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.
Monday’s Gr.2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) winner Surprise Baby has provided a stunning return on investment for connections of the Kiwi stayer, who purchased the son of Shocking for just $5,500 from online auction gavelhouse.com as an unraced three-year-old.
Karaka graduate Surprise Baby (NZ) (Shocking) has stepped up to the big time in style, winning Monday’s A$400,000 Group 2 TAB Adelaide Cup (3200m) with a spectacular breakthrough performance.
Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands) and Danzdanzdance (Mastercraftsman) are two outstanding, multiple Group 1-winning mares who went through the Karaka sale ring as yearlings.
Years of involvement in racing and breeding balanced by significant input to industry administration were rewarded when the Greg McCarthy-owned and bred filly Aretha won last Saturday’s $100,000 J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes.
New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales Series heads south to showcase the South Island Session with the 61-lot catalogue available online now and arriving in the post from late March.