Ready to Run set top pro­duce an­other suc­cess­ful crop

The Sportsman Weekend - - News -

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.

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