Final Results for Karaka 2018
Media Release - Tuesday February 13

New Zealand Bloodstock's Karaka Sale ring hosted a brand new format at the 92nd National Yearling Sales Series with key figures over the six days of trading reaching phenomenal heights.

In a decade-high, the aggregate totalled $97,157,750 versus last year's turnover of $82,015,500.

The average increased significantly to $106,183 from last year's $86,973 and the median surpassed last year's $55,000 when it reached a record-breaking $75,000. The clearance rate was a pleasing 81%, up four percentage points seen in 2017.

Two million-dollar lots sold this year with a Savabeel colt topping the sale at $1.025 million.

There were 19 yearlings that sold for $500,000 or more, up from nine in 2017, with fillies in hot demand accounting for 12 of the top prices. They sold at a strong average of $110,896 compared to the colts who settled at an average of $103,318.

To view Passed Lots click on the relevant catalogue:Book 1,Book 2andBook 3.

2018 National Yearling Sales Series Combined Statistics

2018 2017 2016
Aggregate $97,157,750 $82,015,500 $86,193,400
Average $106,183 $86,973 $88,042
Median $75,000 $50,000 $55,000
Clearance 81% 77% 80%
Catalogued 1247 1347 1378
Withdrawn 123 132 155
Offered 1124 1186 1223
Passed 209 272 244
Lots Sold 915 943 979
Top Price $1,025,000 $825,000 $1,300,000

Top Lots

LOT TYPE BREEDING VENDOR PURCHASER PRICE
301 B.C Savabeel / Katie Lee Cambridge Stud Mr DC Ellis (Te Akau) $1,025,000
156 BR.C Fastnet Rock / Diademe Curraghmore Mark Pilkington Management / Lindsay Park Racing (Victoria) $1,000,000
612 B.F Tavistock / Special Diamond Cambridge Stud China Horse Club (New South Wales) $975,000
290 B.F Savabeel / Joy's Choice Cambridge Stud Mr DC Ellis (Te Akau) $900,000
371 B.F Not a Single Doubt / Meleka Belle Haunui Farm Mr DC Ellis (Te Akau) $900,000
487 BB.F Savabeel / Posy Waikato Stud Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Victoria) $875,000
159 B.F Tavistock / Diamond Like Cambridge Stud Moody Racing (Victoria) $750,000
455 B.C Exceed and Excel / Our Ella Belle Pencarrow Stud Mr DC Ellis (Te Akau) $750,000
172 B.F Fastnet Rock / Dragon's Tail Hallmark Stud BBA Ireland (Ireland) $725,000
503 BB.F Tavistock / Pussy O'Reilly Cambridge Stud Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Victoria) $700,000
667 B.C Tavistock / Tricia'o Cambridge Stud Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Victoria) $700,000
600 BB.F Zoustar / Snow Blitz Landsdowne Park Mr GC Beemsterboer (Netherlands) $650,000
215 B.C Snitzel / Floria Haunui Farm Mr DC Ellis (Te Akau) $625,000
595 B.F Savabeel / Sitting Pretty Waikato Stud Yulong Investment (Victoria) $625,000
479 BB.F Fastnet Rock / Pins 'n' Needles The Oaks Stud Mr WE & Mrs KN Calder (Southland) $550,000
695 BRB.F Lonhro / Wedding Jamieson Park Mr BJ Lindsay & Mrs JE Lindsay (Auckland) $520,000
48 B.F Tavistock / Bagalollies Highden Park Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Waikato) $500,000
84 B.C More Than Ready / Buckling Haunui Farm Wallace Thoroughbreds (Auckland) $500,000
190 B.C Savabeel / Eudora Waikato Stud Hong Kong Jockey Club (Hong Kong) $500,000
132 B.C Zoustar / Crystal Spur Curraghmore Aquis Farm / Lindsay Park Racing (Queensland) $460,000

