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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW 42 C CASEY and Michelle Dando’s Matamata farm will offer three top tier youngsters at the National Yearling Sale and will be backed up by a quality Select Sale line up. While 2011 marked their debut as vendors at the National Yearling Sales, the couple has a wealth of experience in the thoroughbred industry. Casey, whose late father Ron was a trainer, has previously worked for John Sadler in Australia, enjoyed five seasons at Cambridge Stud, a spell as broodmare manager at Trelawney Stud, and was also Blandford Lodge’s farm manager for four years. A daughter of successful jockey John Messent, Michelle was formerly Sir Patrick Hogan’s personal assistant and her grandfather Ian Bradbury was also a well known and respected Central Districts trainer, hence the name of their farm. “ We’ve always wanted to branch out on our own and we really are living the dream now,” Michelle said. Bradbury Park covers 32ha (80 acres) with weaning and handling and agistment services offered as well as sales preparation. Casey and Michelle will present a trio of yearlings during the Premier session in 2012 and one of them has close family ties with the property. “ We’ve got a filly by Don Eduardo who is a half-sister to Sworn to Secrecy,” Casey said. “ They’re pretty similar types and this one’s got a great constitution.” A homebred by Keeper, Sworn to Secrecy was sold through Poplar Lodge’s Ready to Run Sale consignment two years ago for $NZ52,000 and won two of her four starts from Andrew Scott’s Matamata stable. Out of the Casual Lies mare Heartache, who has had five runners for four black-type performers BRADBURY PARK Experienced team’s Premier prospects Bradbury Park has made it to the big time at Karaka with its first Premier Sale draft in just its second year of operation. VENDORS Sworn to Secrecy winning the Gr.2 2011 Emancipation Stakes M.K.
Feb 2011 Issue - Sale Previews
Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Preview 2012