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Pentire colt tops Karaka Select Sale day two

PROGENY of 1996 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes winner Pentire are proving popular at the New Zealand Bloodstock Select Sale in Karaka.


Pentire: popular in New Zealand

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The son of Be My Guest sired Mufhasa, winner of the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap in New Zealand earlier this month, and it looks as though that victory is fresh in the mind of buyers at the Select Sale, with Pentire sitting second in the list of leading siresby average price.

He is also responsible for the most expensive yearling sold in the sale so far. The top price came in yesterday's second session of the three-day sale, when Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock paid NZ$175,000 (£63,469 / €69,221) for a colt out of the Zabeel mare Surreal.

Over the first two days of the sale, 11 yearlings by Pentire have been sold for NZ$825,000 (£300,191 / €327,408), at an average of NZ$75,000 (£27,293 / €29,768).

The leading sire by average at the sale so far is Tale Of The Cat. He has had three sell for NZ$267,000 (£97,093 / €105,905) for an average of NZ$89,000 (£32,348 / €35,312). His most expensive yearling at the sale was sold yesterday when Australian trainer Anthony Cummings bought a colt out of the Zabeel mare Rizal for NZ$150,000 (£54,514 / €59,469).

Trade yesterday was at a similar level to the first day of the sale, but still some way below the same sale last year. So far during the first two days, the average price is NZ$37,894 (£13,780 / €15,025), the median is NZ$30,000 (£10,919 / €11,903) and the clearance rate is 70 per cent.

In 2008 the sale achieved an average price of NZ$59,709 and a median figure of NZ$48,000. The top price at last year's sale was NZ$300,000, paid for a son of Scaredee Cat.




King's Theatre £947,392
Presenting £878,831
Oscar £769,534
Beneficial £742,201
Milan £703,866
Westerner £556,264
Flemensfirth £498,937
Kayf Tara £454,641
Stowaway £397,642
Yeats £382,827