Ready to Run has share of Cups luck

The Sportsman Weekend - - NEWS -

THOSE own­ers with­out a run­ner in to­mor­row’s Caulfield Cup or who might miss out be­ing part of the Mel­bourne Cup should be sourc­ing there horses from Karaka in New Zealand.

NZB’s show­piece sales com­plex just south of Auck­land will host the an­nual Ready To Run sale of 2YO’s on Novem­ber 21 and 22.

Kiwi-bred horses have won 22 Caulfield and/or Mel­bourne Cups in the last half cen­tury.

In­cred­i­bly, that num­ber rises to 27 in the Syd­ney Cup de­part­ment thanks to Who Shot The­bar­man in 2017.

Amaz­ingly NZ-bred fil­lies have won the last five con­sec­u­tive ATC Aus­tralian Oaks and five of the past seven Group 1 Guineas races in Aus­tralia.

The 32nd NZB Ready To Run Sale is the num­ber one of it’s kind in Aus­trala­sia and in the past five sea­sons, grad­u­ates of re­cent NZB Ready To Run sales have tal­lied up 17 Group 1 win­ner and 117 stakes win­ners in that same pe­riod.

More re­mark­ably, since 2015, grad­u­ates of the sale have won five Group 1 Der­bies in Aus­trala­sia and Asia.

Per­haps the most telling statis­tic about might and power of Ki­wiequine tal­ent is that the last horse to beat Winx was NZ-bred Gust Of Wind, a 2013 NZB Premier Sale grad­u­ate.

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