Leading Purchasers by Aggregate

PURCHASER BOUGHT AGGREGATE AVERAGE TOP PRICE TOP LOT
Mr DC Ellis (Te Akau) 28 $7,682,500 $274,375 $1,025,000 301
Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Waikato) 9 $3,875,000 $430,556 $875,000 487
Bruce Perry Bloodstock (BAFNZ) (Wellington) 16 $2,470,000 $154,375 $420,000 10
Busuttin Racing (Victoria) 15 $2,350,000 $156,667 $320,000 255
Paul Moroney Bloodstock (Victoria) 19 $2,077,000 $109,316 $280,000 473
Hong Kong Jockey Club (Hong Kong) 7 $2,060,000 $294,286 $500,000 190
Mark Pilkington Management / Lindsay Park Racing (Victoria) 3 $1,810,000 $603,333 $1,000,000 156
Tartan Meadow Bloodstock (Hong Kong) 13 $1,779,000 $136,846 $300,000 363
Go Racing (Auckland) 14 $1,660,000 $118,571 $280,000 265
Kaha Syndicate / Mulcaster Bloodstock (New South Wales) 6 $1,595,000 $265,833 $425,000 108
Yulong Investment (Victoria) 6 $1,455,000 $242,500 $625,000 595
Team Rogerson (Waikato) 8 $1,425,000 $178,125 $420,000 608
Mr BJ Lindsay & Mrs JE Lindsay (Auckland) 5 $1,365,000 $273,000 $520,000 695
De Burgh Equine / Shadwell (Ireland) 5 $1,310,000 $262,000 $360,000 601
John Chalmers Bloodstock Services (Western Australia) 12 $1,240,000 $103,333 $250,000 202
John Foote Bloodstock (Hong Kong) 9 $1,150,000 $127,778 $220,000 422
Moody Racing (Victoria) 4 $990,000 $247,500 $750,000 159
China Horse Club (New South Wales) 1 $975,000 $975,000 $975,000 612
Mick Price Racing (Victoria) 7 $945,000 $135,000 $300,000 176
John Foote Bloodstock / Darren Weir Racing (Victoria) 7 $865,000 $123,571 $320,000 564

Leading Vendor by Aggregate

VENDOR SOLD AGGREGATE AVERAGE TOP PRICE TOP LOT
Waikato Stud 71 $12,885,000 $181,479 $875,000 487
Cambridge Stud 61 $9,986,000 $163,705 $1,025,000 301
Haunui Farm 38 $5,941,500 $156,355 $900,000 371
Westbury Stud 62 $5,838,500 $94,169 $370,000 472
Windsor Park Stud 52 $4,782,000 $91,962 $410,000 355
Curraghmore 31 $4,721,000 $152,290 $1,000,000 156
Trelawney Stud 24 $3,160,000 $131,667 $420,000 608
Pencarrow Stud 15 $2,775,000 $185,000 $750,000 455
Little Avondale Stud 23 $2,747,500 $119,457 $360,000 40
The Oaks Stud 22 $2,695,500 $122,523 $550,000 479
Hallmark Stud 19 $2,575,000 $135,526 $725,000 172
Wentwood Grange 24 $2,303,000 $95,958 $320,000 261
Bradbury Park 21 $2,285,000 $108,810 $400,000 387
Jamieson Park 13 $2,173,500 $167,192 $520,000 695
Rich Hill Stud 35 $1,970,000 $56,286 $220,000 463
Valachi Downs 15 $1,937,500 $129,167 $300,000 647
Landsdowne Park 14 $1,821,000 $130,071 $650,000 600
Milan Park 15 $1,770,000 $118,000 $300,000 700
Highden Park 9 $1,740,000 $193,333 $500,000 48
Monovale Farm 14 $1,508,500 $107,750 $260,000 628

Leading Vendor by Average (three or more sold)

