Cambridge Stud dominate top lots list at Karaka

29 Jan 2018

 A $700,000 Tavistock filly out of Pussy O'Reilly has become the latest addition to Cambridge Stud's growing list of yearlings on Karaka 2018's leaderboard.

The filly was knocked down to Cambridge bloodstock agent Dean Hawthorne and became the fourth Cambridge Stud yearling in the top nine highest-priced lots of Book 1, the only farm to have more than two yearlings in the top 12 list.

At the end of the third day of selling, Cambridge Stud was the dominant vendor on the top lots lists, with the Savabeel-Katie Lee colt sold to David Ellis yesterday for $1.025 million remaining the highest-priced yearling of the sale.

That colt was Cambridge Stud's 12th million-dollar yearling sold at Karaka.

The Pussy O'Reilly filly was one of three Tavistock yearlings to have sold for at least $500,000, testament to the regard the Cambridge Stud stallion is held in by Karaka's international buying bench.

“We targeted four Tavistock fillies and we got two of the ones we wanted,” Hawthorne said.

“Pussy O’Reilly was a good, tough race mare and she has produced a very good first foal here.”

Cambridge Stud has featured prominently throughout the three days of selling, with 37 yearlings sold for $7.26 million.

Tavistock yearlings have continued to be popular in the sale, with 46 sold for a total of $7.815 million.

A special presentation to Cambridge Stud's Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan will take place in the Karaka auditorium at 10.30am tomorrow.