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Dam Of Gr1 Winner Catalogued In NZB Winter Sale
Amathea, the dam of brilliant New Zealand Oaks winner Savaria, will be one of the prized lots on offer at the NZB Winter Mixed Bloodstock Sale later this month. Catalogued at Lot 27, the 9YO Amathea, by O'Reilly, will be offered by Bluegables Farm in foal to young sire Niagara. Savaria, a winner of 3 of her 7 starts hitherto including the NZ Oaks & Gr3 Lowland Stakes, has not raced since finishing sixth behind fellow New Zealand-bred filly Gust Of Wind in the Gr1 Australian Oaks in April. Another stakes-producing mare catalogued in the sale is Milord A Lady (Lot 8) from Phoenix Park. Milord A Lady's daughter Elusive Catch (Elusive City) won the Listed Champagne Stakes at just her second start as two-year-old and was recently a winner during the Queensland Winter Carnival. Milord A Lady is the dam of four named foals, all winners, and will be offered in foal to Highview Stud's sire Bullbars. Also catalogued by Phoenix Park is a half-brother to Elusive Catch, a weanling colt (Lot 42) by Ekraar. Other notable stakes performers catalogued in the sale include:
- Lot 10 – Mistrale (Volksraad), winner of the Group 2 Queen Elizabeth Handicap.
- Lot 29 – Chaparella (High Chaparral), winner of the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Stakes.
- Lot 60 – Ataahua Daydream (High Chaparral), out of Group 3 winner Just a Dream (Volksraad).
- Lot 65 – Miss Lightning (Falkirk), out of Listed winner D.J. Lightning (Doneraile Court).
- Lot 68 – Stunner (Pentire), out of Listed winner Danasia (Danehill).
- Lot 70 – Bettorock (Fastnet Rock), out of Listed winner Astounded (Encosta de Lago).
Also of note are 11 lots which have stakes-winning siblings, including Stunner (Lot 68), in the Racehorse section, who is a half-sister to Gr1 Rosehill Guineas winner Zabrasive (Zabeel). NZB's Winter Mixed Bloodstock Sale will take place on Friday 31 July at 12pm.