Black-type the next goal for $4,000 buy


A tilt at securing black-type is now on the radar for Robert Dennis’ $4,000 purchase Nightcap after she took her total earnings past $70,000 with a Melbourne Cup Day win at Wingatui.

Purchased online in May 2017 from her breeders The Oaks Stud having had just two starts, the Roc de Cambes mare has now won six for the Blue Khaki Syndicate.

Trained out of Dennis’ Southland base, Nightcap was hunted out of the gates by apprentice Corey Campbell and the pair hugged the rail before peeling out to run down the leader in the final 200m.

“At the moment we have 12 horses in work and Nightcap is owned by a big syndicate with 23 owners and they also have a few others in training with me,” said Dennis.

“She has pulled up really well after the run and is a tough mare who takes it all in her stride.”

“After her performance yesterday, next up we look to aim her at a Listed race at Wingatui on Boxing Day.”

The Oaks Stud currently have three unreserved horses for sale in the latest New Zealand auction including an untried New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Pearl Series Eligible Darci Brahma filly at Lot 9.

Bidding on the 20-Lot New Zealand catalogue is set to close from 7pm on Monday 12 November.

Entries for the next fortnightly Australia auction are set to close at 7pm AEDT on Monday 12 November. Contact the Australia team on +61 3 9614 4882 or email or to discuss your options of for assistance listing.




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