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Karaka Experience KARAKA YEARLING SALE SUPPLEMENT 2O O21


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1 winners. Furthermore, almost half of the

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Group 1 winners in Hong Kong over the last

Lloyd Jackson

two seasons have been bought out of Karaka

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Yearling Sale, the premier sale for

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for essential reading ahead of the sale.

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yearlings in New Zealand. In the aftermath

of an explosive Magic Millions Gold Coast

Lloyd Jackson delves into the multiple

Yearling Sale, along with a highly successful

reasons for optimism heading into 2021 and, in

NZB Ready To Run Sale in November last year,

a year that offers some exceptional first season

there offers a huge amount of encouragement

stallions with first crop yearlings selling at

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to vendors and buyers alike that the resilience

Karaka, he also offers a detailed reconnaissance

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of Little Avondale's exciting sire Time Test,

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lovely attitude also. He has good bone, a very

“He has a fabulous pedigree and most of what

good girth and a great shoulder. He will make a

I have seen are of good size and scope, an attractive

t this time each year the industry

racehorse and has been well received by those

line of horses. I have sent four of my mares back

gets to look ahead to the future

who have seen him so far.”

to him for year three such is my belief. All credit to

BY LLOYD JACKSON

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and most especially to future sires

Fairdale Stud’s Duncan Fell has a double

This time last year Karaka

connection to Time Test. Not only is he a

witnessed a titanic battle for first season

shareholder but during his OE - overseas

“The filly (644) is strong, compact, correct

honours between Rich Hill Stud’s Vadamos

experience for the non-Kiwis - he worked

and powerful. She looks quite speedy and could

(Monsun) and Waikato Stud’s Tivaci (High

a season at Godolphin’s Kildangan Stud in

come to hand early. She walks well. The ones I

Chaparral) with the former eking out a narrow

County Kildare, Ireland.

have seen all move well as does my colt (661).

victory on sales average.

Sam (Williams) who has done a marvellous job of promoting him.” said Wallace.

“The year I was there I saw Dubawi as a foal

His action is like watching water flow but he will

For 2021 many eyes will be focused on the

at foot of his dam Zomaradah and remember

take longer being big and quite rangy but also

first crop of Little Avondale Stud’s Time Test

him as a nuggety fellow and quite cheeky,” he

correct,” Wallace concluded.

(Dubawi) and, while no one really knows what

said. “I have nothing against sprinters but I am

Book 1, Lot 391 is a bay colt being offered

the future holds, Time Test is creating a similar

a fan of horses like Time Test which excel over

by Jamieson Park and Sam Munro is impressed

pre-sale buzz to that generated by Vadamos

the classic distance of a mile and a quarter.

with their colt’s willingness to please. “He is a

and Tivaci.

“My filly (Book 1, Lot 455) looks a miler to

well-balanced individual and is very easy to

ANZ Bloodstock News contacted several

me. I was so pleased with her as a foal that I sent

vendors asking about their sale entrants by

her mother (It’s All Fun by Pins) back to him and

Simms Davison of Mapperley Stud is rapt

Time Test.

the second filly is just as nice. Compact, short

with his colt, Book 1, Lot 272. ”We just have the

coupled, well muscled and with plenty of flesh

one but he’s a really good one, a good looking

behind the saddle yet you know she’s a filly.”

boy. Athletic, nice type,” said Davison.

‘Big walks’

work with,” stated Munro.

Janine Dunlop of Phoenix Park would

Jim Wallace of Ardsley Stud - who knows a

Also in Book 1 is Kilgravin Lodge’s Lot 107.

be more than happy to own a share in her

thing or two about stallions having stood the very

Proprietor Eion Kemp describes his colt as

cracking bay colt, Book 1’s Lot 387, out of Extra

successful Lord Ballina (Bletchingly) - has two lots

being a good mover. “For a November foal he

Explosive. Dunlop likes him that much: “He

(Book 2, 644 and 661) going to Karaka and believes

has plenty of size and substance and is a very

has a big walk, a free walking type and has a

that Time Test has a big chance of making it.

nice physical type,” said Kemp.

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Snitzel or Deep Impact?

Carl Henderson of CH Bloodstock has two

His owners elected to add to his already first

fillies in Book 2 (Lots 750 and 916), one of which

rate record at three and four by sending him to the

“I was actually looking for a son of either

he bought privately, the other being prepared

United States at five for three starts (two at Group 1

Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) or Deep Impact

for a client. “I am impressed with what I have

level) at Belmont and Saratoga. Second in all three

(Sunday Silence),” said Little Avondale’s Sam

seen of the Time Tests so I am quite a fan.

races, the first was over nine furlongs, followed by

Williams. “Then across my desk came a note

My own filly has a huge walk. Both are nice

his preferred distance of ten furlongs and, somewhat

from Danny Ralston, bloodstock manager for

types and my client’s filly looks strong,” said

surprisingly, back to a mile for his final race. This

New Zealand Bloodstock with details about

Henderson.

campaign seems almost upside down.

Time Test. I consulted with Bruce Perry, we

Several Time Test yearlings have found

He lost the first in a head-bobber after

did some research, I made a lightning trip to

their way to Australia. One is to be offered at

being trapped wide throughout. In his final two

England, saw the stallion three times in the

Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, two

races (both Group 1s) he never gave in.

space of 36 hours and felt very excited about his

at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and five at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. South

Taranaki

breeder

Judy

Keep in mind that the Saratoga turf mile

potential.”

course is around two turns and Time Test was just

“We

Hewitt

getting warm in the short straight but kept giving

still

describes her colt foal from Time Test’s second

nevertheless. He took ground off the winner World

to

crop as very smart. She has an inkling that Time

Approval (Northern Afleet) who would win his next

deal

Test might be the new Oncidium (Alcide), one

two starts (both Group 1s) including the Breeders’

but my friends in

of the most revered stallions of his time who

Cup Mile on the turf at Del Mar. At Saratoga, World

the industry were

stood at Te Parae Stud, owned by Sam Williams’

Approval didn’t have to go wide around the sharp

very

grandparents. “Time Test is a classic type and

corners while Time Test was looking for firmer

as

reminds me of Oncidium, who was a classic

conditions and a longer straight to wind up.

when it comes

performer. You never know,” she remarked.

Not afraid to race

If Time Test had won at Group 1 level

had put

a

together

supportive, we

all

are

to investing in

he might be spending his annual Southern

new stallions.

Hemisphere sojourn in the Hunter Valley

Now, it was

Time Test, raced by the late Khalid Abdullah

instead of in the Wairarapa. A similar opinion

my turn and

and his Juddmonte operation, proved he was

was stated by Tim Lane, stud director at

I put the

very sound. How many stallions are whisked

The National Stud, Time Test’s Northern

call

off to stud after their first two seasons of racing?

Hemisphere home. “It’s sad that he didn’t win

Waikato

Too many, thus robbing racegoers the pleasure

a Group 1 but if he did he wouldn’t be at The

Stud, Haunui Farm, Milan Park, Valachi Downs,

of seeing good horses in action. Time Test

National Stud, I’m sure he’d be standing at

Fairdale, Mapperley, Windsor Park and Ardsley

stood up to four seasons of racing and was a

Juddmonte Farms’ Banstead Manor,” said Lane.

all chipped in. That response has been super as

Time Test showed his best on top of the

has the support from leading breeders. He’s an

consistent, reliable performer.

out.

He broke his maiden at Sandown at two

ground and at ten furlongs, yet he also had the

and, from eight starts at three and four years,

speed to take out a Newmarket Group 2 over

Williams continues: “When I got in touch

won five times (including two Group 2s and

the straight Rowley Mile course. Setting the 1m

with Mark Chittick at Waikato Stud, Mark

two Group 3s). His win at Royal Ascot in

2f track record at Royal Ascot is further proof

passed on to me that their vet Chris Phillips

the Tercentenary Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2f ) was

that he inherited the speed that many of the

saw Time Test as a foal, his favourite foal of that

particularly memorable as he set the Ascot

Dubawis possess. Only firm tracks, Time Test’s

season as it turns out.

track record, bettering the previous mark by

preference, result in track records. Better yet, he

“In 2019 I made another visit to England as

1.25 seconds, bolting clear with more than

was able to accelerate then sustain that speed.

I wanted to see his foals. I also wanted to see

three lengths up his sleeve.

Timeform rated his ability at a formidable 125.

the types of mares he was getting and what

The roomier tracks and longer straights in England suited Time Test’s pattern of quickening to be in the fray then maintaining his effort with great determination to the line. In both the York Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 2.5f ) and the Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2f ) as a four-year-old, that pattern of gathering in his opponents then outlasting them was quite apparent. Once he found the lead he was

struck me was they all had the same head,

IT’S SAD THAT HE DIDN’T WIN A GROUP 1 BUT IF HE DID HE WOULDN’T BE AT THE NATIONAL STUD, I’M SURE HE’D BE STANDING AT JUDDMONTE FARMS’ BANSTEAD MANOR - TIM LANE

tenacious.

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exciting stallion,” said Williams.

same colour, plenty of leg and all had Dubawi’s rear end. The first photos I saw looked as if the photographer had only used one foal but simply different angles. They were all so alike,” concluded Williams. Time Test certainly appears to have stamped his stock. Of the 24 lots catalogued (eight in Book 1), all are either bays or browns. So are the eight selling in Australia.

