WS Online Weanling line-up

Weanlings by First Season Sire Tivaci will feature in the sale (Photo credit: Sharon Chapman)

Waikato Stud will offer a high-quality draft of weanlings unreserved on-line next month.

The premier Matamata nursery has changed tack this year and its young consignment will be sold via online auction through gavelhouse.com with selling to open on June 4 and closing a week later on June 10.

Stallions Tivaci, Sacred Falls, Ocean Park and Kermadec will be represented as well as a member of the final crop of foals by Pins.

“This year, we will be making a couple of changes to the way we sell our weanlings and broodmares and, instead of offering them at the Karaka May Sale, we have made the decision to offer them for sale through the online sale platform gavelhouse.com,” Waikato Stud principal Mark Chittick said.

“We will be offering a great line-up of weanlings by proven sires that will give pin-hookers, and those looking to buy a young horse to raise and race, the opportunity to access some of our top bloodlines.

“Our aim is to offer buyers a mature, well-raised product they can take through to the next stage in their career and the horses offered will meet a range of budgets.

“The auction gives buyers the opportunity to purchase from a range of successful Waikato Stud stallions and mares.” The 28-strong draft represents commercially-proven female families, as well as progeny from mares with pedigrees on the move.

Among the potential highlights is a half-brother to recent Stakes winner Pinzu. This colt is from the first crop of foals by Group 1 All Aged Stakes winner Tivaci and is out of the young Savabeel Celebrate who holds a perfect producing record with all three of her foals to the races being winners.

Another weanling by Tivaci being offered is a well-grown filly out of a sister to multiple Group winner Hera.

Her dam is O’Reilly mare Corsicana and this is the family of River Chant, Reingard and Balmeressa.
Also, on offer will be a daughter of Sacred Falls and Carnegie mare Quizzical, making her a half-sister to Stakes winner Showemup.

Waikato Stud will be holding parades from 10am-2pm on June 6, 9 and 10 with a barbeque lunch available.

View the weanling draft here: https://waikatostud.com/sales/current-draft/

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