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Pencarrow Presents Another Stellar Draft at Karaka 2023

As buyers right across Australasia and beyond have come to expect each and every year, Pencarrow Stud is set to offer another high-quality selection of yearlings at Karaka 2023 in late January.

Pencarrow’s class of 2023 contains the progeny of super-sires Snitzel, Savabeel, Exceed And Excel, Pierro, Written Tycoon and Darci Brahma (NZ), along with exciting young guns such as Almanzor and Vadamos. There are also progeny of well-credentialled first-season sires Super Seth and Alabama Express.

However, as always, the main drawcard of Pencarrow’s draft lies on the dams’ side of the pedigree pages. Highlights of this year’s draft include:

  • Lot 58, a half-brother to the Group Three winner and Group Two-placed Lilikoi (NZ) (Charm Spirit).
  • Lot 75, out of a winning Sea The Stars mare Breeze (NZ) who descends from Epsom Oaks (2400m) winner Imagine (Sadler’s Wells).
  • Lot 112, a Super Seth colt out of stakes-winning mare Cote d’Or (NZ) (Makfir), from the top-class family of the likes of Grand Echezeaux (NZ) (Zabeel), Darci Brahma (NZ) (Danehill), Burgundy (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice) and Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm).
  • Lot 145, from the same family as Lot 112 and by Written Tycoon out of Group Two-winning mare Dolmabache (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice).
  • Lot 221, a Snitzel colt out of Group One-winning speedster Guiseppina (NZ) (Johar).
  • Lot 253, a filly from a family loaded with black-type through the likes of elite broodmares Dopff (NZ) (Tights) and Valpolicella (NZ) (Red Ransom). The dam of this Super Seth filly is Irion (NZ) (Danroad), who herself placed at Group Two and Group Three level.
  • Lot 308, out of an unraced Snitzel mare whose half-sisters Rasa Lila (NZ) (Darci Brahma) and Posavina (NZ) (Tiger Hill) were both Group winners.
  • Lot 433, by Champion 2YO & 3YO colt Too Darn Hot and out of the well-performed Posavina (NZ) (Tiger Hill). Herself the winner of the Group Three Lowland Stakes (2100m), Posavina is also the dam of the Listed-placed Podravina (NZ) (Bel Esprit).
  • Lot 481, an Almanzor filly out of the stakes-placed Santangelo (NZ) (Lonhro), who is the dam of four winners from five foals to race.
  • Lot 495, a full-brother to Melbourne Group Two placegetter Butter Chicken (NZ) (Savabeel) and half-brother to six-race winner Birdsong (NZ) (Snitzel) and the highly rated Te Akau Racing filly Stella Splendida (NZ) (Zoustar). This Savabeel colt is out of Scintillula (Galileo), who won at Group Three level and placed in the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes (1400m) as a two-year-old.
  • Lot 520, a Super Seth filly out of stakes-winning sprinter Silver Eclipse (NZ) (Darci Brahma).
  • Lot 526, a filly by Super Seth out of Group Three and Listed winner Sleeping Beauty (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle).
  • Lot 567, a U S Navy Flag filly who is the first foal out of the high-class Supera (NZ) (Savabeel). Supera won eight races including the Group Two Tauranga Stakes (1600m), Group Two Travis Stakes (2000m) and Group Three Anniversary Handicap (1600m). She also placed in the Group One Zabeel Classic (2000m), Tarzino Trophy (1400m), New Zealand Stakes (2000m) and New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m). Supera is also a half-sister to multiple Group winner and Group One-placed Eleonora (NZ) (Makfi), the dam of recent Listed winner Ethereal Star (Snitzel).
  • Lot 573, whose unraced dam Surtout (NZ) (Cape Blanco) is a half-sister to quality mares Supera (NZ) (Savabeel) and Eleonora (NZ) (Makfi).
  • Lot 638, a Super Seth colt out of the quality performer Wildflower (NZ) (Keeper). Wildflower won four races including the Listed Rotorua Challenge Plate (1950m), and she placed in the Group One Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m).

Pencarrow’s 23-strong draft will all be offered during the Book 1 session of Karaka 2023, which runs from 29 to 31 January.

Sir Peter Vela, Leon Casey and the Pencarrow Stud team invite all prospective buyers to inspect its Karaka 2023 National Yearling Sales Series draft at on-farm parades or at NZB’s Karaka Sales Centre.

For sale or general enquiries, contact or call +64 7 856 8160.