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With twenty-four yearlings by some of Australia and New Zealand’s best stallions, it is the pedigree pages that really catch the attention of anyone reading the catalogue.
Australian buyers will need no introduction to Lot 234, being a half-sister to last season’s triple Derby winner Explosive Jack. This yearling filly, by Deep Impact’s group winning son Staphanos, is out of a Listed winner (at two), and another half-brother to this filly was ranked Hong Kong’s Champion Griffin. New Zealand Derby-G1 winner Vin De Dance is out of a stakes placed half-sister to this filly’s dam, so this is a strong pedigree with plenty of depth. Also by Staphanos from the same family are Lot 32, a half-sister to group placed winner Explosively (Solid Impact in Hong Kong), and Lot 80, the first foal of a half-sister to the dam of dual Gr.1 winner Explosive Jack.
The first foal of the Top Filly on the 2016/17 NZ 3YO Free Handicap, La Diosa (So You Think), Lot 360, is a colt by American Triple Crown winner American Pharoah who has quickly made a name for himself with his first crops across the world. La Diosa won the New Zealand One Thousand Guineas-G1, the ATC Surround Stakes-G2 and two Listed races among her six wins. This colt has a very strong pedigree, with his second dam being a group winner who left three stakes winner, and third dam being the Listed winning dam of another Gr.1 NZ One Thousand Guineas winner in The Jewel, dam of The Glitzy One who is herself the dam of current Gr.1 winner The Chosen One. A three-quarter sister to La Diosa is Lot 354, a filly by So You Think who is the first foal of an unraced full sister to Listed winner Thy (O’Reilly). “Fillies from this family very rarely come up for sale!” said Janine Dunlop. “This season’s One Thousand Guineas winner The Perfect Pink is a close relative of these yearlings, and we are so proud to offer them on behalf of their owners.”
The New Zealand One Thousand Guineas-G1 features again in the Phoenix Park draft with Lot 15, who is a half-brother to The Lustre who placed in the kiwi classic. This colt is out of Listed winner The Pearler (Volksraad) who has left four winners to date, many of whom are currently racing.
Unbeaten American Triple Crown winner Justify is the sire of Lot 103, a filly who is the first foal of the quality Listed winner Aspen Lass (Alamosa), who won five races and is out of a stakes placed winning half-sister to Australian Listed winner (and Gr.1 placed) Silver Baron.
Per Incanto is having a great season, and he has two yearling fillies in this draft, including Lot 447, a daughter of Listed winner Nigelissima (Pentire) who is herself a three-quarter sister to Empire Rose-G2 winner Zanna (Pentire); while Lot 392 is the second foal of stakes placed Luxe (O’Reilly) who is from the family of New Zealand One Thousand Guineas-G1 winner Olga’s Pal.
A pair of Pierro yearlings are led by a half-brother, Lot 574, to Hong Kong’s stakes winner Top Act (O’Reilly) from a strong European family; while Lot 601 is a filly with connections to – you guessed it – the New Zealand One Thousand Guineas-G1, a race this filly’s dam, Special Memories, ran fourth in. This filly is a half-sister to French Emperor, a winner in Australia this season, while her dam is a full sister to G1 winner Unforgotten.
By Champion Sire Written Tycoon, Lot 467 is a filly who is a three-quarter sister to (La) Luna Rossa, the Top Filly on the NZ 2YO Free Handicap. “This is a cracking filly with plenty of Australian and two year-old form in her pedigree.” The first foal of a winning mare, this filly is from the family of successful sire Deep Field, and G1 winner and emerging sire Shooting To Win.
Two strong pedigrees surround the pair of Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) fillies in this draft. A dual G1 winner in England, Saxon Warrior has a superb pedigree and these two yearlings are from his first Southern Hemisphere crop. Lot 456 is a daughter of Ocean Fleet (Fastnet Rock) who was a winner at two in Australia from the family of G1 winner Imperador; while Lot 558 is a filly from a winning Savabeel half-sister to Listed winner Legsman, and to the stakes placed dam of G1 winner Brambles.
A Sacred Falls out of Stakes winner Queen Sabeel filly, Lot 1009, features in book 2 is a half-sister to Sagunto (O’Reilly) who is in good form this season with three wins during the spring and a last start third in the Karaka Cup.
Other stallions represented in the Phoenix Park draft are Astern, Brazen Beau, Embellish, Merchant Navy, No Nay Never ,So You Think, Sacred Falls,
Janine Dunlop has built a wonderful reputation for the meticulous yearling preparation and presentation, her Phoenix Park offering is at the top of the inspection lists of Australasia’s most discerning buyers, this 2022 NZB Karaka draft is set to continue the tradition.
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|15||C||24/08/2020||Charm Spirit (IRE)||The Pearler (NZ)|
|32||F||17/10/2020||Staphanos (JPN)||Ultra Explosive (NZ)|
|80||F||9/10/2020||Staphanos (JPN)||Always Explosive (NZ)|
|103||F||1/08/2020||Justify (USA)||Aspen Lass (NZ)|
|156||C||1/10/2020||Brazen Beau (AUS)||Catch That Cat (AUS)|
|218||C||25/11/2020||Merchant Navy (AUS)||Elope to Vegas (AUS)|
|219||C||6/10/2020||Astern (AUS)||Emblazoned (NZ)|
|234||F||17/09/2020||Staphanos (JPN)||Extra Explosive (NZ)|
|349||C||7/09/2020||No Nay Never (USA)||Kiwi Colleen (NZ)|
|354||F||13/10/2020||So You Think (NZ)||La Bella Delicia (NZ)|
|360||C||8/08/2020||American Pharoah (USA)||La Diosa (NZ)|
|385||C||30/08/2020||American Pharoah (USA)||Love Charm (GB)|
|392||F||16/10/2020||Per Incanto (USA)||Luxe (NZ)|
|447||F||1/08/2020||Per Incanto (USA)||Nigelissima (NZ)|
|456||F||31/10/2020||Saxon Warrior (JPN)||Ocean Fleet (NZ)|
|467||F||28/08/2020||Written Tycoon (AUS)||Orchestral Lass (AUS)|
|492||C||21/09/2020||Sacred Falls (NZ)||Pink Bubbles (NZ)|
|558||F||25/09/2020||Saxon Warrior (JPN)||Savabella Rose (NZ)|
|574||C||21/10/2020||Pierro (AUS)||Shemiyra (IRE)|
|576||F||5/08/2020||So You Think (NZ)||Show and Tell (NZ)|
|601||F||22/09/2020||Pierro (AUS)||Special Memories (AUS)|