Significant updates for NZB National Sale

Current stakes performing families are always at a premium and NZ Bloodstock’s Broodmare session at the National Weanling & Broodmare Sale  is set to offer mares from some of Australasia’s hottest families.

The Karaka Sale is scheduled to run over three days from May 7 to May 9.

The Sydney Autumn Carnival and recent stakes races in New Zealand and Asia have produced a number of significant updates among the 248 broodmares on offer at Karaka.

It’s a rare opportunity to secure a member of one of the world’s best performing families but Waikato Stud will be offering that with their Rory’s Jester mare McHappy at Lot 567.

A blue-blooded mare, McHappy is a half-sister to the G2 winner Scandinavia (Snippets), dam of G1 winner Magnus (Flying Spur) and G2 winner Wilander (Exceed and Excel).  She is also the dam of Helsinge who has produced world champion Black Caviar (Bel Esprit) and exciting youngster All Too Hard (Casino Prince).

McHappy has already shown her potential as a broodmare as the dam of the three-year-old filly Glad (Pins).  A promising winner of two of her seven starts, Glad produced a big finish after a tough run to take third in the G3 Manawatu Classic last time out behind the Malandrino (Darci Brahma).

Waikato Stud will also offer the Group performed mare Active (Kinjite) at Lot 434.  She is a half-sister to G3 winner Zanetta (Centaine) and Fabaz (O’Reilly).  The latter is the dam of the exciting four-year-old Nandowra (Savabeel) who won the G3 Moonbeam Vase in Singapore since the catalogue went to print.  Active has been served by Paco Boy, the GB Champion Older Miler who started stud duties in New Zealand last season.

Amongst Trelawney Stud’s nine entries are six broodmares including Knocknacrea (Green Desert), a close relation to Champion Australian 2YO Pierro (Lonhro).  Catalogued as Lot 542, the mare has been served by Keeper.

Purchasing G1 winning mares is a rarity at auction but the May Sale will be offering the G1 WATC Derby winner Honor Lap (Honor Grades) at Lot 525.  She is the dam of the G3 placed Honor Net (Hussonet).

Other highlights in the Broodmare session include:

Lots 461 & 524: Group 2 winning mares Belmont Cat (Felix the Cat) and Highflying (Entrepreneur) have been served by O’Reilly and Savabeel respectively.

Lot 621:  Group 2 winner Scarlett Runner (Kingdom Bay), dam of G3 Singapore Guineas winner Onceuponatime (Van Nistelrooy).  She has been served by Iffraaj.

Lot 622:  Stakes winning mare Scarlett Vanhara (Van Nistelrooy) who has been served by Savabeel.  The Zabeel line has proven successful with the family having produced the Derby winner Zonda (Zabeel).

Lot 632:  G3 placed mare So Divine, a sister to G1 winner and sire Monaco Consul (High Chaparral).  She is a daughter of the Star Way mare Argante, who is a sister to Singapore G1 winner Con Air and half-sister to G1 winner Military Plume (Sir Tristram).

Covering sires also include Alamosa, Bel Esprit, Darci Brahma, Keeper, Mastercraftsman, O’Reilly, Pentire, Pins, Sir Percy, and Thorn Park.

The session also offers buyers an opportunity to secure mares served in the first book of young sires including Makfi, Paco Boy, Per Incanto, Rip Van Winkle, Shamoline Warrior, Shocking and Showcasing.

Amongst the 248 broodmare entries are a host of leading broodmare sires including Centaine, Danehill, Last Tycoon, Marscay, Royal Academy, Sir Tristram, Volksraad and Zabeel.

A number of vendors will this year be offering their stock on an unreserved basis, giving buyers an additional boost of confidence in the ring.  Among them are Northfields Stud’s Unreserved Deplenishing Sale which will offer mares by Flying Spur, More Than Ready, Royal Academy and Zabeel, and The Oaks Stud who will be offering 12 mares for unreserved sale.

Catalogues for New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale are available and can be viewed online.  To request a catalogue email: or call +64 9 298 0055.