Our Final Shares
1 Jun 2019
Occasionally in life things happen that are hard to describe or find an answer too.
One question I have is why is that year after year the last two horses to sell always perform so well.
Last week I filmed a video on three horses. A yearling filly from the Karaka Premier Sale by Champion Sire Savabeel out of the dual Group winner High Fashion, Avantage (Champion 2YO) and Gingernuts (NZ Derby Winner).
These three horses have one thing in common, they are all the last to sell from their respective sales.
Avantage had a beautiful pedigree being by Fastnet Rock (my favourite sire) out of a stakes’ winning Zabeel mare. A simply stunning pedigree and a really great type physically. I looked back on my notes in my catalogues for these horses. For Avantage I wrote “top class filly with real class”. I bought this filly for $210,000 but I was prepared to go to $400,000. Why was she is so hard to sell? Who can tell but she has won seven of her nine starts – including the Karaka Million, the Group 1 Manawatu Sires, Group races on both sides of the Tasman this season and was crowned Champion 2YO of her year.
The next horse is Gingernuts. I only paid $42,500 – why was he so tough to sell? I only purchased two horses at the Ready to Run Sale that year. Group 1 Levin Classic winner Hall of Fame cost $210,000 and was sold in half an hour. But “Jerry” as we all know Gingernuts, was much, much slower. He of course went on to win three Group 1 races, one in Australia, and earned over $1.3 million.
Then we come to this beautiful Savabeel filly. Like Avantage she has a beautiful pedigree being by our champion Savabeel out of the top mare High Fashion. High Fashion was by O’Reilly which is the magic cross.
This filly went into the Matamata stable and has already caught the eye of some pretty good judges. Jamie Richards rang me this morning to tell me how much he liked her and we both agree she could run in the next Karaka Million. She is strong, has beautiful balance and has one of the best actions we’ve had through the stable so far.
The filly was bought by me for $320,000 and the underbidder was Ciaron Maher who is an unbelievably good judge and one of the top trainers in Australia.
This filly has great residual value regardless of how she performs on the track but of course we have big plans for her – if she wins black type she will be hugely valuable.
A 10% share is $32,000+GST
A 5% share is $16,000+GST
So if you want to be involved in this filly we can personally recommend, she is ready to rock and roll – she broke in beautifully and we can’t wait to see her next steps – please get in touch with Karyn now – firstname.lastname@example.org.