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Pins Colt Attracts Top Price at South Island Sale

Pins Colt Attracts Top Price at South Island Sale

A striking colt by top-drawer stallion Pins has topped the New Zealand Bloodstock South Island Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Mixed Bloodstock, knocked down for $50,000.

Presented at Lot 29 from the draft of Phoenix Park, the colt is out of the 2005/06 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series winner Ombre Rose and is bred on the Waikato Stud cross of Pins over O’Reilly that has proven successful in the past.

The hammer fell in favour of Joe Barnes of J & I Bloodstock Ltd, with the colt’s racing future likely to be in Hong Kong.

“I came down to the Sale specifically to buy this horse as I’ve just returned from a trip to Hong Kong and they love Pins up there.”

“He ticks all the boxes and we’re very happy,” commented Barnes.

The top priced filly of the day was Lot 78, a filly by South Island sire Raise the Flag out of Emerald Fire (Honor Grades), purchased by John Foote Bloodstock for Darren Weir Racing fetching $40,000.

A half-sister to two-time Group 3 Canterbury Gold Cup winner Inferno (Yamanin Vital) and 2011/12 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series winner Ortem Fire (Gallant Guru), she was offered by White Robe Lodge where her sire Raise the Flag stands.

“She had the best pedigree in the catalogue and I like the stallion Raise the Flag, he is leaving good types and I was taken by a few he had in the Festival Sale this year,” said Foote

This year’s catalogue saw 84 Lots go under the hammer with an aggregate of $ 592,400 at an average price of $10,041 and a clearance rate of 78%, an increase of 6% from 2012.

The leading vendor by aggregate was White Robe Lodge selling six lots for a total of $91,700, with their resident sire Raise the Flag the leading sire by average (two or more sold) with three of his progeny selling for an average price of $21,667.

The leading vendor on average was Janine Dunlop’s Phoenix Park for the second year in a row with three horses selling for an average of $25,333, including the top Lot of the day.

The leading purchaser for the Sale was J & I Bloodstock Ltd, spending a total of $68,000 over three Lots for an average of $22,667.

2013 South Island Sale of 2YOs & Mixed Bloodstock Statistics

Top Price$50,000 (Lot 29)$145,000 (Lot 68)

Top Lots

29B. CPins / Ombre RosePhoenix ParkJ & I Bloodstock Ltd$50,000
78B. FRaise the Flag / Emerald FireWhite Robe LodgeJohn Foote Bloodstock/Darren Weir$40,000
70B. FRoad to Rock / Blame the MusicThree ValleysThe Robt Dawe Agency Ltd$33,000
67B. CNom du Jeu / Be a PrincessHighden ParkMs CM Corcoran$30,000
43G. CAny Suggestion / ShowusyahaloBerkley StudAJ Rennie Ltd$24,000
30B. GGallant Guru / Party PlayerWhite Robe LodgeJohn Foote Bloodstock/Darren Weir$20,000
19B. GMy Halo / LayawayThree ValleysMr LR Beckett$20,000
55B. CRoad to Rock / VestvagoyPear Tree Farm Agistment LtdMr PG Rocke$20,000
53B. GGallant Guru / UpclosenpersonalWhite Robe LodgeMr DR Lawrence$16,000
39B. GRaise the Flag / RubietteWhite Robe LodgeIllone Kelly$15,000
10BR. CIffraaj / Ivy RosePhoenix ParkNZB as Agent$15,000
14Ch. GFully Fledged / KeshavaMansfield FarmMr PJ Walker$15,000
77B. CMinstrel Court / DinaWillow GlenCourtco Racing Ltd$15,000

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate

Purchaser BoughtAggregateAverageTop Price
NZB as Agent10$83,000$8,300$15,000 (Lot 10)
J & I Bloodstock Ltd3$68,000$22,667$50,000 (Lot 29)
John Foote Bloodstock/Darren Weir2$60,000$30,000$40,000 (Lot 78)
Mr LR Beckett6$52,500$8,750$20,000 (Lot 19)
The Robt Dawe Agency Ltd1$33,000$33,000$33,000 (Lot 70)

Leading Vendors by Aggregate

VendorSoldAggregateAverageTop Price
White Robe Lodge6$91,700$15,283$40,000 (Lot 78)
Phoenix Park3$76,000$25,333$50,000 (Lot 29)
Three Valleys4$62,500$15,625$33,000 (Lot 70)
Willow Glen6$53,500$8,917$15,000 (Lot 77)
Berkley Stud5$53,000$10,600$24,000 (Lot 43)

Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold)

VendorSold AverageAggregateTop Price
Phoenix Park3$25,333$76,000$50,000 (Lot 29)
Three Valleys4$15,625$62,500$33,000 (Lot 70)
White Robe Lodge6$15,283$91,700$40,000 (Lot 78)
Pear Tree Farm Agistment Ltd3$14,333$43,000$20,000 (Lot 55)
Berkley Stud5$10,600$53,000$24,000 (Lot 43)

Leading Sires by Average (two or more sold)

SireSoldAverageAggregateTop Price
Raise the Flag3$21,667$65,000$40,000 (Lot 78)
Road to Rock3$20,167$60,500$33,000 (Lot 70)
Any Suggestion2$16,000$32,000$24,000 (Lot 43)
Gallant Guru3$13,167$39,500$20,000 (Lot 30)
Nom du Jeu3$11,500$34,500$30,000 (Lot 67)

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