O’Reilly colt highlights NZB South Island 2YO Sale

An O’Reilly colt provided the highlight of the NZB South Island 2YO & Mixed Bloodstock Sale when fetching $145,000on Friday.

Offered by Berkley Stud, the colt is a brother to 2006 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Ombre Rose (O’Reilly) and half-brother to 10-time Australian winner Crabs (Danasinga).

The strength of his dam side was one of the features that drew Mr N C Chan of Hong Kong to the colt  “I liked this colt because the dam line is very strong and his sire O’Reilly is a very successful stallion in Hong Kong,” Chan said.

“He will be pre-trained in New Zealand and, depending on how he develops, I intend to send him to Hong Kong.  I will be my first season with a permit in Hong Kong so I have come here to buy a few horses and I will take the best up there next year.”

Mr Chan was the leading purchaser on Friday and he also secured a Falkirk gelding for $85,000.  Turnover reached more than $1.17 million at  Christchurch at an average of $11,108 and a clearance rate of 72%.

The leading vendor by aggregate for the eighth year was Berkley Stud.  Owners Edwina Morris and Alan Jones sold 15 horses for takings of $338,500.  They were also leading vendor by average with $22,567, ahead of North Island based Phoenix Park with an average of $20,850.

Colt   O’Reilly x Lady Chanele   Roydon Lodge    N C Chan    $145,000
Geld  Falkirk x Flytaine    Mansfield Farm    N C Chan    $85,000
Colt   High Chaparral x Starrinka     Phoenix Park   D C Ellis   $80,000
Colt   Pins x Cent for Me    Rich Hill Stud     BP Partnership    $45,000
Geld  Coats Choice x Cashel Belle    Berkley Stud    John Foote B/s   $44,000

Geld   Coats Choice x Milk and Honey    Berkley Stud    J & E Carran    $40,000
Geld   Coats Choice x Please Remember    Three Valleys   W N Lam    $24,000
Geld   Castledale x The Prima Donna     Steve Anderton Stables    A W Prendergast    $22,500
Colt   Faltaat x Kiss it Better    Pear Tree Farm    NZB   $22,000
Colt   Gallant Guru x Personal Column    White Robe Lodge     K E Ellis    $22,000