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Zabeel Mares Highlight NZB Broodmare Sale

Zabeel Mares Highlight NZB Broodmare Sale

A prime opportunity for new players to enter the breeding game and for existing breeders to expand their portfolio is presented by New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Broodmare Sale, next week (13 May) at Karaka.

There are 209 broodmares catalogued for sale by leading damsires from New Zealand, Australia and further afield, in foal to proven and exciting young sires.

One of the highlights of the Sale will be the 12 broodmare entries by legendary sire Zabeel. The recently retired Cambridge Stud stallion is the damsire of 24 individual Group 1 winners including Dundeel (High Chaparral), Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock),Silent Achiever (O’Reilly), Go Indy Go(Bernardini) and O’Marilyn (O’Reilly) this season.

Among the Zabeel mares on offer are:

• Lot 489 Athenri – The dam of Group 1 Queensland Derby winnerShootoff (Duelled). Served byIffraaj.

• Lot 348 J’Abeel – The dam of Listed winner Baby Guinness(Stravinsky) from the family of Denise’s Joy being offered for unreserved sale. Served by Power.

• Lot 482 Alpine – The dam of Listed Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes winner Vercors (Catbird). Served by Rip Van Winkle.

A range of successful broodmare sires will be represented at the Sale including Centaine, Danehill, Nashwan, Red Ransom, Redoute’s Choice, Stravinsky, Success Express, Volksraad and Woodman. Their entries include:

• Lot 503 Cabazon (Redoute’s Choice) – Listed Strutt Stakes winner in Australia. Served by Fully Fledged.

• Lot 354 Keep Smiling (Stravinsky) – Daughter of Group 1 Wellington Cup winner Smiling Like (Star Way). Served by Tavistock.

• Lot 478 Zino Belle (Success Express) – Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes winner and the dam of the promising Silver Eclipse (Darci Brahma). Served by Darci Brahma.

• Lot 365 Les Miserables (Volksraad) – Half-sister to dual Group 3 winner and current performer Floria (Savabeel) out of Listed placegettter Aria (Centaine). Served by Iffraaj.

• Lot 380 Meranti (Woodman) – Daughter of Group 1 winner Hold That Smile(Haulpak) and dam of five winners from five runners, being offered for unreserved sale. Served by Burgundy.

Lot 523 Cruz Control (Centaine) – The dam of the Sgp-3 placed Silveron Wings (Black Minnaloushe) out of Australian Group 3 winner Soda Springs.

Mares in the Sale that have already produced stakes winners include:

• Lot 348 J’Abeel – The dam of Listed winner Baby Guinness (Stravinsky) from the family of Denise’s Joy, being offered for unreserved sale. Served by Power.

• Lot 357 Kinjinette (Kinjite) – Dam of Group 1 Hong Kong Champions Mile winner Sight Winner (Faltaat).

• Lot 371 Macchiato (Night Shift) – Dam of Listed Oaklands Plate winner Harb(Catbird), believed in foal to Catbird.

• Lot 482 Alpine – The dam of Listed Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes winner Vercors (Catbird). Served by Rip Van Winkle.

• Lot 528 Dear Diary (Desert Prince) – Dam of Listed Northland Breeders’ Stakes winner Pocket Diary (Jungle Pocket). Served by Jimmy Choux.

Among the stakes winning mares in the Sale are:

• Lot 342 Highflying (Entrepreneur) – Group 2 City of Auckland Cup winner and dam of Listed St. Leger Stakes runner-up Media World (O’Reilly). Served byRock ‘n’ Pop.

• Lot 349 Just Polite (Dehere) – Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes winner and dam of three foals to race for three winners. Served by Cape Blanco.

• Lot 444 Shi Kin Fly (Shinko King) – Listed Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes winner. Served by Shocking.

• Lot 495 Bella Renza (Van Nistelrooy) – Listed Westbury Classic winner.

Always of interest are mares carrying the foals of freshman sires that stood their first season at stud last year. Stallions that are expecting their first Southern Hemisphere foals this breeding season include:


Azamour (Night Shift) – Four-time Group 1 winner and proven Group 1 sire in the Northern Hemisphere with one entry in the Sale (Lot 449).

Burgundy (Redoute’s Choice) – Three-quarter-brother to five-time Group 1 winner and successful sire Darci Brahma, with nine entries, including Lot 332, the dam of Listed placegetter Nordic Duke (Viking Ruler).

He’s Remarkable (Pentire) – Australian Group 3 winner and multiple Group 1 placegetter, with two entries, including Lot 512, the dam of dual Listed placegetter Outback Girl(O’Reilly).

Niagara (Encosta de Lago) – Group 2 Ajax Stakes winner with two entries in the Sale, includingLot 532, the dam of this season’s Group 3 performed two-year-old Duey (Guillotine).

Ocean Park (Thorn Park) – Five-time Group 1 winner including the Group 1 Cox Plate, with eight entries, including Lot 448, a maiden mare that is a half-sister to Group 1 winnerCalveen (Encosta de Lago) and stakes winners Kosi Bay (Spinning World) and Striker (Van Nistelrooy).

Power (Oasis Dream) – Group 1 winner as a two- and three-year-old, with five entries, including Lot 348, the dam of Listed winner Baby Guinness(Stravinsky).

Reliable Man (Dalahkani) – Group 1 winner in both hemispheres with one entry in the Sale (Lot 369).

Rock ‘n’ Pop (Fastnet Rock) – Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner, with six entries, including Lot 419, the dam of Group 2 placed two-year-old Queen Boudicca (Perfectly Ready).

Super Easy (Darci Brahma) – Twice Singapore Horse of the Year, with three entries, including Lot 415, out of Promethean (Grand Lodge), the daughter of triple stakes winner Sarwatch (Jetball).

There are 53 covering sires in the Sale including Alamosa, Bernardini, Dalghar, Darci Brahma, Foxwedge, Guillotine, Iffraaj, Mastercraftsman, Nadeem, Pentire, Per Incanto, Pins, Rip Van Winkle, Savabeel, Shocking, Showcasing, Tavistock,Thewayyouare and many more.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s two-day National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale is at Karaka on 12 & 13 May. The first day of selling commences with the Weanling Session on Monday 12 May. The second day of the Sale (Tuesday 13 May) features the Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock sessions.

Catalogues can be requested from reception@nzb.co.nz or can be viewed online. For further sale information visit www.nzb.co.nz.


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