VENDOR SOLD AVERAGE AGGREGATE TOP PRICE TOP LOT
Henley Park 6 $202,500 $1,215,000 $400,000 26
Highden Park 9 $193,333 $1,740,000 $500,000 48
Pencarrow Stud 15 $185,000 $2,775,000 $750,000 455
Waikato Stud 71 $181,479 $12,885,000 $875,000 487
Koru Thoroughbreds 7 $172,857 $1,210,000 $270,000 92
Jamieson Park 13 $167,192 $2,173,500 $520,000 695
Mana Park 6 $166,667 $1,000,000 $360,000 272
Cambridge Stud 61 $163,705 $9,986,000 $1,025,000 301
Haunui Farm 38 $156,355 $5,941,500 $900,000 371
Curraghmore 31 $152,290 $4,721,000 $1,000,000 156
Lyndhurst Farm 9 $149,444 $1,345,000 $250,000 189
Inglewood Stud 7 $137,571 $963,000 $280,000 473
Hallmark Stud 19 $135,526 $2,575,000 $725,000 172
Trelawney Stud 24 $131,667 $3,160,000 $420,000 608
Wellfield Lodge 6 $131,667 $790,000 $300,000 577
Landsdowne Park 14 $130,071 $1,821,000 $650,000 600
Valachi Downs 15 $129,167 $1,937,500 $300,000 647
The Oaks Stud 22 $122,523 $2,695,500 $550,000 479
Little Avondale Stud 23 $119,457 $2,747,500 $360,000 40
Milan Park 15 $118,000 $1,770,000 $300,000 700

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)

SIRE SOLD AVERAGE AGGREGATE TOP PRICE TOP LOT
Snitzel 3 $441,667 $1,325,000 $625,000 215
Fastnet Rock 12 $394,167 $4,730,000 $1,000,000 156
I Am Invincible 3 $343,333 $1,030,000 $410,000 355
More Than Ready 4 $287,500 $1,150,000 $500,000 84
Savabeel 61 $261,066 $15,925,000 $1,025,000 301
Tavistock 76 $150,875 $11,466,500 $975,000 612
Rubick* 3 $150,000 $450,000 $320,000 435
Stratum 3 $148,333 $445,000 $220,000 177
Holy Roman Emperor 3 $146,667 $440,000 $160,000 458
Deep Field* 8 $141,875 $1,135,000 $300,000 363
Pierro 3 $141,667 $425,000 $200,000 216
Foxwedge 5 $137,000 $685,000 $300,000 116
Epaulette 3 $131,667 $395,000 $170,000 1
Brazen Beau* 3 $130,000 $390,000 $160,000 209
Declaration of War 6 $128,333 $770,000 $300,000 647
Shooting to Win* 8 $123,125 $985,000 $260,000 425
Zacinto 9 $116,111 $1,045,000 $230,000 277
Sacred Falls* 46 $113,891 $5,239,000 $300,000 572
Makfi 14 $113,571 $1,590,000 $210,000 141
Dundeel 7 $105,357 $737,500 $270,000 92

*First season sire

Leading First Season Sires by Average (three or more sold)

SIRE SOLD AVERAGE AGGREGATE TOP PRICE TOP LOT
Rubick 3 $150,000 $450,000 $320,000 435
Deep Field 8 $141,875 $1,135,000 $300,000 363
Brazen Beau 3 $130,000 $390,000 $160,000 209
Shooting to Win 8 $123,125 $985,000 $260,000 425
Sacred Falls 46 $113,891 $5,239,000 $300,000 572
Dissident 7 $104,286 $730,000 $150,000 509
Hallowed Crown 5 $98,000 $490,000 $180,000 403
Charm Spirit 39 $96,103 $3,748,000 $400,000 319
Ghibellines 5 $74,600 $373,000 $115,000 179
Toronado 3 $68,333 $205,000 $110,000 413
El Roca 13 $40,692 $529,000 $80,000 234
Proisir 29 $38,034 $1,103,000 $160,000 766
Atlante 13 $32,231 $419,000 $90,000 890
Pure Champion 3 $24,000 $72,000 $43,000 1222