Ready to Run grads ready for big day

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

New Zealand Blood­stock’s Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs is fast ap­proach­ing with the two-day sale to be held at the Karaka sales com­plex on Novem­ber 19-20.

The sale has es­tab­lished it­self as the most suc­cess­ful sale of its kind in Aus­trala­sia with an en­vi­able record.

In the past five com­pleted rac­ing sea­sons Ready to Run grad­u­ates have been suc­cess­ful in 99 stakes races all over the world.

There have been 15 Group 1 vic­to­ries by Sale grad­u­ates in the past six sea­sons with Mata­mata based sire Sav­abeel prov­ing par- tic­u­larly suc­cess­ful.

Waikato Stud’s res­i­dent stal­lion is the sire of triple Group 1 win­ner Sang­ster (NZ) (Sav­abeel), the win­ner of the renowned Group 1 VRC Derby as a three-year-old in Aus­tralia and suc­ces­sor of two Group 1 races in New Zealand last sea­son.

The bar­gain $19,000 pur­chase pro­duced a string of fea­ture race wins that saw him vic­to­ri­ous in the Group 1 Waikato In­ter­na­tional Stakes and the Group 1 Auck­land Cup be­fore em­bark­ing on an Aus­tralian cam­paign, with his third plac­ing in the Group 1 Ran­vet Stakes good enough for him to crack the $2 mil­lion prize­money mark.

Sav­abeel has again seen one of his prog­eny take Aus­tralia by storm through Savvy Na­ture (NZ) (Sav­abeel), one of the cur­rent lead­ing three-year-olds in Aus­tralia. Savvy Na­ture was tri­umphant early in the sea­son at stakes level and has gone from strength to strength over long dis­tances this spring, ce­ment­ing his place as one the best three-year-olds in Aus­tralia. Last sea­son also saw Group 1 vic­to­ries by Ready to Run grad­u­ates Nashville ( NZ) ( Darci Brahma) in the Group 1 Haunui Farm Clas­sic and Lin­ton ( Galileo) in the pres­ti­gious Group 1 Strad­broke Hand­i­cap in Aus­tralia.

Fur­ther Group 1 suc­cess has been logged in the new sea­son on the other side of the world with Su­per Nine­ty­seven (Show a Heart) win­ning at the elite level in Sin­ga­pore.

The qual­ity on of­fer this year is among the best seen at this sale, with an abun­dance of rel­a­tives to proven top per­form­ers.

The sale will see over 50 sib­lings to stakes win­ners, in­clud­ing to Group 1 win­ners Vi­adana, Mil­i­tary Move, Young Cen­taur, Ek­streme and (Mr) Bari­tone, along with 30 off­spring of stakes win­ning race­mares in­clud­ing the prog­eny of Group 1 win­ners Fayeform, Honor Lap, Moire and dual Auck­land Cup win­ner Prized Lady.

With over 100 sires rep­re­sented there is a full spec­trum of blood­lines for a range of bud­gets.

Each horse has been given the op­por­tu­nity to gal­lop down the home straight at Te Rapa race­course in Hamil­ton, with the last 200m of their work timed and filmed for po­ten­tial buy­ers. DVD copies of the Breeze Ups (for TV and PC) are avail­able on re­quest from New Zealand Blood­stock.

Clips can also be viewed online at www.nzb.co.nz.

The Ready to Run Sale is at the Karaka Sales Com­plex on Tues­day Novem­ber 19 and Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 20 and is open to the pub­lic.

Suc­cess: Waikato Stud’s res­i­dent stal­lion is the sire of triple Group 1 win­ner Sang­ster, pic­tured, (NZ) (Sav­abeel), the win­ner of the renowned Group 1 VRC Derby as a three-year-old in Aus­tralia and suc­ces­sor of two Group 1 races in New Zealand last sea­son.

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