Valachi Broodmare Reduction Ends Tonight

Valachi Downs’ annual unreserved broodmare reduction is set to end, starting with Lot 1, from 7pm (NZT) on Gavelhouse Plus tonight.

Buyers are encouraged to have their accounts set up well in advance to ensure they are approved in time.

As of Wednesday morning, 21 of the 30 entries have their reserve met flags up with the catalogue including empty mares, in foal mares and mares with foals at foot and some of the highlight Lots being:

  • Atomic Kitten – a winner over 1400m and 1600m, she is offered in foal to hot young sire Turn Me Loose and is by Makfi who is building an exceptional reputation as a broodmare sire.
  • Harmonize – a winner over 1400m by the outstanding Fastnet Rock and from a daughter of champion sire and broodmare sire Zabeel. She is a half to two-time Group One winner Sarrera and is offered in foal to Vespa who currently sits at a creditable 6.6% stakes winners to runners.
  • Miss Pacific – an imported mare who placed over a mile on three occasions as a three-year-old, she has been well-mated to date with foals by U S Navy Flag and Savabeel on the ground. By Dansili son Bated Breath, she is from a dual Group One placed Gone West mare and is offered in foal to exciting young sire Vadamos.
  • Rosa Stellata – a Zabeel mare and daughter of Gr.1 Coolmore Classic winner and million-dollar earner Camino Rose, Rosa Stellata is the dam of Gr.3 MVRC Tesio Stakes winner Lubiton and is offered with a quality colt by promising young sire U S Navy Flag at foot.

The team are happy to answer questions about bidding. Get in touch by calling +64 9 296 4436. 


Bidding tips to help you navigate the process.

  • Lot 1 will close from 7pm. If a bid is placed in the final 30 seconds, another 30 seconds is added onto the auction and to all subsequent Lots. This will keep happening until there are no further bids placed.
  • If you are are outbid, you must type in the next bid amount, the site does not automatically update the bid amount for you.
  • There is no benefit in letting auctions run down to the last second before bidding as the auction will just keep auto-extending until no further bids are placed. This practice increases your chances of missing out on horse. 
  • cannot identify loss of online connection, a slow internet connection or browser issues at the user’s end. Even a slight loss of internet connection that may not be noticeable can interrupt the user’s browser in following the sale in real-time therefore setting up an auto-bid is the best way to ensure your bids are placed. Google Chrome or Safari are the recommended internet browsers.

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