A Gallant Guru colt brought the top price of NZ$60,000 ($46,169 in U.S. funds) Feb. 6 during the first session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s festival yearling sale at Karaka. The auction is part of the national yearling sales series.
Trainer Roger James purchased the colt from Brian Anderton’s White Robe Lodge. The yearling is out of the unraced Star Way mare Blessed Thee.
New Zealand Bloodstock reported that the day’s results included a gross of NZ$1,640,000 ($1,261,960) for the 121 yearlings that were sold. The average price was NZ$13,554 ($10,430) and the median price was NZ$10,000 ($7,695). The clearance rate was 58%.