Yearling Sales wrap up

21 February 2019 | Written by Nikki Reed
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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:

2019 SALES RESULTS

LOT SEX SIRE DAM PRICE PURCHASER
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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Capelli: A last start winner at Forbury Park on February 21.