South Island Sale Boosted with Recent Group I winners
Media Release - Monday April 16

Recent Group 1-performing Kiwi-breds have provided a timely boost to several pedigree pages, along with other outstanding performances, for the upcoming NZB South Island Sale held at the Riding for the Disabled Building at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch on 20 April.

SAvvy CoupStar filly Savvy Coup (NZ) (Savabeel) fought out until the end in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks to win by a length and a quarter. Trained by Michael and Matthew Pitman, she has had a strong three-year-old campaign with 13 starts for five wins including the Group 3 Eulogy Stakes.

Mansfield Farm will offer a colt by Ocean Park,Lot 9, who is closely related to Savvy Coup. He is also related to Group 2 Japan-New Zealand International Trophy winnerOcean Emperor(NZ) (Zabeel) and multiple stakes winnerBattle Hero(Stratum) who recently claimed two black-type sprint races back-to-back.

Another star three-year-old inGrunt(NZ) (O'Reilly) has made headlines in Australia with a last start win in the Group 1 Australian Guineas. Purchased and trained my Mick Price, he has won four of his five starts including the Group 3 Hayes Stakes. Mansfield Farm will also offerLot 50, a colt by Road to Rock, who is from the same family as Grunt.

The only filly entered in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby,Danzdanzdance(Mastercraftsman) had a stellar performance to finish third. Trained by Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs, she has also placed second in the Group 2 Avondale Guineas. A colt by Mettre en Jeu, consigned asLot 77by Long Acres Stud, is from the same winning family.

Clearview Park Stud are set to offer two fillies that have also received timely pedigree updates.Lot 83, by first season sire Ghibellines, is from the same family as Group 1 Randwick Guineas winnerKementari(Lonhro) who also won the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes and Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes leading into the Guineas. A daughter of Gallant Guru,Lot 69, is closely related to Group-winning sprinter Battle Hero.

Lot 106, Three Valleys Swiss Ace colt, is from the same family as Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott's Group 1 Surround Stakes performerShumookh(Dream Ahead). A winner on debut, he has placed in two of his five starts including the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes.

Two current Group winners feature on the pedigree pages of Berkley Stud'sLots 35and38. The son of Proisir (Lot 38) is from the same family as exciting fillySunlight(Zoustar) who has won five races from seven starts including a placing at her last start in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes and a win in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes. The Super Easy colt (Lot 35) is from the same family as last start Group 2 AV Kewney Stakes winnerBella Martini(Stratum) and multiple stakes winnerVolcanic Ash(Magnus).

A recent win in the Singapore Listed CS Hayes Memorial Cup byLite'n In My Veins(Henrythenavigator) has brought with it significant updates to three of White Robe Lodge's yearlings by their first season sire Ghibellines.Lots 91,98and101all come from the same family.

Southern based sires continue to deliver results with their stakes-winning progeny this season. Berkley Stud'sHighly Recommendedsired Group 2 winnerSumstreetsumwhere(NZ) who has subsequently been sold to Hong Kong, White Robe Lodge'sGallant Gurusired Group 3 winnerTommy Tucker(NZ) and Linwood Park'sEchoes of Heavensired Singapore Listed winnerCountofmontecristo(NZ).

You can view all significant pedigree updates online here.

All yearlings purchased at the2018 South Island Saleare eligible to enter the lucrativeKaraka Million Serieswhich comprises of two $1 million races - the 2019 Karaka Million 2YO and the 2020 Karaka Million 3YO Classic, as well as the $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup for the remainder of their career.

The Sale will be held at the Riding for the Disabled Building at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch this Friday 20 April, commencing from Lot 1 at 11am.

The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association; Canterbury Westland, Marlborough, Otago Branch warmly invite you for complimentary drinks and nibbles from 5pm this Thursday, at the RDA Building, Canterbury Agricultural Park.