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NZB National Bloodstock Sale Day-1: $160K For Suavito Sibling
A trio of well-bred weanling fillies took centre stage on Day 1 of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale yesterday, supplying the top three lots of the day. Securing the top Lot of the day was Bruce Perry Bloodstock, purchasing Lot 112 for $160,000. Consigned by Trelawney Stud, the Mastercraftsman filly is a half-sister to Gr1 winner Suavito (Thorn Park), winner of this season's Gr1 Futurity Stakes, being out of High Chaparral mare Queen Cha Cha. "She's a half-sister to a serious mare in Australia at the moment," said Perry. "She is a lovely athletic filly and I knew her mother quite well." He added, "She was bought for James Chapman of Jamieson Park and she'll go back to their place. They'll hold onto her and either sell her as a yearling or be very happy to race and breed from her." The second highest price of the day was Lot 54, a daughter of Rip Van Winkle who was purchased by Gordon Cunningham's Curraghmore Stud for $120,000. From the draft of G. Kenny, the filly is out of winning mare Miss Krisdel (Spectatorial), the dam of recent Gr3 Western Australian Oaks runner-up Spectacular Vision (Mastercrafsman). Miss Krisdel is a half-sister to dual Gr1 winner Gee I Jane and Gr3 winner Miss Jessie Jay, the dam of Gr1 winners Katie Lee and Banchee. Visiting American buyer Roderick Wachman made his first purchase in New Zealand, paying $110,000 for a Pierro filly catalogued at Lot 101 from Curraghmore Stud, the third highest price of the day. The filly's third dam is True Devotion, winner of the Western Australian Oaks. First season sire Ocean Park finished not only as the leading freshman sire but the leading sire overall with three or more horses sold. The Waikato Stud sire had all four of his weanlings that were offered sell, finishing with an average of $39,625. With 350 weanlings entered this year, the first 200 went through the ring yesterday with the clearance rate finishing at 81 per cent, increasing from 79 per cent last year. The average is currently sitting at $12,302 and the median is $4,000.