Monday, 6 August 2012
: Friday's New Zealand Bloodstock's South Island Sale of Two-Year-Olds & Mixed Bloodstock will see a number of well-known vendors from the North Island make the trip south to Christchurch.
The catalogue of 154 untried two-year-olds, three broodmares, three yearlings and two unraced horses includes 18 North Island based vendors offering horses at the Canterbury Agricultural Park.
Included in the vendors travelling south is Janine Dunlop's Phoenix Park which has a draft of five horses heading to the Sale including the only two-year-old by hot sire High Chaparral
The colt's dam Starrinka (Volksraad) is a half-sister to The Meista.
Don Eduardo has a draft of four horses in the South Island Sale.
The sire of nine stakes winners, Don Eduardo has produced some talented horses including dual G1
winner Booming and Australian stakes winners Swift Alliance, Moti and Older Than Time.
Among the Don Eduardo colts is a brother to the Karen Zimmerman trained Langdon, a very promising young stayer who has won three races this year including his last two in succession.
Rich Hill Stud had a top 2011/12 season courtesy of leading G1 performer Mufhasa and is another North Island vendor who will be making the journey south.
Rich Hill Stud is the home of New Zealand's Champion First Season Sire Any Suggestion, sire of the 2012 Karaka Million winner Ockham's Razor, and will present a draft of seven two-year-olds in the South Island Sale.
The Rich Hill draft includes two colts by Sir Percy, who has made a good start with his first two crops in the northern hemisphere, and the only Pins colt in the sale out of a Centaine mare.
The Pins-Centaine cross has proven highly successful and boasts a winners to runners ratio of 73% and a stakes winners to runners ratio of 11%.
The 12 stakes winners bred on the cross include G1 NZ Oaks and G1 Kelt Capital winner Legs and G1 Caulfield Guineas winner Econsul.
Esker Lodge has been a great supporter of the South Island Sale and has not missed representation since the stud was established 16 years ago.
Esker Lodge has sold a number of successful horses through the South Island Sale including Draconic who won the Listed Timaru Stakes, Lesley Brook who won the Listed Welcome Stakes as a two-year-old and Back In Black who has won eight races for over $170,000.
The Esker Lodge draft of three horses includes a Keeper filly and a Don Eduardo colt that were both heading to the Karaka Yearling Sales but had to be withdrawn.
The third is a Sir Percy colt offered at the Karaka Select Sale earlier this year.