Updates for NZB National May Sale

The Horses-in-Training session at the NZ Bloodstock National Sale on May 7-9 received some timely pedigree updates over the last two weeks.

With 25 lots in the Horses-in-Training session, last weekend’s racing provided key updates for a number of entries including the time-honoured G1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick that saw Shoot Out (High Chaparral) finish second to More Joyous.  His three-quarter brother Arizona Jazz (High Chaparral) will be offered for sale at Lot 354.

Only lightly raced, Arizona Jazz has had just five starts and broke his maiden at his third appearance by an impressive four lengths.

Another highlight is smart two-year-old filly Reais (Captain Rio) who put in an eye-catching performance when winning the Champagne Prelude 2YO (1000m) at Riccarton on Saturday.

Trained by Rachael Frost, Reais will be offered for sale at Lot 370.  Saturday’s performance saw the filly cross from her wide barrier and the hold off the challenges of Scapolo (Bachelor Duke) and Lucky Country (Darci Brahma).   

A bold front running filly, Reais now boasts two wins from seven starts plus placings behind good fillies such as Marechal and On Yer Feet.

Shez Sinsational’s sister Repenting will be offered as Lot 371 during the HIT session.  Shez Sinsational (Ekraar) made a winning return to the track at Tauranga on Saturday after a short break following her victories in the Group 1 International Stakes and Group 1 Auckland Cup.

The mare will now head to Australia for the Brisbane winter carnival where she will target the G2 Hollindale Cup, G1 Doomben Cup and G2 O’Shea Stakes.  

Postman’s Daughter’s half-sister Paracetamol (Captain Rio) will go under the hammer as Lot 366.

Postman’s Daughter (Postponed) has been a solid performer this season winning the G2 Counties Cup and finishing second in the G1 Thorndon Mile.  The mare added to her impressive record just over a week ago running second to Veyron in the G1 Easter Handicap and will have her final start of the season in this weekend’s G2 Travis Stakes.

Other highlights of the HIT session include:

Lot 374:  The Beekeeper (Keeper) – Listed winner of the Southland Guineas and stakes placed on a further three occasions.

Female siblings to Group winners Desert Clearance (Desert Prince) and Beautiful Girl (Black Minnaloushe) and stakes winners A Chance To Dream (Volksraad), Fast Love (Fastnet Rock) and Lesley Brook (No Excuse Needed).

PLEASE NOTE:  The entry fee deadline for NZ Bloodstock’s $1 million Karaka Million – NZ’s richest race – are due by 5pm on April 30.  For more information about Karaka Million payments, please contact NZB on +64 9 298 0055 or email Eion.Fraser@nzb.co.nz.