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Williams Secures Karaka Sale Topper
On the final day at Karaka's NZB Ready to Run Sale, Sydney-based bloodstock agent Andrew Williams went to $550,000 to secure the Shamus Award colt out of stakes-placed mare Exchanges which he had highlighted as the pick of the sale. Fending off several underbidders which included Caulfield trainer Lloyd Kennewell, Williams revealed, "I have bought him for an international client, with a view of him initially heading to Lindsay Park Racing (in Victoria) on the way to Hong Kong. We thought it was the best breeze of the sale and physically we thought he was the best horse of the sale. He is just a very good individual and he is just head and shoulders above anything else we saw this week." There was plenty of interest in the colt, who was sold through the draft of Woburn Farm, and as a result Williams was prepared to go a little bit further than he planned to secure him.