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Brighthill Tops Day 2 Weanlings
12 May 2015

Sales News
Good Demand on Day 2 of NZB’s National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale

The weanling session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale has wrapped up today with a solid two days of trade at Karaka.

Weanling Day Two

Lot 216 tops Day 2 of National Weanling Sale.
Photo courtesy of Trish Dunell.

A total of 350 weanlings were offered with 250 selling for a total aggregate of $3,028,300, increasing from $2,656,450 recorded at last year’s Sale. The clearance rate finished at 80% for the National Weanling Sale, compared with 79% last year, with an average of $12,113 and a median of $4,000.

“There was continued demand today for horses with commercial value that we might see back at Karaka in the future,” commented NZB’s Bloodstock Sales Manager Danny Rolston. “Congratulations must go to the vendors and their staff who supported the sale with genuine prospects and they were duly rewarded.”

The sire of the two highest priced weanlings sold today was Tavistock, making him the leading sire by average (three or more sold). Tavistock, whose oldest progeny are only three-year-olds, had seven weanlings sell for an average of $37,357, with his highest priced weanling fetching $90,000, the top price on Day 2 in the weanling session.

Purchased by NZB as agent, Lot 216 from Brighthill Farm fetched the highest price of the day of $90,000. She is out of All by Myself, a daughter of the great sire Zabeel. All by Myself is a half-sister to stakes-winner Single (High Chaparral).

The top price of the Sale was recorded yesterday with Bruce Perry Bloodstock purchasing Lot 112, a filly by Mastercraftsman who is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Suavito (Thorn Park). The second highest price of the Sale was Lot 54, a filly by Rip Van Winkle purchased by Curraghmore Stud for $120,000.

Lyndhurst Farm, successful National Yearling Sales Series and Ready to Run Sale vendor, had a productive day buying. They purchased two weanlings for $80,000 today, the second highest prices of the day. The first being Lot 213, a colt by Tavistock from Brighthill Farm. The second, Lot 327, a colt by freshman sire Ocean Park from Currgahmore Stud.



This year’s first season sires were among the most popular of the sires in this year’s edition of the weanling session, with Azamour, Niagara, and Super Easy all sitting in the top five with Ocean Park.

Gordon Cunningham’s Curraghmore Stud had another prosperous National Weanling Sale, finishing as the leading vendor by aggregate for tenth consecutive year.

2015 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale - Weanling Statistics

2015 2014
Aggregate $3,028,300 $2,656,450
Average $12,113 $13,282
Median $4,000 $7,000
Clearance 80% 79%
Catalogued 350 295
Sold 250 200
Top Price Lot 112 G.F Mastercraftsman x Queen Cha Cha $160,000 Lot 90 B.C O'Reilly x Miraculous Miss $160,000
Top Lots - Weanling Session
Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Price
112 G.F Mastercraftsman / Queen Cha Cha Trelawney Stud Ltd Bruce Perry Bloodstock (Mercer) $160,000
54 B.F Rip Van Winkle / Miss Krisdel G. Kenny Curraghmore Stud (Te Kauwhata) $120,000
101 B.F Pierro / Prestigious Miss Curraghmore Stud Mr R Wachman (USA) $110,000
216 B.F Tavistock / All by Myself Brighthill Farm NZB as agent (Cambridge) $90,000
213 B.C Tavistock / Adalah Brighthill Farm Lyndhurst Farm (Cambridge) $80,000
327 B.C Ocean Park / Happy Forever Curraghmore Stud Lyndhurst Farm (Cambridge) $80,000
84 Ch.C Ocean Park / On the Board Haunui Farm Hallmark Stud (Te Kauwhata)  $72,500
91 B.F So You Think / Palos de Lago Esker Lodge Devcich Bloodstock (Te Kauwhata) $65,000
344 B.C Super Easy / Joan's Chance Hallmark Stud Glen Harvey Bloodstock (Cambridge) $65,000
321 B.C Niagara / Granita Lime Country Thoroughbreds Ltd Ampulla Lodge (Victoria) $60,000

