New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka May Sale has played a leading part in the recent successes of Group One winners Yourdeel (NZ) (Dundeel) and Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj). Not only has the Sale been a source of top performers, but also a commonplace for the practice of pinhooking.
There were three Karaka graduates in the field for Saturday’s $100,000 Group 3 Coca-Cola Canterbury Gold Cup (2000m) at Riccarton, and they finished first, second and third.
Singapore champion Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park) produced another sparkling performance in Sunday’s S$500,000 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Kranji, heading a trifecta for gradates of New Zealand Bloodstock Sales.
Karaka Million 2YO placegetter Yourdeel (NZ) (Dundeel) is now a two-time Group One winner having stormed home from near-last for a brilliant victory in Saturday’s Group One Sires’ Produce Stakes following a win in the Group One Sistema Stakes three weeks ago.
Group 1-winning Karaka graduate Volpe Veloce (Foxwedge) secured her seventh black-type victory with a classy performance in Saturday's $100,000 Group 2 Windsor Park Stud Japan NZ International Trophy (1600m) at Tauranga.
Imelda Mary (NZ) and Queen of Diamonds (NZ) Share Filly of the Year title as Sentimental Miss (NZ) Wins Oaks
Saturday’s $400,000 Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand Oaks at Trentham was the 10th and final leg of the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series, and it was expected to be a tie-breaker, but Sentimental Miss (NZ) (Reliable Man) had other ideas.