The South Island Sale will be held at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch on Monday 29 April, commencing at 11am.
With yearlings accounting for all 61 lots catalogued, they are eligible to be nominated for the lucrative Karaka Million Series which comprises of two $1 million races – the Karaka Million 2YO and the Karaka Million 3YO Classic – in addition to the $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup which they can contest for the duration of their career.
Highlighting the quality southern product on offer at the sale each year, 14 individual stakes winners have laid claim to 23 stakes wins since the start of the 2014-15 season.
Recent graduates of the sale include Shadows Cast, winner of the Gr.1 Thorndon Mile (1600m), who placed in the Listed Anzac Mile (1600m) at Awapuni on Thursday.
Stakes winners Boots ‘n’ All and his half-brother Air Max are other recent success stories from the sale, while the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Yogi is an example of the value on offer, bought for just $1,000 and now the winner of in excess of A$600,000.
There are a total of 17 vendors offering drafts at the sale this year with progeny from a range of 26 sires.