With the 2016 yearling sale season swinging into New Zealand over the next week or so, Blue Sky Bloodstock will be in attendance, and it’s a sale we've enjoyed success from in the past, having only made limited purchases.
Our most exciting purchase to come out of the Karaka sale ring was a few years back when we secured the Darci Brahma x Parfore colt from the draft of Esker Lodge for $140,000.
Named SUPER EASY, the colt started his career in New Zealand where he experienced immediate success, winning on debut before a narrow second at Group 3 level to Anabandana followed up by a length fourth in the Listed Karaka Million.
On sold to head to Singapore, Super Easy would go on to win 14 of his 20 starts there highlighted by victories in the Sgp-Group 1 Singapore Guineas, Sgp-Group 1 Singapore TC Lion City Cup and the Sgp-Group 1 Singapore TC Patron’s Bowl at his final start.
All in all, Super Easy (pictured above) recorded nine black type victories, and a further five black type placings from his 23 start career.
Ironically he is now back in New Zealand standing at Hallmark Stud with his first crop of yearlings set to head through the ring this year, so we are interested to take a look at them while at Karaka.
Another purchase out of the Karaka sale ring to impress on the track was the Keeper mare KEEP DE ROSE.
Racing under the care of Melbourne trainer Danny O’Brien, Keep De Rose (pictured above) was successful on four occasions with a further five placed efforts from 18 starts including a narrow third in the Group 2 Energy Stakes during the Flemington Spring Carnival.
Sold as a broodmare prospect last year to Musk Creek Thoroughbreds at the Magic Millions Broodmare Sale, it is great to see that she was covered by Pierro in her first season at stud.
Julian Blaxland of Blue Sky Bloodstock will be attending the New Zealand sale and if you are interested to find out any information on any of the purchase we may make, please do contact Julian Blaxland on 0431 746 803 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to view the various catalogues for the New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale series, please click here.