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Karaka an Opportunity for Ownership Success
This weekend's upcoming Karaka Million Twilight Meeting and National Yearling Sales Series will showcase how exciting and rewarding the industry can be, and the number of different ways to get involved in the heart of the sport. There is a huge amount of hard work and patience involved in breeding horses, but that effort can be rewarded with the indescribable pride of watching those horses charge down the home-straight or shine in the sale ring. A recent example is the Hunterville couple Christopher and Susanna Grace, who in early November saw their green, gold and white colours carried to Group 1 glory in the Gr1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. "We just kept our fingers crossed she could run well, but when she won it was such a marvellous feeling and one that I think rates as the best we have ever had in racing," Christopher Grace said. Results such as those can have significant flow-on effects. Shillelagh is now an immensely valuable broodmare prospect, and the commercial appeal of her relatives have received a well-timed boost. Book 1 of Karaka 2018 will be a case in point with the Graces offering a close relative to Shillelagh (and recent Listed-winning full-sister Grazia (NZ)) in Little Avondale Stud's draft at Lot 226, a Charm Spirit colt out of Shillelagh's full-sister Galway (NZ). Click here to view full article.