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate - Weanling Session
Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price
NZB as agent 45 $536,200 $11,916 $90,000 (Lot 216)
Lyndhurst Farm (Cambridge) 5 $310,500 $62,100 $80,000 (Lot 213)
Bruce Perry Bloodstock (Mercer) 1 $160,000 $160,000 $160,000 (Lot 112)
Devcich Bloodstock (Cambridge) 4 $159,000 $39,750 $65,000 (Lot 91)
Curraghmore Stud (Te Awamutu) 1 $120,000 $120,000 $120,000 (Lot 54)
Mr R Wachman (USA) 1 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000 (Lot 101)
Ampulla Lodge (VIC) 2 $102,500 $51,250 $60,000 (Lot 321)
Hallmark Stud (Te Kauwhata) 2 $102,500 $51,250 $72,500 (Lot 84)
Hyde Park Bloodstock (Hamilton) 5 $91,000 $18,200 $40,000 (Lot 203)
Prima Park Bloodstock (Putaruru) 2 $87,000 $43,500 $45,000 (Lot 279)
Glen Harvey Bloodstock (Cambridge) 3 $83,000 $27,667 $65,000 (Lot 344)
Leading Vendors by Aggregate - Weanling Session
Vendor Sold Aggregate Average Top Price
Curraghmore Stud 9 $375,500 $41,722 $110,000 (Lot 101)
Haunui Farm 30 $362,250 $12,075 $72,500 (Lot 84)
Waikato Stud Ltd 39 $298,550 $7,655 $45,000 (Lot 279)
Brighthill Farm 11 $290,350 $26,395 $90,000 (Lot 216)
Hallmark Stud 12 $199,900 $16,658 $65,000 (Lot 344)
Trelawney Stud Ltd 4 $199,000 $49,750 $160,000 (Lot 112)
Lime Country Thoroughbreds Ltd 5 $198,000 $39,600 $60,000 (Lot 321)
G. Kenny 2 $122,000 $61,000 $120,000 (Lot 54)
Little Avondale Stud 21 $109,500 $5,214 $23,000 (Lot 42)
Phoenix Park 4 $108,500 $27,125 $42,500 (Lot 57)
Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold) - Weanling Session
Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Trelawney Stud Ltd 4 $49,750 $199,000 $160,000 (Lot 112)
Curraghmore Stud 9 $41,722 $375,500 $110,000 (Lot 101)
Lime Country Thoroughbreds Ltd 5 $39,600 $198,000 $60,000 (Lot 321)
Phoenix Park 4 $27,125 $108,500 $42,500 (Lot 57)
Brighthill Farm 11 $26,395 $290,350 $90,000 (Lot 216)
Cambria Park 3 $22,000 $66,000 $58,000 (Lot 17)
Hallmark Stud 12 $16,658 $199,900 $65,000 (Lot 344)
Bradbury Park 6 $16,417 $98,500 $40,000 (Lot 142)
G. E. & L. C. Cooper 3 $13,167 $39,500 $30,000 (Lot 218)
Haunui Farm 30 $12,075 $362,250 $72,500 (Lot 84)
Sires by Average (three or more sold) - Weanling Session
Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price
Tavistock 7 $37,357 $261,500 $90,000 (Lot 216)
Ocean Park* 11 $37,227 $409,500 $80,000 (Lot 327)
Niagara* 5 $29,600 $148,000 $60,000 (Lot 321)
Azamour* 4 $29,000 $116,000 $46,000 (Lot 324)
Super Easy* 11 $17,814 $195,950 $65,000 (Lot 344)
Per Incanto 5 $15,000 $75,000 $52,500 (Lot 20)
Burgundy* 4 $12,400 $49,600 $40,000 (Lot 142)
Makfi 5 $12,080 $60,400 $42,000 (Lot 136)
Pins 8 $12,063 $96,500 $45,000 (Lot 279)
Darci Brahma 3 $11,167 $33,500 $12,000 (Lot 228)

*First Season Sires