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Diverse 2020 Wentwood Grange Karaka Offering

Monday, 20th January 2020

Wentwood Grange will offer 35 yearlings at Karaka 2020, all in the Book 1 session which starts on 26 January. According to NZ Racing Desk, a notable feature of the draft is the diverse range of sires from either side of the Tasman. “The wide range of stallions is certainly a key feature of our draft and something we’re very proud of,” Wentwood Grange co-owner Dean Hawkins said. “We’re very fortunate to have a wide client base and the access to such a great selection of sires.” Stallions featuring in the draft include proven stars such as Savabeel, Iffraaj, Teofilo, Dundeel, Tavistock, Per Incanto, Darci Brahma, Pierro and Pins, along with a host of up-and-comers. One particular yearling who is sure to attract plenty of attention is Lot 658, by Teofilo out of Hy Fuji – a full-brother to the Gr.1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m) and George Main Stakes (1600m) winner Kermadec. “This colt is from the last Australian crop of Teofilo, and he’s a colt we’re very excited to be selling,” Hawkins said. “He’s a very nice-moving colt and there’s a lot to like about him. It’s also great to offer yearlings from our Gr1-winning mares Miss Raggedy Ann (Lot 108) and Valley Girl (Lot 379). We’re very proud to have those sorts of mares in our broodmare band and sell their offspring. The Valley Girl yearling is a filly by Savabeel, and she’s just absolutely lovely. She’s a striking dark-coloured filly, just like her mum and just like her grandmother (Group Three winner Leigh Valley). She really catches the eye and is very athletic.”

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