Thorn Park mare tops NZ Bloodstock HIT Sale

Thorn Park is high-balling at the top of the NZ sires’ premiership and his mare Glamorous Girl was the high point of NZ Bloodstock’s inaugural HIT Sale at Karaka on Tuesday.

Glamorous Girl was a G3 winner of the Desert Gold Stakes and she was purchased by Marcus Corban Bloodstock for $180,000.   “She was the one we wanted and she was great value,” Corban commented.  “We purchased her because she is by Thorn Park from a great broodmare sire line.  The plan is to send her to Fastnet Rock.”

Thorn Park stands at Windsor Park and champion colt Jimmy Choux has helped him establish an unassailable lead over Pins and Pentire for the 2010-11 premiership.   The son of Spinning World is also the only stallion to sire three individual Group 1 winners in Australasia this season.

The HIT session provided two other six-figure sales on Day 2 of the NZB National Sale.  The Faltaat mare Catalina and Dubawi gelding Isle of Arran both fetched $100,000.

The Horses in Training Sale averaged $19,070 at a clearance rate of 85%.