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Monaco Consul (won Victoria Derby) Flemington - 31.10.2009

Monaco Consul takes the Victoria Derby: his half-sister topped the final day of the NZB Karaka Mixed Sale at NZ$130,000

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Monaco Consul sister heads final day at Karaka

NEW Zealand Bloodstock's National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale concludedits three-day run at Karaka on Wednesday with marginal increases in average and median.

All told, 501 horses were sold for a total of NZ$5,029,850 (£2,452,321/€3,045,616) and average of NZ$10,040 (£4,895/€6,079), up marginally from last year's figure of NZ$10,018. The median rose four per cent to NZ$2,500 (£1,218/€1,513). The clearance rate was 81 per cent.

The highlight of Wednesday's broodmare session was So Divine, a Group 3-placed sister to Group 1 Victoria Derby winner Monaco Consul who sold to John Foote on behalf of Australian clients for NZ$130,000 (£63,380/€78,719). Goodwood Stud offered the four-year-old daughter of High Chaparral.

"She's a Group-placed sister to a Derby winner and her dam has had a number of good fillies that are going to very good stallions so there is a lot of potential in the family," said Foote. "There are a few good options but I haven't worked out a stallion for her yet.

"I knew she would make at least NZ$100,000 and was hoping to get her as close to that as possible, as it worked out she was almost exactly $100,000 Australian so that was about right."

With 252 broodmares on offer, 174 were sold for NZ$1,576,950 (£768,711/€954,905), representing an increase in both average and clearance on last year's results. The average of NZ$9,063 (£4,422/€5,487) reflected a ten per cent increase from 2011 while the clearance rate climbed from 79 per cent to 80 per cent.

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,299,737
Dubawi £2,719,609
Dark Angel £2,643,433
Kodiac £2,017,514
Acclamation £1,975,954
Sea The Stars £1,805,323
Nathaniel £1,804,891
Frankel £1,761,713
Iffraaj £1,607,958
Invincible Spirit £1,587,742