Bradbury Park flying for NZB Ready to Run Sale

Day 1 of Breeze-Ups for the NZ Bloodstock Ready to Run 2YO Sale saw nearly 200 young horses gallop in near-perfect conditions.

They galloped on the course proper at Te Rapa with the final 200m of their work timed and filmed.  Monday’s Breeze-Ups comprised 106 heats on a Dead 4 surface.

The day got off to a flying start with Heat 2 recording the fastest two times of the day.  Working together, Lot 29 (Keeper – Heartache) and Lot 218 (Murtajill – Silent Smytzer), both from Bradbury Park, stopped the clock at 9.94 seconds and 9.95 seconds respectively.

The third fastest Lot of the day was Lot 435 (Iffraaj – Exquisitely), another from Bradbury Park, clocking 10.27 seconds when working with Lot 391 (Iffraaj – Coupon) from Mana Park who also ran a slick time of 10.34 seconds.

Among a host of eye-catching breeze-ups was Diamond Lodge’s Lot 167, a colt by hot young sire Northern Meteor that breezed in 10.30 seconds.

The well-bred Lot 241, an Encosta de Lago gelding out of a winning Irish-bred Danehill mare Starspangled, worked nicely with his Ascot Farm stablemate Lot 343, a colt by first season sire Nicconi.  They hit the line together in 10.42 seconds.

A half-brother to recent Melbourne stakes winner Eclair Big Bang Lot 427 also impressed with his breeze up, recording a stylish 10.82 seconds.

Monday’s Breeze-Up times are available on the NZ Bloodstock website (  Clips for viewing and the free iPad application will be available from October 29.

DVD copies can be requested from and will also be available from October 29.

This year’s Breeze-Ups will be aired lot-by-lot on TVN in Australia.  Replays are scheduled for;
•  Wednesday, October 30 – 6am
•  Tuesday, November 12 – 6am
•  Tuesday, November 19 – 6am

Day 2 Breeze-Ups will continue at Te Rapa on Tuesday with another 106 Heats scheduled from 10am.