Gavelhouse Plus Repository


The Repository will be open for viewing from 5:00pm (NZT) Friday 29 May 2020 until the conclusion of the Sales.  Viewing of studies and reports is limited to registered veterinarian only.  If you have not registered contact us at https://plus.gavelhouse.com/Contact and we will send you a registration form.  NB: you can log in using your NZB Repository login.

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It is recommended that veterinarians check the Repository on a regular basis during the sales period to see if there have been additional studies submitted.




National Online Breeding Stock Sale locked in for July

Due to demand, breeders will again have the opportunity to offer quality broodmares in a stand-alone online breeding stock sale on Gavelhouse Plus in the lead up to the season.

Entries for stallion shares and nominations will also be accepted for the showcase which will run from 28th June to 12the July.

“In our seven years of operation there has always been a flurry of activity around breeding stock in July and good prices fetched as breeders look to finalise their plans for the season,” said gavelhouse.com General Manager Haylie Martin.

“We firmly believe this sale still has its place in the calendar for those that are logistically unable to make New Zealand Bloodstock’s breeding stock sale in June and already have stakes-winner in foal to Proisir confirmed.

“The bloodstock team from New Zealand Bloodstock are on board to inspect the lots and help provide notes to buyers and we are looking forward to another successful sale.”

Key dates:

  • Open for entries directly on Gavelhouse Plus on Tuesday 20th June.
  • Entries close Monday 26th June at 10pm.
  • Catalogue launch Wednesday 28th June.
  • Bidding opens Friday 7th July.
  • Bidding ends Wednesday 12th July.

The sale’s entry fee will remain at $400 + GST and commission will be 5% with no pass in fees.

Last year’s auction boasted 81 Lots and a top price of $105,000 for one of the darlings of the Southern racing scene Dee and Gee (NZ) (Darci Brahma) while the year prior Yearn (NZ) (Savabeel) topped the sale at $195,000.

If you have any questions regarding the sale contact the gavelhouse.com team via 09 296 4436 or email Haylie Martin haylie@gavelhouse.com or Patrick Cunningham patrick@gavelhouse.com

Pertab’s golden run continues

It has been a season to remember for young trainer Kurtis Pertab, but he hasn’t finished winning just yet.

The Matamata horseman extended his season’s winning tally to eight from 23 starts when he welcomed back Rhapsody Chic following their victory in the Colin West Panelbeaters 1400 at his local track on Wednesday.

The son of Sacred Falls was making his debut for Pertab, who was confident of a bold showing and his gelding duly obliged, running out a three-length victor over Bulleeze One, with a further half-length back to Toa Haka in third.

“He was pretty tough. He travelled nicely, kicked away, and was too good for them,” Pertab said.

“I was pretty confident. We had just given him a couple of quiet trials early on to teach him to do things properly. We thought a lot of him, so we wanted him to strike on debut.”

Rhapsody Chic proved to be an astute purchase by Pertab, who bought the gelding as a weanling online.

“He was a $700 buy off gavelhouse.com,” he said.

“I bought him as a weanling and put him through the Ready to Run Sale but he passed in at the sales, so we decided to keep him and race him.”

Meanwhile, Pertab is looking forward to heading south to New Plymouth on Thursday where he will line-up another debutant in Karuah in the Wendy Sharrock Farewell Maiden (1800m).

The son of El Roca had also been entered for Matamata on Wednesday, but Pertab felt that the Taranaki race was a better option for the three-year-old.

“I thought that sort of track would suit him a bit better and the extra bit of distance should suit as well, and let him get into a rhythm,” he said.

“He will be learning tomorrow, we are not expecting great things from him. He will be an improver off that run, but he has been working well lately so should be a chance.” – Joshua Smith, LOVERACING.NZ News Desk

Nakhle secures Rose ‘N’ Power for $70,000

Byerley Park founder Daniel Nakhle has made a black-type addition to his broodmare band, securing Rose ‘N’ Power (NZ) (Power) for $70,000 on Gavelhouse Plus.

