to a variety of buyers.

A full list of sires represented at the Sale is as follows:
Al Akbar (AUS) Align (AUS) Anziyan (USA) Archway (IRE) Aries Diamond (SAF)
Arkadian Hero (USA) Black Hawk (GB) Black Minnaloushe (USA) Black Tuxedo (JPN) Blevic (AUS)
Brahms (USA) Canadian Silver (CAN) Cape Cross (IRE) Carnegie (IRE) Casual Lies (USA)
Catbird (AUS) Centaine (AUS) Chief Bearhart (CAN) Chinese Gold (USA) Choisir (AUS)
City on a Hill (USA) Commands (AUS) Cullen (AUS) Daggers Drawn (USA) Danasinga (AUS)
Danehill Star (AUS) Danewin (AUS) Dangerous (AUS) Danske Danzighill (AUS)
Dash For Cash (AUS) D'Cash (AUS) Delago Brom (AUS) Deputy Governor (USA) Desert Fox (GB)
Desert Prince (IRE) Dexter (GB) Diamond Dane (AUS) Diamond Express Don Eduardo
Drama Critic (USA) Ebony Grosve Electronic Zone (USA) Encosta de Lago (AUS) Faltaat (USA)
Fantastic Light (USA) Fasliyev (USA) Flying Spur (AUS) Frenchpark (GB) Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)
Galileo (IRE) Generous (IRE) Grass Wonder (USA) Green Perfume (USA) Helissio (FR)
Honours List (IRE) Howbaddouwantit (USA) Hussonet (USA) Ignatius (USA Indian Danehill (IRE)
Istidaad (USA) Jungle Pocket (JPN) Kaapstad Kashani (USA) Keeper (AUS)
Kilimanjaro (GB) King Charlemagne (USA) King Cugat (USA) Kingfisher Mill (USA) King's Best (USA)
Lion Hunter (AUS) Magic Albert (AUS) Magic Ring (IRE) Mellifont (USA) Minardi (USA)
Monashee Mountain (USA) Montjeu (IRE) Mull of Kintyre (USA) My Halo (ARG) No Excuse Needed (GB)
Noverre (USA) O'Reilly Orpen (USA) Painted Black (JPN) Peintre Celebre (USA)
Pentire (GB) Perugino (USA) Pins (AUS) Postponed (USA) Pyrus (USA)
Quorum Redoute's Choice (AUS) Reenact (AUS) Rhythm (USA) Riviera (FR)
Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) Rossini (USA) Royal Academy (USA) Sakura Seeking (USA) Sandtrap (USA)
San Luis (AUS) Seasoned Star (AUS) Secret Savings (USA) Shinko King (IRE) Spectatorial (AUS)
Stark South (USA) St Petersburg (AUS) Strategic Image (AUS) Stravinsky (USA) Tale of the Cat (USA)
Testa Rossa (AUS) The Commander Towkay (AUS) Traditionally (USA) Universal Prince (AUS)
Ustinov (AUS) Van Nistelrooy (USA) Viking Ruler (AUS) Viscount (AUS) Volksraad (GB)
Xaar (GB) Zabeel Zerpour (IRE)
A successful two days of Breeze Ups were held at Waikato Racing Club's Te Rapa racecourse late last month. Clips of the two-year-olds who breezed up are available online at and a 'cyber café' will be set up, as usual, at Karaka during the Sale. This facility will be available by appointment from Friday 17 November, and will be freely available to viewers from Sunday 19 November.

For Sale catalogues or information about the Sale, please contact Marketing Assistant, Ruth Hargreaves or +64 9 298 0055.


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