Friday, 20 July 2012
: New Zealand Bloodstock's South Island Sale of Two-Year-Olds & Mixed Bloodstock on August 10 will feature a catalogue of 154 two-year-olds plus three broodmares, three yearlings and two unraced horses.
The South Island Sale offers the progeny of some of New Zealand's leading sires, which will be offered by a good mixture of northern and southern vendors.
The leading vendor by aggregate at the South Island Sale for the last seven years, Edwina Morris and Alan Jones' Berkley Stud, will offer the largest draft with 19 two-year-olds in their consignment.
"We are very pleased with the draft, they are coming along nicely and there is a horse to suit all buyers," commented Edwina Morris. "We have some nice two-year-olds by leading sires including O'Reilly, Pentire
and Stravinsky and 11 two-year-olds by Coats Choice who stands at Berkley Stud."
A son of Redoute's Choice, Coats Choice's dam is a half-sister to the late Golden Slipper winner and sire Catbird.
He has made a good start to his stud career siring his third stakes winner this season in Natuzzi and the equal top lot at the 2012 Karaka Festival Sale plus winners in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau.
Included in Berkley Stud's draft for the South Island Sale is a full brother to the dual stakes winner Milo (Coats Choice) who won the Dunedin and Gore Guineas last season, a gelding out of Cashel Belle (Slavic), a gelding by Stravinsky from the G2 City of Auckland Cup winning mare Highflying (Entrepreneur) and a brother to the triple stakes winning filly and NZ Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Ombre Rose (O'Reilly) and half-brother to 10-time Australian winner Crabs (Danasinga).
Brian and Lorraine Anderton's White Robe Lodge has had a successful season with their resident sire Gallant Guru (Montjeu) siring his first stakes winner Ortem Fire who won the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Stakes.
Trained by Brian & Shane Anderton, Ortem Fire was also stakes placed in the Warstep Stakes and Southland Guineas and was crowned the 2012 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year.
White Robe Lodge has a draft of 12 two-year-old colts heading for the South Island Sale and all are by Gallant Guru, a dual stakes winner at three and winner of the G2 Sandown Classic at four.
White Robe Lodge will offer three two-year-olds from the family of dual G1 winner Prized Gem (Prized). Gallant Guru's sire Montjeu has had success with the family siring Prized Gem's son Nom de Jeu who won the G1 AJC Derby and is now standing at stud.
Other highlights in White Robe Lodge's draft include a three-quarter brother to the stakes winner and this year's NZ Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Ortem Fire (Gallant Guru) and a colt from the G3 placed and G1 performer Personal Column (Personal Escort).
New Zealand Bloodstock's South Island Sale of Two-Year-Olds & Mixed Bloodstock will be held at Christchurch's Canterbury Agricultural Park.