|The first day of the National
Yearling Sales Series at Karaka in New Zealand will kick off at 6pm (local time) tomorrow.
The initial session, which has 80 lots catalogued, is the first in a
week long sale in which hundreds off horses will change hands.
Cambridge based Trelawney Stud will offer the first lot, a
bay filly by the exciting former shuttle stallion Tale of the Cat. The filly is out of the
Western Symphony stakes winning mare Yankee Gold. Lot one is a half sister to three times
stakes winner Joan's Best.
An Australian bred will be the first colt offered. Lot two a
brown colt by Octagonal is being offered by Highview Stud - the home of Kashani, Senor
Pete and Align. The colt is out of the American stakes winner You Dreamer.
The first of 53 yearlings by the local king in the breeding
world Zabeel will be sold just moments later. Lot 7, a bay filly, is out of Zonal a
winning three quarter sister to Victory Prince and half sister to Artist Man and Sudden -
who is the dam of Burst.
Other highlights of session one are:
Lot 12 - half sister to Miss Tessla by Entrepreneur
Lot 19 - a chestnut colt by Kaapstad and from an unraced
sister to Con Air and half sister to Military Plume.
Lot 27 - a bay filly by Bubble Gum Fellow from the Group Two
Lot 30 - half sister to Group placed The Secondmortgage by
Desert Sun. From the Brisbane Cup winner Barbut Delcia.
Lot 35 - half sister to dual Group One winner Ray's Hope and
Group Two winner Star Defence by Volksraad.
Lot 37 - half brother to Group One winner Merry Maiden (no a
stakes producer) by promising young sire Danasinga.
Lot 40 - three quarter sister to Group Two winning mare
Lot 47 - half brother to two time Group One winner Jolly Old
Mac by former champion galloper Generous.
Lot 48 - bay colt by champion Zabeel from Group One Railway
Handicap winner Cannsea.
Lot 50 - bay colt by exciting young sire End Sweep and from
the WA Derby winner Capricious Lass.
Lot 63 - Half brother to G3 winner Zino Belle. By champion
Zabeel from the Group Two winner Christiania Belle.
Lot 68 - First foal of G2 winner Close Your Eyes - by
Lot 69 - Full sister to dual Group One winner Coco Cobanna
and SP Half Truth.
Lot 70 - Red Ransom bay colt out of AJC Sires' Produce winner
Lot 71 - bay filly by Volksraad from Group One winner Conifer
Lot 76 - half sister to Command Post - from Group Two winner
Courtalista. Chestnut filly is by Generous.
Lot 77 - brown colt by Tale of the Cat is a half brother to
Group One Epsom Handicap winner Allez Suez and SP Embraceable You.
Lot 78 - grey filly by Group One star Pentire from the Group
Two winner Covered n' Grey (24 wins).
Lot 80 - half brother to Group Two winning and Group One
placed Batavian by G1 winning son of Danehill, Danske.
Cyberhorse will keep you up to date with all the latest
news from Karaka during the entire sale period. We will publish results as soon as they
are available and let you know about all the big sales when they happen.