Unreserved drafts a highlight of NZB National Sale

The 2011 NZ Bloodstock National Sale will see 218 lots being offered on an unreserved basis from Goodwood Stud, The Oaks Stud and Waikato Stud.  The Karaka Sale will be held from May 2 – 4 and will also include Dormello Stud’s Unreserved Dispersal Sale of 119 horses.  

“A number of studs have demonstrated at previous May Sales that by offering their stock for genuine unreserved sale they have attracted some very good demand,” NZB Co-Managing Director Andrew Seabrook said.

“Buyers can bid and buy with confidence, benefitting both buyer and seller, and it means there will be some great opportunities for some very savvy purchasing next week.”

After Dormello Stud, Waikato Stud has the largest offering with 30 weanlings and 16 broodmares set to go under the auctioneer’s hammer.

Waikato owner Garry Chittick says the May Sale is an important part of their operation and offers buyers some fantastic buying opportunities.  “Waikato Stud has had a tradition of selling on an unreserved basis in the May Sale for the last three or four years,” he explained.  “We are a large operation and we retain only the numbers that we can handle.

“We go through this numbers process each year and, as a result, we annually present a selection of individuals who are genuinely offered for sale on an unreserved basis.  Our draft this year has some nice horses available for buyers and they are all by successful stallions.”

Waikato Stud’s 46-strong draft includes:

• Three entries by Pins, the sire of the Hong Kong star and Hong Kong Derby winner Ambitious Dragon, Group 2 winners Lucha Libre and Icepin, Group 3 winner Antonio Lombardo and stakes winners Almodovar and Bespoke.

• A filly by the in-form O’Reilly at Lot 186, one of New Zealand’s flagship stallions and the sire of the dual Group 1 winning filly Shamrocker, the weanling filly is from the family of Glamour Puss (Tale of the Cat), Vision and Power (Carnegie) and Tootsie (Pins).

• Multiple entries by the Cox Plate winning Savabeel who is currently enjoying a hot run of form courtesy of the stakes winners including Do Ra Mi, Scarlett Lady, Dowager Queen, Savabill and Kudakulari.

• Three mares by the four-time NZ Champion Broodmare Sire Centaine, the damsire of 93 individual stakes winners and Group 1 winners including Jimmy Choux, Glamour Puss, Littorio and Alamosa.

Rex Fell’s Goodwood Stud also has a large unreserved offering of 32 horses entered in the 2011 May Sale.  The home of Stravinsky sire Chinese Dragon will be offering 18 weanlings by the Group 2 San Francisco Mile winner.

With yearlings selling up to $80,000 at this year’s Karaka Premier Sale, Chinese Dragon’s progeny were well received by the market, with purchasers including Te Akau Stud’s David Ellis and Karaka Million winning trainer Lisa Latta.

Also on offer unreserved from Goodwood Stud are two weanlings by first season sires Alamosa and Savabeel, 11 mares in foal to Chinese Dragon, and a broken-in bay filly by Howbaddouwantit, the sire of last Thursday’s Listed ANZAC Stakes winner Neversaynever.

Dick Karreman’s The Oaks Stud will be offering 21 lots on an unreserved basis.  With its exciting stallion Darci Brahma siring his first stakes winner in Australia, the stud will be keeping a close eye on the sale as it will see the first progeny by their young shuttle sire Sakhee’s Secret go through the Karaka ring.

Most well-known for their champion racemare Seachange, The Oaks will be offering a good line up of 15 mares, all to be sold on an unreserved basis. These include Lot 539, the Street Cry mare Blue Beat, a half-sister to the stakes placed Dress Code (El Moxie) and from the family of stakes winners Fashion Fun (Arch Sculptor) and Club House (Genuine). She has been served by Darci Brahma.

The well-bred Sir Tristram mare Final Show will be offered at Lot 597. Served by the young sire Roc de Cambes, she is a half-sister to the dual Group 1 winner Showella (Lord Ballina), the dam of the Group 2 winner Showcase (Giant’s Causeway) and the stakes winner Safwa (Danehill).

Also on offer is the Last Tycoon mare Gold Tycoon at Lot 614, the dam of the stakes performer Commands Gold (Commands), she is a half-sister to the stakes winner Joan’s Best (Gold Brose), and is from the stakes winning mare Yankee Gold (Western Symphony). She has been served by Bachelor Duke.

The Oaks Stud will also be offering a racing and breeding proposition, the broken-in three-year-old filly by Stravinsky at Lot 801, from the family of the Group 1 winner and sire Noble Saint (Vaguely Noble).

The 2011 May Sale will also include Dormello Stud’s Unreserved Dispersal Sale featuring 119 lots including weanlings, broodmares, yearlings, two-year-olds and racehorses. Graeme Rogerson and Denise Howell’s Hamilton-based Stud will be offering a selection of progeny by the exciting young sire Savabeel and the young MVRC AAMI Vase winning son of Redoute’s Choice in Duelled amongst their entries. Click here for more details.

The 2011 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale will be held at the Karaka Sale Complex next week from 2 – 4 May.  For a catalogue please contact NZB on 0011 +649 298 0055 or reception@nzb.co.nz.

The catalogue can also be viewed online at:  www.nzb.co.nz