The highly talented mare was trained by part-owners Fred and Lindsay Cornege to win six of her 24 starts and more than $176,000 in stakes. She won four races in succession during 2021, culminating in a Listed victory in the Levin Stakes (1200m) at Otaki – setting a new track record of 1:08.63 in the process.

“I was thrilled to be able to secure this mare,” Nakhle said. “I followed her throughout her racing career, and she was blisteringly fast and also had a great deal of determination.

“Fred and Lindsay always do such a fantastic job with all their horses, so you know you’ll be getting a mare who’s been very well taken care of throughout her career.

“Probably the main thing that appealed to me about her was her pedigree page. Her sire Power is perhaps a little bit unsung, while her dam is by Danroad. It’s not something that many of us may have expected, but Danroad is putting together one of the best records around as a broodmare sire – he’s tracking at 25 percent stakes winners to winners.

“Rose ‘N’ Power also looks like a nice-sized and well-muscled mare, so we’re looking forward to having her arrive here to join our broodmare band.

“There are probably a few stallions in New Zealand at the moment that might suit a mare like her, but noting that her dam is in foal to Proisir, he’s obviously one that’s going to be high on our list. We’ll have a good look at her once she arrives and then make a plan from there.

“I actually bought a Per Incanto half-sister to this mare (Incanto Rose) in Australia last month as well, so it’s a family and a pedigree page that I’m quite interested in. I managed to get that mare for $600, so it’s fair to say I had a bit more in my budget – you have to take the wins when you get them in this game!”

Rose ‘N’ Power was bred by her proud part-owner Elizabeth Pollard in partnership with the late Gloria Graydon.

“I was pleased with the result of the sale,” Pollard said. “This mare’s racing career was certainly beyond any expectations that we had for her. She was such a gallant, game little mare. She was very brave and always tried her absolute hardest. I think she was top-quality, and I’ll be very interested to follow her fortunes as a broodmare.

“I’m delighted that she’ll stay in New Zealand and that she was bought by Daniel Nakhle, who I know is going to give her every opportunity. And I’m full of praise for the team at gavelhouse.com – I think she was promoted particularly well.

“I’m certainly going to miss her, but she gave us so much fun and went well beyond what we could have imagined or dreamt of.”

Rose ‘N’ Power is a daughter of the twice-winning Danroad mare Diamond Rose (NZ), who is a half-sister to the stakes winners Perfect Scenario (NZ) (Iffraaj) and Queens Rose (NZ) (O’Reilly).

They are all out of the prolific Rosetti Bay (NZ) (Pins), whose eight wins included the Group Three Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (140m). She is the dam of six winners from eight foals to race.

Those black-type results are the latest in a long line of family successes to come from Rosehill Farm’s ‘Rose’ dynasty, which traces all the way back to foundation mare Wee Rose (NZ) (Wairiki), who was born more than a century ago and was bought by Bill Alexander, whose nephew Joe Pollard is Elizabeth Pollard’s father.

“Our family has been breeding horses for years,” she said. “The Rose dynasty goes back a long way. For whatever reason I don’t seem to breed many colts from this family, but it’s proven to be a very good winning filly family, and Rose ‘N’ Power was a very worthy addition.

“It’s fair to say that she was a bit of a handful early on. Fred Cornege, who does all of my transporting, happened to come along one day and I asked if he’d be interested in her. He got his wife Lindsay to have a look at her as well, because she’s a very good judge of a horse. We all sat down and did a deal, where they took a half share of the ownership and trained her.

“I’m so grateful to them, and to Derek and Lynsey Satherley as well – they all put in a lot of time and hard work in those difficult early days. Eventually she turned the corner and never looked back from there.

“The mare did an exceptional job a couple of years ago, winning four races in a row and setting a new track record when she won the Levin Stakes. Unfortunately that was during COVID, so we weren’t able to be there to see her win those races.

