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NZB Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale concludes
09 May 2017 | New Zealand Bloodstock 
NZB’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale concluded on Tuesday with solid results achieved on the back of the unprecedented 2016 Sale.

Buyers from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore were active with a total of $5,295,850 traded for 361 horses over the two-day Sale, resulting in a 83% overall clearance rate. Domestic buyers accounted for 72% of the total spend, with the international buying bench contributing the remaining 28%.

At the close of the Weanling Session 232 horses were sold for receipts of $3,752,800 and the clearance rate remained strong throughout the Sale to finish at 87%.

The highest price paid during the Weanling Session was $175,000 for a son of Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) out of placed mare Phocis (Encosta De Lago), a half-sister to South African Group Three-placed juvenile winner Newlands (High Chaparral). Catalogued at Lot 217 from the draft of leading vendor Dan Myers, the colt was secured by leading purchaser of the Sale – Andrew Williams Bloodstock.

Williams also secured the second highest-priced Weanling at the Sale, spending $170,000 (Lot 30) for the first foal out of triple Listed winner Avisto (Tavistock), a colt by leading Australasian sire Savabeel. “He’s an impressive cracking first foal for Avisto” said Williams of the purchase.

Savabeel (Zabeel) claimed the title of leading Weanling sire (three or more sold) averaging $104,667 with three Lots sold. Followed by Tavistock (NZ) (Montjeu) with six sold at an average of $65,083, and Iffraaj (Zafonic) who recorded an average of $44,800 for five sold.

First season Weanling sires of note include Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) whose single Lot fetched $42,500, and Sacred Falls (NZ) (O’Reilly) who claimed the title of leading first season sire (three or more sold) with an average of $41,600 achieved for five Lots.

Andrew Seabrook, NZB Managing Director, was happy with the trading result.

“We’ve seen good interest from kiwi buyers and put that down to confidence in the domestic racing industry starting to build again off the back of recent NZRB stakes increase announcements and the revamped Sales format for Karaka 2018”.

“We look forward to many of these weanlings returning to Karaka in January to make the most of the extended Sale week and new-look catalogue structure” said Seabrook.

Feedback from international buyers has mirrored local sentiment at the Sale. Leading NSW trainer and ex-pat kiwi Chris Waller said the change is a “very smart idea and one that will certainly attract more interest from us on the racing and sales front”.

The Broodmare Session, held exclusively on the second day of the Sale, provided the ideal format for Australasian breeders to invest in quality broodmares in foal to popular stallions.

Lot 374 delivered the top broodmare price of the day. Offered by Windsor Park Stud, the four time winning Captain Rio (Pivotal) mare was sold to Ric Wylie Bloodstock for $87,500. A half-sister to Group winner Fully Fledged and dam of Listed winner Bassett, Fledgling carries a foal to Windsor Park’s multiple Group 1 champion sire Charm Spirit.

“I bought her for Australian clients. The price was fair but that was my last bid. Bassett is a serious racehorse, so she's doing the job right,” said Ric Wylie of the purchase.

Vendor representative Steve Till commented “Our client will be happy. The reserve was very realistic to help the sale along. The foal she is carrying could be quite valuable”.

The second highest-priced broodmare of the Sale came at Lot 384. On account of Matamata-based Millfield Stud, the mare Grandissima (Savabeel) is the dam of two named foals, both winners in the current season. In foal to Contributer (High Chaparral), the mare was knocked down to the successful $85,000 bid of Murray Hardy on behalf of The Sunlight Trust.

The Broodmare Session closed with receipts totaling $1,303,300 for 109 Lots sold (75% clearance). The average price for the day settled at $11,957 and the median was just $500 shy of the 2016 figure at $4,000.

To make enquiries about any horses that were passed through the ring over the two-day Sale, contact NZB Bloodstock Sales Representative Regan Donnison on +64 21 512 466.

