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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
Emery has since sold his Mackinnon Stakes-Gr.1 and Storm Queen Stakes- Gr.1 winner Champagne and Palia, who was an Emancipation Stakes-Gr.3 winner, but continues to successfully breed and sell from both families. That is evident within Belvedere’s eight strong Premier yearling draft to Karaka in 2012. Two representatives of the champion sire Encosta de Lago promise to play starring roles. “ The colt out of Sarvon, a Zabeel mare, is a quality, well muscled type with a blueblood pedigree,” Emery said. He is a grandson of Palia who has produced the Champagne Stakes-Gr.1 winner Onemorenomore, as well as the dual stakes winner and Group performer Dr Green. It is also the family of the international star Green Birdie. “ The Encosta de Lago out of Martique is a quality filly.” Martique is a stakeswinning daughter of Danehill and Champagne. “ The other stand-out filly by Savabeel is the sister to Dowager Queen.” They are out of the Pins mare Dower, with Dowager Queen a multiple stakes winner and top flight placegetter in the VRC Oaks, Flight Stakes and T.J. Smith Stakes and the Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes. “ We’ve also got a Thorn Park half-brother to last season’s Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon, who won the Derby and Queen Elizabeth, and an outstanding Zabeel colt out of Hi Queen and he’s probably the best foal she’s left,” Emery said. His brother made $NZ325,000 to the bid of leading Melbourne trainer Danny O’Brien earlier this year. In the Select draft, Emery singled out his son of O’Reilly and Lyricism as his topliner. “ He’s an attractive brown colt out of a Redoute’s Choice mare and he’s a nice, athletic type.” Emery plans all his own matings after a lengthy period of research. “ I probably agonize over them for two or three months,” he said. His methods are both proven and successful, with his Karaka highlight the sale of a Giant’s Causeway colt out of Champagne in 2005 for $NZ875,000. “Graeme Rogerson bought him and he raced as Brut Force. He showed a lot of ability and won three. but unfortunately injured himself at Riccarton in the early stages of his career and we never saw the best of him.” Emery operates a racing team split between New Zealand and Australian stables. “ I usually have half a dozen in work and mainly fillies out of families I want to develop for myself and there’s the odd colt or gelding that for various reasons hasn’t sold. Champagne will always be my favourite but I also raced, in partnership, Mouawad (a multiple Gr.1 winner) who was a very, very good horse and in partnership Danske, who won the 2000 Guineas-Gr.1, while Palia won an Emancipation for me.” ■ BELVEDERE FARM NZ Premier 2011 results Offered: 4 Sold: 4 Average: $280,000 Top Price: $420,000 , High Chaparral-Golden Gamble colt, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong 37 Maungatautari Road, Pukekura, Cambridge Contact: Bob Emery Mobile: (64) 21 629 336 Phone: (64) 7 827 8906 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .nz KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW KARAKA 2012 39 173 Bay Filly Savabeel (AUS) x Dower 222 Chestnut Colt Thorn Park (AUS) x Golden Gamble 236 Bay Colt Zabeel x Hi Queen 315 Bay Filly Encosta de Lago (AUS) x Martique (AUS) 347 Bay Filly Bernardini (USA) x Naturally (IRE) 421 Bay Colt Encosta de Lago (AUS) x Sarvon (AUS) 484 Bay Filly Savabeel (AUS) x Tawny Run 509 Bay Colt Shamardal (USA) x Twist My Heart (USA) 719 Bay Filly Nadeem (AUS) x Evanilda (USA) 857 Bay Colt Keeper (AUS) x Laurel (AUS) 876 Brown Colt O'Reilly x Lyricism (AUS) 958 Bay Colt High Chaparral (IRE) x Pare KARAKA 2012 DRAFT PREMIER DRAFT SELECT DRAFT Emery has a broodmare band of 25 that has served to propel Belvedere through the Australasian breeding ranks. Ambitious Dragon has a half-brother by Thorn Park in the Premier Sale Gr. 1 winner Champagne - grandam of lot 315 M.K.
Feb 2011 Issue - Sale Previews
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