“She ran well in the Foxbridge Plate (1200m) last August, but was tripped up by a very heavy track in the Tarzino Trophy (1400m) and was far below her best after that. It got to the point where I said there was no point carrying on, and we had to sell her to dissolve the partnership. I suggested gavelhouse.com, and at the end of the day we’ve got a very good result and it’s all ended well. Fred’s happy and I’m happy.

“I’ve still got the mother, Diamond Rose, who’s in foal to Proisir. I’ve just weaned a lovely U S Navy Flag filly that I’m going to race myself, and I have a Per Incanto filly out of Queens Rose.

“I’ve had a lot of luck with Rosetti Bay, who was a lovely mare that I raced, and I’ve retained her winning daughters. We’ll keep going with the family, and hopefully we’ll continue to do so for a while yet.”

Currently online now is a 51 Lot mixed bloodstock auction with bidding ending from 7pm (NZT) on Monday 12 June.

If you have a quality breeding or racing proposition you would like considered for a bespoke Gavelhouse Plus auction, contact Haylie Martin on haylie@gavelhouse.com +64 22 637 8127

Chantilly Lace scores emphatic stakes victory

It was a popular win at Wanganui on Saturday when Chantilly Lace demolished her rivals in the Listed John Turkington Forestry LTD Castletown Stakes (1200m).

The daughter of U S Navy Flag headed into the race in great form, having placed in the Listed Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at her previous outing, and trainer Chrissy Bambry was confident of another bold showing in Saturday’s juvenile feature.

Chantilly Lace didn’t disappoint, running out a 10-length victor following a positive ride from apprentice jockey Lily Sutherland.

“She is a little ripper. She just tries really hard and has got a heap of ability,” said Bambry, who shares in the ownership of the filly with her parents Judith and Tony.

“I was pretty confident today. She had come back from Pukekohe really well. Lily has done a lot of work at the jump outs and trials on her, so knows her well.

“She ran second to Carbonados at Taranaki (two starts back) and was hitting the line well, so I told her (Sutherland) to get going early. I felt like she had improved since Pukekohe and she won pretty easy.”

Chantilly Lace was set to have a rematch with Carbonados in the Castletown Stakes but the gelding was withdrawn from the race following his sale to offshore interests earlier in the week.

While Bambry was relieved to see her main rival scratched, she believes the result would have remained unchanged had the pair met once more.

“He was always going to be a danger, but I think she still would have done what she did today even if he was in the field,” Bambry said.

“He has obviously gone to Aussie, so it was a little bit of a relief that she didn’t have to get past one more.”

It was also a big day for Sutherland, who recorded her first stakes win in the saddle.

“It is really special,” Bambry said. “Lily is a really good kid, tries really hard and always follows up if she has ridden a horse.

“She deserves a stakes win next to her name because she works really hard.”

The victory was also a milestone for The Oaks Stud shuttle stallion U S Navy Flag, with Chantilly Lace’s win marking his first southern hemisphere stakes victory as a sire.

“She was his first southern hemisphere winner as well, so it is a great box to be ticked off by her,” Bambry said.

“She is a pretty smart filly and I think he is a sire to watch if they are anything like her. She has got a great attitude and loves racing.”

Chantilly Lace was purchased by Bambry out of Valachi Downs’ dispersal sale last year for $66,000 and she is delighted the filly has already rewarded her connections.

“We bought her from the Valachi dispersal sale to be a potential broodmare,” Bambry said.

“Now she has got that ever important black-type, especially as a two-year-old. It looks like it was money well spent and I am just lucky that Mum and Dad were happy that I spent some of their money.”

Chantilly Lace will now head for a spell in preparation for some spring targets.

“She can have a month in the paddock now and then come back for those three-year-old races,” Bambry said.

