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Karaka Trio Siblings to Recent Gr1 Winners
The NZB National Yearling Sales Series gets underway on Sunday, with a catalogue overflowing with equine talent. Three youngsters that will invariably pick themselves as go to inspections are the below trio whose siblings are recent Gr1 winners:
- Lot 86 is a half-brother to New Zealand’s superstar mare Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands), who lifted her tally of Gr1 victories to 10 with a brilliant performance in the Gr1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington in early November. She also finished second in the Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) the following week.
- Lot 145 is a half-brother to Julius (NZ) (Swiss Ace), who capped a remarkable comeback from serious injury with a brilliant win in the Gr1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
- Lot 336 is a half-brother to the Gr1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) winner Loire (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice), who also placed at Group Three level last week in the Desert Gold Stakes (1600m). Loire is the second Gr1 winner out of the dam, Syrah (NZ) (Traditionally), who had previously produced the Gr1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) winner A Touch of Ruby (NZ) (Pins).