Meet the sires represented at Karate 2021 and analyze the statistics, take a tour of the Karate Sales Center in 360° footage or sit back and relax as you travel the length of New Zealand, celebrating our rich history and incredible environment. A solid afternoon of trading concluded New Zealand Bloodstock’s first-ever National WeanlingSale conducted on Gavel house Plus.
This season’s exciting two-year-old filly, Ariel la is another bred and raised at the Wait Pa nursery. “The enforced cancellation of the sale was a setback at the time but NZ Bloodstock has provided us with the great alternative of presenting the catalog on gavelhouse.com.
At the heart of New Zealand Bloodstock's activities is the annual National Yearling Sales Series. In January each year the cream of New Zealand's yearling crop goes under the hammer with around 1,400 young thoroughbreds auctioned through the Paranasal ring.
Outdoor Parade Ringing addition to the National Yearling Sales Series, New Zealand Bloodstock conducts a number of thoroughbred auctions each year, spearheaded by the immensely successful Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds, which is the fastest growing thoroughbred market in New Zealand. New Zealand Bloodstock auctions attract buyers from Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Macau, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, United Arab Emirates and beyond, and have yielded some of the greatest racehorses to grace the racetracks of Australasia and Asia.
Karate 2020 Sale -topper Lot 155 (Pierre x Our Squeezer), purchased for $900,000 by Kiwi Lodge from West bury Stud. In a change from previous years, Book 3 will be an online sale on Gavel house Plus, closing on Wednesday 3 February.
Countless others are close relatives to Group One stars and boast pedigree pages stacked with black type. As with the highly successful recent NDB Ready to Run Sale, online bidding services will be available for all registered buyers who are unable to physically attend Karate 2021.
The first dedicated weaning only sale is now open for entries with New Zealand Bloodstock's National WeanlingSale to be held on the Gavel house Plus digital platform from Thursday 11 to Sunday 21 June. While the Sale may be new, weaning graduates are no strangers to success having recorded an impressive score of nine Group One wins and 81 stakes wins in the current six seasons, headlined by recent New Zealand Oaks winner Jennifer Eccl es (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle), a $5,000 weaning purchase in 2017.
Bah hare, winner of the GRP 2 Champagne Stakes and Europe’s second top 2YO of his year; Generous, European Champion 3YO and now highly successful sire, whose first Southern Hemisphere crop is sure to be sought after; GRP 1 St James’ Palace Stakes winner and top class galloped Bijou d’Index; Daggers Drawn, a precocious GRP 2 winning juvenile and third rated European 2YO of his year; Dance, the beautifully bred yearling sales topper, and son of Dane hill, who also proved himself a class racehorse with victory in the GRP 1 New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas; Ebony Groove, who captured the GRP 1 Australian Derby and prestigious GRP 1 ARC MacKinnon Stakes; Kingfisher Mill, excitingly bred dual European Group winner, being by the great River man out of a full sister to champion sire Nabeel; son of the great Storm Cat and himself an absolute speed star, Tale of the Cat; Soviet Star, champion older horse of Europe and proven Group 1 sire who has his first Southern Hemisphere crop available at the sale ; German, Kilimanjaro, Le Destiny, Ponzi and Tokay are some other quality horses with first crop offerings. Some other high caliber and promising sires represented in the Weaning Session include Casual Lies, El Moxie, Encounter, Entrepreneur, Flat, Gold Broke, Groom Dancer, Grosvenor, Zaanstad, Kingdom Bay, Maroon, O’Reilly, Prized, Royal Academy, Sand trap, Señores Pete, Shinto King, Star Way, Turtle Island, Volstead and Wood borough to name a few.
A source of many great horses over the years, the Paramount Lodge stock, including weaklings, yearlings, 2yos and broodmares is sure to attract plenty of buyer attention. Prince of Praise has produced stakes horses including Skew (Please), winner of the VAT CTS Carlton Cup Gr 2.
· Lot 406, Sea Encounter is an unrated daughter of Geiger Counter and the legendary NZ race mare La MER. Sea Encounter’s oldest foal is a 2yo by Nabeel and the mare was served by new Cambridge Stud sire, Stravinsky.· Lot 553, Clear Rose, is sure to attract plenty of attention, having won the GRP 1 New Zealand One A Thousand Guineas and numerous other group races.
· Lot 432, Somerset House, is a 3 time winning daughter of Royal Academy and the GRP 3 winning mare Came’s Mill, who is ½ sister to top class dual GRP 1 winner, Prince Salary, as well as to stakes winners Marking and Robbery. The Maid’s first foal is a yearling by Pentire, and she was last served by champion racehorse Spinning World.· Lot 506, Allen SEL is an Irish bred ½ sister to GRP 1 ATC Underwood Stakes winner, Always Aloof.