“She has got such a nice racing style, she relaxes beautifully, you can ride her anywhere, and I think she can get over a bit of ground as well.

“On better tracks she will be even better with that turn of foot.

“She is an exciting prospect for the spring.” – Racing Desk

Mitchell savours first win

Rookie trainer Nayton Mitchell is still riding the highs of a dream start to his training career.

West Melton-based Mitchell, 22, produced gavelhouse.com purchase Authority to win at his first start from his new quarters at Wingatui last Friday, the Sweynesse five-year-old securing his maiden win at his 13th start but providing his trainer with a landmark first win from his first runner to the races.

“It was so good. It was a great feeling. We never expected to get that straight away but he’s a super horse,” Mitchell said.

“After he won the trial last week and he was working so well at home, we went into the race really happy with him. Since we’ve had him, his whole demeanour has changed at home.

“I was over the moon, especially as he didn’t jump so well and there was a bit of interference in the race but he fought hard to the end so we were stoked.”

Mitchell grew up in Auckland and rode ponies as a youngster, progressing to showjumping which led to a year riding in Ireland.

He returned to New Zealand and rode trackwork at Cambridge before taking a job at Highden Park, chiefly involved with the yearlings for owners Sam and Libby Bleakley.

“That time with Sam and Libby really set me up for a future in racing,” he said.

“Libby is an amazing horseperson and she taught me a lot: being able to look at a type and what you needed to do to improve them, their nutrition and training. That’s been a vital part in me knowing what I need to do to improve a horse for sure.”

Mitchell moved to Canterbury late last year with the aim of developing his equestrian business.

“I’ve always wanted to be a trainer but I was loving what I was doing with my showjumpers,” he said.

“I had a lot of freedom and I was riding some trackwork for Andrew Carston and he had a little mare Bella Dora that I was riding. I said to him one morning: ‘This is the kind of horse I hope to train one day’ and he said ‘well she’s actually going up on Gavelhouse today’ and that’s how it started.”

Mitchell enlisted his friend and backer Charlotte Gray and they bought Bella Dora for $3000 and he began training her from his leased property in West Melton.

It soon led to the purchase of two others from Gavelhouse, including $5000 purchase Authority, who Mitchell trains and co-owns with Gray and Carston.

“Andrew was keen to help support me because he knows it’s not easy running a racing stable when you’re your own biggest owner. With all my newbie-type questions and things, Andrew has been really helpful.

“Charlotte’s been with me for a lot of my sport horses. She’s quite passionate about improving horses and we’ve been able to do that and move them along. She’s been a big part of my journey with horses.

“We were super excited to get that first win but I was glad we didn’t cut any corners to get there. I really wanted to have him ready to go for that first start rather than just giving him a first start with a view to learning from there.”

Mitchell has four in work and could have all four racing at Timaru on June 11, the next start for Authority a Rating 65 1600m race on the same day that Bella Dora will step up to 1600m in another maiden race.

“No matter what the result is, I’m going to give Authority a freshen up after that and save him for the spring,” Mitchell said.

“After Friday, everyone was saying he loves the wet track but I said: ‘No he doesn’t’. He just tries so hard but he’ll be better in the spring when the tracks are firmer.

“I’m just loving it. I love educating horses and getting them going so it would be cool to hopefully find a few diamonds in the rough and seeing how we can improve them.

“We live on a quiet road and all of them go hacking down the road. We go to the beach and forest once a week. We jump them and give them a huge variety in their work and that keeps them fresh and happy and wanting to do their job.” – NZ Racing Desk

Quality Mare Rose ‘N’ Power For Sale on Gavelhouse Plus

Stakes-winning sprinting mare Rose ‘N’ Power (NZ) (Power) will be offered for sale on Gavelhouse Plus this week with bidding closing from 7pm (NZT) on Monday 5th June.

