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Australian Agent Tops NZB South Island Aggregate
Another familiar name associated with stakes-winning graduates of the NZB South Island Sale is Australian bloodstock agent John Foote. Having been the astute judge and buyer of Civil Disobedience and Parthesia, on Monday he secured four yearlings for $136,000 in receipts, placing him at the top of the purchasers table by aggregate. The top price that Foote outlaid was $60,000 for Lot 23, a well-related colt by Makfi offered on account of Mentally Stable. "John has been an amazing supporter of the Sale for many years and has shown his hand once again," commented NZB Managing Director Andrew Seabrook. "Although numbers were low for the Sale, it remains well supported by buyers and we look forward to increasing numbers for next year's edition." Te Akau Racing's David Ellis was the third leading buyer by aggregate and secured three yearlings throughout the day for a total spend of $75,000, including Mansfield Farm's well-related Zacinto colt (Lot 4). Ellis purchased this season's promising 2YO filly Harlow (NZ) (Proisir) from the Sale last year, and looks to emulate similar results with these lots.