RAFFLES 2019 NZB Karaka Yearling Draft Preview

In recent years, the RAFFLES-bred and sold NZB success stories are highlighted by the multiple stakes, G1 winning NSW Horse of the Year FIRST SEAL, stakes-winning and G1 performer BALLET SUITE and 2YO stakes-winning CASQUETS; while RAFFLES FARM has also prep and sold G1 VRC Oaks winner BRAZILIAN PULSE and G1 Stradbroke Handicap winner MR BARITONE.

Continuing this excellent record of selling winning yearlings through the Karaka sales ring, RAFFLES will again offer a quality draft of 6 this year. They consist of a colt and two fillies by SACRED FALLS in 167 x LAURINEL PRINCESS, 150 x LADY MICKATAINE and 346 x ROCKS FOR ME; a colt by OCEAN PARK in 298 x PICO TARQUINO; a filly by SAVABEEL in 345 x ROCK DIVA; a colt by TAVISTOCK in 664 x DANALAGA; and a colt by CONTRIBUTER in 810 x MISS HAYDN.

Having purchased SACRED FALLS as a yearling through this sale, and raced him to success at G1 level on 4 occasions including back-to-back Doncaster H. wins, RAFFLES is really excited to be offering three of his progenies.

The first being LOT 150, the Landsdowne Park-consigned bay filly out of the SPEIGHTSTOWN mare LADY MICKATAINE, a winning half-sister to G2 winning and G1 place-getter DISTINCTION and twice stakes-winner IVY CREEK; and a dam of two to race for two winners.

The LOT 167 brown colt through Phoenix Park is the second and he is out of the well-related twice-winning DESERT PRINCE mare LAURINEL PRINCESS, the twice-winning half-sister to dual G1 winning SAF Champion 2YO and SG Champion 3YO PALACE LINE and G2 winner LAURINEL ARGIE; and also a dam of two winners.

The third is LOT 346, a bay filly through Bradbury Park that is out of FASTNET ROCK mare ROCKS FOR ME, the half-sister to SLEEK CHASSIS, a three times winning filly at 2YO including the G1 Blue Diamond S. and from the family of G1 winners AMPHITRITE, POWLEY and MARBLE HALL.

Also through Bradbury Park is LOT 298, a bay colt by OCEAN PARK out of the RAFFLES-raced twice-winning TEOFILO mare PICO TARQUINO, the half sister to G3 winner FRANCALETTA and three times stakes-winning ASSET; all from the family of G1 winning and producing sire MYBOYCHARLIE.

SAVABEEL is a Champion Sire that needs no introduction, and LOT 345 is an exciting bay filly by him that will sell through Curraghmore. She is out of the RAFFLES-raced three times winning, G1 Auckland Cup winner ROCK DIVA, a half-sister to also RAFFLES-raced G1 Australian Derby and Guineas winning Champion Australia 3YO filly SHAMROCKER, the G2 winner BOHEMIAN LILY, and the recent G1 placed VERNANME.

Through Curraghmore as well is LOT 664, a bay colt by NZ Leading International and HK Champion Sire TAVISTOCK, out of the three times winning G1 producing DANEHILL mare DANALAGA, the dam of four winners including the RAFFLES-raced G1 NZ Oaks winner MORE THAN SACRED. All from the family of five G1s winning Champion SALSABIL, G1 winning and producing sire MARJU and dual G1 winning US Champion Turf Colt NORTHERN SPUR.

Last in Book 2 with Bradbury Park is LOT 810 a bay colt by Australian Champion Miler CONTRIBUTER, and he is out of EXCEED AND EXCEL mare MISS HAYDN, the sprint winning half-sister to stakes-placed CHESS RECORD; and from the family of G1 Queensland Derby winner LIBRICI and G1 Caulfield Guineas winner PROCOL HARUM.

Not only as a breeder-seller has RAFFLES recorded success from the Karaka sales ring, but also as a buyer. The RAFFLES team was responsible for selecting and racing four individual G1 winners sourced from Karaka which includes SHAMROCKER, ROCK DIVA, SACRED ELIXIR, SACRED FALLS and also the recent G2 winner SURELY SACRED (a current 3YO Karaka Million and NZ Derby hopeful).

