The Karaka Yearling Sales are creeping up on us and with just three months until Sale Day the catalogue has been set and we are pleased to confirm that both the Smart Missile and Holy Roman Emperor colts are catalogued in Book l.
The sales format has been restructured for Karaka 2018 which sees the first 700 yearlings catalogued together in Book l and now kicks off with a night auction on Sunday night, following Karaka Million Race Day on the Saturday, and concludes on Wednesday afternoon, giving all buyers a reason to stay longer with even more horses to inspect at the sales complex.
Catalogues will be released soon!
The talk over the last couple of weeks has been all about this season’s juveniles with the Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale taking place on the Gold Coast and last week the Karaka Ready to Run Sale held their Breeze-Ups at Te Rapa racecourse.
The fashionable Smart Missile topped the Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale selling five horses for a total of A$962,500, and scored the top lot at A$320,000 with three of the top five horses in the sale sired by the son of Fastnet Rock.
It was also a Smart Missile colt who recorded the fastest breeze-up, 10.31 seconds over 200m, who went on to sell for A$280,000 to a Hong Kong buyer.
The Ready to Run Sale in Karaka takes place next month with three Smart Missile two-year-olds catalogued. All three horses breezed-up on the first of the two-day event in very smart times with the fastest of the three clocking 10.78 seconds – only 0.25 seconds behind the fastest recording of the day!