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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW 36 R RUTHERFORD breeds annually from a band of half a dozen mares and all four of his Karaka entries will grace the Premier Sale stage. “ I ’m a New Zealand sheep and cattle farmer but I really enjoy the horses, and breeding is something that really interests me,” he said. “ I ’ve been selling ever since they moved to Karaka and at Trentham before that, and I’ve had 10 or a dozen Gr.1 performers.” Rutherford, who bred and sold the 1984 Caulfield Cup-Gr.1 winner Affinity, farms just under 2023ha (5000 acres) and runs about 10,000 stock units but still finds time in a busy schedule to be totally hands-on with his thoroughbreds. “ I do everything from the blacksmithing to the breaking in, and deal with them from the time they come back from the stud to when they go under the hammer.” Rutherford is an admirer of the Last Tycoon stallion O’Reilly (NZ) and he will offer a quartet of yearlings by the champion sire at Karaka in 2012. “ I ’m obviously a big fan, and he leaves lovely types of horses. He seems to come up with the good ones year in and year out.” A jewel in his broodmare band is the Danehill mare Kerkira who was purchased in Ireland, and her progeny have sold for up to $NZ600,000 at Karaka. That was the price realised by the subsequent multiple winner and stakes performer Sherpa Tenzing, BELTANA STUD has a grand strike rate Richard Rutherford is first and foremost a farmer but he also loves his horses, and Beltana Stud has enjoyed a grand strike rate for a smaller scale operation. VENDORS
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