Curtains Draw on Karaka 2020 

Day Three Book 2 Highlight, Lot 1097 (Preferment x Essayez) purchased for $120,00.
Day Three Book 2 session topper Lot 1097 (Preferment x Essayez) purchased for $120,00.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s 94th National Yearling Sale Series ended today, with the final day of Book 2 Lots going under the hammer followed immediately by Book 3 yearlings at the iconic Karaka Sales Complex.

At the conclusion of Book 2, 282 Lots sold for a turnover of $9,873,500. The average and median reached $35,012 and $25,000 respectively with the clearance rate closing at 69%.

Bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster topped the last session of Book 2 when he went to $120,000 to secure Lot 1097, the Preferment colt out of Excellent Art mare Essayez, from Hallmark Stud’s draft.

“We bought Preferment here at Karaka and we have supported him. I brought Chris Waller to have a look at a few of them the other day and we ended up buying two,” Mulcaster said.

“He then said we should probably get one more and we have a loyal group of owners who are going to race him together. We bought two beautiful colts and a filly, so we are going to have a bit of fun with them.”

The leading buyers of Book 2 was the Paul Moroney and Ballymore Stables partnership, purchasing seven horses for a total spend of $396,500.

Moroney purchased the session topper of Book 2, securing Lot 859 (Vadamos x Silke Top) colt for $185,000 from the draft of Valachi Downs.

Highview Stud claimed the leading vendor by aggregate title, with a turnover of $906,000 for 23 horses sold. Stud Master Brent Gillovic was pleased with the reception their resident first season sire Wrote received.

“They have sold fantastically through Book 2 and we just sold a filly in Book 3 for $24,000, so it’s great,” Gillovic said.

Leading vendor by average was Highden Park, after selling six horses for an average of $78,833.

In a new sales format, the Book 3 Sale started immediately after the conclusion of Book 2 on Friday afternoon.

At the closing of Book 3 the total turnover was $698,500 for 66 horses sold. The average reached $10,583 while the median closed at $7,500. The overall clearance at the end of Book 3 was 67%.

The highlight of NZB’s Book 3 Sale was purchased by Hong Kong bloodstock agent Paul Chow under his Tartan Meadow banner. He secured Lot 1167, the Keeper colt out of Lucky Unicorn mare Lucky J’Abeel for $65,000 from the draft of Platinum Bloodstock.

“Out of all the ones I have seen in Book 3 he stands out by a long way. I would have gone a fair bit more (than $65,000) to make sure I got him,” said Chow.

At the close of selling, the leading vendor by aggregate for Book 3 was Westbury Stud selling 14 horses for a total of $143,500 in the Friday afternoon session.

All horses purchased at Karaka this week are eligible for the lucrative Karaka Million Series with two $1 million races available for graduates as two and three-year-olds, plus the $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup for the duration of their career. Nominations must be received by 5pm Tuesday 3 March 2020.

To make enquiries about Passed Lots contact Regan Donnison on +64 21 512 466 or email regan.donnison@nzb.co.nz.

View the highlights and Lot-by-Lot footage from the week here.

2020 Book 2 Yearling Sale Statistics

  2020 BOOK 2 TOTAL 2019 BOOK 2 TOTAL
AGGREGATE $9,873,500 $9,743,000
AVERAGE $35,012 $39,606
MEDIAN $25,000 $30,000
CLEARANCE 69% 73%
CATALOGUED 473 378
SOLD 282 246
TOP LOT Lot 859 Vadamos - Silke Top (B.C) $185,000 Lot 872 Reliable Man - Quality Dream (B.C) $270,000

 Book 2 Top Lots

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Location Price
859 B.C Vadamos / Silke Top Valachi Downs Paul Moroney Bloodstock Waikato $185,000
963 BR.C Proisir / Works Wonders Beckam Equine Upper Bloodstock Hong Kong $180,000
726 B.C Per Incanto / Makkura Little Avondale Stud John Foote Bloodstock Hong Kong $160,000
974 B.C Tivaci / Adriatico Hallmark Stud Breeze Up Bloodstock China $140,000
775 B.C Contributer / Parvati Landsdowne Park Ltd Mulcaster Bloodstock Auckland $130,000
932 BR.C Redwood / Trista Rossa Westbury Stud Simple Bloodstock Services Hong Kong $130,000
1029 B.C Shamexpress / Caradonna Highden Park Tartan Meadow Bloodstock Hong Kong $130,000
944 BR.F Brazen Beau / Veuvelicious Highden Park Lisa Latta Racing Manawatu-Whanganui $125,000
959 B.C Puissance de Lune / White Dove Berkley Stud Phill Cataldo Bloodstock (BAFNZ) / Mr M Freedman Victoria $120,000
1097 BR.C Preferment / Essayez Hallmark Stud Mr CJ Waller / Mulcaster Bloodstock New South Wales $120,000

 Book 2 Leading Purchaser by Aggregate

Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Ballymore Stables NZ (Waikato) 7 $396,500 $56,643 $185,000 859
John Foote Bloodstock (Hong Kong) 4 $360,000 $90,000 $160,000 726
Breeze Up Bloodstock (China) 4 $290,000 $72,500 $140,000 974
Upper Bloodstock (Hong Kong) 3 $270,000 $90,000 $180,000 963
Lisa Latta Racing (Manawatu-Whanganui) 6 $268,500 $44,750 $125,000 944
Simple Bloodstock Services (Hong Kong) 3 $247,500 $82,500 $130,000 932
Michael Hickmott Bloodstock (South Australia) 4 $246,000 $61,500 $110,000 855
Phill Cataldo Bloodstock (Victoria) 6 $198,000 $33,000 $70,000 874
Paul Moroney Bloodstock (Waikato) 1 $185,000 $185,000 $185,000 859
Wexford Stables (Waikato) 4 $176,500 $44,125 $67,500 964
Mr C Cole (Waikato) 4 $175,000 $43,750 $50,000 1090

