It didn’t take long for the action in the Karaka auction ring to match the heated temperatures outside on day six of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale.
The second youngster offered on the day had barely completed his third lap of the auditorium when a bidding war erupted that was finally settled in favour of young bloodstock agent Robin Tai. He outlaid $190,000 under his RT Racing brand for Lot 902, the Jimmy Choux colt from handy sprinting mare Seven Schillings, who was consigned by Trelawney Stud.
Tai was delighted to secure the Jimmy Choux colt after missing out on several individuals he had earmarked earlier in the sale.
“He is a very strong colt with a good temperament,” Tai said.
“We were underbidder three times earlier, so we are very pleased to get him as it has been a strong sale for the ones we liked.
“He will stay here and we will see how he goes once he has been broken in.”
The colt’s dam, Seven Schillings won at Group Three level while she was also placed second in the Gr.1 Diamond Stakes (1200m) as a two-year-old. She is the dam of progressive three-year-old filly, Emily Margaret who has won at Listed level this season.
Trelawney have five yearlings entered in Book 2, New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock purchased the Ocean Park x Exquisite Choice filly for $20,000 on day one while the Star Witness x Stunner colt made $6,000 when knocked down to J Miller. – NZ Racing Desk