Rose ‘N’ Power is the winner of six races, including four in succession between May and November of 2021. That winning sequence culminated in the Listed Levin Stakes (1200m), in which she claimed a valuable black-type victory and set a new track record of 1:08.63 for 1200 metres at Otaki.

The second placegetter in the Levin Stakes was Romantic Lady (NZ) (Power), who herself was later sold on Gavelhouse Plus for $325,000.

Rose ‘N’ Power recorded an additional four placings, along with finishing fifth in this season’s Group Two Foxbridge Plate (1200m) and Group Three King’s Plate (1200m). The high-class mare earned more than $176,000 in stakes.

“She’s been a very good mare to us,” co-trainer and part-owner Fred Cornege said. “She hasn’t quite performed at her very best in the current season, but that can happen sometimes. She rose up through the grades so quickly before then, and she reached the pinnacle of the weights in handicap races.

“She ran fifth in the Foxbridge Plate in the spring, and I decided to run her in the Group One Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings, where that very heavy track took the stuffing out of her completely. She continued to run creditably in every race after that, but just not quite up to her former glory.

“But I do believe she could still be a racing proposition for someone else if they were that way inclined. With the benefit of a nice, long break, she could easily come back and perform to a high level again. But we own her in partnership with Liz Pollard, who has some younger ones on the family going now, so this is the time to put her up for sale.”

Rose ‘N’ Power is by Power, who is the sire of 26 individual stakes winners and is now making his mark as a broodmare sire. His daughters have produced 13 winners from just 34 starters so far, including three early black-type performers.

The dam of Rose ‘N’ Power is the twice-winning Diamond Rose (NZ), by Danroad, who is also the broodmare sire of champion staying mare Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed).

Diamond Rose is a half-sister to five other winners, including Group Three winner Perfect Scenario (NZ) (Iffraaj) and the Listed winner and Group Two-placed Queens Rose (NZ) (O’Reilly). Their dam is Rosetti Bay (NZ) (Pins), who herself won eight races including the Group Three Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).

“She comes from a prolific winning family that has a lot of upside,” Cornege said. “She has a Per Incanto half-sister in Australia (three-year-old filly Incanto Rose), and there’s an Almanzor two-year-old and a yearling by U S Navy Flag, and she’s in foal to the top sire Proisir. So there’s plenty of potential for it to just get better and better.

“Rose ‘N’ Power is a lovely mare to handle and has become an absolute professional and a pleasure to do anything with. She just eats, drinks, sleeps and runs.”

Rose ‘N’ Power is currently at Seattle Lodge in Cambridge and inspections can be booked by contacting Fred Cornege on +64 21 732 853

Spritely Goss has plenty to look forward to

Veteran trainer Cliff Goss has once again proved he’s still got it.

The remarkable 91-year-old sent out impressive winner Casino Princess (NZ) (Casino Prince) at Matamata on Sunday.

The lightly-tried four-year-old came with a perfectly-timed run under two-kilo claimer Tayla Mitchell to land the PGG Wrightson (1200m), going on to score by just over a length.

Casino Princess has now won three of her four starts, but had been off the track for exactly 12 months, with her previous victory coming at the corresponding meeting last year.

The mare ventured to the races without a trial and the $2.10 favourite duly put her best foot forward.

While Goss takes everything in his stride, even he admitted the day hadn’t exactly been plain sailing, with the recovery of a truck and trailer from a crash on Saturday causing traffic chaos on State Highway 29 in the lower Kaimai range on Sunday morning.

“We were two and a half hours on the float and it was stop-start for so long,” the Tauranga horseman said. “We didn’t have a lot of time when we got to the races but she got the job done.

“It was pretty pleasing as she had been off the track for a long time. She had ulcers in her stomach and nearly died. It took me six months to get her right.”

Goss is now likely to look for a similar grade of race for the daughter of Casino Prince, whom he races with long-time friend Darryl Heaphy.

The duo, who have raced horses together for 37 years, purchased Casino Princess for $5,000 as a yearling off gavelhouse.com, with Goss drawn to the balanced pedigree.

