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 take a closer look at a couple of colts who have benefitted from recent black-type results across the Tasman and another whose family has been boosted by a Group 1-winning mare.

Lot 513 Tavistock (NZ) x Vita Bella (NZ) – Offered by Cambridge Stud

This colt boasts some quality performers in his pedigree and is closely related to the Listed Hybrid Plate winner Our Crown Mistress (Star Witness), who has also placed twice at Group 3 level.

The family also includes Racing To Win (Encosta De Lago), whose decorated career featured five victories at Group 1 level, the Group 3 winner Purrealist (Tale Of The Cat {USA}) and Love Dance (NZ) (Kaapstad {NZ}), who claimed the G1 Kelt Capital S. and the G1 Avondale Gold Cup during her esteemed career.

Watch: Lot 513 Tavistock (NZ) x Vita Bella (NZ)

Lot 525 Rubick x Witchlike – Offered by Henley Park

Invincible Star (I Am Invincible {IRE}) has been on a run of form that has further put the spotlight on this youngster, who is out of a half-sister to the smart sprinter. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained mare most recently added the Listed Starlight S. to her record which features two Group 3 wins and a runner-up finish in the G1 Coolmore Stud S.

This colt is from the family of the Group 1 winners Innocent King (Tolomeo {IRE}), Unearthly (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}) and Invest (Dehere {USA}).

Lot 525 Rubick x Witchlike

Lot 540 Hallowed Crown x Zeldara (NZ) – Offered by Brighthill Farm

Lizzie L’Amour (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}) is among New Zealand’s elite weight-for-age performers and she has added significant boosts to this pedigree since the catalogue went to print. The dual Group 1 winner has finished runner-up in both the G1 Zabeel Classic and the G2 Cal Isuzu S.

This colt is out of a winning sister to the top mare and he comes from an international pedigree that includes the North American Group 1 winners and successful sires Spinning World (USA) (Nureyev {USA}), Denon (USA) (Pleasant Colony {USA}), and Good Journey (USA) (Nureyev {USA}.

Watch: Lot 540 Hallowed Crown x Zeldara (NZ)