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Sire and grandsire

His limited visits to Australia (a mere

There are two rather interesting facts

In only eight career starts Time Test’s sire

170 runners compared to more than 1,000

about Dubawi. One is quite easy to uncover, in

Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) won five and

in Europe) gave us the brilliant sprinters

that he is from the only crop of his sire Dubai

was unbeaten in three outings at two which

Srikandi and Tiger Tees but in the Northern

Millennium (Seeking The Gold).

included the National Stakes (Gr 1, 7f ) at The

Hemisphere, where he commands a service

Curragh. Two further Group 1s, the Irish 2,000

fee of £250,000, he is among the world’s elite

Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) and the Prix Jacques Le

stallions.

Double tragedy Dubai Millennium was some runner,

Marois (Gr 1, 1600m) at Deauville were added

In New Zealand, Dubawi’s son Makfi, a

winning nine of his ten starts including four

at three, his final racing season. Between

champion miler at three in France, has left a

Group 1s at Royal Ascot, Ascot, Deauville and

these two races he finished a creditable third

lasting impression including two recent New

the Dubai World Cup (Gr 1, 2000m). In a double

to Motivator (Montjeu), runaway victor of the

Zealand Bloodstock Fillies of their Year in

tragedy Dubai Millennium fractured a leg in

Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f ). New Zealand’s

Bonneval and Sofia Rosa, both winners of the

training just as his owners, and the owners of

own Starcraft (Soviet Star) got the better of

Australian Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m). In Europe he

Montjeu (Sadler’s Wells), were finalising details

him in the Newmarket Queen Elizabeth Stakes

sired the French champion three-year-old

of a $12 million match race between the two.

(Gr 1, 1m). At three, Dubawi was accorded an

Make Believe.

His racing days over, he was retired to stud but

excellent Timeform rating of 129. If not for Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) Dubawi

Such results caused the Japanese to snare

the following April succumbed to grass fever

Makfi for their industry yet a major loss to

part-way through his initial season. He was five

sire

ours. A super all-the-way four and a half length

years old and had to be euthanised. His first

premierships by now but premierships aside he

cruise by Needle And Thread in Ellerslie’s Royal

and only crop numbered just 54 foals.

has established himself as an outstanding sire

Stakes (Gr 2, 2000m) earlier this month is more

with more than 190 individual stakes winners

proof of that loss.

would

own

multiple

international

which include a staggering 44 who have succeeded at the highest level.

Given Dubai Millennium’s sad fate, the industry is fortunate that Dubawi came to be,

The good news is: We know Dubawi’s blood works well here.

an overwhelming standout from that crop who has kept the line alive.

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Dubawi’s New Zealand connection The second interesting fact regarding Dubawi is that in 1977, New Zealander James Sarten (of “Belle” family fame) imported a mare named Pantoufle, a daughter of Panaslipper (Solar Slipper). She was 13 at the time, had had eight foals in England and arrived in New Zealand carrying a foal by Northfields (Northern Dancer). What Sarten was not to know was that the great Dubawi would be a direct descendant of Pantoufle. Her 1970 daughter Sunbittern (Sea Hawk II) produced Italian Group 1 winner High Hawk (Shirley Heights), the dam of triple Group 1 winner and leading sire In The Wings (Sadler’s Wells). Another of Sunbittern’s daughters, High Tern (High Line), would foal the 1998 Epsom Derby winner High-Rise (High Estate). High Tern also produced Jawaher (Dancing Brave), the granddam of Dubawi.

Time Test

Riddled With Black Type

In New Zealand Pantoufle had three foals

As previously mentioned, Time Test’s sire

but just a solitary filly, an unraced daughter of

Dubawi has sired 193 stakes winners but his

Pronto II (So Blessed) named Oligarchy. She is

distaff pedigree is overflowing with stakes

the granddam of Victoria Derby (Gr 1, 2500m)

winners as well.

winner Second Coming (Oak Ridge), Hawkes

For a start, his damsire Dansili’s total is

Bay Cup (Gr 3, 2200m) winner Intransigent

146 while Dansili’s daughters have already

(Refuse To Bend) and Ellerslie Eclipse Stakes

produced 72, with plenty more to follow.

FOR A START, HIS DAMSIRE DANSILI’S TOTAL IS 146 WHILE DANSILI’S DAUGHTERS HAVE ALREADY PRODUCED 72, WITH PLENTY MORE TO FOLLOW

(Gr 3, 1200m) winner and Group 1-placed

His granddam’s sire Sadler’s Wells’ career

Time Test’s dam Passage Of Time (Dansili)

Cellarmaster, who, interestingly, is by Dubawi

total of stakes winners is a whopping 291, was

was one of the best fillies of her crop, taking out

himself.

British and Irish champion sire 14 times and

the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr 1, 2000m) for

champion broodmare sire seven times.

two-year-olds, which is run at the very end of

Dubawi’s family is represented at Karaka this year by Cambria Park’s Book 1, Lot 502,

His third dam is by Blushing Groom (Red

the season. That race was her third successive

a Vadamos colt from a Dubawi sister to

God), chiming in with a further 91 stakes winners.

win from four starts. Her time was the fastest

As for Time Test’s own female family, it is

since Darshaan (Shirley Heights) in 1983 and

Cellarmaster while Lot 213, a Preferment (Zabeel) colt, also descends from Sunbittern.

riddled with black type.

was preceded by a Listed win over a mile in the Montrose Stakes at Newmarket, scoring easily by five lengths. Returning at three she added the Musidora Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2f ) at York to take her winning streak to four and was made favourite for the Epsom Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f ). Her Oaks run was disappointing but she was found to have a throat abscess yet trained on to finish third in the Prix Vermeille (Gr 1, 2400m) at Longchamp. Her fourth and final start at three was at Monmouth Park in New Jersey where she finished a very good third in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr 1, 11f ). In five starts at four she added stakes win

Dubawi

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Newbury, then finished a close up third at

winning

Goodwood in the Nassau Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f ).

Double

half-sister Crossed

Passage Of Time proved her class and ranks

produced Twice Over

as a sister to two stakes winners including Royal

(Observatory), whose

Ascot King Edward VII Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 2f )

12 wins (nine stakes)

winner Father Time.

included four Group

Her half-sister, Timepiece (Zamindar) was

1s and her three-

also up to Group 1 class, winning six times (five

quarter sister Sacred

stakes) including the Falmouth Stakes (Gr 1,

Shield (Beat Hollow)

1m) at Newmarket and placing at Group 1 level

produced Del Mar

on four occasions.

Matriarch

Granddam Clepsydra (Sadler’s Wells) may not have achieved black type but she

Viadera

did win at Epsom and produced the four

Breath).

stakes winners mentioned above. Her stakes-

Stakes

(Gr 1, 1m) winner

The Quandary

(Bated next

dam,

(Blushing

TIME TEST HAS A FINE RACE RECORD, OUTSTANDING SIRES

Groom),

IN HIS BLOODLINES, IS FROM A TOP CLASS RACEMARE AND REPRESENTS A GREAT FAMILY

a half-sister to the

is

granddaughter

a of

great American champion Damascus (Sword

class racemare and represents a great family.

Dancer).

All the necessary ingredients are present so all

Time Test has a fine race record, outstanding sires in his bloodlines, is from a top

that remains now is to see what he can do to create his own legacy.

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G2 VINTAGE STAKES (7f) in the second fastest time ever, faster than Pinatubo, Shamardal, Highland Reel, etc.

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ARMED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED FROM THE READY TO RUN SALE THERE IS EVERY REASON TO THINK THAT THE UPCOMING YEARLING SALES WILL DO JUST FINE WITHOUT THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF OFF-SHORE BUYERS The sale was a fantastic success and underlined how resilient the industry is even when presented with major hurdles. On that basis, New Zealand Bloodstock have to believe that the annual yearling sales series will be very successful in 2021

Innovation plus technology “Transparency” became a key word, popularised at the 2020 Ready to Run Sale. Information about each lot was complete and detailed, which meant that buyers were able to confidently make purchases off-site using the new technologies available. The only difference between selling yearlings and twoyear-olds is the absence of breeze-up videos. A further part of the success formula initiated in November was the later daily start time of 1:00pm which allowed buyers in Australia and, more particularly, Asia to participate through live-streaming or via NZB’s digital portal. This innovation paid off in spades. Armed with the knowledge gained from the Ready to Run Sale there is every reason to think that the upcoming yearling sales will do just fine without the physical presence of off-shore buyers. Coronavirus created a need for thinking

Image: Satono Aladdin is important. The past is in the past. What’s

BY LLOYD JACKSON

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reeding,

or

racing

mother of invention” comes to mind. Similar to the Ready to Run Sale, numbers are down for this year’s series but that didn’t do

a

Next is 2021. Thankfully, 2020, a year to

any harm whatsoever in November. If anything,

thoroughbred demands a very

remember but not fondly, is behind us, yet from

it created stiffer competition. The reduction

positive, forward-looking attitude.

a sales perspective there were several valuable

from six sales days to five is certainly more

Certainly all three have great

lessons learned. Much anxiety existed prior to

efficient for everyone, stabling in particular.

history and revisiting past accomplishments

the 2020 Karaka Ready to Run Sale. The outcome

Book 3 is no longer to be held as an on-

can be both rewarding and educational.

had the potential to be very dim but was turned

location auction. Instead, as regular online

However, it’s the next race, the next campaign,

around in dramatic fashion and the smile on

auctions have become accepted - particularly

the next season, the next foal, the next sale,

the face of New Zealand Bloodstock managing

during Covid-19 times - Book 3 will be held

the next good horse, the next good sire which

director Andrew Seabrook told the story.

online, saving precious expenses for vendors.

