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NZB May Sale reaps positive results

The New Zealand Bloodstock May Sale proved to be a successful auction for Trelawney who ended the two-day event as fifth top vendor by average with their consignment of three weanlings and five broodmares.

Lot 299, the Per Incanto x Ritzy Lady weanling colt, (pictured) was the top priced weanling of the second day when purchased by BR Bloodstock for $80,000. 

The colt is the seventh foal out of Listed New Zealand St Leger (2500m) winner Ritzy Lady (Zabeel) whose only foal to race is the Melbourne city winning Group Three runner-up Le Societe (Anabaa).

Aquis Farm chief executive Shane McGrath, who has been buying under the BR Bloodstock banner, said the colt appeared to have plenty of development left in him.

“He is one of the nicest colt foals I have seen all year. He is a smashing type and has all sorts of improvement in him,” McGrath said.

“I am very happy to have bought him. He will go into our system and will likely be re-offered next year but at which sale, I am not sure yet.

“He will make a racehorse and the Per Incantos are going great guns in Hong Kong.”

Brent Taylor of Trelawney Stud also held the colt in high regard.

“He was a lovely, loose-walking, progressive colt with tons of potential,” Taylor said. “It is interesting to learn that Shane (McGrath) rates him as one of the nicest foals he has seen. I agree that he is. The money was right and we are quite pleased.”

Ritzy Lady is currently on offer through gavelhouse.com, with bidding to close on May 14.  To view
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Another weanling to be well received was lot 234 a colt from the first crop of Contributer out of the well related Miss Danewood (Danehill). He was knocked down to Landsdowne Park’s David Duley for $26,000.  This was Contributer's highest priced weanling of the sale.

The top priced Broodmare from the draft was purchased by Inner Mongolian Rider Horse Industry who secured the stakes placed Altesino (More Than Ready) for $20,000.

Trelawney ended the sale with an average of $26,000 which was well above the sale average of $15,458.  The farm would like to thank everyone who brought from the draft and wish them all the best with their purchases.