Te Akau Midweek Update

Date: 12 Feb 2020

Te Akau Midweek Update

David writes:

I am often asked what keeps me charged, what keeps me motivated. Well yesterday's trial results are a great example of one of the many reasons behind my motivation.

A Savabeel colt (out of Saoirse) I purchased won his first trial by five lengths in a very stylish manner. WOW - he looked impressive! I purchased him from the Ready to Run sale at Karaka in November. This is the same sale that I bought Group 1 winners Gingernuts, Te Akau Shark and Hall of Fame from.

I bought two colts from this sale last year and put them into a colt syndicate, and this trial win was the most encouraging start.

My annual colt syndicate is always very popular and this year has proved no different with now only 10% available. The four colt syndicate I put together from Karaka has been incredibly well received - there is only 10% available.

Have a look at these colts and if you are interested in
taking a share, you will need to be very quick.

From the Magic Millions sale, we have LOT 401 - a Snitzel colt. I purchased this colt on the Gold Coast for A$600,000. He will be set for the A$2m Magic Million race in January next year. This is the sort of colt you buy to win a Golden Slipper and Snitzel is the leading sire in the Southern Hemisphere.


The following three I purchased from Karaka.

Here we have LOT 13, another colt by Snitzel, out of the star racehorse Katie Lee who won both the Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas in seven days. He was purchased for $375,000. Again, by the champion sire and out of a champion mare. He is one of the best moving yearlings I saw all year and I thought he was great buying.


LOT 247 is a colt by I Am Invincible, last season's champion Australian sire, out of Sancerre. He was purchased at Karaka for $625,000. This is my Karaka Million colt. Looking at him in the paddock at Te Akau Stud, he looks a natural 2YO that would train on to be a Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas colt. A magnificent colt with a great pedigree.


LOT 454 is a colt by Savabeel out of Bayrock. Bayrock is a full sister to Merchant Navy, who won Group 1 races in Melbourne and at Royal Ascot. He was a hell of a horse and stands at Coolmore Stud for AUD$55,000. This is a beautifully athletic colt with a sensational pedigree. I bought him at Karaka for $875,000 from Windsor Park Stud. He looks like a Group 1 Sires Produce, 2000 Guineas colt to me.


We anticipate that these four colts will be up to competing in Group 1 races in Sydney and Melbourne. One of the reasons I bought these four colts is for our breeding industry, which is desperate for new stallions. If we can win Group 1 races with any of these colts, they are worth in between $10m and $30m today.

This syndicate will be registered for GST, so we will claim
all the expenses on behalf of the investors on purchase price etc.

I have never put together a better partnership - feel free to take a look at them on our website as we have videos of them walking and our additional opinions on each colt - www.teakauracing.com

If you would like to be join the Tangerine Team, call me today or email Karyn - [email protected]

Tomorrow night, at approximately 9 p.m. Te Akau Shark and Probabeel leave for Sydney. Meanwhile, Melody Belle is thriving in Melbourne and has her first start on Saturday week.

With the dry weather we are having, we are selling a lot of
stock, but the good thing is they are all still weighing very well, especially
as we are getting towards to the tail end.

The 350 lambs we killed weighed 17kg, and the steers on Monday did just over 314kg - this all helps keep a smile on the farmer's face!

Karyn and I are pretty excited about our family wedding coming up - it isn't far away! We are especially looking forward to our daughter Lydia and her fiancé Jamie arriving in New Zealand from the UK this Saturday.

Have a great week and best of luck to all our owners with runners. 



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