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selling

next?

outside the box. That old adage “necessity is the

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Savabeel’s domination to continue There is no doubt that Waikato Stud’s Savabeel (Zabeel) will yet again underpin Book 1. Boxing Day at Ellerslie was further proof of his dominance when three of the four stakes races went his way. Two (Brando and Amarelinha) made big impressions with their maiden stakes success while Concert Hall and Supera quinellaed the Zabeel Classic (Gr 1, 2000m). A Zabeel (Sir Tristram) classic indeed. New

Year’s

Day

added

Savy

Yong

Blonk and nine days after that Milford and Cheaperthandivorce ran one-two in the Gingernuts Salver (Listed, 2100m). There simply is no stopping him. The importation of Sir Tristram (Sir Ivor) by Patrick Hogan (now Sir Patrick) in 1976 is still being strongly felt some 45 years on. Sir Tristram, his son Zabeel and grandson Savabeel have become giants of the New Zealand breeding industry. It is difficult to imagine what today’s sales catalogues would look like without them. Savabeel is now 19 and we can expect his relevance within the overall sales scene to continue for a few more years. Yet “what’s next?” applies to him also. Is there a son to continue the line? Pierro (Lonhro) looks to be the main link to

Savabeel

Sir Tristram and Zabeel in Australia but what

industry let’s hope that they, along with Tarzino

Zealand crop are another couple of years away

about here in New Zealand? Is Embellish the

(Tavistock), Preferment (Zabeel), Turn Me

having stood his first two southern hemisphere

one? It’s an intriguing question.

Loose (Iffraaj), Rageese (Street Cry), Vanbrugh

seasons in Australia.

“What’s next?” can be asked about the next wave of new sires too. Last year Tivaci (High

(Encosta De Lago) and Wrote (High Chaparral) all enjoy great success.

As well, there are a number of Australianbased first season sires represented: namely

Chaparral) and Vadamos (Monsun) had a great

Haunui Farm’s Belardo (Lope De Vega) is off

duel for first season honours. By this time next

to a flying start in both hemispheres, Avonallo

Hellbent

year their stud careers will be taking serious

being one of five stakes winners (three Group

(Lonhro), Invader (Snitzel), Merchant Navy

shape and for the good of the New Zealand

winners) and his first here in New Zealand.

(Fastnet Rock), Pariah (Redoute’s Choice),

The same can be said for Westbury’s Telperion

Russian Revolution (Snitzel) and Spieth (Thorn

(Street Cry) whose only runner, Stormy, took

Park).

SIR TRISTRAM, HIS SON ZABEEL AND GRANDSON SAVABEEL HAVE BECOME GIANTS OF THE NEW ZEALAND BREEDING INDUSTRY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE WHAT TODAY’S SALES CATALOGUES WOULD LOOK LIKE WITHOUT THEM

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out the Wakefield Challenge Stakes (Gr 2, 1100m) at Trentham last month.

Caravaggio (Scat Daddy), Churchill (Galileo), (I

Am

Invincible),

Impending

Another category of sires is: “What could have been?” Sadly, that applies to Sacred Falls

This year sees Cambridge Stud’s Almanzor

(O’Reilly), Tavistock (Montjeu) and Burgundy

(Wootton Bassett), Little Avondale Stud’s Time

(Redoute’s Choice). In particular, Tavistock’s

Test (Dubawi), Rich Hill Stud’s Satono Aladdin

progeny were resurgent this past spring while

(Deep Impact) and Grangewilliam Stud’s

Aegon, the very talented son of Sacred Falls,

Derryn (Hinchinbrook) represented with their

looks to be one of the best three-year-olds in

initial crops. Haunui Farm’s Ribchester (Iffraaj)

New Zealand. Their supply is about to become

falls into the “sort of” category as his first New

very limited.

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A Glimpse Into The Future

The established sires

2000m), returns this year with 28 lots, double

couple of weeks? Per Incanto managed that feat

Since the 2020 Karaka sales series Savabeel

the number catalogued last year. He is the

in December.

has strolled past NZ$100 million in worldwide

son of recently passed Dalakhani (Darshaan),

These results are a testament to the resolute

earnings as well as 100 individual stakes

also winner of the Prix du Jockey Club, (raced

and tireless promotion by Sam Williams whose

winners (now 110). In his case it’s business as

and owned by the Aga Khan), sire of 55 stakes

belief in Per Incanto has never waned, or as

usual. Despite the current racing season being

winners (10 Group 1 winners). Reliable Man

Catriona, Sam’s equally enthusiastic wife, says:

just halfway through, it would take a miracle to

enjoyed a very successful Ready To Run Sale,

“We are very proud of our Per Incanto.” With

interrupt his run of successive New Zealand sire

immediately after which

exciting three-year-old fillies like Miss Aotearoa

premierships which currently stands at six. This

his Inspirational Girl landed the Railway

year will make seven and who is to say that he

Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) in Perth beating a first

cannot challenge the great Foxbridge (Foxlaw),

class field. He is establishing himself as one

With nine lots in Book 1 is the ever-

who holds the New Zealand record at 11.

of New Zealand’s most reliable sires and his

consistent Darci Brahma (Danehill). What a

record with fillies indicates a strong likelihood

great sire he has been and without any help

that his mares will be a force in the future.

from Australian buyers who, understandably,

Talking about limited supply, in a Book 1 catalogue totalling 579 lots (100 down from

and Bonham in top form, Little Avondale’s pride is well-justified.

2020), his representation this year sees 43

Despite the reduction of catalogued lots

have Danehill (Danzig) blood by the boatload

lots (7.4 per cent of the catalogue) on offer

being down a hundred, Little Avondale Stud’s

over there. Quietly, Darci Brahma has added

compared with 73 last year (10.8 per cent)

Per Incanto (Street Cry) has, like Reliable

eight new stakes winners since last year, his

which will only create stiffer competition.

Man, bucked the trend, his Book 1 numbers

total reaching 50 including Kahma Lass, recent

increasing from 14 to 21 this year. And why not?

winner of the New Zealand 1000 Guineas (Gr 1,

The Per Incantos are flying.

1600m), his 11th Group 1 winner. His record is

Therefore, on aggregate and average, Savabeel will again set the benchmark. Westbury Stud’s Reliable Man (Dalakhani),

How many stallions can claim a winning

winner of the Prix du Jockey Club (Gr 1, 2100m)

treble in an international racing hotbed such

not truly appreciated. With Haunui Farm’s Ribchester (Iffraaj)

and Randwick’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr 1,

as Hong Kong, not just once but twice within a

taking over shuttle duties from his sire this season

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the 2019 crop will be Iffraaj’s second to last. He

Impact (Sunday Silence) courtesy of Rich Hill

has done a sterling job in New Zealand, is a top

Stud’s Satono Aladdin, a slashing Group 1 mile

international sire (72 stakes winners) and now a

winner, running an unbelievable 1:31.5. He has

sire of sires. His 27 Book 1 lots includes 15 fillies

nine lots in Book 1. Knowing the great results

and, being the sire of champion Melody Belle’s

achieved worldwide by Japanese-breds, these

(Commands) dam, there should be a clamouring

nine should create a good deal of interest.

for his fillies. Time is running out.

New blood

The loss of Makfi (Dubawi) to Japan is a big blow to the New Zealand industry. Then again,

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Japanese studs and breeders know a good thing

Iffraaj qualifies as a sire of sires and his

when they see it. On a positive note, we know

will resume in 2021 yet numbers for both, as

influence is also strongly present regarding

that Dubawi (Dubal Millennium) works here

with most sires, are fewer than last year. We

Cambridge Stud’s new boy Almanzor.

and in Little Avondale Stud’s Time Test, we have

won’t have too long to wait to see how they fare

a more than worthy replacement.

although Vadamos, being a shuttle stallion,

His sire Wootton Bassett, in turn a son of Iffraaj (Zafonic), was the subject of a stallion

Genuine buzz is present regarding Time

already has an impressive 14 two-year-old

power-play in August last year when Coolmore

Test. Breeders and vendors are excited about

winners from his initial Northern Hemisphere

swooped to buy him outright from Haras

his prospects, and with good reason. He has

crop.

d'Etreham (France). Add Turn Me Loose’s

much to recommend him, being a first-rate

By the end of our autumn that picture

second crop as well as Ribchester, with three

racehorse, a Royal Ascot track record holder

might start taking shape and by spring it will

lots from his Australian first crop, and we are

and sound (he raced for four seasons). His

be exciting to have their first representatives

present to view three generations of Iffraaj at

bloodlines are mouth-watering, especially his

clashing for classic and semi-classic honours.

the same sale.

sire, his two grandsires (Dubai Millennium

Keep looking forward. If the activity from

Wootton Bassett is from Iffraaj’s first crop

and Dansili) as well as Sadler’s Wells (Northern

2020 is any guide, good things are about to

and Almanzor is from Wootton Bassett’s first

Dancer), the sire of his granddam. There is a lot

take place.

crop, hence the rapid succession of the sire line.

to like and eight Book 1 lots will go through the

Almanzor’s initial crop (48 catalogued in

ring.