“She was by Casino Prince, who was by Flying Spur and I thought there would be plenty of speed there. But then I looked further at the pedigree and she stems from the family of Melbourne Cup winner Empire Rose,” Goss said.

“I thought this horse would be a good miler and I still think that now.

“I’ll probably look for another (Rating) 74 before we look at a black-type race. There is the Tauranga Classic (Listed, 1400m) but it is weight-for-age, so that is probably doubtful.

“She likes heavy ground and a mile will be her thing.”

Goss said he had no issues entering Sunday’s race off such a lengthy layoff without a trial, a skill which traces to his time training in Macau, where horses had to win if an owner was told they were a winning prospect.

“She got over ulcers about four months ago but I just waited until I had her thoroughly fit,” he said.

The well-travelled horseman is also happy to use apprentice jockeys and he praised the ride of Tayla Mitchell.

“I have always liked using apprentices. You can talk to them and they will listen and follow instructions. Tayla is a very good young rider,” Goss said.

There is still plenty in the pipeline for the inspirational conditioner, who credits the horses with keeping him fit and well.

With a smart two-year-old filly by Ocean Park and a yearling by Proisir, there is plenty of motivation to leap out of bed in the mornings.

“I’ve only got two in work, but I really like the Ocean Park two-year-old,” Goss said.

“She goes really well but she’s 16.1 and she’s not going to be a two-year-old. I will trial her and put her out and bring her back as a three-year-old. She shows a lot of promise.

“I think if I sat down in an armchair all day, every day, I wouldn’t be here. Horses keep you fit. There are a lot of good people in racing too. “I’m looking forward to living a bit longer.” – NZ Racing News

Bargain buy puts young trainer’s name up in lights

At just 21 years of age, Kurtis Pertab is surrounded by many far more qualified and experienced racing industry people.

However, any misgivings he might have harboured after spending $500 of his hard-earned on the Gavelhouse.com online auction were well and truly erased when his 10-start maiden purchase, Poser (NZ) (Ocean Park), won Saturday’s Listed Campbell Infrastructure Rotorua Cup (2200m).

As the winner of four of her six starts and more than $85,000 since changing hands, the Ocean Park mare has been a key flag-bearer for the young Matamata horseman, who combines breaking, pre-training, pinhooking and trading with a small racing string under the Pertab Racing banner.

“I knew Poser from when I was involved in breaking her in and taking her through to the trials for her breeder Mary Chittick,” Pertab said.

“Things didn’t work out for her after that, but when I saw her up on Gavelhouse this time last year, I thought she was worth a punt and bought her for what wasn’t much at all.

“I had always thought something of her, but then I had people telling me I was wasting my money – and being young you do wonder when others with a whole lot more knowledge tell you that.

“But I figured it was a big leap of faith, which meant sticking to my guns and putting a plan in place.”

The first step was to take Poser back to square one with a long spell and work from that base point.

After two late spring trials, the five-year-old made a winning debut for Pertab over 1600m at Tauranga in November and completed a hat-trick with Rating 65 and 75 middle-distance wins at Rotorua and Te Rapa.

“I knew she liked soft ground, so I decided to put her away over summer and make a plan with the aim to try and get some black-type with her,” Pertab said.

A fresh-up third placing over 1600m six weeks ago was followed by a forgivable seventh on a Good 4 track in the Gr. 3 Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes (2000m) in mid-April, and Pertab went into the Rotorua Cup confident Poser was up to the challenge.

“The ground was too firm for her at Awapuni but she had to run in it if I wanted her to be ready for Rotorua.

“That was the race I had targeted, and it had been a goal to train a stakes winner before I turned 22, so it’s great to get that ticked off.

“I was thrilled for Tegan (Newman, jockey) too, she’s been a big part of her development and put her in exactly the right spot.

