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The first three horses home in Saturday’s prestigious G2 Travis Stakes at Te Rapa were all graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock sales at Karaka.
The Karaka gold rush was led by Mime (Mastercraftsman), who was also a G2 winner as a three-year-old but until Saturday had endured a season of big-race placings as a four-year-old mare.
A major review of New Zealand Bloodstock's annual yearling showcase has resulted in the introduction of a new sales format for Karaka 2018.
The first session of the 2018 National Yearling Sales Series will now take place on the evening of Sunday January 28 instead of the following morning.
North Island raider Nikita won the battle in Saturday’s Listed Warstep Stakes at Riccarton but it was Invercargill filly Showemup who won the war as she was crowned New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year.
In a gruelling 2000-metre slog, Showemup (Showcasing) was flattened by an early speed duel and was running on empty in the home straight but still fought her way home to finish third.
Karaka graduate Five To Midnight broke through for his first stakes win in Saturday’s Listed Hawke’s Bay Gold Cup at Hastings.
The Lisa Latta-trained runner had previously run second in the Listed New Zealand St Leger (2500m), second in the G3 Manawatu Classic (2000m), third in the Listed Feilding Gold Cup (2100m), third in the G3 Manawatu Cup (2300m), third in the G3 City of Auckland Cup (2400m), fourth in the G2 Avondale Cup (2400m), fifth in the G1 Auckland Cup (3200m) and second in the G2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m).
Undefeated Karaka Ready to Run Sale graduate Countofmontecristo became the first stakes winner for his sire Echoes Of Heaven when he made it five out of five in Singapore’s 3YO Classic at Kranji on Friday.
Countofmontecristo had made a big impression with his first four wins including the first leg of the Three-Year-Old Challenge, the Singapore 3YO Sprint (1200m) in late March.
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