Cambridge Stud Leading Vendor At Karaka Sales

28 Jan 2008

For the 27th consecutive year Cambridge Stud has been the leading vendor at the New Zealand National Yearling Sales.

The decision by Sir Patrick Hogan to put his entire 2008 yearling draft up for sale at Karaka has ensured that Cambridge Stud has achieved some exceptional results at the Karaka sales.

Cambridge Stud was the leading vendor by aggregate with 47 yearlings sold for $14,880,000 at an average of $316,596, including a top price of $925,000 for the One Cool Cat x Diamond Cashel filly that topped Day One.

Commenting on his successful sale Sir Patrick Hogan said,:"My team worked very hard through the spring getting the horses conditioned and ready for the Sale and I've been fortunate to have a very good, correct draft, probably equal to, if not the best, line-up I've ever put through the Sale. But the main reason we've enjoyed such successful results is the confidence that the buyers have shown in my draft of horses purely because they knew everything was at Karaka."

"New Zealand horses are racing so successfully around the world, our stallion strength has improved beyond belief, and there's a resurgence of overseas people who want New Zealand bred and reared yearlings in their stable. These results reflect an exciting new phase in our industry's history," he said.

It was no surprise that Cambridge Stud resident sire Zabeel featured prominently on the sire tables with a draft of 47 yearlings averaging $366,944. This included a top price of $900,000 paid by David Ellis on Day One of the Premier Sale, for a colt from Encosta de Lago mare La Quinta Gold.

The next highest price for a Zabeel yearling was $820,000 which was paid by leading Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse for the colt from Dane Dancer.

One Cool Cat was the leading New Zealand-based first-season sire. He stands at Cambridge Stud.

One Cool Cat's top price was chieved on day one for the filly ex Diamond Cashel which fetched $925,000.

Overall One Cool Cat had 24 yearlings sold for $192,708 which represented an aggregate of $4,625,000.