Tarzino was represented by 14 yearlings at Karaka 2023. Pictured is Lot 515 the filly out of Showileo. 

Photo credit \ Lesley Warwick 

Tarzino Youngsters Eagerly Sought After

The demand for Tarzino’s progeny continued strongly through the three days of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Book 1 Sale with a pair of daughters of the Westbury Stud resident prime examples.

Lot 515 was the subject of spirited bidding before she was secured by trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood for $240,000 and a price that they had matched on Day 1 for another filly by the Group 1-preoducing son of Tavistock.

Offered as Lot 104, she is a daughter of the stakes placed Congrats mare Commiserate, whose two foals to race are both multiple winners in Australia.

The pedigree also features Sarson Trail, Arinosa and Sweet Sherry, who have all been successful at Group 2 level.

James and Wellwood’s closing day acquisition is a half-sister to the G3 Desert Gold Stakes winner Showbeel with their dam the Galileo mare Showileo.

She is a half-sister to the G2 City of Auckland Cup winner and G1 Auckland Cup runner-up Showcause and to the South African stakes winner Safwan and Safwa and also to the dam of the G2 Auckland Cup winner Zacada.

Tarzino had 14 yearlings sell for $1,765,000 with a top price of $250,000 at an average of $126,071 and off a $15,000 + GST service fee that represented impressive returns for breeders.

Meanwhile, Westbury’s son of Proisir was expected to be a popular colt and he didn’t disappoint with Hong Kong interests beating off the opposition to land him for $180,000.

Lot 553 is out of the unraced Denman mare Stolen Dance, who is a three-quarter sister to the South African Group 1 performer Anjaal.

It’s also a family that includes the Group 2 winners Katima and Deferential and the multiple Group 3 winner and two-time Group 1 placegetter Spring Heat.

A daughter of Reliable Man was successfully pursued by Western Australian bloodstock agent who signed for Lot 460 at $170,000.

Her dam Red Is The Rose is by Fastnet Rock and won three times and she is a half-sister to First Command whose 12 career victories included the G2 Caulfield Sprint and he finished runner-up in the G1 Telegraph.

His half-sister Oneworld also showed the family ability when she claimed the G2 Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint and was second in the G1 Hong Kong Centenary Sprint.

A bold opening bid was enough to secure a son of Zoustar early on in the session.

Riversley Park principal Sam Beatson was taken with Lot 458 and took him home for $150,000, an offer that went unchallenged in the ring.

The colt is out of the Swiss Ace mare Reconstruct, whose three foals to race have all been successful, and she is from the family of the G2 Apollo Stakes winner Alma’s Fury and the G3 Doomben Classic winner Enforced.

Zoustar’s son popular

A top-quality son of the outstanding Zoustar made waves in the ring on Day 2 for Westbury with Lot 298 not short of admirers.

Bidding was spirited before Melbourne’s Damon Gabbedy, of the Belmont Bloodstock Agency, landed the telling blow at $210,000.

The colt is out of the More Than Ready mare Latin Salsa, who was twice successful up to 1100 metres, and she is a granddaughter of the multiple black type winner Cannyanna.

Her son Milestone triumphed in the Listed Geelong Classic while the G3 Bunbury Cup winner Load And Lockett and stakes winners Kim Una and Kim Invader also feature on the pedigree page.

A Savabeel colt from a speedy and well-performed dam left the ring with a $200,000 price tag around his neck.

Purchased by Queensland operation TFI, Lot 330 is a son of the Duelled mare Malambo and she won on seven occasions up to 1230 metres.

The G2 Sapphire Stakes winner Fire Song, the G2 Concorde Handicap and the G2 Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic winner Singalong are also members of this family.

A smart son of Rubick will head to the stable of Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr after they secured him for $150,000.

He is out of the I Am Invincible mare Parche, who is a half-sister to the Listed Hareeba Stakes winner Jolie Blonde.

The third dam Isolda won the G1 Champagne Stakes and produced the G3 Hobart Cup winner Bid Spotter.

El Roca colt to HK

A striking son of El Roca was sold for $135,000 on Day One to Upper Bloodstock, who is based in Hong Kong where a family member of the colt was an outstanding performer.

Lot 30 is out of a half-sister by Cecconi to the former HK Horse of the Year and eight-time Group 1 winner Beauty Generation, who raced with distinction for in Australia as Montaigne.

The colt’s pedigree page also features the stakes winners Victory Trump and Savage Attack and the G1 Schweppes Oaks placegetter Essence.

Successful Cranbourne-based horseman Mick Price, who trains in partnership with Michael Kent Jnr, liked what he saw of a daughter of Reliable Man and parted with $120,000 for the filly.

Offered as Lot 161, she is out of the winning Big Brown mare Espresso Shot and she is a half-sister to the G3 Hobart Cup winner Bid Spotter and to the dam of the Listed Hareeba Stakes winner Jolie Blonde.