NZ briefs for 6th April 2021

NZB weanling catalogue online; Easter maiden victories for sisters

Picture: Trish Dunell

NZB weanling catalogue online

The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock's 2021 National Weanling Sale, due to take place at Karaka on Friday 14 May, is now online.

The dedicated weanling only session, to be hosted as a physical sale at the Karaka Sales Centre, features a 114-lot catalogue.

Showcasing high quality weanlings by more than 40 sires, including the first opportunity to secure progeny by eight freshmen Australasian stallions such as Ace High, Embellish, Eminent, and U S Navy Flag.

NZB's weanling graduates have recorded eight Group One wins and 59 stakes wins in the last five seasons, headlined by this season's Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) winner Callsign Mav and last year's Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Jennifer Eccles - $3,000 and $5,000 purchases respectively.

Weanlings offered in the sale will be eligible to enter in the Karaka Million Series featuring two $1 million races, plus the $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup for the duration of their career.

Selling will commence at 11am (NZT) from the Karaka Sales Centre. All supplementary lots will be sold following the last lot with supplementary entries closing on Friday 7 May.

For more information, or to enquire about inspections on behalf, contact Kane Jones (+64 27 274 4985 or email [email protected]) or Regan Donnison (+64 21 512 466 or email [email protected]).

View the catalogue here:

Easter maiden victories for sisters

A pair of sisters recorded their respective maiden wins on Easter Monday, but at opposite ends of the country.

The Jamie Richards-trained Charmaine's Dream was the first sister on the board, winning over 1200m at Tauranga.

Two hours later her year older full-sister, Sacred Kitty, cleared maiden ranks with a half-head victory over 1200m at Riverton for owner-trainer Kalai Selvan.

The pair were bred by a partnership including Windsor Park Stud, who stand their shuttle stallion sire Charm Spirit. They are out of Scattercat, a two-win half-sister to Group One winner Captivate.

Sacred Kitty was purchased out of Windsor Park Stud's 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 Yearling Sale draft for $70,000 by Raffles Racing, while Charmaine's Dream was purchased out of Leanach Lodge's 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs draft by Te Akau's David Ellis on behalf of Fortuna Syndications.

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