Competitive buying bench makes for a strong Karaka Book 1 with David Ellis the leading buyer. Click here to find out more. image Trish Dunnell
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Matamata nursery Waikato Stud continued their dominance of recent years at the National Yearling Sale at Karaka, taking out the leading vendor title for the seventh consecutive year.
After a solid finish to New Zealand Bloodstock’s 94th National Yearling Sales Series, the key critical indicators were up on last year’s Sale, which reflected a strong market.
There were plenty of star three year-olds in action at Rosehill on Tuesday morning with heats won by Bivouac, Kiamichi and Anaheed, while the two year-olds also provided plenty of interest with six heats that featured the return of $1million Golden Gift winner Dame Giselle.
By proven sire of sires High Chaparral, Highview Stud’s Wrote (IRE) scored a career defining win in the Group I Breeders Cup Turf Juvenile and eight of his first New Zealand bred yearlings will be offered this week in Karaka Book 2.
Te Akau principal David Ellis finished the Book 1 session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale in strong fashion on Tuesday, going to $500,000 to secure lot 626, the Savabeel colt out of Group Two winner Gold Rocks.
A phone call to respected bloodstock agent Phill Cataldo on Monday put in motion a chain of events that concluded with Cataldo purchasing a well-bred filly on the third day of the National Yearling Sale at Karaka.
After some stunning success on the opening day at Karaka on Sunday, Cambridge consignor Trelawney Stud were back in the thick of the action on Day Three.
The Boys Get Paid juggernaut extended their reach into the breeding arm of the thoroughbred industry last year and that gamble paid dividends for them at Karaka on Tuesday.
With four of the 11 starters in a 2yo maiden over 1016 metres at Bunbury on Monday, Mungrup Stud’s I’m All The Talk had a great chance to get off the mark with a milestone first winner and two of his daughters duly fought out the race.
Astute trainer Mark Kavanagh unleashed an impressive first starter at Sandown on Monday with Dissident gelding Ellis Park surging clear for an eye-catching win.
The $HK10million Hong Kong Classic Mile at Sha Tin on Monday was won in commanding style by exciting prospect Golden Sixty, an Aussie bred Medaglia D’Oro (USA) gelding, whose half-brother Quiet Riot was also a winner at Warwick Farm earlier in the day.
Sparks continued to fly on Day Two of Karaka 2020, with the diverse international and local presence creating a strong and competitive middle market.
There was an air of expectation in the sale auditorium at Karaka on Monday prior to lot 449 entering the sale ring.
It took nearly all day to reveal the sale topping yearling for day two of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale but when it was unveiled the wait was well worth it.
Champion stallion Snitzel had a couple of winners at the opposite end of the distance spectrum at Monday’s Warwick Farm meeting with 3yo filly Juan Diva breaking her maiden over 1100m at her second start while the tough-as-teak gelding Taikomochi found the winner’s circle for the first time since capturing the Group III Neville Selwood Stakes in March last year with a fighting performa
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Not a Single Doubt Retired from Stud
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Magic Pinhook Winners
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FOAL GALLERY 2019
(C) Hellbent x Meridian
Davali Thoroughbreds, NSW
(F) No Nay Never (USA) x Little Doubt
Valiant Stud, NSW
(C) Capitalist x Songs
Pearl Egan, NSW
(C) Supido x Pimpala Gift
Chatsworth Park for KK Lodge
(F) Dundeel x Fleur de L'Orient
Lustre Lodge, NSW
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
Widden Stud Announce Fees
The famed WIDDEN STUD have announced their roster for the 2019 season spearheaded by the exciting Zoustar (Northern Meteor) who will stand for $140,000 + GST while multiple Group 1-winning newcomer Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) will begin his first season at a fee of $90,000 + GST.
Eurozone Welcomed at Bellereve Stud
Quality Northern Meteor stallion Eurozone has been in hot form this year siring two stakes-winners in Krone and Mystery Love, so is an exciting new addition at Bellereve Stud near Canberra.
Blue Gum Farm Announce Fees
Blue Gum Farm have announced fees on their 2019 roster which is headed by Manhattan Rain, sire of Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign.