Cambridge Stud’s Tavistock (Montjeu) is, sadly, no longer with us and, as if to rub salt

Book 1) is keenly anticipated. The champion

One of the world’s hottest sires will be

into a wound, his stock resurged this past spring

three-year-old of his year, with an excellent

available via Inglewood Stud’s new gun, dual

highlighted by Johnny Get Angry’s Victoria

Timeform rating of 133, he has been given a

Group winner War Decree (War Front). Best

Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) victory. Last year 68 were

royal chance to succeed being at Cambridge

known as the sire of the outstanding European

catalogued. This year sees half that number. The

Stud and having access to their band of quality

sprinters U S Navy Flag (standing at Valachi

laws of supply and demand are about to be tested.

mares, which provides a fabulous foundation.

Downs) and Air Force Blue plus successful sire

A similar story surrounds Sacred Falls

Judging from the pedigrees of his outside

Declaration Of War, War Front is closing in on

(O’Reilly). His son Aegon looks top class

clients’ mares, breeders have given him a big

100 individual stakes winners. War Decree has

so, again, demand will be high for the small

thumbs-up.

nine lots in Book 1 and he could be the smokey.

offering of just nine lots. Murphy and his law

We also get our first look at the great Deep

The tussle between Tivaci and Vadamos

has a lot of explaining to do.

Satono Aladdin

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A Glimpse Into The Future

Building on good results

the only runner to

On a brighter note, as they are very much

break 11 seconds for

alive and well, Windsor Park Stud’s Charm

the last 200 metres.

Spirit (Invincible Spirit) and Waikato Stud’s

He has four in Book 1.

Ocean Park (Thorn Park) each have 17 to

Quietly,

Novara

represent them this year. Ocean Park has

Park’s

added two new stakes winners to his growing

(Lonhro) is already

tally since the catalogue was published, plus,

the sire of five stakes

since last year, has added a second Group 1

horses (three stakes

winner in Tofane.

winners)

Similarly, Charm Spirit sired a new

Sweynesse

and

12

winners in total, his

Flemington Group 3 winner (Sansom) at the

oldest

Melbourne Cup carnival and in the northern

Studmaster

hemisphere, nine winners in the last month

Knight

including Deauville winner Kingsfold.

are more winners to

Rich Hill’s Proisir (Choisir) is making

just says

three. Ray there

follow.

Chaparral), Lonhro (Octagonal) and his son

the headlines via his exciting mare Levante,

Karaka offers something for everyone.

whose withering finish from last in the

The cross-section of sires, some of the best

Pierro, will again add flavour to the sale.

Counties Bowl (Listed, 1100m) had racegoers

that Australia has to offer, such as Snitzel

in awe. In the Railway Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at

(Redoute’s Choice), Written Tycoon (Iglesia),

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her next start she tried to repeat the effort and

I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit), Fastnet

on January 24 for Lloyd Jackson’s updated

finished a very strong third, running home

Rock (Danehill), Zoustar (Northern Meteor),

preview of this year’s Karaka Premier Yearling

her last 600 metres in 32.53 seconds and was

Dundeel (High Chaparral), So You Think (High

Sale.

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WE’RE OPTIMISTIC AND, WITH ALMANZOR MAKING THE START THAT HE HAS IN AUSTRALIA, WE’RE QUIETLY CONFIDENT AND HOPING THAT THE MARKET HOLDS UP - HENRY PLUMPTRE

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that they were very even types, who looked

worldwide, with 21 in New Zealand, more

really like the stallion.

than in any other jurisdiction, Iffraaj is, says

or 12 years Iffraaj, the hardy Group

“We knew they were good types, had good

2-winning son of Zafonic (Gone

tops, good walking horses and the comments

West),

southern

we got back from the trainers who are at the

“I think it’s interesting about Iffraaj, and

shuttled

for

Plumptre, severely underrated in southern hemisphere quarters.

hemisphere duties at Haunui Farm

sales and will be training them is that their

obviously he’s a Darley horse and I’ve been

in New Zealand. He was retired by Darley from

temperaments at the sales were absolutely

fairly attached to that team in the past, I think

making the trip south prior to the beginning of

brilliant the whole time.”

as a southern hemisphere stallion he was

the 2020 covering season, yet his impending

There will be 48 yearlings by Almanzor pass

underrated. Massively underrated.

influence on the Australian and New Zealand

through the NZB Karaka Sale this coming week,

“I’m not sure why that was, but he was

breeding scene would seem to assure a lasting

while, alongside the penultimate southern

always given a lot more credibility in the

legacy for Iffraaj within southern hemisphere

hemisphere crop of Iffraaj yearlings, there

northern hemisphere than in the southern

pedigrees, with the recent emergence of several

features yearlings by his sire sons including a

hemisphere, but if you look at his record on both

of his sons to stud.

select first-crop group by Royal Ascot winner

sides of the globe, he’s been an extraordinary

The sire on everyone’s lips leading into this

Ribchester and the second crop of Turn Me

stallion. An elite stallion? Possibly not quite.

year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling

Loose. In total, these yearlings amount to 17

But he’s thrown enough Group 1 horses to

Sale, not least following some phenomenal

per cent of the Book 1 catalogue, up from 10 per

suggest that he’s a serious stallion.”

results at the recent Magic Millions Gold Coast

cent 12 months ago.

Yearling Sale, is his first grandson to stand at stud, Almanzor (Wootton Bassett). Sitting on the lofty third line of the leading sire by average list at the end of day four of the first Australasian yearling sale of the year, the

Descending from the line of Mr Prospector,

With the first Jon Snow foals on the ground

it is a bloodline that has the propensity to exert

and a first book of mares having been served by

influence over the Australian and New Zealand

Wyndspelle, Iffraaj is set to have a widespread

broodmare pool, not least with its notable success

impact in the coming years.

in cross to Northern Dancer (Nearctic), a nick that

As the sire of 72 individual stakes winners

Cambridge Stud shuttler saw a select group of three yearlings, led by a colt out of Sebring (More Than Ready) mare Lazumba, sell for up to $800,000, in what has been an outstanding first introduction with the buying bench. “We were confident that they were the right sort of horses,” gleams Cambridge Stud chief executive Henry Plumptre. “I think the thing

Plumptre

IT’S A VERY IMPORTANT LINE. AS A SON OF MR PROSPECTOR, IT’S A LINE THAT HAS CONSISTENTLY THROWN UP A CHAMPION STALLION - HENRY PLUMPTRE

that impressed most to the buying bench was

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Iffraaj himself is bred on through Nureyev. acknowledges

it

was

Almanzor, by the relatively unknown Wootton Bassett, to southern hemisphere breeders, but that Iffraaj was a key draw card in their decision. “It was a bit of a leap of faith,” admits Plumptre. “We were looking at a couple of options, but all were proving too costly or just not going to happen.

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Almanzor

“Scott Calder first mentioned the horse and

diversity in the broodmare band here in New

we did a study on him. The Wootton Bassett

Zealand and Australia to get that old fashioned

aspect was the question mark. We did a deal

hybrid vigour that people talk about.”

subject to an inspection of the horse, but when

For Cambridge Stud, Almanzor holds

we went to look at him, he was just a horse that

significance far beyond establishing himself as a

you couldn’t say no to, really. Just a glorious

dominant sire. He is the foundation stallion of a

individual.

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“I think Iffraaj was a very big factor,” added

of the iconic stud and, after the devastating loss

Plumptre. “It’s a very important line. As a son

of stallions Tavistock (Montjeu), Roaring Lion

of Mr Prospector, it’s a line that has consistently

(Kittens Joy) and Burgundy (Redoute’s Choice)

undeterred by the potential absence of an

thrown up a champion stallion.

through 2019, his success would be poignant

international buying bench.

“If you look at historical examples about

for all concerned.

“I’ve said to anyone who’s asked about

where that cross has worked – it’s worked in

“Given that he was our cornerstone stallion

the draft – we’ve got an exceptional draft all

Europe, it’s worked in America; I’d be surprised

for when Brendan and Jo bought the property,

round. There’s a very nice line up of Tavistocks

if it didn’t work here. You’ve got enough

he’s hugely important for us.

and Almanzors, then there’s a diverse range of

“For me, the significance of his success last

Australian and New Zealand stallions.

week was the reward for his breeders who have

“I think last year the bloodstock world

been big supporters for him. They’re all NZ

attuned itself to buying online. The two-year-

breeders who backed our judgement.”

old sale here was a massive success and it really

Heading into the premier New Zealand

showed what can be done.

yearling sale of the year and Plumptre is buoyed

“We’re optimistic and, with Almanzor making

by the resilience of the industry, in what’s

the start that he has in Australia, we’re quietly

been a tough year for many, while he remains

confident and hoping that the market holds up.”

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ALMANZOR (FR)

2018 NZ$30,000 (PLUS GST) 2019 NZ$30,000 (PLUS GST) 2020 NZ$30,000 (PLUS GST)

FOALED IN 2013 | BAY STALLION, BY WOOTTON BASSETT (IFFRAAJ) - DARKOVA, BY MARIA'S MON

F

CAMBRIDGE STUD, NZ

rench stallion Almanzor was named champion three-year-old colt in Europe in 2017 after a season in which he won three Group 1s - the

Prix du Jockey Club (Gr 1, 2100m), the Irish Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f ) and its British equivalent, the Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f ), toppling that year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Found (Galileo) at Leopardstown and Ascot. Shuttling from Haras d’Etreham, he has stood three seasons at Cambridge Stud. A son of Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj), who has joined Coolmore’s Irish roster in 2021, Almanzor has a whopping 47 yearlings in Book 1 and two in Book 2. RACE RECORD

At 2 : Grand Criterium de Bordeaux, L (1600m beating Camp Courage and Ankle), Clairefontaine Prix Tunisair (1600m), La Teste Prix du Naissaim (1400m) At 3 : Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1 (2100m beating Zarak and Legend War), Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1 (1¼m beating Found and Minding), Ascot Champion S., Gr.1 (1¼m beating Found and Jack Hobbs), Deauville Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, Gr.2 (2000m beating Zarak and Royal Artillery), Chantilly Prix de Guiche, Gr.3 (1800m beating Floodlight and Gardol

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 2 4 3 6 4 1 Totals: 11

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 3 - - £36,269 5 - 1 £2,244,514 - - - £1,818 8 - 1 £2,282,603

Almanzor (FR)

Gr.3 (1600m to Legend War and Taareef ) Champion 3YO Colt in Europe in 2016 (Int.). Champion 3YO Colt in Ireland & France in 2016 (Int.). Annual Timeform Rating: 133 (at 3).

