Eliza Park’s initial foray into the Kiwi sales scene has come up trumps with a resounding result on day one of the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale.
The only Aussie stud with a draft at Karaka, Eliza Park got off to a sensational start the Holy Roman Emperor colt from Millrich (Lot 49) being knocked down for NZ$180,000, while the flashy grey Fusaichi Pegasus filly from Pace Invader (Lot 84) snared NZ$260,000 after a spirited bidding battle.
Peter Moody snapped up the Holy Roman Emperor half brother to Danerich, while Mr Okada outlasted Patinack Farm to snare the Fu Peg.
Meanwhile, another Victorian trainer in Robbie Griffiths gave Eliza Park its third six figure result for the day when he forked out NZ$120,000 for the Snitzel filly from Sky Watch (Lot 170).
“Eliza Park has always eyed new opportunities but our decision to sell yearlings in New Zealand was only arrived upon after careful consideration,” Eliza Park CEO Cameron Croucher enthused after the groundbreaking session. “We made sure we had the right horses for this market and I think that was borne out today with the Fu Peg selling for $260,000 and the Holy Roman Emperor making $180,000.
“There has certainly been a fantastic atmosphere at Karaka and it’s great to be a part of it all.”