Karaka stage set for Super Seth

High-profile rookie stallion Super Seth will be strongly represented at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale and his first-crop representative are sure to be keenly sought after.

The Waikato Stud resident, a son of Dundeel, came across the Tasman with an impressive CV, most notably as the winner of the G1 Caulfield Guineas, in which he defeated Alligator Blood. 

Super Seth’s debut season at Waikato Stud in the spring of 2020 produced 93 foals and his progeny made a big first impression with their yearling sale debut on the Gold Coast earlier this month.

From seven yearlings sold, Super Seth amassed an aggregate of A$1.62 million, with an average price of A$231,429. His top lot was a half-brother to the G1 Queensland Derby placegetter Paternal, who was bought by Mulcaster Bloodstock and Chris Waller Racing for A$450,000.

Super Seth has 48 yearlings in the catalogue for Karaka 2023, with 40 in Book 1 and five in Book 2. 

Lot 91 is set to command plenty of attention, being a half-brother to the G1 Rosehill Guineas and G1 Winx S. winner Mo’unga, while Lot 123 is a son of multiple Group 1 winner Daffodil.

“Super Seth’s yearlings were strongly sought after on the Gold Coast, which was really encouraging, and I’m sure there’ll be good demand for them at Karaka too,” Waikato Stud principal Mark Chittick said.

“He served a lovely book of mares in his first season. We were really happy with the foals when they were born, and then as they’ve got a bit of maturity under their belts and come into their yearling prep, what we’ve found is that they’re incredibly easy horses to work with. 

“They’re very good doers and have excellent temperaments, which is very pleasing, because it’s always a bit of a battle when they’re not like that.

“We sent three of our own Super Seth yearlings over to the Gold Coast, just to give them a bit of a representation on type. We could have picked any three yearlings from our draft to go over there – they’re all lovely types and in much the same mould.

“We’ve had fantastic feedback, not only about our own Super Seth yearlings, but also others on farms around the country. The comments have all been that they’re a really good line of strong and well-made horses that are great to work with.

“They should all end up in good homes, where they’ll get every chance.”

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