New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka auditorium lit-up early on day seven of their National Yearling Sale, when lot 1090, the Sweynesse filly out of Tavistock mare Happy Endings, entered the sales ring.
The granddaughter of four-time Group One winner Snap was offered through the draft of Brighthill Farm and quickly surged past the $30,000 mark.
The daughter of Sweynesse was finally knocked down to the $50,000 bid of international bloodstock agent Paul Moroney.
Moroney said he thought she was the standout yearling of the Book 3 session and he was pleased to secure her for first-time clients, The New Zealand Chinese Jockey Club.
“I selected her for The New Zealand Chinese Jockey Club, it is the first time they have used my advice to buy a horse,” Moroney said.
“I think she is a cracking filly, I thought she was the standout in Book 3 without any doubt.
“Myself and my partner Catherine looked at every horse on the complex in Book 3 and she was our standout. By the time we finished our second looks on the ones that we had uncovered, she was a fair way better than the other horses.
“When you see a filly like that with the pedigree she has got, we try and get them bought and fortunately Alan (Fu) from the New Zealand Chinese Jockey Club was happy to back our judgment and she has been secured.”
Moroney said she was purchased with next year’s Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) in-mind and he believes with her pedigree and physique she is a strong candidate for making it as a juvenile.
“I think she could be a chance to get up and run at two. She has got a lot of natural muscle about her, good forearms, gaskins and square-hind quarters. She has got a lot of quality about her,” Moroney said.
“They bought her to be a prospect for the Karaka Million next year and I think she is well worthy of having been bought for that purpose because she looks like she could be like her granddam and get up and do it at two.
“Snap did it at two and three, she was a high-class two-year-old and trained on at three, and that is the type of filly that she strikes me as.” – NZ Racing Desk