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Zabeel-sired colt sold for $2m, Karaka sales up $12m

Funds transacted in Day Two of the New Zealand Bloodstock sales at Karaka yesterday outdid the success of Day One, with the highest price achieved for a single colt being $2 million.The colt was by seven-time winner Zabeel, now retired to sire, and was pu

Jazial Crossley
Wed, 03 Feb 2010

Funds transacted in Day Two of the New Zealand Bloodstock sales at Karaka yesterday outdid the success of Day One, with the highest price achieved for a single colt being $2 million.

The colt was by seven-time winner Zabeel, now retired to sire, and was purchased by Sydney bloodstock agent James Bester who bought it for a party he wouldn’t name.

The last time a price that high was achieved in these sales was 2007 when another colt by Zabeel sold for $2 million. In 2008 the highest price for a single colt was $1.4 million, and only $800,000 last year.

Champion sire Redoubte’s Choice was the sire with the highest average price at $454,486. There were seven of his yearlings sold for a total of $3.18 million.

Zabeel sold the most with 41 at a total of $12.94 million, followed by Pins with 39 at $7.12 million. First season sire Darci Brahma had 36 sold for a total of $5.07 million.

Graeme Rogerson was the biggest spender for a second day in a row yesterday, with a total of $4.35 million for 19 yearlings.

The number of animals remaining as unsold stock showed no change from last year, with 126 of the 483 that were catalogued not finding new owners compared to 137 of 503 in 2009.

New Zealand Bloodstock co-managing director Petrea Vela said the agency “could be happier” with the results of the first two days.

Jazial Crossley
Wed, 03 Feb 2010
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