Final Results for Karaka 2017

Lot 10 O'Reilly - Volkrose sold for $825,000 on Day One of the Premier Sale. Photo: Trish Dunell.
Lot 10 O'Reilly - Volkrose sold for $825,000 on Day One of the Premier Sale. Photo: Trish Dunell.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s 91st National Yearling Sales Series concluded on Sunday after six action-packed days of selling.

The increased international presence at Karaka 2017 was a highlight of the Sale Series, with purchasers from nine countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, Great Britain, and Japan securing purchases through the three Sale sessions.

Spend by the Australian buying bench increased by over $5.6 million (+18%) on last year's edition with receipts totalling $36.9 million for 290 horses purchased (up from 251 in 2016).

New Zealand buyers purchased significantly fewer horses than in the previous edition with receipts of $29.5 million (down $6.7 million on 2016's figure of $36 million) for 522 horses, 61 fewer than in 2016.

The aggregate totalled $82,015,500 versus last’s years record breaking $86,193,400, the almost 19% decline in New Zealand spend being the main contributing factor to the overall result. 

The median remained strong at $50,000 compared to last year’s record breaking $55,000. The average reached $86,973 slightly lower than last year’s $88,042. The clearance rate settled at 78%, down 2 percentage points on the 80% seen in 2016.

Following are the combined statistics for Karaka 2017.

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2017 National Yearling Sales Series Combined Statistics

  2017 2016 2015
Aggregate $82,015,500 $86,193,400 $67,388,650
Average $86,973 $88,042 $75,043
Median $50,000 $55,000 $45,000
Clearance 77% 80% 75%
Catalogued 1,347 1378 1364
Withdrawn 132 155 172
Offered 1,186 1223 1192
Passed 272 244 294
Lots Sold 943 979 898
Top Price $825,000 $1,300,000 $800,000

Top Lots

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Price
10 B.C O'Reilly / Volkrose Beltana AR Bell Racing / China Horse Club / Newgate (NSW) $825,000
130 B.F High Chaparral / Diamond Like Cambridge Stud Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum (VIC) $800,000
58 BR.F Savabeel / Banchee Pencarrow Stud Godolphin (NSW) $750,000
173 B.C Fastnet Rock / Frustrating Curraghmore BBA Ireland (Ireland) $750,000
260 B.F Savabeel / Love Diamonds Cambridge Stud China Horse Club (China) $640,000
312 B.C Exceed and Excel / Oasis Rose Cambridge Stud Mr DC Ellis (Te Akau) $625,000
109 B.F Savabeel / Daffodil Waikato Stud China Horse Club (China) $600,000
420 BR.C Savabeel / Spending Waikato Stud Mr P Moody (VIC) $600,000
271 B.C Snitzel / Make Me Dream Highview Good Harvest Bloodstock (Auckland) $525,000
449 W.C Shamexpress / The Opera House Windsor Park Stud China Horse Club / Ciaron Maher Bloodstock (China) $510,000
181 BG.C Frankel / Give Me Five Curraghmore DGR Thoroughbred Services (NSW) $475,000
25 B.C Snitzel / Zenella Cambridge Stud De Burgh Equine / Shadwell (Ireland) $450,000
433 B.F O'Reilly / Striker Haunui Farm China Horse Club (China) $450,000
366 B.C Jakkalberry / Refused the Dance Novara Park Mr JR Wheeler / Jason Warren Racing (VIC) $440,000
131 B.F I Am Invincible / Different To Lime Country Thoroughbreds Mr GC Beemsterboer (Netherlands) $425,000
318 B.C Tavistock / On Arrival Cambridge Stud Yu Long Park Investment (VIC) $425,000
217 B.C Redoute's Choice / Jeu de Cartes Henley Park Mr TK Moore (NSW) $420,000
42 B.F Tavistock / Ana Zeel Cambridge Stud Ciaron Maher Bloodstock (VIC) $400,000
447 B.C Savabeel / The Jewel Phoenix Park DGR Thoroughbred Services (NSW) $400,000
135 B.C High Chaparral / Donelmi Phoenix Park John Foote Bloodstock / Darren Weir Racing (VIC) $380,000
315 B.C Power / Octapussy Cambridge Stud Hong Kong Jockey Club (Hong Kong) $380,000

