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.