2021 SALES Sire

City), 3d Chantilly Prix de Fontainebleau,

Sold 3

Average

Min

Max

Sum

506666.67

340000

800000

1520000

World Thoroughbred Ranking: 129 (in 2016).

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CARAVAGGIO (USA)

2018 $33,000 (INC GST) 2019 N/A 2020 N/A

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COOLMORE STUD, NSW

he speedy Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) was, on his day, as fast as they come, as much a masterpiece as his namesake’s artwork. He has two

Group 1 wins to his name, in the Phoenix Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) in Ireland and the Commonwealth Cup (Gr 1, 6f) in the UK, with the Royal Ascot victory over Harry Angel (Dark Angel) and Blue Point (Shamardal) a particular highlight. Another of the races he won, the Flying Five Stakes (Gr 2, 5f), has since been upgraded to Group 1 status, while he also took out the race often called the British equivalent to the Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 6f), the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) - in that event, he defeated Mehmas (Acclamation), who in 2020 became the most successful European first season sire on record. Caravaggio will be represented by five yearlings. RACE RECORD

At 2 : Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1 (6f beating Courage Under Fire and Medicine Jack), Royal Ascot Coventry S., Gr.2 (6f beating Mehmas and Psychedelic Funk), Curragh Marble Hill S., L (5f beating Mister Trader and Ambiguity), Dundalk Irish Stallion Farms 2YO Maiden S. (5f ) At 3 : Royal Ascot Commonwealth Cup, Gr.1 (6f beating Harry Angel and Blue Point), Curragh Flying Five S., Gr.2 (5f beating Alphabet and Son of Rest), Naas RACE RECORD

Lacken S., Gr.3 (6f beating Psychedelic

Age Runs 2 4 3 6 Totals: 10

1st 2nd 3rd 4 - - 3 - 1 7 - 1

Earnings £240,627 £512,616 £753,244

Caravaggio (USA)

Champions Sprint S., Gr.1 (6f to Librisa Breeze and Tasleet), 4th Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1 (6f ) Joint Champion 3YO Sprinter in Ireland in

2021 SALES Sire

Funk and Mr Scarlet), 3d Ascot British

Sold 13

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Min

Max

Sum

105769.23

40000

170000

1375000

2017. World Thoroughbred Ranking: 120 (in 2017).

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CHURCHILL (IRE)

2018 $27,500 (INC GST) 2019 $22,000 (INC GST) 2020 $19,250 (INC GST)

FOALED IN 2014 | BAY STALLION, BY GALILEO (SADLER'S WELLS) - MEOW, BY STORM CAT

S

COOLMORE STUD, NSW

ir Winston Churchill would have been proud of his namesake, the Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) colt that won four Group 1 races in as many

starts - the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes (Gr 1, 7f ), the Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f ), the 2000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) and the Irish 2000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m). From a speedy and precocious family - both dam Meow (Storm Cat) and sister Clemmie won the Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr 1, 6f ) for two-year-old fillies - Churchill has six yearlings set to go through the ring. RACE RECORD

At 2 : Curragh National S., Gr.1 (7f beating Mehmas and Lockheed), Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1 (7f beating Lancaster Bomber and Blue Point), Curragh Futurity S., Gr.2 (7f beating Radio Silence and Arcada), Leopardstown Tyros S., Gr.3 (7f beating Alexios Komnenos and Currency Converter), Royal Ascot Chesham S., L (7f beating Isomer and Cunco) At 3 : The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1 (1m beating Barney Roy and Al Wukair), Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1 (1m beating Thunder Snow and Exultant), 2d York International S., Gr.1 (10¼f to Ulysses and beating Barney Roy), 3d Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1 (1m to Persuasive and Ribchester), 4th Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1 (1m) RACE RECORD

Leading 3YO Male on 2017 WTR (Mile).

Age Runs 2 6 3 7 Totals: 13

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 5 - 1 £595,025 2 1 1 £831,031 7 1 2 £1,426,057

Champion 2YO Colt in Europe in 2016. Champion 2YO Colt in GB & Ireland in 2016. Champion 3YO Miler in Europe in 2017. Champion 3YO Miler in GB & Ireland in 2017. Champion 3YO in Ireland in 2017 (Int.).

2021 SALES Sire Churchill (IRE)

Sold 8

Average

Min

Max

Sum

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50000

250000

1135000

World Thoroughbred Ranking: 123 (in 2017).

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DERRYN

2018 $5,000 2019 2020 $5,000

FOALED IN 2013 BAY OR BROWN STALLION, BY HINCHINBROOK (FASTNET ROCK) - MUNHRO, BY LONHRO

2018 NZ$5,000 2019 NZ$5,000 2020 NZ$5,000

GRANGEWILLIAM STUD, NZ

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ne of the fastest three-year-olds of his generation, Grangewilliam Stud’s Derryn (Hinchinbrook) is an exciting addition to the New Zealand stallion ranks. From

the family of a plethora of stakes winners including top juveniles Snippets (Lunchtime) and Forensics (Flying Spur) as well as top stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice), Derryn defeated Group 1 winners Global Glamour (Star Witness) and Impending (Lonhro) to take out the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (Gr 2, 1200m), while he was placed behind two-time Everest (1200m) hero Redzel (Snitzel) at his next start in the Doomben 10,000 (Gr 1, 1200m). He has two yearlings in Book 1 and 12 yearlings in Book 2.

RACE RECORD

At 2 : MRC Brian Reckas 2YO H. (1000m) At 3 : ATC (Randwick) Arrowfield 3YO Sprint S., Gr.2 (1200m beating Global Glamour and Impending), ATC (Rosehill) Darby Munro S., L (1200m beating Crafty Cop and Tactical Advantage), 2d ATC (Randwick) Up & Coming S., Gr.3 (1300m to Divine Prophet and beating Thronum), 3d BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 2 2 3 12 4 6 Totals: 20

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 1 - - A$46,400 2 1 3 A$734,875 - - - A$7,400 3 1 3 A$788,675

(1200m to Redzel and Counterattack), MRC Zeditave S., Gr.3 (1200m to Benz and Hard Promise), Blue Sapphire S., Gr.3 (1200m to Flying Artie and Dalradian), 4th MRC Manfred S., Gr.3 (1200m)

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HELLBENT FOALED IN 2012 | BAY STALLION, BY I AM INVINCIBLE (INVINCIBLE SPIRIT) - VOLKASPRAY, BY VOLKSRAAD

2018 $27,500 (INC GST) 2019 $27,500 (INC GST) 2020 $22,000 (INC GST)

Y

YARRAMAN PARK, NSW

arraman Park Stud will be hoping that lightning can strike twice with Hellbent, touted as the potential heir apparent to his all-

conquering sire I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit). The William Reid Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner, successful in each season he raced from two to five, has a very similar profile, both physically and on paper, to his sire - the major difference is that he managed to tick the box of Group 1 winner. Hellbent, who had the largest contingent of all of the freshmen stallions at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, will have two yearlings across the Tasman.

RACE RECORD

At 2 : ATC (Canterbury) McGrath Estate Agents 2YO Maiden P. (1100m) At 3 : VRC Inglis Dash (1100m), ATC (Rosehill) Ranvet H. (1200m), 3d City Tatt's RC Brian Crowley S., L (1200m to Counterattack and Spill the Beans) At 4 : MRC Mypunter.com H. (1100m), Toronado at Swettenham H. (1000m), Sale TC Pastry & Pieces H. (1000m), 2d MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1 (1200m to Silent Sedition and beating Star Turn), 3d ATC (Randwick) Hall Mark S., Gr.3

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 2 1 3 6 4 10 5 6 Totals: 23

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 1 - - A$33,025 2 1 1 A$241,525 3 1 3 A$247,300 1 - 1 A$379,600 7 2 5 A$901,450

Hellbent (AUS)

Kensington S., L (1000m to Tivaci and El Divino), Mumm S., L (1000m to Redzel and Terravista), 4th MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1 (1100m), Rubiton S., Gr.2 (1100m) At 5 : MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1 (1200m beating Thronum and Catchy), 3d MRC

2021 SALES Sire

(1200m to Redzel and Counterattack), VRC

Sold 29

Average

Min

Max

Sum

186551.72

40000

500000

5410000

Oakleigh P., Gr.1 (1100m to Russian Revolution and Snitty Kitty), 4th MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2 (1100m)

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IMPENDING

2018 $22,000 (INC GST) 2019 $22,000 (INC GST) 2020 $19,800 (INC GST)

FOALED IN 2013 | BAY STALLION, BY LONHRO (OCTAGONAL) - MNEMOSYNE, BY ENCOSTA DE LAGO

I

DARLEY STUD, VIC

n recent years, Godolphin has raced many nice sprinters, but for sheer consistency, Impending deserves a spot among their best. By champion stallion

Lonhro (Octagonal) out of Group 1-winning mare

Mnemosyne

(Encosta

De

Lago),

Impending lived up to his pedigree by winning the Stradbroke Handicap (Gr 1, 1350m) and the Kingsford-Smith Cup (Gr 1, 1350m), while he won Group 2 races from 1200 metres to 1500 metres. Impending will be represented by three yearlings in Book 1.

