Redwood colt marked for Hong Kong

5 February

Bloodstock agents Merrick Staunton and Bill Wong liked what they saw when inspecting Lot 932, the Redwood colt out of Testa Rossa mare Trista Rossa, at Karaka and went to $130,000 to secure him under their Simple Bloodstock Services banner.

The pair purchased the colt out of Westbury Stud’s New Zealand Bloodstock Book 2 draft for client David Price with a Hong Kong future in-mind. 

“He is a nice type,” Staunton said. “We thought he was muscly, strong and precocious, so hopefully he can trial up and be good enough to go up to Hong Kong.

“He’s out of a Testa Rossa mare, I know he’s by Redwood who is a staying sire, but he looks like a sprinter. He has got the hindquarter power that we look for in those sorts of horses.

“We bought him for David Price who trades horses to Hong Kong. He buys 50 or 60 a year and puts them through a system. The best ones trial up and go to Hong Kong.

“He tries to only sell ones up there who will win and hopefully he is going to be one of them.

“He will go to Robert Hickmott in Australia and he will just be broken in and educated, then trialled up.”

- Article courtesy of NZ Racing Desk

Photo credit \ Trish Dunell