LOT 150: B. F., SACRED FALLS x LADY MICKATAINE, by SPEIGHTSTOWN

LOT 150: B. F., SACRED FALLS x LADY MICKATAINE, by SPEIGHTSTOWN
Account of LANDSDOWNE PARK LTD, Ohaupo (As Agent).
(The property of Raffles Dancer’s (NZ) Pty Ltd)

By RAFFLES-raced unbeaten 2YO and Champion NZ 3YO, SACRED FALLS. A winner of four G1s including back-to-back Doncaster H. at 3 and 4YO, SACRED FALLS defeated 25 other G1 winners during his seven stakes-race victories. Retired as the best son of O’REILLY and highest stakes-winning NZ-bred stallion to stud with earnings of NZ$4.7 million, his well-received first crop of yearlings had gained him the Leading First Season Sire title at Karaka in 2018.

This bay filly is out of GB winning mare LADY MICKATAINE, by Champion US Sprinter SPEIGHTSTOWN, the half-sister to six times stakes-winning, G2 Goodwood Cup winner and G1 Royal Ascot Gold Cup place-getter DISTINCTION; and two times stakes winning IVY CREEK. She is also the dam of two winners in the 2YO winning filly SKINNY LOVE, winner of seven races; and WINBEAUTY INFINITI, winner of four races of which three in succession including stakes placing in the Macau Autumn Trophy and Guineas.

To view Significant Pedigree Updates to Lot 150, click HERE.

LOT 167 Br. C., SACRED FALLS x LAURINEL PRINCESS, by DESERT PRINCE

LOT 167 Br. C., SACRED FALLS x LAURINEL PRINCESS, by DESERT PRINCE
Account of PHOENIX PARK, Ohaupo (As Agent).
(The property of Raffles Dancer’s (NZ) Pty Ltd)

By RAFFLES-raced unbeaten 2YO and Champion NZ 3YO, SACRED FALLS. A winner of four G1s including back-to-back Doncaster H. at 3 and 4YO, SACRED FALLS defeated 25 other G1 winners during his seven stakes-race victories. Retired as the best son of O’REILLY and highest stakes-winning NZ-bred stallion to stud with earnings of NZ$4.7 million, his well-received first crop of yearlings had gained him the Leading First Season Sire title at Karaka in 2018.

This brown colt is out of twice-winning LAURINEL PRINCESS by DESERT PRINCE, the half-sister to dual G1 and five times stakes-winning SAF Champion 2YO and SG Champion 3YO PALACE LINE; and eleven times winning, G2 winner LAURINEL ARGIE. She is also the dam of two winners in LINCHPIN by PINS over 1600m; and WHO ELSE BUT YOU by COMMANDS, a HK winner of four races at 1200m with an earning of HK$3,355,502.

To view Significant Pedigree Updates to Lot 167, click HERE.

LOT 298: B. C., OCEAN PARK x PICO TARQUINO, by TEOFILO

LOT 298: B. C., OCEAN PARK x PICO TARQUINO, by TEOFILO
Account of Bradbury Park Stud, Matamata (As agent)
(Property of Raffles Dancers (NZ) Pty Ltd)

By OCEAN PARK, the Champion NZ-based Australian Second Season Sire, a winner five G1s including the Mafki S. and New Zealand S. in NZ; and the Underwood S, Caulfield S. and Cox Plate treble across the Tasman. Crowned NZ Horse Of The Year of 2012/13, he pocketed AU$2.8 million before retiring to stud; and has since sired stakes winner OCEAN JEWEL and produced a winners to runners ratio close to 50%.

This bay colt is out of the RAFFLES-raced twice-winning TEOFILO mare PICO TARQUINO, from the family of G1 winning and producing sire MYBOYCHARLIE, and is the half sister to six times winning, G3 winner and G2 placed FRANCALETTA; and three times stakes winning and G2 place-getter, ASSET.

To view Significant Pedigree Updates to Lot 298, click HERE.