RACE RECORD

RACE RECORD

Age 2 3 4 Totals:

Runs 2 10 6 18

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 1 - 1 A$81,250 2 - 4 A$1,436,750 2 2 1 A$885,989 5 2 6 A$2,403,989

2021 SALES Sire Impending (AUS)

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Average

Min

Max

Sum

5

127000

70000

240000

635000

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At 2 : ATC (Rosehill) Pluck at Vinery 2YO H. (1100m), 3d GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic, Gr.3 (1200m to Royal Tithe and Oink) At 3 : BRC Stradbroke H., Gr.1 (1350m beating In Her Time and Clearly Innocent), ATC (Rosehill) Stan Fox S., Gr.2 (1500m beating Divine Prophet and Good Standing), 3d ATC (Rosehill) Golden Rose S., Gr.1 (1400m to Astern and Omei Sword), ATC (Randwick) Arrowfield 3YO Sprint S., Gr.2 (1200m to Derryn and Global Glamour), ATC (Rosehill) Run to the Rose H., Gr.2 (1200m to Astern and Star Turn), Star Kingdom H., Gr.3 (1200m to Jungle Edge and Dal Cielo), 4th ATC (Randwick) Canterbury S., Gr.1 (1300m), BRC Kingsford-Smith Cup, Gr.1 (1300m), MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m) At 4 : BRC Kingsford-Smith Cup, Gr.1 (1350m beating Le Romain and Champagne Cuddles), Victory S., Gr.2 (1200m beating Most Important and I Am Excited), 2d BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1 (1200m to English and beating Le Romain), ATC (Randwick) Sydney S., L (1200m to In Her Time and beating Ball of Muscle), 3d VRC Darley Classic, Gr.1 (1200m to Redzel and Terravista) World Thoroughbred Ranking: 116 (in 2017), 119 (in 2018).

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INVADER FOALED IN 2014 | CHESTNUT STALLION, BY SNITZEL (REDOUTE'S CHOICE) - FLAME OF SYDNEY, BY ENCOSTA DE LAGO AQUIS FARM, NSW

I

nvader shared champion two-year-old colt honours in 2016-17 with another of this year’s freshmen sires, The Mission (Choisir), after taking the ATC Sires’

Produce Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m). He also finished second to The Mission in the Champagne Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m). Invader is a half-brother to Group 2-winning sprinter Not Listenin’tome (Dylan Thomas), who was Group 1-placed twice apiece in Australia and Hong Kong. One lot by Invader will pass through the ring during Book 1.

2018 $27,500 (INC GST) 2019 $27,500 (INC GST) 2020 $22,000 (INC GST)

RACE RECORD

At 2 : ATC (Randwick) Sires' Produce S., Gr.1 (1400m beating Summer Passage and Trapeze Artist), Chris Toogood 2YO H.

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 2 7 3 3 Totals: 10

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 2 3 - A$960,125 - - - A$8,250 2 3 - A$968,375

Invader (AUS)

S., Gr.1 (1600m to The Mission and beating Whispered Secret), Todman S., Gr.2 (1200m to Gunnison and beating Veranillo), 4th ATC (Randwick) Breeders'

2021 SALES Sire

(1200m), 2d ATC (Randwick) Champagne

Sold 7

Average

Min

Max

Sum

257142.86

100000

550000

1800000

MORAN

P., L (1000m) Co-champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2016-17.

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MERCHANT NAVY

2018 $55,000 (INC GST) 2019 $55,000 (INC GST) 2020 $44,000 (INC GST)

FOALED IN 2014 | BAY STALLION, BY FASTNET ROCK (DANEHILL) - LEGALLY BAY, BY SNIPPETS

T

COOLMORE STUD, NSW

outed by many as the potential heir to Fastnet Rock (Danehill), Merchant Navy boasts the pedigree and the form page to suggest he should have

every chance to fill his sire’s tremendous shoes. A breathtaking winner of the Coolmore Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m), flying home from a seemingly impossible position to defeat a field that included five Group 1 winners and many of the best threeyear-olds around, Merchant Navy then became a dual hemisphere performer by adding the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at Royal Ascot. Out of the Group 1-placed Legally Bay (Snippets) and a sister to Coolmore Stud Stakes runnerup Jolie Bay, Merchant Navy boasts a similar pedigree profile to his sire. He will be represented by five yearlings at Karaka. RACE RECORD

At 2 : VRC Anzac Day S., L (1400m beating Casino Fourteen and Speed Street), MRC Nick Johnstone Real Estate 2YO H. (1400m), Pakenham RC Racing.com Maiden P. (1200m) At 3 : Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1 (6f beating City Light and Bound for Nowhere), VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1 (1200m beating Invincible Star and Formality), Curragh Greenlands S., Gr.2 (6f beating Spirit of Valor and Tasleet),

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 2 3 3 7 Totals: 10

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 3 - - A$106,200 4 - 2 A$1,552,091 7 - 2 A$1,658,291

MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3 (1200m beating Booker and Muraahib), 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1 (1200m to Redkirk Warrior and Brave Smash), MRC Rubiton S., Gr.2 (1100m to Super Cash and Flamberge)

2021 SALES Sire Merchant Navy (AUS)

Sold

Average

Min

Max

Sum

20

207500

20000

500000

4150000

World Thoroughbred Ranking: 117 (in 2017), 118 (in 2018).

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MONGOLIAN FALCON FOALED IN 2013 | BAY STALLION, BY FASTNET ROCK (DANEHILL) - AMAZING BEAUTY, BY GALILEO

2018 $3,000 2019 $3,000 2020 $3,000

H

WILLOW GLEN STUD, NZ

awke’s Bay Guineas (Gr 2, 1400m)

winner

Mongolian

Falcon (Fastnet Rock), who has found a home at Willow

Glen Stud at Waimate on the South Island, boasts an international pedigree that has struck success all over the world. Dam Amazing Beauty (Galileo) was stakes-placed on a number of occasions, while he descends from champion American filly Phone Chatter (Phone Trick), making him a close relation to Grade 1 winners In Lingerie (Empire Maker) and Dixie Chatter (Dixie Union). Also of note is that he is the first stallion down under to boast the Fastnet Rock (Danehill)-Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) cross. Mongolian Falcon has three yearlings in Book 2.

RACE RECORD

At 2 : Matamata RC Prima Park 2YO S. (1200m), 2d Matamata RC Slipper S., L (1200m to Heroic Valour and beating Jade Theatre) At 3 : Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr.2 (1400m beating Jon Snow and Heroic Valour),

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 2 4 3 5 Totals: 9

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 1 1 1 NZ$27,250 2 1 1 NZ$101,000 3 2 2 NZ$128,250

Whangarei RC Harcourts Just Rentals H. (1000m), 2d Waikato RC James & Annie Sarten Memorial S., Gr.2 (1400m to Ugo Foscolo and beating Wyndspelle)

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PARIAH

2018 $22,000 (INC GST) 2019 $22,000 (INC GST) 2020 $16,500 (INC GST)

FOALED IN 2014 | BAY STALLION, BY REDOUTE'S CHOICE (DANEHILL) - SECLUDED, BY HUSSONET

I

ARROWFIELD STUD, NSW

n a short racetrack career, Arrowfield Stud’s Pariah (Redoute’s Choice) - a $700,000 yearling who raced in the James Harron green and gold - was

able to win two pivotal races in the Canonbury Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m) and the San Domenico Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m), while he also managed to finish runner-up in the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) behind Catchy (Fastnet Rock). Add that to a pedigree which descends from the champion broodmare Summoned (Crowned Prince),

with

close

relatives

including

champion filly Melito (Redoute’s Choice) and Group 1 placegetter You’re So Good (Savabeel), and he shapes as a successful stallion prospect. Throw in that the family has produced stallions like Summoned’s sons Zeditave (The Judge) and Alannon (Noalcoholic) as well as the consistent Jet Spur (Flying Spur) and there are a number of ticks for Pariah. The bay has one yearling to go under the hammer.

