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White Robe Lodge Leading Vendor at South Island Sale

(John Foote)

A colt by New Zealand's leading sireO'Reilly(NZ)topped New Zealand Bloodstock's National Yearling Sales Series South Island Session in Christchurch yesterday, knocked down for $64,000.

John Foote Bloodstock purchased the colt catalogued at Lot 67 from Berkley Stud. The bay colt is out the unraced Pins mare Pamper who is a full-sister to stakes winners Crepe De Chine (Pins) and Glam Slam (Pins) and is also a half-sister to Singapore Group 1 winner Arenti (O'Reilly) who is a three- quarter-brother to the colt.

O'Reilly has been in hot form during the Sydney Autumn Carnival, siring yesterday's Group 1 Doncaster Handicap winner Sacred Falls (NZ) and Silent Achiever (NZ), the winner of the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes and Group 1 BMW Stakes.

"He's a typical O'Reilly and O'Reilly is going so well at the moment, plus he has a nice pedigree and he moved well so he was an obvious horse here," commented Foote.

 

"I've been coming down to the South Island Sale for 25 years and I've had a bit of luck from it. An O'Reilly filly I bought here, Power O'Raylee, was trained by Peter Moody and did very well in Melbourne, I also bought More Bountiful who was a Group 1 winner in Hong Kong."

Queensland-based Foote ended the Sale as the leading individual buyer purchasing seven horses for a total spend of

$226,000. Fellow Queensland-based buyer Liam Birchley of LB Racing was the second leading purchaser, signing for six horses at a total spend of $105,500.

The top priced filly at the Sale was Lot 125 by Shocking, purchased by Mr LG Didham for $37,000. Presented by Highden Park, the bay filly is out of the dual stakes placed mare Attalla (Volksraad).

The reformed South Island Sale which moved from a sale of untried two-year-olds and mixed bloodstock held in August to yesterday's date selling yearlings and mixed bloodstock attracted a catalogue of 177 horses, over double the number of horses catalogued last year.

 

The Sale saw 103 horses sold for an aggregate of

$1,106,950 at an average of $10,747, an increase of 7%. The median dropped slightly from $8,000 last year to

$7,500 this year, with the clearance rate finishing at 65%.

White Robe Lodge retained the leading vendor title, holding off Berkley Stud for the second consecutive year, finishing with 10 horses sold for an aggregate

of $237,500. White Robe Lodge was also the leading vendor by average (three or more horses sold) with their 10 Lots sold averaging $23,750.

The leading sire (with three or more horses sold) was Raise The Flag with eight of his progeny selling for an average of $22,813 including the second highest price of the day Lot 119, another purchase by John Foote for $48,000.

 

All yearlings purchased at the South Island Session are eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series with entries closing for yearlings purchased at the Sale on 13 May.

 

 

Overall

2014

2013

 

Catalogued

177

84

 

Sold

103

59

 

Clearance

65%

78%

 

Average

$10,747

$10,041

 

Median

$7,500

$8,000

 

Aggregate

$1,106,950

$592,400

 

 

Top Price

$64,000 (Lot 67)

$50,000 (Lot 29)

 

 

 

2014 National Yearling Sales Series: South Island Session Sale Statistics

 

 

Top Lots

 

Lot

Type

Breeding

Vendor

Purchaser

Location

Price

67

B.C

O'Reilly/Pamper

Berkley Stud

John Foote Bloodstock Pty Ltd

Queensland

$64,000

119

B.C

Raise the Flag/Ali Rosa

White Robe Lodge

John Foote Bloodstock Pty Ltd

Queensland

$48,000

130

B.C

Raise the Flag/ Blessed Thee

White Robe Lodge

Mr JJ Steffert

Te Aroha

$40,000

92

B.C

Monaco Consul/ Smoothing

Pear Tree Farm Agistment Ltd

John Foote Bloodstock Pty Ltd

Queensland

$38,000

136

B.C

Darci Brahma/ Canyon Yodeler

Haunui Farm

Mr IN Stewart

West Otago

$37,500

125

B.F

Shocking/Attalla

Highden Park

Mr LG Didham

Christchurch

$37,000

114

B.C

Showcasing/ Yamanna

Haunui Farm

LB Racing Pty Ltd

Queensland

$36,000

60

B.C

Raise the Flag/ Notable

White Robe Lodge

NZB as Agent

Whanganui

$32,000

65

Ch.C

Perfectly Ready/ Palace Engagement

Curraghmore Stud

Buyracebreed Ltd

Auckland

$30,000

108

B.F

Gallant Guru/ Upclosenpersonal

White Robe Lodge

Mr CW & Mrs LA McCall

Christchurch

$27,000

 

Leading purchasers by Aggregate 

Purchaser

Bought

Aggregate

Average

Top Price

John Foote Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Queensland)

7

$226,000

$32,286

$64,000 (Lot 67)

NZB as Agent

15

$149,900

$9,993

$32,000 (Lot 60)

LB Racing Pty Ltd (Queensland)

6

$105,500

$17,583

$36,000 (Lot 114)

Mr LG Didham (Christchurch)

2

$44,000

$22,000

$37,000 (Lot 125)

Mr JJ Steffert (Te Aroha)

1

$40,000

$40,000

$40,000 (Lot 130)

 

Leading vendors by Aggregate

 

 

 

 

Vendor

Sold

Aggregate

Average

Top Price

White Robe Lodge

10

$237,500

$23,750

$48,000 (Lot 119)

Berkley Stud

19

$199,200

$10,484

$64,000 (Lot 67)

Highden Park

11

$131,500

$11,955

$37,000 (Lot 125)

Haunui Farm

2

$73,500

$36,750

$37,500 (Lot 136)

Curraghmore Stud

4

$69,000

$17,250

$30,000 (Lot 65)

 

Leading vendors by Average (three or more sold)

Vendor

Sold

Average

Aggregate

Top Price

White Robe Lodge

10

$23,750

$237,500

$48,000 (Lot 119)

Curraghmore Stud

4

$17,250

$69,000

$30,000 (Lot 65)

Highden Park

11

$11,955

$131,500

$37,000 (Lot 125)

Park Hill Stables

3

$11,000

$33,000

$20,000 (Lot 112)

Berkley Stud

19

$10,484

$199,200

$64,000 (Lot 67)

 

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)

Sire

Sold

Average

Aggregate

Top Price

Raise the Flag

8

$22,813

$182,500

$48,000 (Lot 119)

Shocking

3

$19,333

$58,000

$37,000 (Lot 125)

Road to Rock

4

$15,000

$60,000

$26,000 (Lot 48)

Gallant Guru

6

$13,333

$80,000

$27,000 (Lot 108)

Coats Choice

9

$12,500

$112,500

$25,000 (Lot 46)

 

 

 

Source NZTM 14/4/14