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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW 58 T THEIR Hastings operation has been a Karaka vendor for the past four years at Select and Festival levels, and Greg and Jo are now confident they have assembled a top line consignment to make waves in the feature division. “ We’ve had opportunities to do the Premier before but we wanted to be sure they were worthy of it, and this time we are really very happy with the quality we will be offering,” Jo said. Lime Country will present a quartet of exciting prospects with a son of High Chaparral a standout. “ He’s the rock star of the draft and he’s been with us since he was a foal and is just a stunner. He’s the Johnny Depp of the farm.” The colt is out of the Pentire mare Avant Jazz, who is a half-sister to the Craiglee Stakes-Gr.2 winner Native Jazz and a sister to the dam of the Australian Derby-Gr.1 and Randwick Guineas-Gr.1 winner Shoot Out (also by High Chaparral). “ The Alamosa colt out of Young American is a big, strong correct horse and typical of the Alamosas. He is out of a half-sister to the Railway Stakes- Gr.1 winner Imananabaa.” Young American’s first foal Brudder has won five times in Singapore, her second is the impressive debut winner Forever Joyful, while Vuela has twice placed in a brief career. “Bred on the same Danehill sire line the Keeper colt is a half-brother to the Queensland Derby-Gr.1 winner Shootoff and this one looks another likely Derby prospect. He’s got a good forearm and is a lovely, loose walking horse.” His dam is the winning Zabeel mare Athenri, from the family of the George Ryder Stakes-Gr.1 winner Prince Ruling. A son of Champion Sire in Stratum out of the Encosta de Lago mare Lumir, who is a half-sister to the champion Australian performer and multiple Gr.1 winner Mahogany, completes the draft. “ This colt is very much like his sire and is all muscle. He’s from a beautiful family and is sure to get a lot of attention.” Lime Country’s Select Sale team will feature a pair of colts by champion first season sire Perfectly Ready. “ They are both cracking types and off the back of them we sent two of our own mares to him. The filly by Authorized is the first foal out of the unraced mare Georgia Gold Rush, who is an Elusive Quality mare and a full-sister-in-blood to Australian stakes placed mare Princess Quality and from the family of blue hen mare Fanfreluche. On top of that she is bred on the same cross as Sepoy and Induna. The LIME COUNTRY Draft worthy of Premier division Lime Country Thoroughbreds principals Greg and Jo Griffin have purposefully bided their time before presenting their first Premier Sale draft to the National Yearling Sales. VENDORS
Feb 2011 Issue - Sale Previews
Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Preview 2012