2017 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale – Combined Statistics



2017 COMBINED STATISTICS 2016 COMBINED STATISTICS 2015 COMBINED STATISTICS
Aggregate $5,295,850 $8,915,200 $4,085,100
Average $14,670 $19,989 $9,589
Median $5,000 $8,000 $2,775
Clearance 83% 91% 80%
Catalogued 488 552 604
Sold 361 446 426
Top Price Lot 217 B.C Holy Roman Emperor x Phocis $175,000 Lot 464 C.M Thorn Park x Volkster $405,000 Lot 112 G.F Mastercraftsman x Queen Cha Cha $160,000

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

2017 WEANLING STATISTICS 2016 WEANLING STATISTICS 2015 WEANLING STATISTICS
Aggregate $3,752,800 $5,740,300 $3,028,300
Average $16,176 $24,119 $12,113
Median $5,250 $11,000 $4,000
Clearance 87% 91% 80%
Catalogued 296 296 350
Sold 232 238 250
Top Price Lot 217 B.C Holy Roman Emperor x Phocis $175,000 Lot 263 B.C O'Reilly x Mexican Rose $185,000 Lot 112 G.F Mastercraftsman x Queen Cha Cha $160,000

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

2017 BROODMARE STATISTICS 2016 BROODMARE STATISTICS 2015 BROODMARE STATISTICS
Aggregate $1,303,300 $2,888,700 $787,000
Average $11,957 $17,507 $6,148
Median $4,000 $4,500 $2,000
Clearance 75% 91% 77%
Catalogued 163 201 187
Sold 109 165 128
Top Price Lot 374 C.M Captain Rio x Fledged $87,500 Lot 464 C.M Thorn Park x Volkster $405,000 Lot 454 Br.M O'Reilly x Lady Chanele $105,000

Top Lots - Combined

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 Waikato $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 Waikato $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
374 Ch.M Captain Rio / Fledged Windsor Park Stud Ric Wylie Bloodstock New South Wales $87,500

Top Lots - Weanlings

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 Waikato $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 Waikato $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

Top Lots - Broodmares

LOT TYPE BREEDING VENDOR PURCHASER LOCATION PRICE
374 Ch.M Captain Rio / Fledged Windsor Park Stud Ric Wylie Bloodstock New South Wales $87,500
384 B.M Savabeel / Maybe Yes Millfield Stud Sunlight Trust Bay of Plenty $85,000
331 B.M Holy Roman Emperor / Alte Kunst Brighthill Farm Ricky & Anna Rhodes Partnership Christchurch $75,000
404 B.M Mastercraftsman / Miss Avalon Valachi Downs Mr PA Willetts Auckland $62,500
391 B.M High Chaparral / Irlanda Cambria Park Mr JR / Mrs SA Wigley Christchurch $60,000
392 B.M Redoute's Choice / Christchurch Windsor Park Stud Stareye NZ New South Wales $60,000
399 Ch.M Viking Ruler / Plans Awry Windsor Park Stud Rosemont Stud Victoria $60,000
354 B.M Redoute's Choice / Street 'em Sheila Blandford Lodge Mr JR / Mrs SA Wigley Christchurch $45,000
470 B.M Zabeel / Floridita Curraghmore Marcus Corban Bloodstock Waikato $45,000
332 B.M Tavistock / Dancing Forever Mission Downs Mr DJ Myers Taranaki $44,000

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate - Combined 

PURCHASER BOUGHT AGGREGATE AVERAGE TOP PRICE
Andrew Williams Bloodstock (New South Wales) 5 $370,000 $74,000 $175,000 (Lot 217)
Mr PA Willetts (Auckland) 6 $242,000 $40,333 $80,000 (Lot 93)
Ric Wylie Bloodstock (New South Wales) 4 $211,500 $52,875 $87,500 (Lot 374)
Lyndhurst Farm (Waikato) 2 $210,000 $105,000 $130,000 (Lot 177)
Mr DE Hayes (Dannevirke) 3 $192,500 $64,167 $120,000 (Lot 22)
Woodside Park Stud (Victoria) 2 $155,000 $77,500 $95,000 (Lot 206)
Waterford Bloodstock (Waikato) 3 $153,000 $51,000 $92,500 (Lot 152)
Devcich Bloodstock (Waikato) 2 $145,000 $72,500 $85,000 (Lot 49)
Hallmark Stud (Waikato) 3 $134,000 $44,667 $100,000 (Lot 25)
MM Bloodstock (New South Wales) 1 $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 (Lot 91)

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate - Weanlings

PURCHASER BOUGHT AGGREGATE AVERAGE TOP PRICE
Andrew Williams Bloodstock (New South Wales) 5 $370,000 $74,000 $175,000 (Lot 217)
Lyndhurst Farm (Waikato) 2 $210,000 $105,000 $130,000 (Lot 177)
Mr DE Hayes (Dannevirke) 3 $192,500 $64,167 $120,000 (Lot 22)
Mr PA Willetts (Auckland) 5 $179,500 $35,900 $80,000 (Lot 93)
Woodside Park Stud (Waikato) 2 $155,000 $77,500 $95,000 (Lot 206)
Waterford Bloodstock (Waikato) 3 $153,000 $51,000 $92,500 (Lot 152)
Devcich Bloodstock (Waikato) 2 $145,000 $72,500 $85,000 (Lot 49)
Hallmark Stud (Waikato) 3 $134,000 $44,667 $100,000 (Lot 25)
MM Bloodstock (New South Wales) 1 $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 (Lot 91)
GTS Bloodstock (Waikato) 2 $117,500 $58,750 $67,500 (Lot 27)

