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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW 62 E ESTABLISHED in 1964 by his grandfather John, the 202ha (500 acre) property has a proud history of foaling, raising and educating elite level performers and a period of recent development has the farm well placed to further its success. “ I played for the Waikato Chiefs for seven years and then went to France to play for the Clermont club and finished playing at 29,” Davison said. “ My parents Mark and Meagan own the farm and the timing seemed perfect to come back to Mapperley and become involved. Thoroughbreds have always been my passion and when I got back I did another year with Windsor Park Stud and then took over here.” A close and successful relationship with Windsor Park has been enjoyed for a good many years but now Mapperley is a commercial thoroughbred entity in its own right. Apart from stallions, the farm offers the full range of services: reproduction work, walking out mares, foaling down, agistment and sales preparation. Among the more recent stars to carry the Mapperley brand are the international trailblazer So You Think, VRC Derby-Gr.1 winner Sangster, the Australian Derby-Gr.1 winner Nom du Jeu, Singapore Derby-Gr.1 winner Clint, Thorndon Mile-Gr.1 winner Sir Slick, Easter Hcp-Gr.1 winner Prince Kaapstad and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes-Gr.1 winner Orange MAPPERLEY STUD Nursery for elite performers Following his successful career as a professional rugby player, Simms Davison returned home three years ago to take over the reins at Mapperley Stud, and the successful Matamata farm is now firmly established as a stand-alone thoroughbred nursery under his management. VENDORS
Feb 2011 Issue - Sale Previews
Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Preview 2012