RACE RECORD

At 2 : ATC (Rosehill) Canonbury S., Gr.3 (1100m beating Menari and Malahat),

RACE RECORD

2d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1 (1200m

Age Runs 2 4 3 5 Totals: 9

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 1 2 - A$391,750 1 1 - A$149,350 2 3 - A$541,100

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Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3 (1100m to Property and beating Wait for No One) At 3 : ATC (Rosehill) San Domenico S., Gr.3 (1100m beating Chauffeur and Jorda), 2d

2021 SALES Sire

to Catchy and beating Formality), Blue

Sold 15

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Min

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50000

250000

2050000

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ATC (Rosehill) Run to the Rose H., Gr.2 (1200m to Menari and beating Perast)

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RIBCHESTER (IRE)

2018 $24,750 (INC GST) 2019 $22,000 (INC GST) 2020 NZ$15,000 (PLUS GST)

FOALED IN 2013 | BAY STALLION, BY IFFRAAJ (ZAFONIC) - MUJARAH, BY MARJU

F

HAUNUI FARM, NZ

ew older European milers in recent

RACE RECORD

years have a record to match

At 2 : Newbury Mill Reef S., Gr.2 (6f

Ribchester (Iffraaj), winner of two

beating Log Out Island and Raucous), 2d

Group 1 miles in Britain - the Queen

York Gimcrack S., Gr.2 (6f to Ajaya and

Anne Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) and the Lockinge Stakes

beating Raucous)

(Gr 1, 1m) - and a further two in France in

At 3 : Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois,

the Prix Jacques Le Marois (Gr 1, 1600m) and

Gr.1 (1600m beating Vadamos and

the Prix du Moulin (Gr 1, 1600m). Purchased

Ervedya), Royal Ascot Jersey S., Gr.3

by Godolphin after winning the Mill Reef

(7f beating Thikriyaat and Forge), 2d

Stakes (Gr 2, 6f ) as a juvenile, Ribchester was

Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1 (1m to

a promising three-year-old, winning the Prix

Minding and beating Lightning Spear),

Jacques Le Marois later in the season after

3d The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1 (1m

placing in both the 2000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) and

to Galileo Gold and Massaat), Goodwood

the Sussex Stakes (Gr 1, 1m). However, he really

Sussex S., Gr.1 (1m to The Gurkha and

hit his straps at four and was named Europe’s

Galileo Gold)

champion older miler. Now shuttling to Haunui

At 4 : Chantilly Prix du Moulin de

Farm, where he shapes as the successor to his

Longchamp, Gr.1 (1600m beating Taareef

sire Iffraaj (Zafonic) - producer of five Group

and Massaat), Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1

1 winners and a further 21 individual stakes

(1m beating Lightning Spear and Breton

winners down under - Ribchester has three

Rock), Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1

yearlings on offer in Book 1.

(1m beating Mutakayyef and Deauville), 2d Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1 (1m to Persuasive and beating Churchill), Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1 (1m to Here Comes When and beating Lightning Spear), 3d Meydan Dubai Turf, Gr.1 (1800m to Vivlos and Heshem) Equal Leading 3YO Male on the 2016 WTR (Mile). Champion Older Male Miler in Europe in 2017. Champion Older

RACE RECORD

Male Miler in France & GB in 2017. Joint

Age Runs 2 3 3 6 4 7 Totals: 16

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 1 2 - £90,796 2 1 2 £809,271 3 2 1 £1,800,574 6 5 3 £2,700,641

Champion 3YO Male Miler in Europe in 2016. Champion 3YO Miler in France in 2016. Annual Timeform Rating: 115 (at 2), 129 (at 3), 129 (at 4). World Thoroughbred Ranking: 122 (in

2021 SALES Sire Ribchester (IRE)

Sold

Average

Min

Max

Sum

1

140000

140000

140000

140000

2016), 124 (in 2017).

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION FOALED IN 2013 | BAY STALLION, BY SNITZEL (REDOUTE'S CHOICE) - BALLET D'AMOUR, BY STRAVINSKY

2018 $55,000 (INC GST) 2019 $55,000 (INC GST) 2020 $44,000 (INC GST)

A

NEWGATE FARM, NSW

measure of Russian Revolution’s sheer speed is the fact that he became the first horse since the great Schillaci (Salieri) in 1992

to win both The Galaxy (Gr 1, 1100m) and the Oakleigh Plate (Gr 1, 1100m), widely considered the fastest races in Sydney and Melbourne respectively. Russian Revolution achieved the feat across seasons, too, making him a Group 1 winner at three and four. Add in a victory in what is one of the leading stallion-making threeyear-old events, the Roman Consul Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m), and Russian Revolution has a lot of positives to his name, especially given that his wins in those races saw him defeat horses like Redzel (Snitzel), Astern (Medaglia d’Oro), Capitalist (Written Tycoon), She Will Reign (Manhattan Reign), English (Encosta De Lago) and Hellbent (I Am Invincible). While he may track back to a family filled with stamina, the son of Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) is all speed and looks certain to produce precocious types. Russian Revolution has four yearlings in the catalogue. RACE RECORD

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 2 2 3 6 4 3 Totals: 11

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 2 - - A$101,775 3 - - A$759,450 2 - - A$423,000 7 - - A$1,284,225

2021 SALES Sire Russian Revolution (AUS)

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Average

Min

Max

Sum

25

168200

60000

425000

4205000

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At 2 : ATC (Randwick) Can Assist Volunteers 2YO P. (1200m), ATC (Canterbury) Schweppes Maiden 2YO H. (1100m) At 3 : ATC (Rosehill) Galaxy H., Gr.1 (1100m beating Redzel and Jungle Edge), ATC (Randwick) Roman Consul S., Gr.2 (1200m beating Astern and Capitalist), MRC Vain S., Gr.3 (1100m beating Highland Beat and Hardham), 4th VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1 (1200m), BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1 (1200m) At 4 : MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1 (1100m beating Snitty Kitty and Hellbent), MVRC Ian McEwen S., Gr.2 (1000m beating Heatherly and Houtzen) World Thoroughbred Ranking: 117 (in 2016), 117 (in 2017), 117 (in 2018).

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SATONO ALADDIN FOALED IN 2011 | BAY STALLION, BY DEEP IMPACT (SUNDAY SILENCE) MAGIC STORM, BY STORM CAT RICH HILL STUD, NZ

T

op Japanese miler Satono Aladdin is the only Group 1-winning son of champion stallion Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) who has stood in

New Zealand, making a home at Rich Hill Stud before Covid-19 prevented his return in 2020. Winner of the Yasuda Kinen (Gr 1, 1600m), one of only two open-age Group 1 races at a mile in Japan, he was also a multiple Group 2 winner at 1400 metres. A son of Monmouth Oaks (Gr 2, 9f ) winner Magic Storm (Storm Cat), he is a year-younger brother to Lachesis, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Gr 1, 2200m) and the Osaka Hai (Gr 2, 2000m), subsequently upgraded to Group 1 status. Satono Aladdin has 24 yearlings through both

RACE RECORD

Book 1 and Book 2.

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At 2 : Niigata New Comer Race (1600m),

(2000m), 3d Tokyo Kyodo News Service

3d Hanshin Radio Nikkei Hai Nisai S.,

Hai, Gr.3 (1800m to Isla Bonita and Bell

Gr.3 (2000m to One and Only and Azuma

Canyon), 4th Hanshin Kobe Shimbun Hai,

Shuttle)

Gr.2 (2400m)

At 3 : Kokura Kyushu Sports Hai (2000m),

At 4 : Nakayama Shunkyo S. (1600m),

Chukyo Chausuyamakogen Tokubetsu

Tokyo President of Mongolia Cup (1800m), 2d Tokyo Epsom Cup, Gr.3 (1800m to A Shin Hikari and beating Decipher), Fuji S., Gr.3 (1600m to Danon Platina and beating Logotype), 4th Kyoto Mile Championship, Gr.1 (1600m) At 5 : Kyoto Mainichi Broadcasting System Sho Swan S., Gr.2 (1400m beating Satono Lupin and A Shin Spartan), Tokyo Keio Hai Spring Cup, Gr.2 (1400m beating Sunrise

RACE RECORD

Age 3 3 4 5 6 Totals:

Major and Rosa Gigantea), 3d Nakayama Runs 3 7 7 6 6 29

1st 1 2 2 2 1 8

2nd 3rd Earnings - 1 ¥18,287,000 1 1 ¥46,315,000 3 - ¥96,594,000 - 1 ¥155,603,000 1 - ¥134,104,000 5 3 ¥450,903,000

Lord Derby Challenge Trophy, Gr.3 (1600m to Magic Time and Logotype), 4th Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1 (1600m) At 6 : Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1 (1600m beating Logotype and Red Falx), 2d Tokyo Mainichi Okan, Gr.2 (1800m to Real Steel and beating Greater London) World Thoroughbred Ranking: 115 (in 2015), 115 (in 2016), 118 (in 2017).

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SPIETH (NZ)

2018 $16,500 (INC GST) 2019 $16,500 (INC GST) 2020 $11,000 (INC GST)

FOALED IN 2012 | CHESTNUT STALLION, BY THORN PARK (SPINNING WORLD) - STELLA LIVIA, BY TITUS LIVIUS

Q

AQUIS FARM, NSW

uirky

but

talented

on

the

racetrack, Spieth’s (Thorn Park) race record could just as easily have contained multiple Group

1 wins rather than a pair of placings in the Lightning Stakes (Gr 1, 1000m) and the Darley Classic (Gr 1, 1200m) with a little bit of luck. While Spieth was restricted to sprinting trips, never stretching out beyond 1400 metres, his three-quarter brother Star Of The Seas (Ocean Park) has been placed in four Group 1 races over the tough Randwick 1600 metres. His dam Stella Livia (Titus Livius) is also a half-sister to 2000-metre Group 1 winner and 2400-metre Group 1 runner-up Ransom O’War (Red Ransom), so his pedigree creates some intriguing questions for prospective buyers. One yearling by Spieth is catalogued for sale in Book 1.

