Divine mare tops Day 3 at NZB National Sale

NZ Bloodstock’s National Sale concluded at Karaka on Wednesday with Monaco Consul’s sister So Divine topping the broodmare section.

So Divine fetched $130,000 to the bid of agent John Foote.  “She’s a Group placed sister to a Derby winner and her dam has had a number of good fillies that are going to very good stallions,” Foote said.  “There is a lot of potential in the family.”

Day 3 saw 174 lots sell for $1.57 million at an average of $9,063 which reflected a 10% increase on 2011.  The clearance rate climbed one point to 80%.

The leading vendor by aggregate was Don McLaren’s Northfields Stud with 10 lots sold for an aggregate of $232,250 and an average of $23,225.   The leading broodmare vendor by average was Rex and William Fell’s Goodwood Stud with three entries selling for an average of $52,867.

Cambridge Stud’s Stravinsky headed the broodmares sires table with three mares sold for an average of $30,700 and a top price of $87,500 (Lot 633).

The leading vendor by aggregate for the National Sale was Gordon Cunningham from Curraghmore Stud.  He sold 37 horses for $1.16 million at an average of $31,458.