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677 Yearlings Catalogued for NZB NYSS Book-1
This year’s Book 1 catalogue features 677 blue-blooded yearlings who have ample credentials to follow in the footsteps of the eight graduates of this session who have won at Group One level in the last 12 months. They include Kolding (NZ) (Ocean Park), who was one of Sydney’s spring stars and won the Gr1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and the A$7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m). Other elite graduates from this session include the Gr1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m) hero Brutal (NZ) (O’Reilly) – see below – Gr1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) star Mr Stunning (Exceed and Excel), Gr1 VRC Oaks (2500m) winner Miami Bound (NZ) (Reliable Man) and the remarkable 10-time Gr1 winner Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands). Meanwhile, there are 473 yearlings in this year’s catalogue for Book 2, recognised for its exceptional value. Hong Kong’s two-time Horse of the Year and the Longines World’s Best Turf Miler Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock) was purchased for just $60,000 out of this session. In recent years, Book 3 has produced top performers such as Singapore stakes winner Gilt Complex (NZ) (Gold Centre) and Gr1 winner Gaultier (NZ) (Rios).