“I was confident I had the mare bang-on and she got a perfect trip, which I guess you have to in these races.

“It’s great for everyone involved in the business – my partner Ava, my younger brothers Leroy and Lennox, along with Mum as well – they all chip in to make it work.

“I’ve had a heap of messages saying well done, including one from Garry and Mary (Chittick), which was really nice.”

Pertab saddled up his first runner in 2021 and went winless through his first two seasons, however that has changed significantly with a current season tally of seven wins from 21 starters.

To cap a good weekend, Pertab sent out the winner of the final race at Matamata on Sunday with Diomedes (NZ) (Echoes Of Heaven) scoring a deserved maiden victory after three placings from his first six starts.

As the holder of a Class B trainer’s licence, his racing team numbers just a handful and he has no immediate plans to expand significantly in that direction.

“There might be the odd owner out there looking at me, but that will come in time. I haven’t forgotten where this all started and what makes the real money – breaking in, pretraining and trading.

“We did well at the Ready to Run Sale last year, selling all six in the draft with some good results for ourselves and clients.

“This year we’ll have a bigger draft – 10 or 12 by better stallions and more quality, so we’re looking forward to that. “As for the rest of it, we’ll just keep doing what we do. I haven’t looked at what might be next for Poser but for now it’s mission accomplished with a stakes win on her record.” – NZ Racing News

Carter’s bookend bids work a treat for Burgundy Rose

Having opened bidding on Wednesday, Karaka-based breeder Rosemary Carter was in for the long haul to secure Burgundy Rose (NZ) (Burgundy) with a final winning bid of $52,500 for the stakes-placed sprinter on Friday night.

“Having bid on a few on Gavelhouse Plus, this is the first we have managed to take home,” said Carter.

“We are thrilled to have secured such an attractive mare and as we don’t currently have a stallion for her to visit in mind yet, now that we have her, that will be the next part to look forward to.”

A Te Akau Racing homebred for David Ellis CNZM and Karyn Fenton Ellis MNZM, Burgundy Rose is a daughter of the six-race-winning mare Paraiba (NZ) (Faltaat), and she did even better than her dam on the racetrack, recording no fewer than eight wins in a 34-start career. She also placed in another 11 races and banked $166,736 for the Te Akau Roses Are Red Syndicate.

Burgundy Rose performed up to stakes level, finishing second and beaten by a short neck in the Listed Lightning Handicap (1200m) in March of last year. She also finished fifth in the Group Three Stewacards’ Stakes (1200m) and Listed Pegasus Stakes (1000m), and she ran sixth in the Listed Power Turf Sprint (1200m).

“She’s a beautiful type of mare and Rosemary now has a really exciting broodmare on her hands by Burgundy who I am sure is going to make a great broodmare sire,” Ellis said.

“She was a very good and super-consistent performer across five seasons, and she was unlucky not to win a black-type race but her longevity and speed will hold her in good stead going forward.”

Sale action continues on gavelhouse.com with an 85 Lot auction comprising youngstock, racing propositions, broodmares (including three in foal to Proisir) and stallion shares set to close from 7pm (NZT) on Monday.

Burgundy Rose to sell tonight

Bidding on Te Akau Racing’s stakes performed sprinter Burgundy Rose (NZ) is set to close from 7pm (NZT) tonight, Friday 12 May, on Gavelhouse Plus.

Burgundy Rose performed up to stakes level, finishing second and beaten by a short neck in the Listed Lightning Handicap (1200m) in March of last year. She also finished fifth in the Group Three Stewards’ Stakes (1200m) and Listed Pegasus Stakes (1000m), and she ran sixth in the Listed Power Turf Sprint (1200m).

“She was a very good and super-consistent performer across five seasons, and she was unlucky not to win a black-type race,” Ellis said. “She’s a beautiful type of mare and will make a lovely addition to any broodmare band.” 

At the time of posting she is yet to meet her reserve with a current bid of $31,000.