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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW 54 T THE move from their long-held Whitford base was completed earlier this year to 101 ha (250 acres) of select farmland that has been further developed to high standards for the resident bluebloods. “ There is uniqueness about this draft and we have all been very, very happy with the way the horses have progressed here,” Mark Chitty, the third generation of his family to hold the Haunui reins, said. “You’re only as good as your last winner in this game and we’ve been fortunate to have another good year with five stakes winners and seven stakes performers, which gives buyers confidence to come and look at our horses.” Among the farm’s leading lights are Galileo’s son Galileo’s Destiny, who has twice been Gr.1 placed in South Africa and collected a further four Group placings, while Do You Think won the Baillieu Handicap-Gr.3 and the Haunui-raised pair of Annie Higgins, winner of the Sunline Vase-LR and a multiple Gr.2 placegetter, and Blinding, placed in the Levin Classic-Gr.1, have also been to the fore. “ We’ve got a lot of nice, young horses out there that within the next 12 or 18 months look like they are going to be going right on with it,” Chitty said. Among them are the Galilee Series Final-LR winner Almodovar, Adamantium, Cultural City and Atlantis Dream. On the stallion front, Don Eduardo (NZ) (Zabeel-Diamond Lover by Sticks and Stones) has continued to show his versatility with top flight sprinters such as Swift Alliance and Dashing Donna and quality staying performers like the dual HAUNUI FARM First draft from new property Haunui Farm is well established among Australasia’s elite thoroughbred nurseries with more than half a century of breeding and racing success and a rewarding association with the National Yearling Sales. However, the 2012 series will turn a page for the Chitty family with their first draft to be presented after Haunui’s relocation to Karaka. VENDORS Mark Chitty
Feb 2011 Issue - Sale Previews
Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Preview 2012