Outstanding Pencarrow Bloodlines Offered at Karaka 2021
14 December 2020
The illustrious Pencarrow brand has earned recognition and respect across the Australasian and Asian racing landscape, and another quality crop of yearlings from the famous nursery will be sent through the ring during Book 1 of Karaka 2021.
Pencarrow will offer a substantially larger draft than previously, featuring 31 well-related yearlings by a wide range of sires – Darci Brahma (NZ), Lonhro, Almanzor, Tivaci, Turn Me Loose (NZ), Iffraaj, Zoustar, Vadamos, Tavistock (NZ), Reliable Man, Caravaggio, Savabeel, American Pharoah, Charm Spirit, Tarzino (NZ), Pierro, Churchill, Russian Revolution, Dundeel (NZ) and Zacinto.
At Karaka 2021, Sir Peter Vela is offering 12 fillies from some of Pencarrow’s famous female families, along with the traditional high-quality selection of 19 colts.
With decades of sustained excellence, Pencarrow-sourced thoroughbreds have earned an esteemed reputation. This year’s draft features the progeny of elite Group One and stakes-winning mares highlighted by:
Lot 24 is a filly out of Papilio (NZ), a stakes-winning daughter of Redoute’s Choice from the Eight Carat family. She is by exciting first season sire Almanzor, 2016 Champion 3YO colt in Europe.
Lot 59 is a colt by Iffraaj out of Group Two Travis Stakes (2000m) winner Rasa Lila (NZ) (Darci Brahma).
Lot 94 is a filly out of Galileo mare Scintillula by leading Australian sire Zoustar. Scintillula was a Group Three winner in Ireland and runner-up at Group One level.
Lot 212 is a colt out of consistent mare Wildflower (NZ) (Keeper) who won at Listed level, also collecting several significant Group placings. This is her first foal by first season sire Caravaggio, 2017 Champion 3YO Sprinter in Ireland.
Lot 325 is a filly out of Listed Matamata Cup (1600m) winner Cote d'Or (NZ) (Makfi) by prolific sire Tavistock.
Lot 352 is a colt by Pierro out of Dolmabache (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice), winner of the Group Two Travis Stakes (2000m). He is from Pencarrow’s blueblood Richebourg family with Group One winners Darci Brahma and Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm) featuring in the pedigree.
Lot 431 is a Tavistock colt out of Group One-winning mare Guiseppina (NZ) (Johar). She had the distinction of winning at Group One level over 1200m, while also being adaptable enough to run a narrow second in the Group One Hawkes Bay Spring Classic over 2000m.
Lot 449 is a filly by first season sire Russian Revolution, out of Keeper mare Insouciant (NZ). She won the coveted New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year title in 2007-08 after claiming the Group One New Zealand One Thousand Guineas (1600m) and Group Three Eulogy Stakes (1600m).
Lot 547 is a colt by Almanzor out of Listed winner Miss Scarlatti (NZ) (Stravinsky) who placed second in the Group One VRC Oaks (2500m) and Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.
Notably, almost all of the broodmares represented in this year's draft were bred, raised and raced by Pencarrow.
Pencarrow Stud Manager, Leon Casey, is enthusiastic about the depth of quality being offered through this crop of Pencarrow yearlings.
“What makes Pencarrow different is that we are a longer-term breeding operation."
"A lot of these yearlings are the foals of mares we bred and raced, who won Group races in our colours and then came back to the farm to breed,” he said.
This year’s offering also includes siblings to stakes winners Windborne (NZ) (Darci Brahma), Darci’s Dream (NZ) (Darci Brahma), Bespoke (NZ) (Pins), Wildflower (NZ) (Keeper) and Lilikoi (NZ) (Charm Spirit), while Lot 367 is out of a stakes-placed half-sister to multiple Group One winner and leading sire Darci Brahma (NZ), from the star-studded family of the legendary Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm).
Pencarrow’s draft will be available for on-farm inspections, and then will be stabled in Barn H at the Karaka Sales Centre. Book 1 of Karaka 2021 begins at 1PM (NZT) on 24 January and runs through until 26 January.
View the full Pencarrow Karaka 2021 Book 1 draft here.