Opportunity Aplenty from Pencarrow at NZB May Sale

Pencarrow Stud will be offering a choice selection of well bred mares at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale at Karaka from the 3-5 May.

With 34 lots set to go under the hammer, Stud Manager Leon Casey said the dispersal is a strategic decision by the Stud to stem the huge expansion of its broodmare band.

“The fact is the Stud retains and races so many fillies that we now have to try and put a ceiling on the numbers we have on our books.

“The line-up includes some very attractive breeding prospects. It includes some young mares fresh off the track, mares by some of the best sires in the world such as Danehill, Zabeel, Rock of Gibraltar, Sadler’s Wells and Cape Cross, with some in foal to some of the most commercial sires at stud today including Darci Brahma, Fast ’n’ Famous, No Excuse Needed, Savabeel, Keeper and Towkay.”

With some of the mares hailing from the family of Romanee Conti, Ethereal and Darci Brahma this is an opportunity for breeders to invest in a family that Peter and Philip Vela have enjoyed a lot of success with over the years. The family’s growing list of accolades boasts the likes of the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Hong Kong International Cup, NZ Two Thousand Guineas, and The BMW Stakes with plenty more Group 1 glory dotted throughout their pages.

Highlight lots include:

• Lot 610 Star Charm (Cape Cross x Sarwatch by Jetball): Out of the champion NZB Filly of the Year Sarwatch, Star Charm is also a direct descendent from one of the Stud’s foundation mares, Riverina Charm.
• Lot 702 Cheerful (Starway x La Fleur Petrus x Sir Tristram): A seven-win mare, Cheerful’s list of achievements includes the Group 3 Cuddle Stakes. Her last foal sold at Karaka 2010 for $250,000 and she has left the promising filly Ensoleille (Van Nistlerooy). Last served by Fast’n’Famous.
• Lot 747 Encens (Common Grounds x Idyllic by Foolish Pleasure): Encens is a half sister to the champion sire Scenic. Only two foals have been through the sale ring, a Danehill filly fetching $1.3 million and a Redoute’s Choice colt which brought $450,000. She has had three foals to the races all winners and was last served by Darci Brahma.
• Lot 773 Hameeda (Hector Protector x Habibti by Habitat): Bred in the purple she is out of the Group One winning champion mare Habibti. Also a close relation to the wonderful Eight Carat. Last served by Darci Brahma.
• Lot 801 Kwan (Sadlers Wells x Commanche Belle by Shirley Heights): With two of the best broodmare sires in history and a half sister to a Group One winner Fairy Heights in her pedigree there will be a great deal of interest in this blue blood mare. She has had three foals to the races including the promising Martial Art who was purchased by David Ellis for $250,000. Last served by Keeper.

For a complete list of entries in the National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale visit www.nzb.co.nz.