Lot 349 Circus Maximus - Risque Business Bay Filly

Karaka 2024 Yearling Sale

  • Lot 349 Circus Maximus - Risque Business Bay Filly
  • Lot 349 Circus Maximus - Risque Business Bay Filly



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14 Oct 2022



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Lot 349 bay filly Circus Maximus – Risque Business (Volksraad) $150,000 (draft: Windsor Park Stud)

Te Akau knows the dam side of this family very well, with half-sister It’s Business Time (Turn Me Loose) currently doing a fine job in the stable as an impressive winner of six races from 10 starts and most recently finished runner-up in the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (Gr. 3, 1600m) during Cup Week at Riccarton.

By the greatest sire of stakes winners in the world, Galileo (Sadler’s Wells), Circus Maximus was a Champion Miler and triple Group One winner that won the St James Palace Stakes (Gr. 1, 1600m), a noted stallion-making race, and like Champion racehorse Frankel (Galileo) before him, won the Queen Anne Stakes (Gr. 1, 1600m) also at Royal Ascot.

Out of a talented Windsor Park Stud family, her third dam, Satirical (Kaapstad), left Champion Filly Star Satire (Volksraad), who was miraculously saved for breeding after breaking a leg, and she in turn left brilliant Australian filly Satin Shoes (Flying Spur) and Zarzuela (Zabeel).

The latter was trained by Mark Walker to win the Great Northern Guineas (Gr. 2, 2100m), Waikato Guineas (Gr. 3, 2000m), and Championship Stakes (Gr. 2, 2100m), before finishing third in the NZ Oaks (Gr. 1, 2400m).

“It’s a really good Windsor Park Stud family, one of their most talented and also one that we know very well and have experienced plenty of success with,” said David Ellis.

“Some of the fillies from this family have been quite exceptional, including It’s Business Time who has had a great season and more to come with her in the autumn.”

The filly carries a Northern Dancer cross on through her sire lines and Danzig on the dam line of Circus Maximus and sire line of Risque Business.

This includes pedigree research/analysis & sale expenses at cost, as well as full pre purchase veterinary inspection & x-ray examination. Your share of post-sale transport, Karaka 2YO and 3YO Million entry, Pearl Bonus Series entry (fillies only), insurance, post-sale shoe removal & drench  additional. Ongoing costs per month approx. $490 +GST per 10% share. Full disclosure document is available on request. Prices quoted are NZD. 

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