Lot 130 bay filly Contributer – Glamazon (Pins) $60,000 (draft: Mapperley Stud)
Te Akau tested the water with first crop filly by Contributer (High Chaparral), triple Group 1 winner in Australia, when purchasing Campionessa (ex. Bella Carolina, by O’Reilly) for $60,000 at 2019 Gold Coast National Yearling Sale, also from draft of Mapperley Stud.
Campionessa has shown above average ability, winning her first two starts and resumed recently with strong finishing third at Te Rapa.
An exciting young sire by sire of sire High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells), Contributer sired Lion’s Roar from his first crop, winner of Randwick Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m), second Spring Champion Stakes (Gr. 1, 2000m) and third ATC Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m), along with Lowland Stakes (Gr. 2, 2100m) winner Llanacord.
Contributer was Leading Second Season Sire in New Zealand, and a buzz accompanies the stallion.
Dual winning dam Glamazon is by Champion Broodmare Sire Pins (Snippets), a tremendous modern day foundation sire for Waikato Stud, and dam sire of quadruple Group 1 winner Probabeel, purchased as a yearling by David Ellis and trained by Jamie Richards at Te Akau.
Grand-dam Glitzy (O’Reilly) won nine races, including Rotorua Stakes (Listed, 1400m) and left four winners of 18 races.
“She’s out of a young Pins mare and she’s a filly that we really liked,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“With Pins, O’Reilly, and Star Way as stallions on her dam side, you cannot go past them as top all-round sires.
“We’ve been impressed by the stock of Contributer. He’s a young sire that has already done the job at the highest level and his progeny are showing a good turn-of-foot and ability to quicken.
“She walks well, not overly big, but a racy type of filly and the sort that should come early to racing.
“She breezed up well and we thought at $60,000 that she presented very good value.”