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Solid Trade Continues at Karaka Select 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 from 11am.

2013 Select Sale Statistics Day 1

2013 Select Sale Day 12012 Select Sale
TOP LOTLot 533 B.C Thewayyouare X City Affair - $200,000Lot 1096 B.C Pentire x Sunshine Gold - $230,000

2013 Select Sale Day 1 Top Lots

533B. CThewayyouare / City AffairKilmore FarmMagus Equine (HK)$200,000
631B. CDarci Brahma / GenebelHaunui FarmMulcaster Bloodstock (Pukekohe)$160,000
443BR. FDon Eduardo / AccidentallyinloveBradbury ParkShailer Thoroughbreds (Matamata)$160,000
528BR. CPins / ChockaholicSedgmere FarmHiwi Lodge (HK)$150,000
516B. CHoly Roman Emperor / CentafitAinsley Downs StudWaikato Bloodstock (Cambridge)$140,000
587B. CAlamosa / EffloresceHighden ParkBruce Perry Bloodstock (Masterton)$140,000
531BB FAlamosa / Cinder BellaCurraghmore StudLB Racing (QLD)$130,000
460B. CPentire / ArnistonRich Hill StudCiaron Maher Racing (VIC)$130,000
507Ch. CPentire / Call MinderTe Runga Stud LtdAquanita Racing (VIC)$120,000
445BB CGuillotine / Aimee's IdolCurraghmore StudMr DT O'Donnell (HK)$110,000

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate

PurchaserBoughtAggregateAverageTop Price
NZB as agent11$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 SoldAggregateAverageTop Price
Windsor Park Stud11$463,500$42,136$95,000 (Lot 548)
Haunui Farm7$462,500$66,071$160,000 (Lot 631)
Waikato Stud10$434,500$43,450$90,000 (Lot 526)
Westbury Stud9$346,000$38,444$55,000 (Lot 490)
Curraghmore Stud4$340,000$85,000$130,000 (Lot 531)
The Oaks Stud7$339,000$48,429$75,000 (Lot 466)
Little Avondale Stud4$255,000$63,750$85,000 (Lot 478)
Kilmore Farm2$252,500$126,250$200,000 (Lot 533)
Rich Hill Stud6$242,000$40,333$130,000 (Lot 460)
Highden Park4$240,000$60,000$140,000 (Lot 587)

Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold)

Vendor SoldAverageAggregateTop Price
Curraghmore Stud4$85,000$340,000$130,000 (Lot 531)
Haunui Farm7$66,071$462,500$160,000 (Lot 631)
Little Avondale Stud4$63,750$255,000$85,000 (Lot 478)
Highden Park4$60,000$240,000$140,000 (Lot 587)
The Oaks Stud7$48,429$339,000$75,000 (Lot 466)
Wentwood Grange3$44,333$133,000$75,000 (Lot 586)
Waikato Stud10$43,450$434,500$90,000 (Lot 526)
Windsor Park Stud11$42,136$463,500$95,000 (Lot 548)
Rich Hill Stud6$40,333$242,000$130,000 (Lot 460)
Westbury Stud9$38,444$346,000$55,000 (Lot 490)

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)

SireSoldAverageAggregateTop Price
Darci Brahma4$82,500$330,000$160,000 (Lot 631)
Pins5$72,300$361,500$150,000 (Lot 528)
Alamosa8$67,500$540,000$140,000 (Lot 587)
Thewayyouare5$66,600$333,000$200,000 (Lot 533)
Guillotine3$60,000$180,000$110,000 (Lot 445)
O'Reilly6$54,583$327,500$90,000 (Lot 526)
Pentire8$53,375$427,000$130,000 (Lot 460)
Swiss Ace4$51,250$205,000$60,000 (Lot 501)
Iffraaj9$43,944$395,500$70,000 (Lot 588)
Sakhee's Secret4$41,375$165,500$57,500 (Lot 609)


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