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate

Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price
Mr DC Ellis (Te Akau) 30 $4,502,000 $150,067 $625,000 (Lot 312)
China Horse Club (China) 9 $2,368,500 $263,167 $640,000 (Lot 260)
Mr TK Moore (NSW) 7 $1,930,000 $275,714 $420,000 (Lot 217)
Go Racing (Auckland) 18 $1,925,000 $106,944 $220,000 (Lot 193)
DGR Thoroughbred Services (NSW) 8 $1,720,000 $215,000 $475,000 (Lot 181)
Team Rogerson (Hamilton) 15 $1,545,000 $103,000 $375,000 (Lot 231)
Hong Kong Jockey Club (Hong Kong) 6 $1,500,000 $250,000 $380,000 (Lot 315)
Lisa Latta Racing (Palmerston North) 14 $1,429,500 $102,107 $360,000 (Lot 174)
John Foote Bloodstock (Auckland) 12 $1,397,000 $116,417 $360,000 (Lot 7)
Bruce Perry Bloodstock (Masterton) 13 $1,395,000 $107,308 $260,000 (Lot 325)
Tartan Meadow Bloodstock (Hong Kong) 13 $1,393,500 $107,192 $330,000 (Lot 351)
Paul Moroney Bloodstock (VIC) 21 $1,376,500 $65,548 $160,000 (Lot 81)
Kaha Syndicate / Mulcaster Bloodstock (NSW) 5 $1,330,000 $266,000 $300,000 (Lot 22)
Godolphin (NSW) 3 $1,220,000 $406,667 $750,000 (Lot 58)
Ciaron Maher Bloodstock (VIC) 5 $1,110,000 $222,000 $400,000 (Lot 42)
Waikato Bloodstock / Kangyu International Racing (Hong Kong) 10 $1,080,000 $108,000 $200,000 (Lot 397)
AJ Cummings Thoroughbreds (NSW) 7 $1,070,000 $152,857 $220,000 (Lot 348)
Mr P Moody (VIC) 3 $1,050,000 $350,000 $600,000 (Lot 420)
Mick Price Racing (VIC) 5 $965,000 $193,000 $325,000 (Lot 74)
Mr RA James (Cambridge) 9 $896,000 $99,556 $270,000 (Lot 199)

Leading Vendor by Aggregate

Vendor Sold Aggregate Average Top Price
Waikato Stud 80 $9,846,500 $123,081 $600,000 (Lot 109)
Cambridge Stud 61 $9,119,500 $149,500 $800,000 (Lot 130)
Curraghmore 31 $5,257,000 $169,581 $750,000 (Lot 173)
Westbury Stud 62 $4,350,500 $70,169 $260,000 (Lot 123)
Little Avondale Stud 36 $4,060,000 $112,778 $340,000 (Lot 463)
Haunui Farm 56 $3,905,500 $69,741 $450,000 (Lot 433)
Windsor Park Stud 39 $3,495,000 $89,615 $510,000 (Lot 449)
Trelawney Stud 27 $2,843,000 $105,296 $260,000 (Lot 359)
Pencarrow Stud 13 $2,202,000 $169,385 $750,000 (Lot 58)
Wentwood Grange 30 $2,176,000 $72,533 $270,000 (Lot 199)
The Oaks Stud 21 $2,022,000 $96,286 $210,000 (Lot 50)
Hallmark Stud 24 $1,925,500 $80,229 $280,000 (Lot 393)
Blandford Lodge 17 $1,878,500 $110,500 $310,000 (Lot 241)
Phoenix Park 16 $1,803,000 $112,688 $400,000 (Lot 447)
Brighthill Farm 27 $1,732,500 $64,167 $260,000 (Lot 113)
Bradbury Park 24 $1,674,500 $69,771 $230,000 (Lot 83)
Lime Country Thoroughbreds 18 $1,627,000 $90,389 $425,000 (Lot 131)
Rich Hill Stud 33 $1,587,000 $48,091 $300,000 (Lot 336)
Valachi Downs 13 $1,574,000 $121,077 $250,000 (Lot 212)
Lyndhurst Farm 13 $1,405,500 $108,115 $280,000 (Lot 395)

Leading Vendor by Average (three or more sold)

Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Beltana 3 $411,667 $1,235,000 $825,000 (Lot 10)
Novara Park 4 $190,000 $760,000 $440,000 (Lot 366)
Curraghmore 31 $169,581 $5,257,000 $750,000 (Lot 173)
Pencarrow Stud 13 $169,385 $2,202,000 $750,000 (Lot 58)
Cambridge Stud 61 $149,500 $9,119,500 $800,000 (Lot 130)
Henley Park 8 $144,500 $1,156,000 $420,000 (Lot 217)
Waikato Stud 80 $123,081 $9,846,500 $600,000 (Lot 109)
Valachi Downs 13 $121,077 $1,574,000 $250,000 (Lot 212)
Highview 12 $116,250 $1,395,000 $525,000 (Lot 271)
Little Avondale Stud 36 $112,778 $4,060,000 $340,000 (Lot 463)
Phoenix Park 16 $112,688 $1,803,000 $400,000 (Lot 447)
Blandford Lodge 17 $110,500 $1,878,500 $310,000 (Lot 241)
Jamieson Park 12 $108,958 $1,307,500 $360,000 (Lot 159)
Lyndhurst Farm 13 $108,115 $1,405,500 $280,000 (Lot 395)
Trelawney Stud 27 $105,296 $2,843,000 $260,000 (Lot 359)
The Oaks Stud 21 $96,286 $2,022,000 $210,000 (Lot 50)
Hyde Park 9 $96,111 $865,000 $280,000 (Lot 161)
Lime Country Thoroughbreds 18 $90,389 $1,627,000 $425,000 (Lot 131)
Inglewood Stud 6 $89,667 $538,000 $180,000 (Lot 533)
Windsor Park Stud 39 $89,615 $3,495,000 $510,000 (Lot 449)

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)

Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
I Am Invincible 3 $295,000 $885,000 $425,000 (Lot 131)
Snitzel 7 $292,143 $2,045,000 $525,000 (Lot 271)
Exceed and Excel 3 $291,667 $875,000 $625,000 (Lot 312)
Fastnet Rock 12 $284,583 $3,415,000 $750,000 (Lot 173)
High Chaparral 10 $227,500 $2,275,000 $800,000 (Lot 130)
Savabeel 55 $210,636 $11,585,000 $750,000 (Lot 58)
Redoute's Choice 7 $176,429 $1,235,000 $420,000 (Lot 217)
Zoustar* 3 $173,333 $520,000 $200,000 (Lot 294)
Sebring 6 $160,000 $960,000 $360,000 (Lot 174)
O'Reilly 47 $145,500 $6,838,500 $825,000 (Lot 10)
Foxwedge 3 $138,333 $415,000 $240,000 (Lot 298)
Medaglia d'Oro 5 $135,600 $678,000 $300,000 (Lot 22)
So You Think 4 $132,500 $530,000 $200,000 (Lot 297)
Dundeel* 6 $130,000 $780,000 $250,000 (Lot 435)
Camelot* 7 $127,143 $890,000 $180,000 (Lot 5)
Pierro 8 $123,125 $985,000 $200,000 (Lot 324)
Shamexpress* 25 $119,360 $2,984,000 $510,000 (Lot 449)
Power 22 $117,182 $2,578,000 $380,000 (Lot 315)
Tavistock 60 $112,375 $6,742,500 $425,000 (Lot 318)
Smart Missile 4 $103,750 $415,000 $155,000 (Lot 84)

*First season sires

Leading First Season Sires by Average (three or more sold)

Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Zoustar 3 $173,333 $520,000 $200,000 (Lot 294)
Dundeel 6 $130,000 $780,000 $250,000 (Lot 435)
Camelot 7 $127,143 $890,000 $180,000 (Lot 5)
Shamexpress 25 $119,360 $2,984,000 $510,000 (Lot 449)
Declaration of War 4 $100,000 $400,000 $140,000 (Lot 88)
Dawn Approach 4 $82,500 $330,000 $150,000 (Lot 125)
Jakkalberry 12 $79,542 $954,500 $440,000 (Lot 366)
Shamus Award 4 $61,000 $244,000 $100,000 (Lot 87)
Epaulette 3 $58,333 $175,000 $100,000 (Lot 140)
The Factor 4 $43,750 $175,000 $85,000 (Lot 407)
Sweet Orange 6 $32,500 $195,000 $60,000 (Lot 944)
Ferlax 21 $26,952 $566,000 $100,000 (Lot 411)

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