LOT 345: B. F., SAVABEEL x ROCK DIVA, by LUCKY UNICORN

LOT 345: B. F., SAVABEEL x ROCK DIVA, by LUCKY UNICORN
Account of CURRAGHMORE, Te Awamutu (As Agent).
(The property of Raffles Dancer’s (NZ) Pty Ltd)

By incredibly versatile four-time Champion NZ Sire SAVABEEL, who has produced 773 runners with 540 winners, of which eighty three at stakes level including seventeen G1 winners at 2YOs over 1200m, 3YOs over 1600m to 2400m and older horses who have been successful over a variety of distances.
This bay filly is out of the RAFFLES-raced G1 NZ Oaks placed and three times winning, G3 Sunline Vase and G1 Auckland Cup winner ROCK DIVA, by LUCKY UNICORN; the half sister to dual G1 Oaks placed, G1 Australian Derby and Guineas winning Champion Australia 3YO filly SHAMROCKER, also RAFFLES-raced, the twice G2 placed and once G2 winning BOHEMIAN LILY, also the recent G1 placed VERNANME.

To view Significant Pedigree Updates to Lot 345, click HERE.

LOT 346: B. F., SACRED FALLS x ROCKS FOR ME, by FASTNET ROCK

LOT 346: B. F., SACRED FALLS x ROCKS FOR ME, by FASTNET ROCK
Account of Bradbury Park Stud, Matamata (As agent)
(Property of Raffles Dancers (NZ) Pty Ltd)

By RAFFLES-raced unbeaten 2YO and Champion NZ 3YO, SACRED FALLS. A winner of four G1s including back-to-back Doncaster H. at 3 and 4YO, SACRED FALLS defeated 25 other G1 winners during his seven stakes-race victories. Retired as the best son of O’REILLY and highest stakes-winning NZ-bred stallion to stud with earnings of NZ$4.7 million, his well-received first crop of yearlings had gained him the Leading First Season Sire title at Karaka in 2018.

This bay filly is out of FASTNET ROCK mare ROCKS FOR ME, the half-sister to SLEEK CHASSIS, a three times winning filly at 2YO of which two at stakes level and one being the G1 Blue Diamond S.; all hailing from a family who produced G1 winners AMPHITRITE, POWLEY (Thousand and NZ 1000 Guineas winners) and Toorak H. winner MARBLE HALL.

To view Significant Pedigree Updates to Lot 346, click HERE.

LOT 664: B. C. TAVISTOCK x DANALAGA, by DANEHILL

LOT 664: B. C. TAVISTOCK x DANALAGA, by DANEHILL
Account of Curraghmore, Te Awamutu (As Agent)
(The property of Raffle Dancers (NZ) Pty Ltd)

By TAVISTOCK, the dual G1 winning NZ Leading International and HK Champion Sire, who has a 63.3% winners to runners ratio and progenies earning a total of NZ$27 million. Among them are seventeen stakes winners including SG Horse of the Year INFANTRY; and four G1 winners including VOLKSTOK’N’BARELL, HK Horse of the Year WERTHER, TAVAGO and recently retired dual G1 winning stallion TAVAGO.

This bay colt is out of the three times winning, stakes placed DANEHILL mare DANALAGA; the dam of four winners from five to race including the RAFFLES-raced five times winning, G1 NZ Oaks winner MORE THAN SACRED. All from the family of influential broodmare FLAMES OF TARA, the dam of the five G1s winning Champion SALSABIL and the G1 winning and producing sire MARJU; who is the half sister to this colt’s grand dam FRUITION, a producer of three stakes winner including the dual G1 winning US Champion Turf Colt NORTHERN SPUR.

To view Significant Pedigree Updates to Lot 664, click HERE.

LOT 810: B. C., CONTRIBUTOR x MISS HAYDN, by EXCEED AND EXCEL

LOT 810: B. C., CONTRIBUTOR x MISS HAYDN, by EXCEED AND EXCEL
Account of Bradbury Park Stud, Matamata (As agent)
(Property of Raffles Dancers (NZ) Pty Ltd)

By CONTRIBUTOR, the Australian Champion Miler who defeated twenty-four G1 winners in his eight career victories that included once at 2YO, once at Royal Ascot, four at stakes level and two G1s in the Ranvet and Chipping Norton S.

This bay colt out of sprint winning mare MISS HAYDN, by EXCEED AND EXCEL, the half sister to stakes placed CHESS RECORD; and from the family of six time winning, G1 Queensland Derby winner LIBRICI and five times winning, G1 Caulfield Guineas winner PROCOL HARUM.

To view Significant Pedigree Updates to Lot 810, click HERE.