Cambridge Stud Leads Way At Karaka

27 Jan 2008

Cambridge Stud has set a cracking pace on day one (Monday) of the 2008 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales at Karaka.

Cambridge Stud has sold 24 horses to date for $9,105,000 at an average price of $379,375 representing a 100 percent clearance rate.

Top price on the first day belonged to a One Cool Cat filly from Diamond Cashel which was sold by Cambridge Stud for $925,000.

The purchaser was Patinack Farm from Queensland which was the leading buyer of the day with 16 yearlings bought for more than $5 million.

One Cool Cat is a first-season sire and to get the top-priced lot was a remarkable achievement for such a young sire.

The filly is a half-sister to Melbourne Group 3 winner Royal Asscher.

Cambridge Stud figured prominently among the top prices of day one. Sir Patrick Hogan's stud also sold the second highest priced lot, a Zabeel colt ex La Quinta Gold for $900,000.

Cambridge Stud champion sire Zabeel was the leading sire on day one. His progeny were in very strong demand from buyers with 20 yearlings sold at an average price of $397,250.

One Cool Cat was the leading first-season sire with the top price of $925,000 and an average price for his yearlings on day one of $235,833.