Newcomers’ First Weanlings UnveiledThursday, May 9, 2019
Belardo (Lope de Vega – Danaskaya) – A Champion 2YO who won the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes, Belardo also won the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes as a four-year-old. Shuttling to Haunui Farm, Belardo will be represented by eight weanlings at the Karaka May Sale from his first southern hemisphere crop.
Flying Artie (Artie Schiller – Flying Ruby) – Champion 3YO colt in Australia in 2016-17 and the leading 3YO sprinter in the world in his year, Flying Artie won the stallion-making Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. As a two-year-old, he placed in the Group 1 Golden Slipper and Blue Diamond. The Newgate Farm stallion is the sire of Lot 154 in the Sale.
Rageese (Street Cry – Penaka) – By the breed-shaping stallion Street Cry, Rageese was a multiple stakes winner who also ran second in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and fourth in the Group 1 Golden Rose. Standing at Windsor Park Stud, Rageese has one weanling from his first crop in the Sale, Lot 54.
Preferment (Zabeel – Better Alternative) – A top-class 3YO who won the Group 1 Victoria Derby, Preferment was Australia’s Champion Stayer in 2015-16 with victories in the Group 1 BMW, Australian Cup and Turnbull Stakes. The Brighthill Farm stallion has eight weanlings in the Sale.
Puccini (Encosta de Lago – Miss Opera) – A half-brother to the multiple Group 1 winner Sir Slick, Puccini was New Zealand’s Champion 3YO with victory in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby and three Group 2 races. He added the Group 1 Thorndon Mile the following season. Puccini stands at Mapperley Stud and has two weanlings in the catalogue.
Tarzino (Tavistock – Zarzino) – Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2015-16, Tarzino won the Group 1 Victoria Derby and Rosehill Guineas. He stands at Westbury Stud, and four of his first-crop weanlings will go through the ring during the Sale.
Telperion (Street Cry – Yavanna) – Another son of Street Cry to recently join New Zealand’s stallion ranks, Telperion was a Listed winner as a 2YO and placed in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes. He also finished fourth in the Golden Slipper. Five of the young Westbury Stud stallion’s first-crop weanlings feature in the catalogue.
Tivaci (High Chaparral – Breccia) – Waikato Stud’s Tivaci won six races, four at stakes level including the Group 1 All Aged Stakes, and he also placed in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes and Toorak Handicap. Five of his first crop of weanlings will be offered during the Sale.
Turn Me Loose (Iffraaj – Indomitable) – A dominant winner of the Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas, Turn Me Loose later made his name in Australia with tenacious Group 1 wins in the Emirates Stakes and Futurity Stakes. He was New Zealand’s Champion Sprinter & Middle Distance Horse in 2015-16. Standing at Windsor Park Stud, he has four weanlings in the catalogue.
Vadamos (Monsun – Celebre Vadala) – By the multiple Melbourne Cup-winning sire Monsun, Vadamos was a multiple Group winner in Europe, headed by the Group 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp. Shuttling to Rich Hill Stud, Vadamos has five weanlings from his first Southern Hemisphere crop in the Sale.
Vanbrugh (Encosta de Lago – Soho Secret) – Vanbrugh won the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes, which has been a stepping stone to successful stud careers for the likes of Savabeel and Dundeel in the last 15 years. He won two other Group races and was fourth in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas and George Main Stakes. He stands at Windsor Park Stud and is the sire of Lot 114 in the Sale.
A total of 81 sires will have progeny at the Sale, which will be held at Karaka on May 17. The 240-lot catalogue has been streamlined into one day of selling, brimming with pinhooking, breeding and investment opportunities.
The Sale will begin with Lot 1 at 10am.