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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
LIME COUNTRY TH’BREDS www.limecountry.co.nz 236 Shanley Road RD 9, Hastings 4179 Phone: (64) 6 874 3387 Mobile: Jo Griffin (64) 275 790 188 Greg Griffin (64) 274 990 074 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .nz Facebook: www.facebook/limecountry KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW KARAKA 2012 59 28 Grey Colt Alamosa x Young American (AUS) 57 Bay Colt Keeper (AUS) x Athenri 61 Brown Colt High Chaparral (IRE) x Avant Jazz 301 Bay Colt Stratum (AUS) x Lumir (AUS) 526 Bay Filly Darci Brahma x Vision 586 Brown Colt Falkirk x Baci 649 Bay Filly Darci Brahma x Concert Party (AUS) 673 Bay Colt Perfectly Ready (AUS) x Danny's Daughter 756 Bay Filly Authorized (IRE) x Georgia Gold Rush (AUS) 799 Brown Filly Lucky Unicorn (AUS) x Inzabeel 967 Bay Filly Elusive City (USA) x Piece of Cake (AUS) 1074 Brown Filly Savabeel (AUS) x Spin 1084 Brown Colt Perfectly Ready (AUS) x Star Crossed KARAKA 2012 DRAFT PREMIER DRAFT SELECT DRAFT 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.” Shootoff Greg Griffin Savabeel filly has a lot of class and will furnish out beautifully by the sales, she has plenty of length and great natural muscle. The Elusive City is a sister to the Ryder Stakes-LR winner Lamington Vegas and the Lucky Unicorn is another close relation to Shootoff,” Griffin said. “ The Darci Brahma out of Vision, who is a stakes performed half-sister to the Gr.1 winner Gaze, is another beautiful type with great residual value.” Darci Brahma is further represented by a daughter of the Thunder Gulch mare Concert Party, who is a half-sister to the Queensland Derby-Gr.1 winner Empires Choice. “ The Falkirk colt is the first foal of Baci who won five and was stakes placed and he is a composed, sensible colt and a good pinhooking option.” The Griffins are particularly pleased with the strength of the dam sires through both drafts with mares by Zabeel, Pentire, Snippets, Encosta de Lago and Cape Cross. “ It’s great to be presenting stock with sire power like this on the bottom line, sires which have excelled in our most important markets - Australia and Asia. The Griffins established Lime Country Thoroughbreds in 2007 at the historic Okawa Stud, formerly home to top stallions Faux Tirage and Three Legs, in the Hawke’s Bay. The property is split between sales preparation, agistment and permanent boarders and the breaking-in and pre-training operation. The stud side of the property comprises large roomy broodmare and young stock agistment areas. The breaking-in and pre-training side features 24 boxes, 14 day yards, a vast undercover round yard, a 1300m track, and turnout paddocks. It also boasts hundreds of acres of laned farmland and rolling hill country. Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon and the New Zealand Stakes-Gr.1 winner The Party Stand are among the Group horses to have come through the Lime Country system in the short time they have been operating. ■ M.K.
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