9 progeny of Ghibellines entered for South Island sale
White Robe Lodge are preparing 9 yearling by Ghibellines for the South Island sale in Christchurch on April 20.
The first crop of the WRL sire have been in demand at yearling sales in New Zealand and Australia this year (2018).
Three of his progeny averaged $80,000 in Book 1 at the Karaka sale with a top price of $115,000 and a filly was sold for $A115,000 ($NZ124,000) at the Sydney Classic sale. Three others averaged $66,500 in the Book 2 sale at Karaka.
The WRL entries for the SI sale are:
Ghibellines -Swapping colt
Ghibellines - Structure colt
Ghibellines - Stage Flash colt
Ghibellines - Sister Lucy filly
Ghibellines - Sheeza Drama filly
Ghibellines - Renee Maree colt
Ghibellines - Powder Creek colt
Ghibellines - La Gem colt
Ghibellines - Evancho colt
Gallant Guru -Jaylah colt
Gallant Guru - Cee Gee Jay colt
Zacinto - Ignite colt
Rising Glory, the first foal of Renee Maree, has won twice from five starts in Malaysia. The Raise The Flag gelding won over 2000m at Selangor on Sunday. He was sold for $20,000 by WRL at the 2014 Festival yearling sale at Karaka.
Raise The Phantom, a maiden winner at Avondale on Wednesday (February 21, 2018) was bred by Jack Stewart and Ryan Anderton. Jack, a son of stud managers Wayne and Karen is an employee of the stud and Ryan is a son of trainer, Shane. Raise The Phantom (Raise The Flag - Blessed Thee) was bought at the 2014 South Island yearling sale by Te Aroha trainer John Steffert for $40,000. Steffert races Raise The Phantom with Brenda and Kim Steffert. Raise The Phantom is the sixth winner from as many foals to race out of Blessed Thee, a Star Way - The Folly mare, bred by the Dennis brothers. Her best performed progeny was The Bishop, whose 10 wins included the 2015 Invercargill Gold Cup. Blessed Thee died in 2015 after leaving a filly by Gallant Guru for Shankar Muniandy. The Dennis brothers bred five of her foals. Blessed Thee was an unraced mare by Star Way from The Folly, a half sister to big winners The Phantom and The Phantom Chance.