· Lot 561, Cutaway (GB) is a daughter of the great Kris (by Sharpen Up), out of a Saddlers’ Wells ½ sister to GRP 1 Yorkshire Oaks winner, Catchascatchcan. Cutaway is believed in foal to Stravinsky.· Lot 634, Hollywood Lane, is a daughter of Deere from a ½ sister to champion sire Star Way.
Buyers will have the opportunity to secure mares carrying services to a range of other new and proven sires such as Bah hare; Bianchi (GRP 2 winner by Dancing x Fall Aspen); Bijou d’Index; Certain; Colombia; Daggers Drawn; Dancing; Dream Well; Felix the Cat; Gold Broke; Grosvenor; Hail; Hennessy; Honor and Glory; Intifada; March; Open (GRP 1 2YO winning son of Lure); Pins; Prized; Seven Figures (by King mambo). Sires represented include Big stone, Casual Lies, Desert Sun, Flat, Four Seasons, Green Perfume, Groom Dancer, Honor Grades, House buster, Zaanstad, Million, Señores Pete, Star Way, Success Express, Villi and Wood borough to name a few.
The scene will have been set the previous evening with the running of the Ra Ora Stud Dispersal Sale on the night of May 12th. At the closing of Book 3 the total turnover was $698,500 for 66 horses sold.
Dam of 5 named foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:- 7 wins 1400 m to 1818 m, NZ$24,000, S$526,712, Singapore TC Jumbo Jet Trophy, L, Kanji A S., 2d Singapore TC Moonbeam Vase, L, 3d Singapore TC Chairman's Trophy, L, Committee's Prize, L, 4th Singapore TC Raffles Cup, L, Chairman's Trophy, L.
3 wins 1600 m to 2200 m, Mandate RC More FM H. Dam of- 4 wins 1600 m to 2200 m, NZ$108,951, in 2019-20, CJC South Island Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3, Stage RC Shaft's H., Gore RC EGG Wright son Seeds H.
5 wins 1600 m to 2200 m, NZ$124,500, Hawks's Bay Cup, Gr.3, 2d Metadata RC Katmai S., L. 4 wins 1200 m to 2400 m, ARC Great Northern Oaks, Gr.2, Mandate Breeders' S., Gr.3, Master ton RC Members' H., 3d Mandate Cup, Gr.3, WRC Tel fords H., 4th Mandate RC Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club H., L. Half-sister to (Our) Sacrosanct, Pearl Dragon (dam of SPRING RAIN).
Sire of 261 CNRS, 157 wars, 10 SW, inc. SW Holding (ATC Epsom H., Gr.1), Tone, Ocean ex, Another Dollar, Out of the Park, Star of the Seas, High Em ocean, Ocean Jewel, Pretty to Sea, Seaway, SP Marine, Shenanigans, Arrogant, Fabric, Ocean Billy, Mongolian conqueror, Rondinella, etc. Placed at 3 in 2020-21, 3d BOP RC Dobson's Refrigeration S.
4 wins 1100 m to 1600 m, NZ$193,925, Mankato RC Cal Isuzu S., Gr.2, ARC Bentley's Accountants H., 2d Te Aroma JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, 3d WRC Thornton Mile, Gr.1, 4th ARC Sun line Vase, Gr.3. 6 wins-5 in succession-1100 m to 1400 m, NZ$26,250, A$141,000, ATC One solution H., TAB More Than Winning H.-twice.
Placed at 3, 3d Mankato RC Caribou H. 2004, 2005 & 2006 NZ Broodmare of the Year. Sister to HAPPY HEIRESS, half-sister to ZEPHYR MAGIC.
Champion Older Male Miler in France & GB in 2005. 11 wins-5 in succession-1400 m to 2400 m, £153,446, €171,420, NZ$359,000, A$2,106,450, Australian Derby, Gr.1, AJC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, Newmarket Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, PRI Du Cousin de Longchamp, Gr.1, Hawks Bay Midway Parts world S., Gr.1, STC Tull och S., Gr.2, Hawks Bay Stone Bridge S., Gr.2, ARC Debonair S., Gr.3, 2d Hawks Bay KELT Capital S., Gr.1, ARC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, 3d MARC WS Cox P., Gr.1, York Queen Anne S., Gr.1.
5 wins 1200 m to 1550 m, A$478,530, AJC Wiggle H., L, 2d STC Cool more Classic, Gr.1, MRC Tristan S., Gr.3, STC Research S., Gr.3, 3d AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, STC Cool more Classic, Gr.1, AJC Bill Ritchie H., Gr.3, Breeders' Classic, L, 4th STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.2, Canberra RC National Sprint H., L. Dam of 4 winners- 3 wins at 2400 m, Toulouse Grand Prix Inter-Regional DES 3 Ans, L, Bordeaux Derby du Midi, L.
Winner at 1400 m, 2d Hawks Bay City of Hastings H. Dam of- 4 wins to 1400 m, ARC Mondale H., Mankato RC Yard house H., 3d Mankato RC J Swap Contractors Sprint H., Gr.3.