4 KARAKA 2016
KARAKAS JUST THE PLACETO SNA RE A CHA M PION
IN T RODUC TION
Last season there were eight individual Gr.1 winners in Australia purchased from Karaka and the new season has started with a bang, producing six Gr.1 winners in the spring. From just 5% of the racing population in Australia, kiwi-bred horses have won 23% of Gr.1 races in the current season.
The largest selection of kiwi thoroughbreds available at auction is found at the NZB National Yearling Sales Series. Graduates of the sale account for 35% of Gr.1-winning yearling sale graduates in Australasia during the past three seasons, the most of any auction house. This is all achieved with only 21% of the auctioned yearling crop, the smallest of the auction houses.
A stellar spring has yielded six Gr.1 wins by Karaka graduates, including the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup. Karaka Select Sale graduate Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor) won the Caulfield Cup, remaining unbeaten at 2400m having won the New Zealand Derby-Gr.1 and Australian Derby-Gr.1 last season.
Australasias ultimate prize, the Melbourne Cup-Gr.1 (3200m), went the way of kiwi stayer Prince of Penzance (NZ). Purchased for just $NZ50,000, the son of Pentire is among the 48% of kiwi horses to have won the Melbourne Cup in the past 50 years.
Adding to the big-race success was Tarzino (NZ) (Tavistock) who brilliantly won the Victoria Derby-Gr.1 (2500m), the seventh kiwi in the past 10 years to win the spring three year-old classic.
New Zealand three year-olds have an impressive record in Gr.1 Derbys in Australia, winning 45% of them in the past five seasons.
Also tasting success this season already is last seasons Victoria Derby-Gr.1 victor Preferment (NZ) (Zabeel), taking out the Turnbull Stakes-Gr.1 at
Flemington. He was joined by kiwi miler Turn Me Loose (NZ) (Iffraaj) as a Gr.1 winner at Flemington, with the son of Iffraaj triumphant in the Emirates Stakes. Earlier in the season, Kermadec (NZ) (Teofilo) landed a second feature mile at Randwick with victory in the George Main Stakes-Gr.1, following his win in the Doncaster Mile-Gr.1 during The Championships. The autumn, and in particular The Championships, was also fruitful for kiwis. New Zealand bred or sold horses won 50% of the races at The Championships for the second successive year.
For the past two years, kiwi bred or sold horses have won the Australian Derby-Gr.1 with Mongolian Khan and Criterion (NZ) (Sebring)), the Australian Oaks-Gr.1 with Gust of Wind (NZ) (Darci Brahma) and Rising Romance (NZ) (Ekraar)), the Doncaster Mile-Gr.1 with Kermadec and Sacred Falls (NZ) (OReilly) and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes-Gr.1 with Criterion (NZ) (Sebring) and Dundeel (NZ) (High Chaparral).
Raised in the pristine New Zealand environment, yearlings at Karaka 2016 have enjoyed an idyllic start to life that so many champions before them have relished. A resurgent strength in the sire ranks in New Zealand gives buyers plenty of buying options. There is an established group of proven sires who continue to leave high-class gallopers the world over, while a superb contingent of young sires is emerging with strong results on racetracks to date.
The quality of the thoroughbreds on offer is the true attraction of the sales, but Karaka is also renowned for its world-class hospitality, based at a sale complex that is rated second to none.
NZB would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who wishes to join us at the National Yearling Sales Series and look forward to seeing many faces at Karaka in 2016, enjoying all that the sales have to offer and searching for their next champion.
WELCOME to Bluebloods Karaka 2016 preview, where you will get an insight into the success of graduates from the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales Series and a look at the future stars who will be sold at Karaka in 2016. Its worth remembering NZ-bred thoroughbreds have excelled all across the world recently, particularly in Australia.
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6 Personality Profile: Dean Hawthorne
12 NZ-bred 3YOs stamping their authority
14 Stallion profile: Showcasing
18 NZBs Karaka Series boasts two $1M purses
20 New boys add depth to stallion ranks
24 Movers & Shakers: Mark Chittick
26 Aussie buyers lured by kiwi success
28 Stud Profile: Little Avondale Stud - Celebrating 75 years
30 Karakas social scene
32 Karaka Vendors
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Dean Hawthornes life was really only ever going to go in one direction and nearly 50 years ago now his world began evolving around horses, horses and more horses. These days, few in the thoroughbred industry, on either side of the Tasman, would be able to match the depth of his background.
Deans journey through the equine world began as a youngster when he began helping his father at Paramount Stud and before long he had graduated to leading yearlings around the sales ring at Trentham. After competing on the international scene as a three-day eventer he turned back to the thoroughbreds full-time to become a stud proprietor in partnership with his brother.
Dean then decided to strike out on his own running a breaking-in operation, which came to incorporate yearling sales preparation, pinhooking and then the establishment of a bloodstock agency. Based at Cambridge, the town of trees and champions in the Waikato Region of the north island, he has major players as clients at home in New Zealand as well as in Australia.
New Zealand Bloodstocks co-managing director Andrew Seabrook believes Dean has made a very valuable contribution to the countrys thoroughbred industry. Many thanks are due to Dean for, in particular, lifting the standard of horses in our Ready to Run Sale and helping make it the success it is today, Andrew said.
Dean was one of the pioneers of the Ready to Run sale. Under his Anzac Lodge banner Deans professionalism and skills have certainly helped take the sale to another level because he was one of the vendors everyone else has tried to emulate.
The foundation for having such a positive influence was laid down as Dean was growing up. During those years a love of horses was inherited from his father Norman, who was running the Paramount Stud at Hastings in the Hawkes Bay region on the east coast of the north island. Dean remembers that in the 1970s and into the 80s his father was standing the highly successful stallions In The Purple (FR), by Right Royal V, and Diplomatic Agent (USA), who was by the Bold Ruler son Envoy.
An important stamina influence, In The Purples progeny featured the 1977 Melbourne Cup winner Gold And Black, the 1976 Caulfield Cup winner How Now as well as Amarant, Born To Be Queen and Spectrum. The representatives of Diplomatic Agent included Courier Bay, a four-time Gr.1 winner, Raywood Lass, Bold Diplomat, Embasadora and Diplomante. In those days, when we had In The Purple and Diplomatic Agent, we were regarded as being one of the more successful studs in the country, he said.