 Book 2 Leading Vendor by Aggregate

Vendor Sold Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Highview 23 $906,000 $39,391 $115,000 793
Westbury Stud 20 $772,000 $38,600 $130,000 932
Haunui Farm 18 $749,500 $41,639 $95,000 798
Little Avondale Stud 16 $733,500 $45,844 $160,000 726
Highden Park 6 $473,000 $78,833 $130,000 1029
Rich Hill Stud 16 $383,500 $23,969 $65,000 835
Hallmark Stud 7 $378,000 $54,000 $140,000 974
Valachi Downs 7 $365,000 $52,143 $185,000 859
Mapperley Stud 12 $335,500 $27,958 $70,000 874
Windsor Park Stud 12 $321,000 $26,750 $45,000 681

 Book 2 Leading Vendor by Average (three or more sold)

Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Highden Park 6 $78,833 $473,000 $130,000 1029
Jamieson Park 3 $56,333 $169,000 $110,000 1058
Hallmark Stud 7 $54,000 $378,000 $140,000 974
Valachi Downs 7 $52,143 $365,000 $185,000 859
Wentwood Grange 5 $50,000 $250,000 $87,500 960
Little Avondale Stud 16 $45,844 $733,500 $160,000 726
Berkley Stud 3 $45,000 $135,000 $120,000 959
Haunui Farm 18 $41,639 $749,500 $95,000 798
Highview 23 $39,391 $906,000 $115,000 793
Ralph Thoroughbreds 4 $39,375 $157,500 $70,000 768

Book 2 Leading Sire by Average (three of more sold)

Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Vadamos* 9 $62,500 $562,500 $185,000 859
Wrote* 6 $61,667 $370,000 $80,000 1000
Darci Brahma 4 $58,750 $235,000 $115,000 793
Iffraaj 8 $48,188 $385,500 $80,000 909
Per Incanto 14 $47,036 $658,500 $160,000 726
Shamexpress 5 $45,400 $227,000 $130,000 1029
Showcasing 16 $43,250 $692,000 $110,000 855
Shocking 7 $42,714 $299,000 $85,000 804
Proisir 18 $41,889 $754,000 $180,000 963
Telperion* 3 $41,667 $125,000 $52,000 1033

*First season sire


 2020 Book 3 Yearling Sale Statistics

  2020 BOOK 3 TOTAL 2019 BOOK 3 TOTAL
AGGREGATE $698,500 $1,229,250
AVERAGE $10,583 $9,994
MEDIAN $7,500 $7,000
CLEARANCE 67% 69%
CATALOGUED 115 208
SOLD 66 123
TOP LOT Lot 1167 Keeper - Lucky J'Abeel (Br.F) $65,000 Lot 1090 Sweynesse - Happy Endings (B.F) $50,000

Book 3 Top Lots

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Location Price
1167 B.C Keeper / Lucky J'Abeel Platinum Bloodstock Tartan Meadow Bloodstock Hong Kong $65,000
1253 B.C Air Force Blue / Even So Leanach Lodge Mr JL Waddell Waikato $38,000
1255 B.F El Roca / Flustered Westbury Stud Mr SB Marsh Waikato $29,000
1165 BR.F Wrote / Lilyput Highview Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Ballymore Stables NZ Waikato $24,000
1204 B.F Burgundy / Saveadance Advantageous Ventures Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Ballymore Stables NZ Waikato $24,000

Book 3 Leading Purchaser by Aggregate

Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Tartan Meadow Bloodstock (Hong Kong) 1 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 1167
Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Ballymore Stables NZ (Waikato) 3 $53,000 $17,667 $24,000 1165
Mr JL Waddell (Waikato) 1 $38,000 $38,000 $38,000 1253
Mr ARA Fieldes (Manawatu-Whanganui) 2 $36,000 $18,000 $20,000 1180
Mr JC Collett (Waikato) 2 $34,000 $17,000 $18,000 1236

Book 3 Leading Vendor by Aggregate

Vendor Sold Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Westbury Stud 15 $145,500 $9,700 $29,000 1255
Platinum Bloodstock 1 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 1167
Highview 5 $63,000 $12,600 $24,000 1165
Haunui Farm 4 $51,000 $12,750 $22,000 1259
Grangewilliam Stud 4 $43,000 $10,750 $20,000 1180
Long Acres Stud 7 $43,000 $6,143 $20,000 1184

Book 3 Leading Vendor by Average (three or more sold)

Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Haunui Farm 4 $12,750 $51,000 $22,000 1259
Highview 5 $12,600 $63,000 $24,000 1165
Grangewilliam Stud 4 $10,750 $43,000 $20,000 1180
Westbury Stud 15 $9,700 $145,500 $29,000 1255
Long Acres Stud 7 $6,143 $43,000 $20,000 1184

Book 3 Leading Sire by Average

Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
El Roca 6 $13,750 $82,500 $29,000 1255
Wrote* 5 $12,600 $63,000 $24,000 1165
Telperion* 7 $10,500 $73,500 $22,500 1174
The Bold One 4 $6,125 $24,500 $9,000 1230
Redwood 4 $6,000 $24,000 $10,000 1193

*First season sire

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