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NZB National Bloodstock Sale Day-3: NZ$105K For Ombre Rose
Stakes winning O'Reilly mare Ombre Rose fetched the highest price on the final day of New Zealand Bloodstock's National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale yesterday. Catalogued at Lot 454, Ombre Rose was purchased for $105,000 by New Zealand Bloodstock's Andrew Seabrook for a New Zealand-based client. Offered by Waikato Stud, the O'Reilly mare won three Listed races as a racehorse and was crowned New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year as a three-year-old. She is already the dam of Singapore stakes placegetter Room for Excuse (No Excuse Needed). With 33 fewer horses catalogued in this year's edition of the National Broodmare Sale, 128 were sold from the 187 catalogued with a 77 per cent clearance rate. The total aggregate concluded at NZ$787,000 with an average of NZ$6,148 and a median of NZ$2,000. The leading vendor by aggregate for yesterday's session, and the combined Sale, was Waikato Stud, selling 19 lots yesterday for a total of NZ$222,700 and 62 lots for NZ$530,000 over the three days. Along with selling Ombre Rose, Waikato Stud was responsible for the third highest price of the day. Catalogued at Lot 462, Peep Show, another daughter of O'Reilly, was purchased by Colverlea Farms for NZ$30,000. O'Reilly mares were popular with eight of his daughters sold at an average of NZ$21,556 for a total of NZ$172,450 making him the leading sire by average (three or more sold) and aggregate for the broodmare session. Waikato Stud's Ocean Park was the leading freshman sire at the National Weanling Sale, selling 11 horses at an average of NZ$37,227. The overall Sale statistics recorded an increased aggregate of NZ$4,085,100 from last year's total of NZ$3,920,400, with a healthy clearance rate of 80 per cent, increasing from last year's 79 per cent. With 604 horses catalogued, 426 were sold at an average of NZ$9,589 and a median of NZ$2,775.