RACE RECORD

At 3 : VRC Goulburn Murray H. (1100m), Pakenham RC Burdens Plumbtec Maiden P. (1200m), ATC (Rosehill) Merman & Sydeston H. (1100m), Illawarra Turf Club H. (1200m) At 4 : City Tatt's RC Lightning H., L (1100m beating Kaepernick and Le Cordon Bleu), 2d VRC Lightning S., Gr.1 (1000m to

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 3 7 4 5 5 6 Totals: 18

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 4 1 - A$130,550 1 2 - A$422,850 - 1 - A$73,200 5 4 - A$626,600

2021 SALES Sire Spieth (NZ)

Sold 1

Average

Min

Max

Sum

50000

50000

50000

50000

Terravista and beating Star Turn), Darley Classic, Gr.1 (1200m to Malaguerra and beating Fell Swoop) At 5 : 2d NSW Tatt's RC Concorde S., Gr.3 (1000m to Redzel and beating Nieta) World Thoroughbred Ranking: 116 (in 2016), 116 (in 2017).

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TIME TEST (GB) FOALED IN 2012 | BAY STALLION, BY DUBAWI (DUBAI MILLENNIUM) - PASSAGE OF TIME, BY DANSILI

2018 NZ$10,000 (PLUS GST) 2019 NZ$10,000 (PLUS GST) 2020 NZ$6,000 (PLUS GST)

B

LITTLE AVONDALE STUD, NZ

lueblood Time Test is another son

of

Dubawi

(Dubai

Millennium) to have yearlings go through an Australian sales ring,

seeking to follow in the footsteps of Night Of Thunder, who exceeded all expectations with his only Australian crop. Time Test was Group 1-placed on both sides of the Atlantic, although his best efforts came at three, including a Tercentenary Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2f ) win at Royal Ascot in course record time. The Little Avondale Stud shuttler, a son of Group 1-winning mare Passage Of Time (Dansili) and hailing from a long-time Juddmonte family, has a total of 24 yearlings for sale across both Book 1 and Book 2.

RACE RECORD

At 2 : Sandown British Stallion Studs 2YO Maiden S. (7f ) At 3 : Newmarket Joel S., Gr.2 (1m beating Custom Cut and Decorated Knight), Royal Ascot Tercentenary S., Gr.3 (1¼m in track record time beating Peacock and Mustadeem), Newbury London Gold Cup (1¼m), 4th York International S., Gr.1 (10½f )

RACE RECORD

At 4 : York S., Gr.2 (10½f beating

Age Runs 2 3 3 5 4 3 5 3 Totals: 14

1st 2nd 3rd 1 2 - 3 - - 2 - 1 - 3 - 6 5 1

Earnings £8,043 £191,829 £150,062 £243,461 £593,395

Mondialiste and Countermeasure), Sandown Brigadier Gerard S., Gr.3 (1¼m beating Western Hymn and Scottish), 3d Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1 (1¼m to Hawkbill and The Gurkha) At 5 : 2d Belmont Manhattan S., Gr.1 (1¼m to Ascend and beating Sadler's Joy), Saratoga Fourstardave H., Gr.1 (1m

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to World Approval and beating Ballagh Rocks), Belmont Fort Marcy S., Gr.3 (9f to Smooth Daddy and beating Messi) Annual Timeform Rating: 125 (at 3), 125 (at 4), 119 (at 5). World Thoroughbred Ranking: 118 (in 2015), 119 (in 2016), 115 (in 2017).

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WAR DECREE (USA) FOALED IN 2014 | BAY STALLION, BY WAR FRONT (DANZIG) - ROYAL DECREE, BY STREET CRY INGLEWOOD STUD, NZ RACE RECORD

At 2 : Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.2 (7f beating Thunder Snow and Boynton), Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms 2YO Maiden S. (7f ), 2d Newmarket Superlative S., Gr.2 (7f to Boynton and beating Mr Scaramanga) At 3 : Dundalk Diamond S., Gr.3 (10¾f beating Absolute Blast and Abingdon) At 4 : 2d Chester Huxley S., Gr.2 (10¼f to Forest Ranger and beating Gabrial)

2018 NZ$6,500 (PLUS GST) 2019 NZ$6,500 (PLUS GST) 2020 NZ$4,500 (PLUS GST)

W

ar Decree will be looking to follow the lead of Declaration Of War, another son of War Front (Danzig), with nine

yearlings entered in Book 1 and eight catalogued in Book 2. A Group 2 winner as a two-year-old,

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 2 3 3 5 4 3 Totals: 11

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 2 1 - £138,334 1 - - £71,305 - 1 - £26,875 3 2 - £236,514

defeating two-time Dubai World Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) hero Thunder Snow (Helmet), his best effort at three came with a win in the Diamond Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2.5f) on the Dundalk polytrack. War Decree, from the family of Group 1-winning sprinters

2021 SALES Sire

Sold

War Decree (USA)

1

Average

Min

Max

Sum

65000

65000

65000

65000

Brando

(Pivotal)

Stud.

WAR DECREE WAR FRONT X ROYAL DECREE (STREET CRY)

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WHAT’S THE STORY FOALED IN 2012 | BROWN STALLION, BY SAVABEEL (ZABEEL) - TALL STORY, BY CARNEGIE NORWEGIAN FARM, NZ RACE RECORD

At 3 : ARC Rutherford Rede H. (2100m), Whangarei RC Red Pizzeria Maiden S. (1200m), 2d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1 (2400m to Rangipo and beating Raghu)

2018 NZ$3,000 2019 NZ$3,000 2020 NZ$3,000

N

ew Zealand Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) runner-up What’s The Story represents Kiwi breeding through and through. By six-

time champion stallion Savabeel (Zabeel), the Norwegian Park resident is a grandson of

RACE RECORD

Age Runs 3 8 4 1 5 1 Totals: 10

1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 2 1 - A$158,287 - - - A$601 - - - A$690 2 1 - A$159,578

Group 1-winning filly Fun On The Run (Racing Is Fun), who produced a three-time Group 1 winner in Tall Poppy (Kaapstad). What’s The Story’s first yearling will go through as Lot 41 in Book 1.

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PINHOOKERS | 2021 KARAKA YEARLING SALE PINHOOKERS Lot

Sex

Sire

Dam

Sale

Weanling Purchaser

22

F

Russian Revolution (AUS)

Astara

2020 WI Inglis Digital July Sale

Goequinenz

Price (NZD) $12,960

23

C

Sebring (AUS)

Palace Whispers (AUS)

2020 MM National Weanling Sale

Hallmark Stud

$40,500

42

F

Merchant Navy (AUS)

Platinum Express

2020 WI Inglis Digital August Sale

A Fu

$54,000

55

F

Ocean Park

Queen's Elect (AUS)

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

GTS Bloodstock

61

C

Pierro (AUS)

Raunchy Rocker (AUS)

2020 WI Sydney Weanling Sale

James Bester B/stock

65

C

Merchant Navy (AUS)

Receipt (AUS)

2020 MM National Weanling Sale

Mitchell B/stock FBAA

$81,000

76

C

Deep Field (AUS)

Roman Sandals (AUS)

2020 WI Sydney Weanling Sale

McKeever / Kilgravin / Smith

$75,600

99

C

Savabeel (AUS)

Serenade

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

Carlaw Park

$95,000

104

C

Pariah (AUS)

Shamar (AUS)

2020 MM National Weanling Sale

Hallmark Stud

$43,200

186

C

Toronado (IRE)

Ty Dash (AUS)

2020 WI Inglis Digital August Sale

Inglewood Stud

$40,500

216

F

Toronado (IRE)

Wujimu (AUS)

2020 WI Sydney Weanling Sale

Riverock Farm

270

F

Nicconi (AUS)

Belavynshi

2020 MM Rosemont Stud Exclusive Online Sale New Zealand B/stock Ltd BAFNZ

284

C

Tivaci (AUS)

Bird

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

Mr CW Kwok

$21,500

323

C

Pierro (AUS)

Cosmic Powers (AUS)

2020 MM National Weanling Sale

Jimmy Frank

$151,200

330

C

Akeed Mofeed (GB)

Crozette (USA)

2020 MM May Online Sale

Riversley Park/Carlaw Park

$40,500

350

C

Vadamos (FR)

Direct Star

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

Mr Gavin Shi

$50,000

366

F

Headwater (AUS)

Earthsea (FR )

2020 WI Sydney Weanling Sale

Paul Moroney B/stock

$40,500

444

C

Pride of Dubai (AUS)

Hikaya

2020 MM National Weanling Sale

James Bester B/stock

$64,800

525

C

Zoustar (AUS)

Mamwaazel (AUS)

2020 MM National Weanling Sale

Carlaw Park Ltd

529

C

Pride of Dubai (AUS)

Mawzoona (AUS)

2020 WI Sydney Weanling Sale

CBNZ

534

C

Belardo (IRE)

Midnight Breaker

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

Squair Bloodstock

$41,550

541

F

Tivaci (AUS)

Miss Lioness

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

Fairweather Bloodstock

$16,000

681

F

Sacred Falls

Thee Auld Stick

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

Mr DL Allan

$3,500

699

C

Iffraaj (GB )

Voliera (AUS)

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

Riverrock Farm

$11,500

705

C

Darci Brahma

You are Amazing

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

AJ&CJ Maguire

$7,500

784

C

Spill the Beans (AUS)

Enduring (AUS)

2020 WI Inglis Digital April Sale

Bleakley B/stock Ltd

$7,560

794

C

Tivaci (AUS)

Florist

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

Mr AG Anderson

$3,500

800

C

Shamexpress

Gata

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

AOK Racing

$12,000

801

C

Tivaci (AUS)

Genovese

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

Mr JG Ross

$17,500

910

F

Sacred Falls

My Locket (AUS)

2020 NZB National Weanling Sale

MBH Bloodstock

$36,000 $108,000

$38,880 $59,400

$108,000 $43,200

$5,100

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