Undefeated Triple Crown Winner to Coolmore Australia
The 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season will see the arrival in the Hunter Valley of the only undefeated US Triple Crown winner.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: Snitzel (Redoute's Choice)
Dam: Treppes (Domesday)
Standing at: Widden Stud $88,000
Neo Universe (Sunday Silence) x Tokio Reality (Meadowlake)
Standing at Oaklands Stud: $9,900
Zoustar (Northern Meteor) x She's Meaner (Falvelon)
Standing at Aquis Victoria: $17,600
Redoute's Choice (Danehill) x Azmiyna (Galileo)
Standing at Arrowfield Stud: $77,000
Frankel (Galileo) x You'll Be Mine (Kingmambo)
Standing at Brighthill Farm: $8,000
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Hanseatic Makes It a Good Long Weekend for Street Boss
Godolphin’s Street Boss (USA) colt Valaquenta burst into Blue Diamond reckoning when making a winning debut at Moonee Valley on Friday but that proved little more than the entre for the Street Boss colt Hanseatic who recorded an emphatic win in Saturday’s Listed Neds Blue Diamond Preview (c&g) at Caulfield.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
I Am Invincible272107 (6)$9,006,030
Pierro17575 (7)$8,802,408
Snitzel25590 (9)$8,190,635
Rubick7524 (1)$8,114,050
Declaration of War5922 (2)$7,894,120
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible272107 (6)$9,006,030
Written Tycoon26497 (4)$5,412,234
Snitzel25590 (9)$8,190,635
Sebring26886 (2)$5,429,600
Fastnet Rock18881 (5)$6,091,980
Domesday
RED RANSOM x IN THE PAST
92 runners this season for 21 winners
FIRST SEASON SIRES
First For I'm All The Talk
With four of the 11 starters in a 2yo maiden over 1016 metres at Bunbury on Monday, Mungrup Stud’s I’m All The Talk had a great chance to get off the mark with a milestone first winner and two of his daughters duly fought out the race.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Pride of Dubai92 (1)$326,925
Spill the Beans153$259,900
Night of Thunder52 (1)$247,200
Headwater102$246,530
Vancouver91$194,200
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Spill the Beans153$259,900
Headwater102$246,530
Night of Thunder52 (1)$247,200
Pride of Dubai92 (1)$326,925
Jabali41$147,400
Real Impact
Deep Impact x Tokio Reality
Stands at Unknown,
First Season Sire Runners Today: Exosphere (1),
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SECOND SEASON SIRES
Bright Future for Debut Dissident Winner
Astute trainer Mark Kavanagh unleashed an impressive first starter at Sandown on Monday with Dissident gelding Ellis Park surging clear for an eye-catching win.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Rubick7524 (1)$8,114,050
Deep Field10543 (2)$2,427,530
Brazen Beau5522 (4)$2,048,750
Better Than Ready8032$1,503,640
Shooting to Win5820$1,448,150
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Deep Field10543 (2)$2,427,530
Better Than Ready8032$1,503,640
Rubick7524 (1)$8,114,050
Brazen Beau5522 (4)$2,048,750
Shooting to Win5820$1,448,150
Brazen Beau
I Am Invincible x Sansadee
55 runners this season for 22 winners and 3 stakes winners.
Stands at Darley Vic, Aus
Second Season Sire Runners Today: Akeed Mofeed (1), Albrecht (1), Camelot (4), Carlton House (1), Dawn Approach (1), Declaration Of War (2), Dundeel (3), Epaulette (1), Eurozone (4), Fighting Sun (6), Fiorente (7), Galah (2), Kuroshio (1), Mahisara (2), Playing God (1), Polanski (1), Shamus Award (4), Sizzling (2), Spirit Of Boom (7), The Factor (4), Unencumbered (1), Zoustar (8),
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The future sires still on the track identified and analyzed. From the AAA rating jewels in the crown to those just hitting the radar.
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RACING

Stakes Races Coming Up

Sat Feb 01: RHIL -
EXPRESSWAY STAKES (1200m),
WIDDEN STAKES (1100m),
CANONBURY STAKES (1100m),
Sat Feb 01: CAUL -
CHAIRMAN'S STAKES (1100m),
MANFRED STAKES (1200m),
W. J. (BILL) ADAMS STAKES (1000m),
Sat Feb 01: ASCT -
SCENIC BLAST STAKES (1200m),
Sun Feb 02: BUNB -
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BREEDERS' CLASSIC (1400m),