Ready to Run set top produce another successful crop
THE synergy between expertly prepared two-year-olds and Group 1 accolades will be unleashed at next month’s New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds.
In the thirty-eight year history Sale, countless graduates have performed at the highest level on the international stage and with over one hundred stakes wins and 17 Group 1 wins in the last five seasons alone, NZB has earnt the title as the leading source of talent in Australasian breeze up market.
Graduates come into their classic three-year-old season and demonstrate their immense power, in the last five seasons they have claimed Guineas and five Derbys at the elite level.
Last season it was Mr Clint (Power) who joined the list of Guineas winners when he scored his first stakes win in S$1 million Listed Singapore Guineas.
Purchased by Laurie Laxon for $95,000 out of the 2016 Riversley Park draft, he added to the proud record in race for graduates of the Sale.
The Windsor Park Stud-based sire Turn Me Loose (Iffraaj) and Mapperley Stud’s late sire Atlante (Fastnet Rock) were winners of the Group 1 New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas in 2014 and 2013 respectively.
The Champion Sprinter Middle-Distance Horse in New Zealand, Turn Me Loose, was offered by Mana Park and purchased for an affordable $52,500 by Victorian buyer Todd Hartley, while Atlante was presented on account of Lyndhurst Farm where Bruce Perry secured him for $200,000.
No better example of the threeyear-old dominance to be found at Karaka is the Group 1 New Zealand Derby and Rosehill Guineas winner Gingernuts (Iffraaj).
Purchased from Stainley Park by Te Akau Racing at the Sale for $42,500, he was trained by the team’s then duo Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards to triumph on both sides of the Tasman.
He became one three New Zealand Derby winners in the last four years sourced at Sale and amassed $1.3 million prizemoney – nearly 31 times his purchase price.
Vin de Dance (Roc de Cambes) was the headline act last season winning $1 million Group 1 New Zealand Derby.
From the draft of Ohukia Lodge, he was purchased by Phill Cataldo Bloodstock for $70,000 and joined the stable of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.
His victory gave the trainers their second New Zealand Derby win following Mongolian Khan’s (Holy Roman Emperor) triumph in 2015, another Ready to Run graduate who was secured by Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Group for $220,000 out of Regal Farm’s draft.
On 21 and 22 November, buyers will have the opportunity to invest in new wave of talent with 445 two-year-olds catalogued by 110 sires, including leading sires in both New Zealand and Australia.
The families of elite Derby and Guineas winners can be tapped into at the Sale with 57 lots catalogued who have a Derby winner on page and 63 lots who have a Guineas winner.
Kiwi raider Gingernuts has notched three Group 1 victories since going through the sales ring at Karaka.