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate - Broodmares

PURCHASER BOUGHT AGGREGATE AVERAGE TOP PRICE
Mr JR / Mrs SA Wigley (Christchurch) 2 $105,000 $52,500 $60,000 (Lot 391)
Rosemont Stud (Victoria) 2 $95,000 $47,500 $60,000 (Lot 399)
Ric Wylie Bloodstock (New South Wales) 1 $87,500 $87,500 $87,500 (Lot 374)
Sunlight Trust (Bay of Plenty) 1 $85,000 $85,000 $85,000 (Lot 384)
Ricky & Anna Rhodes Partnership (Christchurch) 1 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 (Lot 331)
Mr PA Willetts (Auckland) 1 $62,500 $62,500 $62,500 (Lot 404)
Stareye NZ (New South Wales) 1 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 (Lot 392)
Mr TO Harrison (Auckland) 2 $47,500 $23,750 $25,000 (Lot 371)
Marcus Corban Bloodstock (Waikato) 1 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 (Lot 470)
Mr DJ Myers (Taranaki) 1 $44,000 $44,000 $44,000 (Lot 332)

Leading Vendor by Aggregate - Combined

VENDOR SOLD AGGREGATE AVERAGE TOP PRICE
D. J. Myers 19 $862,700 $45,405 $175,000 (Lot 217)
Curraghmore 18 $670,500 $37,250 $170,000 (Lot 30)
Cambria Park 15 $489,250 $32,617 $120,000 (Lot 22)
Brighthill Farm 17 $439,500 $25,853 $90,000 (Lot 126)
Wentwood Grange 18 $313,900 $17,439 $95,000 (Lot 206)
Haunui Farm 26 $287,150 $11,044 $65,000 (Lot 192)
Windsor Park Stud 8 $260,500 $32,563 $87,500 (Lot 374)
Waikato Stud 44 $234,800 $5,336 $25,000 (Lot 372)
Blandford Lodge 12 $153,550 $12,796 $45,000 (Lot 354)
Little Avondale Stud 14 $128,250 $9,161 $40,000 (Lot 322)

Leading Vendor by Average (three or more sold) - Combined

VENDOR SOLD AVERAGE AGGREGATE TOP PRICE
D. J. Myers 19 $45,405 $862,700 $175,000 (Lot 217)
Millfield Stud 3 $41,000 $123,000 $85,000 (Lot 384)
Curraghmore 18 $37,250 $670,500 $170,000 (Lot 30)
Te Runga Stud 3 $33,333 $100,000 $60,000 (Lot 244)
Cambria Park 15 $32,617 $489,250 $120,000 (Lot 22)
Windsor Park Stud 8 $32,563 $260,500 $87,500 (Lot 374)
Brighthill Farm 17 $25,853 $439,500 $90,000 (Lot 126)
Cambridge Stud 3 $22,250 $66,750 $62,500 (Lot 60)
Wentwood Grange 18 $17,439 $313,900 $95,000 (Lot 206)
Blandford Lodge 12 $12,796 $153,550 $45,000 (Lot 354)

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold) - Combined

SIRE SOLD AVERAGE AGGREGATE TOP PRICE
Tavistock 7 $62,071 $434,500 $125,000 (Lot 91)
Savabeel 7 $60,500 $423,500 $170,000 (Lot 30)
Sacred Falls* 5 $41,600 $208,000 $100,000 (Lot 25)
Reliable Man 9 $28,833 $259,500 $60,000 (Lot 244)
Iffraaj 10 $28,200 $282,000 $85,000 (Lot 49)
Proisir* 14 $22,214 $311,000 $65,000 (Lot 192)
Per Incanto 8 $19,125 $153,000 $90,000 (Lot 126)
Zabeel 7 $14,214 $99,500 $45,000 (Lot 470)
Burgundy 3 $13,667 $41,000 $20,000 (Lot 94)
Showcasing 13 $13,558 $176,250 $41,000 (Lot 297)

 *First season sire

 
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