The South Island operation extended their leading vendor by aggregate streak to three consecutive years, while resident stallion Ghibellines secured the title of leading sire by aggregate.
The farm also sold the top-priced lot of the day, lot 57, the Per Incanto yearling filly out of stakes-winning mare Cheery Creek, a half-sister to Group Three winner Coulee.
She was knocked down to the $72,500 bid of local horseman Graeme Anderson, the second leading buyer at the sale.
“I was really pleased to obtain such a quality filly from the south,” Anderson said.
“I thought she was a strong filly who could make an early going two-year-old or Thousand Guineas type of horse.
“The ownership will be shared with a few other local owners and friends, so we’ll be looking forward to having a bit of fun with her.”
White Robe Lodge sold seven yearlings for an aggregate of $220,500 and a leading average price of $31,500 and stud principal Brian Anderton was pleased with the result.
“The sale was good, it was good to see a lot of agents here and we were happy with how we sold,” he said.
“I have some great clients down here and we need to lead by example in supporting the South Island Sale.”
Bloodstock agent John Foote, who has purchased stakes winners Civil Disobedience and Parthesia from this sale, was once again at the top of the buyers sheet, having secured four lots for an aggregate of $136,000.
“John has been an amazing supporter of the sale for many years and has shown his hand once again,” New Zealand Bloodstock Managing Director Andrew Seabrook said.
“Although numbers were low for the sale, it remains well supported by buyers and we look forward to increasing numbers for next year’s edition.”
With a reduction to 61 lots in the catalogue this year, at the close of selling figures remained upbeat with the average and clearance rate up from 2018.
A total of 42 lots sold for an aggregate of $665,650. The average rose to $15,849 (up from $13,869) and the clearance rate was 75 percent (up from 61 percent) with the median settling at $9,000.
All yearlings purchased at the South Island Sale are eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series with two $1 million races to be contested. Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 29 May.
To make enquiries about any Passed Lots contact Kane Jones on +64 27 274 4985. View Passed Lots here.