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First SH bred Azamour weanlings to sell at Karaka
10 May 2015Pictured above is Lot 38 the first southern hemisphere bred weanling by Azamour to go through the sale ring tomorrow morning.  The sale commences at 11 am.

The weanling sale spotlight turns to Karaka on Monday for the 2015 NZB National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale with this proven vendor cataloguing a tip top draft which includes youngsters from the one and only New Zealand crop of foals by the Aga Khan's high class stallion Azamour (IRE).

A four-time Group I winner, Azamour was a Royal Ascot hero two years in a row winning the Group I Royal Ascot St James's Palace Stakes (1600m) at three and the Prince of Wales's Stakes (2100 m) at four in addition to his Group I victories in the Irish Champion Stakes (2000m) and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2400m).

A Champion European Racehorse, Azamour shuttled for only one season to Brighthill Farm in New Zealand before his premature death in 2014 with the resulting foals now weanlings.


A son of the Northern Dancer stallion Night Shift, Azamour has left 23 stakes-winners including this year's Group I Dubai Sheema Classic winner Dolniya and has an impressive 5.8% stakes-winners to named foals.

Brighthill Farm will offer four of his weanlings - all beautiful leggy, athletic bays like their sire.

Lot 38 Colt Azamour (IRE) x Love Blooms, by Kaapstad – From a winning daughter of a full sister to Group I winner Clear Rose.

Lot 144 has been withdrawn.

Lot 204 Colt Azamour (IRE) x Worship (USA), by Irish River – Half-brother to four winners including the dam of Group III winner Slice of Class from the family of dual Group I winner and sire Tavistock.

Lot 324 Colt Azamour (IRE) x Hampden Park, by Volksraad (GB) – Half-brother to three winners from a half-sister to Group I NZ Oaks winner Boundless.

Also included in the draft of 16 weanlings from Brighthill Farm are four desirable youngsters by emerging sire Tavistock, who made a splash in Australia this year as the sire of Group I ATC Rosehill Guineas winner Volkstok'n'barrell.

Lot 27 Filly Tavistock x Light Mozart (GB), by Mozart – Half-sister to two winners from the family of European Group I winner Millgram.

Lot 28 Filly Tavistock x Like Me Wild, by Cape Cross – Half-sister to two winners from stakes-placed Like Me Wild.

Lot 213 Colt Tavistock x Adalah by Lord Ballina – Half-brother to three winners from a half-sister to Group I winner Vonusti.

Lot 216 Filly Tavistock x All By Myself, by Zabeel – Half-sister to a winner from a half-sister to SW Single and daughter of UK Group III winner Myself.

Resident sire Dalghar (FR), whose first yearlings have been so well received this year also has three youngsters including the filly below.

Lot 7 Filly Dalgahr (IRE) x Kerfuffle, by Kaapstad – Half-sister to a HK winner from a half-sister to Group I NZ Derby winner Roysyn.

In addition to the weanlings are five broodmares, all in foal to Dalghar highlighted by Lot 585, the Group III placed Ididit.

Weanlings will be available for inspection at Karaka from Saturday morning and click here for all pedigrees for the full Brighthill Farm draft.

Tara Madgwick