Unveiling Racing Excellence: Te Akau Ready To Run Wrap 2023

Date: 24 Nov 2023

Saddle up! Our Class of the 2023 Karaka Ready To Run Sale is here!

It was a big week for Team Te Akau at the Ready To Run Sale, and boy, do we have some goodies for you! We invite you to catch up with David Ellis CNZM and our Australian Assistant Trainer Ben Gleeson who, in the video above chat over our highlighted lots that are set to grace the track in our vibrant Tangerine silks!

We are also delighted to announce that we have a new system to help you secure the share you want; don’t miss out!

This week, we've introduced our fresh www.teakauracing.com, aimed at making it easier for our owners to purchase shares. Remember tho', we are always here to chat. Visit our website, peruse the available shares, and seamlessly secure the one you have your eye on. If you are keen though, don't delay - Lot 75, a beautiful Ace High filly, has already sold out within record time. As the old saying goes, 'if you snooze, you lose,' and this is the case with this girl. So get online and snap the share you want right now!

So the website is the way to go - once you've secured your share and completed the payment via invoice or credit card, the share in the horse of your choice is officially yours.

But that's not all - our team is readily available to assist you through our website chat. Have any questions? Feel free to reach out, and we'll be happy to provide the information you need. Alternatively, you're invited to call David at any time on +64 21 925151. We're here to make your horse ownership experience with Te Akau as smooth and enjoyable as possible! View our opportunities here: https://www.teakauracing.com/yearlings-shares

We purchased these 2YOs after a great deal of research and pedigree analysis, as well as physical inspections. We had a deliberate focus on value, buying the type of horses that we know will thrive in our stable - to race in NZ and potentially from our Australian stable.

On Day 1 David also bought Lot 140, an Ace High colt out of Miss Thorn for $90,000. The colt is from a family that Te Akau knows very well and had plenty of success with. Miss Thorn was purchased by David as a yearling at Karaka, going on to win five races to 1400 metres and placing in the Group 2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes - to date he's left three individual winners of nine races.

“We know the family so well, have certainly experienced our share of success with it and this colt is another high-quality individual,” David says.

We also bought Lot 148, a bay filly, by Shocking out of the O'Reilly mare My Isabella for $180,000. Shocking was an outstanding racehorse, winning both the Group 1 Australian Cup and Group 1 Melbourne Cup, and he continued the trend as a successful stallion, siring 33 stakes' winners.

The filly has a very strong influence of sires in her dam line, some of the best to stand in New Zealand: O’Reilly, Centaine, Zamazaan, and War Hawk II.
“She’s a great-bodied and loose-walking filly and showed plenty of length of stride and stretch in her breeze up,” Ellis said.

“She is a great physical specimen, a real queen, by a very good sire, and out of a mare by Champion Sire O’Reilly.”

On Day 2 we purchased Lot 272, a chestnut gelding, by Vanbrugh out of the Star craft mare Thetruthisoutthere for $120,000. Vanbrugh has already left dual Group One winner Mustang Valley, while Te Akau purchased and raced one of the best by the sire in Wild Night. A terrific athlete, Wild Night won five races in a row last season as a three-year-old, including the Group 2 Sarten Memorial and Listed Uncle Remus Stakes, before finishing second in the $1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic and third in the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes.

“He’s a classy type of horse with a great action,” says David.

“Similar in many ways to Wild Night, he’s out of a Starcraft mare, and we’ve had plenty of success with him as a broodmare sire.”

Get in on the action today, both on and off the track! Join Team Te Akau and experience the thrill of ownership, which we can tell you is like nothing else!

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