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Weanling Sale Results Exceed all Expectations..
13 May 2016

Sophie King with the highest priced Tavistock, and second highest priced weanling of the sale Lot 284 from Once More


The Weanling Session of NZB’s National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale concluded today with phenomenal results across the board.

All told $5,740,300 was traded with 238 weanlings purchased in the past two days resulting in a 91% clearance rate. This strong demand saw the median up 175% on last year’s sale to $11,000 (from $4,000 in 2015) and the average settle at $24,119, a 90% increase on the $12,113 recorded last year.

Lot 263, an O’Reilly colt from the multiple stakes-winner in Singapore Mexican Rose (NZ) (Volksraad) commanded the days, and sessions, top price of $185,000. Consigned by Hallmark Stud for breeders Mr David Ellis and Nearco Stud, the colt was secured by Dean Hawthorne who was bidding on behalf of Kacy Fogden of Queensland-based Aquis Farm.

“Kacy came over and picked him out as the best colt in the sale and I think she was right on the money - he’s a good investment being by a proven sire in O’Reilly.” said Hawthorne.

“This is one of the strongest weanling sales I’ve seen and it’s great for the industry,” he continued.

“It’s good to see the filly market also slowly improving and I believe breeders can breed with confidence this Spring.”

Further strengthening Hawthorne’s statement about the demand for fillies, was the sale of Mana Park’s Lot 209 by Cape Blanco with the half-sister to multiple Group One winner Turn Me Loose (NZ) (Iffraaj) fetching $150,000.

Meanwhile the King family’s Brighthill Farm celebrated securing the second highest price of the day with $180,000 paid by Ascot Farm and Ampulla Lodge for the Tavistock (NZ) (Montjeu) colt from Once More (NZ) (Thorn Park) at Lot 284Brighthill’s well-prepared draft was highly sought-after with 13 of 13 sold to see them sit second in the leading vendor table behind Gordon Cunningham’s Curraghmore which emerged the leading vendor at the sale for the 11th year running.

“I’m delighted with our results and our staff at Curraghmore deserve great accolades for their work in raising our horses and presenting them so well. Our clients are pleased and we wish those who bought our horses the best of luck,” said Cunningham.

“It’s great to see that more breeders have recognised that this sale is a very viable trading option for our industry. We had a great buying bench here and most were rewarded with good prices too.”

Andrew Seabrook, NZB Managing Director, is confident the positive results will flow on into the broodmare session tomorrow “It’s clear our industry is in an upward spiral and I expect this will be the tone for some time."

2016 National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale - Weanling Session Statistics

  2016 NATIONAL WEANLING SESSION 2015 NATIONAL WEANLING SESSION
Aggregate
$5,740,300
$3,028,300
Average $24,119 $12,113
Median $11,000 $4,000
Clearance 91% 80%
Catalogued 296 350
Sold 238 250
Top Price Lot 263 B.C O'Reilly x Mexican Rose $185,000 Lot 112 G.F Mastercraftsman x Queen Cha Cha $160,000

Top Lots - Weanling Session

LOT
TYPE BREEDING VENDOR PURCHASER PRICE
263 B.C O'Reilly / Mexican Rose Hallmark Stud Aquis Farm $185,000
284 B.C Tavistock / Once More Brighthill Farm Ascot Farm/Ampulla Lodge $180,000
40 B.C Tavistock / Sentura Curraghmore Lyndhurst Farm $170,000
78 B.C Tavistock / Times Remembered Brighthill Farm Phill Cataldo Bloodstock $155,000
209 B.F Cape Blanco / Indomitable Mana Park NZB as agent $150,000
232 B.C Tavistock / Lamington Vegas Curraghmore NZB as agent $140,000
199 B.F Tavistock / Head Enfilade Brighthill Farm NZB as agent $135,000
541 BR.F Savabeel / Kahurangi Little Avondale Stud Trelawney Stud $135,000
9 B.F I Am Invincible / Pipette D. J. Myers NZB as agent $130,000
109 B.C So You Think / Astounded Curraghmore NZB as agent $130,000

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate - Weanling Session

PURCHASER
BOUGHT AGGREGATE AVERAGE TOP PRICE
NZB as agent 80 $2,109,400 $26,368 $150,000 (Lot 209)
Ascot Farm/Ampulla Lodge 3 $320,000 $106,667 $180,000 (Lot 284)
Phill Cataldo Bloodstock 10 $319,500 $31,950 $155,000 (Lot 78)
Mr PA Willetts 8 $254,500 $31,813 $105,000 (Lot 132)
Aquis Farm 2 $195,500 $97,750 $185,000 (Lot 263)
Lyndhurst Farm 2 $183,000 $91,500 $170,000 (Lot 40)
Trelawney Stud 1 $135,000 $135,000 $135,000 (Lot 541)
Hallmark Stud 2 $117,000 $58,500 $65,000 (Lot 124)
Pounamu Racing 3 $115,000 $38,333 $90,000 (Lot 118)
Wattle Grove Thoroughbreds 2 $115,000 $57,500 $95,000 (Lot 97)
Kilgravin Holdings 3 $112,500 $37,500 $40,000 (Lot 262)
Waterford Bloodstock 3 $92,500 $30,833 $47,500 (Lot 163)
Mr D Chan 2 $90,000 $45,000 $65,000 (Lot 274)
Mr IW & Mrs AL Herbert 1 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 (Lot 108)

Leading Vendor by Aggregate - Weanling Session

VENDOR 
SOLD AGGREGATE AVERAGE TOP PRICE
Curraghmore 11 $766,000 $69,636 $170,000 (Lot 40)
Brighthill Farm 13 $675,000 $51,923 $180,000 (Lot 284)
D. J. Myers 17 $629,000 $37,000 $130,000 (Lot 9)
Hallmark Stud 5 $307,000 $61,400 $185,000 (Lot 263)
Little Avondale Stud 17 $280,000 $16,471 $135,000 (Lot 541)
Waikato Stud 15 $279,500 $18,633 $65,000 (Lot 115)
Cambria Park 6 $247,900 $41,317 $105,000 (Lot 132)
Haunui Farm 10 $203,000 $20,300 $50,000 (Lot 273)
Grangewilliam Stud 8 $169,250 $21,156 $90,000 (Lot 118)
Mana Park 1 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 (Lot 209)

Leading Vendor by Average (three or more sold) - Weanling Session

VENDOR 
SOLD AVERAGE AGGREGATE TOP PRICE
Curraghmore 11 $69,636 $766,000 $170,000 (Lot 40)
Hallmark Stud 5 $61,400 $307,000 $185,000 (Lot 263)
Brighthill Farm 13 $51,923 $675,000 $180,000 (Lot 284)
Cambria Park 6 $41,317 $247,900 $105,000 (Lot 132)
Pencarrow Stud 3 $39,167 $117,500 $62,500 (Lot 112)
D. J. Myers 17 $37,000 $629,000 $130,000 (Lot 9)
Highbury Park Stud 4 $30,625 $122,500 $75,000 (Lot 184)
Westbury Stud 5 $27,800 $139,000 $47,500 (Lot 163)
Timberlee Thoroughbreds 4 $26,750 $107,000 $30,000 (Lot 122)
Ms G Kenny 4 $25,125 $100,500 $85,000 (Lot 147)