Lot 57 ch c Shooting to Win – Sehaab (Dream Ahead) $40,000 (draft: Riverrock Farm)
By young Darley stallion Shooting to Win (Northern Meteor), who has already sired 138 winners from his first two crops and touted by some highly respected judges in the New Zealand breeding industry. His ill-fated emerging sire of sires Northern Meteor (Encosta De Lago) has proved a huge loss to the Australian stallion ranks, having also sired reigning Champion First & Second Season Sire Zoustar and leading Second Season Sire Deep Field.
Shooting to Win is a good-looking sire, who won the stallion-making Caulfield Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m).
“We have a couple by Shooting to Win in the stable that we like, including Keke Star who produced an exciting debut win in September at Taupo,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“He breezed up well and a horse that we think will keep improving. He has a nice pedigree and we have had enormous success buying first foals. Horses like Melody Belle, Probabeel, Hall of Fame, Cool Aza Beel, Savy Yong Blonk, Al Hasa, Challa, Romantic Lady, High Achiever, Shocking Luck, Fashionably, Zambezi Warrior, Smashing, and other good horses we’ve had in the stable.
“He’s a very athletic colt, strong forearm, and another bought at a good value price.”