Pedigree Boosters - Karaka

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In the build up to the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale at Karaka, we will pick out three yearlings each day who have had substantial pedigree updates in the past couple of months.

Today, we look at a filly from the family of a recent Group winner and a pair of youngsters whose close relatives are sitting high up in the pre-post market for the Karaka Million.

Lot 187 Vancouver x Madame Echezeaux (NZ) Offered by Pencarrow Stud

Sir Peter Vela has enjoyed outstanding success with the family of this filly, most notably with his champion mare Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm {USA}) and subsequently bred the multiple Group 1 winner and producer Darci Brahma (NZ) (Danehill {NZ}).

Watch: Lot 182 Vancouver x Madame Echezeaux (NZ)

The pedigree page has been given another significant lift in recent times with the emergence of Supera (NZ) (Savabeel), a lightly-tried mare who followed up her G2 Cal Isuzu S. placing with victory in the G3 Anniversary S. at Trentham.

Lot 309 Shooting To Win x Point Park (NZ) Offered by Inglewood Stud

This chestnut was done a major favour by his close relative Aotea Lad (NZ) (Savabeel), who claimed the G2 Wakefield Challenge S. on debut and then finished runner-up in the G3 Eclipse S. to be a favoured runner for the Karaka Million.

Inglewood’s colt is a grandson of the G1 New Zealand S. winner Seamist (NZ) (Beaufort Sea {USA}), the dam of the G2 New Zealand Cup winner Torlesse (NZ) (Volksraad }{GB}) and the mother of the stakes winner Replique (NZ) (Darci Brahma {NZ}).

Lot 309 Shooting To Win x Point Park (NZ)

Lot 490 Real Impact (Jpn) x Trick Offered by Bradbury Park

Having one of the top fancies for the Karaka Million in the family ranks an excellent recommendation and this youngster boasts just that with Whiskey Neat (NZ) (Denman) a close relative. He is unbeaten in two appearances with the G3 Eclipse S. on his resume.

The Bradbury Park yearling is the son of a winning Street Cry (IRE) mare, who is out of a sister to the G1 Flight S. winner Unworldly (Quest For Fame {GB}) and the G2 Shannon S. winner Gordo (Brief Truce {USA}).

Lot 490 Real Impact (Jpn) x Trick