Holy Roman Emperor Colt Tops NZB Weanlings
Breednet - Media Release - Monday, 8 May 2017

Domestic and international demand for quality weanlings was the order of day today at NZB's National Weanling , Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale held at Karaka.

Holy Roman Emperor colt from PhocisFollowing on from last year's record-breaking Sale, this year's edition delivered a variety of highlights including a new Day One top price of $175,000 which came at Lot 217, a son of Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) offered by Dan Myers and knocked down to the successful bid of Sydney based ex-pat Kiwi Andrew Williams.

The star colt is from Encosta de Lago mare Phocis, who comes from the family of Golden Slipper winner Vancouver and Group I winners Skating and Juste Momente.

"I've been very impressed with the quality of weanlings on offer at Karaka", commented Williams.

"I was particularly taken by the clean and athletic looking Holy Roman Emperor colt who will suit Hong Kong".

Williams was also active earlier in the day purchasing under his newly established Andrew Williams Bloodstock banner, securing the second highest price of the day (Lot 30). A son of Savabeel (NZ) (Zabeel) out of multiple stakes-winning mare Avisto, he was presented for sale by Curraghmore and sold to Williams for $170,000.

"He's a really athletic individual and I'm very happy to have got him on my first trip to Karaka under my own banner," concluded the leading buyer of the day.

Purchasers from Australia, Hong Kong & Singapore purchased 22 Lots for $911,200, whilst domestic buyers spent $2,019,300 for 130 horses. The clearance rate ended the day at a healthy 78%.

Perennial pin-hook success story Lyndhurst Farm secured the third top Lot of the day which came at Lot 177, a colt by Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock) purchased for $130,000.

Four of the top six Lots of the day were sold by Dan Myers who was the leading vendor by aggregate and average with 14 sold for a total of $701,200, at an average price of $50,086.

The days selling closed with receipts totaling $2,930,500. Six Lots achieved in excess of $100,000, one more than last year's record-breaking Day One Weanling result.

Selling is set to continue tomorrow with more Weanlings from Lot 221 at 10am, followed by Yearlings, Two-Year-Olds, Racehorses, Stallion Shares and Broodmares. Supplementary Lots will follow on from the final catalogued Lot for each category.

Catalogues are available for collection at Reception and buyers are encouraged toregisterprior to the Sale orappoint an agent.

To make enquiries about any horses that were passed through the ring today, contact NZB Bloodstock Sales RepresentativeRegan Donnisonon +64 21 512 466.

2017 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale - Weanling Statistics

Aggregate $2,930,500 $2,952,200 $1,783,750
Average $19,280 $22,709 $12,302
Median $6,500 $11,500 $4,000
Clearance 78% 87% 81%
Catalogued 244 170 200
Sold 152 130 145
Top Price Lot 217 B.C Holy Roman Emperor x Phocis $175,000 Lot 40 B.C Tavistock x Sentura $170,000 Lot 112 G.F Mastercraftsman x Queen Cha Cha $160,000

Top Lots

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Location Price
217 B.C Holy Roman Emperor / Phocis D. J. Myers Andrew Williams Bloodstock New South Wales $175,000
30 B.C Savabeel / Avisto Curraghmore Andrew Williams Bloodstock New South Wales $170,000
177 B.C Hinchinbrook / Mifflin D. J. Myers Lyndhurst Farm Cambridge $130,000
91 B.C Tavistock / Fastnet Rockette D. J. Myers MM Bloodstock New South Wales $125,000
22 BLG.C Savabeel / Ametsis Cambria Park Mr DE Hayes Dannevirke $120,000
25 B.F Sacred Falls / Apollo's Pride D. J. Myers Hallmark Stud Te Kauwhata $100,000
206 B.F Tavistock / Oya Wentwood Grange Woodside Park Stud Victoria $95,000
152 B.C Wandjina / Lamplighter Curraghmore Waterford Bloodstock Waikato $92,500
126 B.C Per Incanto / Inertia Brighthill Farm Woburn Farm Waikato $90,000
49 B.C Iffraaj / Catbird Kitty D. J. Myers Devcich Bloodstock Waikato $85,000
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