Yearling Sales wrap up

21 February 2019 | Written by Nikki Reed

The inaugural New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred Yearling Sale saw Spreydon Lodge achieve its best ever sales results, with its Christchurch based draft of nine yearlings selling for an incredible $522,500 in total.

Spreydon Lodge's top lot was somewhat of a surprise package, with Lot 277 (pictured), a colt by Mach Three out of Nicaea Franco, a winning half sister to the multiple Group One winner and US Grand Circuit performer Nike Franco, purchased by Lincoln Farms Bloodstock for $140,000 - making him the third highest priced yearling at Wednesday's Sale of Pacers.

Other highlights included a half brother to the dual Group One winning Western Australian 2-year-old Franco Edward selling for $80,000 to the same ownership connections of that pacer and a son of former champion New Zealand mare Nearea Franco being purchased by All Stars Racing Stables for $76,000.

A full brother to the Group Race performer Franco Cristiano also brought good money, with Nigel McGrath going to $75,000 for the well put together Bettor's Delight colt.

Spreydon Lodge's average sale price at Wednesday's Sale of Pacers was a stunning $62,563, placing Spreydon Lodge third on the list of leading vendors by average.

Likewise the Company was also the third leading vendor by aggregate.

Below is a full list of Spreydon Lodge's Sales results:


150 Colt Muscle Mass Jacanti Franco $22,000 goHarness Hoofin Around Syndicate
197 Colt Art Major Edinburgh Franco  $80,000 Mr RJ Watson
236 Colt Art Major MacFire $40,000 Mr J Currie
250 Colt Bettor's Delight Nearea Franco $76,000 All Stars Racing Stables
262 Colt Bettor's Delight New Revenue $29,000 Stonewall Stud Ltd
277 Colt Mach Three Nicaea Franco $140,000  Lincoln Farms Bloodstock
306 Colt Somebeachsomewhere  Seven Point One $28,000 Lincoln Farms Bloodstock
329 Colt Bettor's Delight Suzys Delight $32,500 Toliman Lodge Ltd
382 Colt Bettor's Delight Cherish A Franco $75,000 Mr NR McGrath






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