Lot 996 Darci Brahma - Sweet Hunter Bay Filly

Karaka 2024 Yearling Sale

  • Lot 996 Darci Brahma - Sweet Hunter Bay Filly



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Bay Filly


1 Sep 2022


80% Available

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Lot 996 bay filly Darci Brahma – Sweet Hunter (Swiss Ace) $80,000 (draft: The Oaks Stud)

FIRST TIME OWNERS MUST COMPRISE UP TO 50% OF HER OWNERSHIP so she is eligible for the $200,000 Karaka Millions' New Owners' Bonus in 2025.  Existing owners can only purchase up to a maximum of 50% - written confirmation from the Te Akau team will be sent to ensure the 50% new owner threshold is satisfied.

Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM purchased Darci Brahma (Danehill) for $1.1m as a yearling at Karaka, and trained by Mark Walker he won five Group One races, including the T. J. Smith Stakes (Gr. 1, 1600m) as a two-year-old at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, before proving himself a multiple Champion Sire.

A remarkable stallion, retired from serving duties in 2023 at The Oaks Stud, Darci Brahma sired Group One winners in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, among 96 stakes wins and over 1800 wins by his progeny overall.

Dam Sweet Hunter, a dual winning mare over 1400 metres, is a half-sister to Champion Miler and Singapore Horse of the Year Infantry (Tavistock), each out of The Nightingale, by high quality broodmare sire Stravinsky (Nureyev).

The Nightingale was a prolific producing broodmare of multiple winners, with six individual winners of 31 races.

It is also the family of terrific race mare Beat The Fade (Maroof), a Group Two winner and multiple Group placed, and impressive Group Three winner Dawn Till Dusk (Manntari), each out of third dam Dawn Run (Sir Tristram).

“She’s a really athletic moving filly with good muscle definition for a young filly by Darci Brahma,” Ellis said.

“She is very well proportioned and just a lovely filly by a sire that we’ve had so much success with.

“She’s the type of filly that could cash in on the new bonus scheme for Book 2 horses in the Karaka Millions races.”

The filly carries a cross of immortal sire Northern Dancer, on the sire line of Darci Brahma and dam lines of Sweet Hunter, and Sir Tristram (Sir Ivor), on the dam line of Darci Brahma and dam line of Sweet Hunter.

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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