Hasahalo catalogued for Gavelhouse.com

The 2017 New Zealand 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Hasahalo (Savabeel) is set to sell on the online auction site gavelhouse.com.

Hasahalo. Picture: Race Images Photo

The 2017 New Zealand 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Hasahalo (Savabeel) is set to sell on the online auction site gavelhouse.com.

The mare was purchased by Go Racing for NZ$110,000 at the 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale and she won two of her 18 career starts, accumulating $426,000 in career prize-money. 

"As a yearling she was hard to fault and I only had a few things noted down about her in my catalogue, which is a good thing," Go Racing's Albert Bosma said.

"All I put was that she had a sweet filly's head and was very balanced and light on her feet.

"As a two-year-old she was precocious and had electric speed and as a three-year-old she was even better.

"There's been a lot of interest in her as news of her retirement's filtered out and I know gavelhouse.com is the right place to sell her as the timing is right with a good lead into the breeding season for people to plan their matings."

Trained by Stephen McKee, Hasahalo raced as an early two-year-old finishing runner-up to Gift Of Power (Power) in the Wakefield Challenge Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) with the subsequent ten-time Group 1 winner Melody Belle (Commands) in third.

She secured her first Group win at her following start when taking out the Eclipse Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) before subsequently finishing runner-up to Melody Belle in the Karaka Million 2YO (RL, 1200m), while the highlight of her career came when winning the fillies' Classic for four-lengths the following November. 

"We're thrilled to have been entrusted with presenting such a high class mare to the market and having seen her last week, she looks magnificent and has the physical attributes to back up her outstanding race record and pedigree," gavelhouse.com General Manager Haylie Martin said.

"She's a must see for all serious investors in mares and we expect there to be strong international interest in her over the coming days."

The mare is out of Encosta De Lago (Fairy King) mare Halloween, who is herself a half-sister to Generous Nature (Carnegie) - the dam of Group 2 winner Savvy Nature (Savabeel) and Addictive Nature (Savabeel).  

In December gavelhouse.com set an Australasian online auction record when Yulong Investments purchased Group 1-winning Consensus (Postponed) for $622,500. 

The auction closes from 7pm on Monday 16 March and features 111 Lots in total, with Hasahalo kicking off the night's selling action as Lot 1.

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