Pencarrow offers elite mare at Karaka

Pencarrow Stud will offer buyers a unique opportunity to access 34 of its predominantly young mares at the NZ Bloodstock National Sale starting next Monday, May 3.

Pencarrow Stud’s Vela brothers can lay claim to breeding Group 1 stars like champion racemare Ethereal and G1 sire Darci Brahma in the last decade.  Pencarrow will offer for sale their first mares from this family for many years in a strategic decision to slow the expansion of its broodmare band.

“Pencarrow retains and races so many fillies that we now have to try and put a ceiling on the numbers we have on our books,” stud manager Leon Casey said.  “The line-up includes some very attractive breeding prospects from families we’ve been working on for over 20 years.”

Doncaster Day at Randwick provided an example of Pencarrow’s on-going success with Listed AJC Fernhill Stakes Kudakulari (Savabeel) and Listed JRA Plate winner Herculian Prince (Yamanin Vital) bred from the stud’s mares.

Highlights include:

Lot 610 Star Charm (Cape Cross)  Daughter of champion NZB Filly of the Year Sarwatch and is a direct descendent from one of the Pencarrow’s foundation mares Riverina Charm.

Lot 702 Cheerful (Starway):  Cheerful’s 7 wins includes the G3 Cuddle Stakes.  Her last foal sold at Karaka 2010 for $250,000 and she has left the promising filly Ensoleille (Van Nistlerooy).  Last served by Fast’n’Famous.

Lot 747 Encens (Common Grounds):  Half-sister to the champion sire Scenic.  Only two foals have been through the sale ring, a Danehill filly fetching $1.3 million and a Redoute’s Choice colt which brought $450,000.  She has had three foals to the races, all winners, and was last served by Darci Brahma.

Lot 773 Hameeda (Hector Protector):  Bred in the purple from Group 1 winning champion mare Habibti and is also a close relation to the wonderful Eight Carat.  Last served by Darci Brahma.

Lot 801 Kwan (Sadlers Wells): This blue-blood mare is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Fairy Heights.  She has had three foals to the races including the promising Martial Art who was purchased by David Ellis for $250,000.  Last served by Keeper.