Matamata farm top RTR vendor

Champion Karaka vendors WS have now made their presence felt at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale. Selling under their own banner for the first time, the Matamata farm ended the two day auction as the leading seller by average, for three or more lots sold.

Mark Chittick’s renowned operation enjoyed their finest moment with a son of the late O’Reilly. The good-looking colt was the subject of intense interest on Tuesday before he was eventually knocked down for $580,000, then a sale record, to the bid of Victorian trainer Ciaron Maher in partnership with Bruce Perry Bloodstock and Waterford Bloodstock.

WS, whose Savabeel gelding was their second top lot when he went to Lincoln Farms for $130,000, sold their three lots for an average of $242,000.

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