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Quality Stock Secured at NZ South Island Sale
Moving into what until now has been uncharted territory, New Zealand Bloodstock’s annual South Island Sale saw its first-ever online session conclude on Gavelhouse Plus on Sunday 7 June. Prominent agent Phill Cataldo was busy throughout the Sale, investing in four yearlings including the top-priced lot early on in the session. Purchased on behalf of an Australian buyer, the Reliable Man filly out of Lady Zafira (Lot 2) was secured for $58,500 from the draft of Canterbury-based Ripple Creek. The second-highest purchase was $42,000 for Lot 19, a colt by Burgundy out of Precious. The half-brother to fellow South Island Sale graduate and dual stakes performer Upscale (NZ) caught the attention of Ben Kwok who has quickly become a major player in the New Zealand breeding and racing industry. The colt was bred by Canterbury breeder Susan Walker from her Park Hill Stables draft. NZB Sales Representative Regan Donnison was appreciative of the backing from South Island Sale vendors. “The support and commitment we received from the vendors towards the Sale was outstanding. They have done a great job at giving prospective buyers the best possible information and their efforts shouldn’t go unrecognised. We are also very thankful for all those who registered to bid, their participation was well received,” said Donnison. All unbroken yearlings sold at this Sale are eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series. To view the full 2020 South Island Sale results click here.