Day At The Track

Slow start at New Zealand Premier Sale at Christchurch

01:29 PM 23 Feb 2016 NZDT
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Lot 159 - Bought by John Street for $70,000
Lot 159 - Bought by John Street for $70,000

After the explosive start at the Australasian Classic Sale at Karaka yesterday, more of the same was expected at the New Zealand Premier Sale at Christchurch.

However the Christchurch sale was subdued early with six of the first fifteen lots being passed in by their vendors.

John Street of Lincoln Farms was one of the few buyers to get busy early on buying Lot 159, the Bettor's Delight colt from the 1:55 McArdle mare Casteellina Lover ($39,779) for $70,000.

A lovely type, one got the impression that he might turn out to be a cheap buy as the sale moves on.

John Street didn't take long to back involved buying Lot 165, a Bettor's Delight colt from the smart Christian Cullen mare in Citylight ($29,707) with the dam being a half sister to the very well performed Belkmyster($116,715)

John Street was back in the action not long after when he went to $50,000 for a Bettor's Delight colt from the well performed Mach Three mare Donthavtime 1:56.5 who won seven races and $53,182.

Several other Art Major and Bettor's Delights yearlings were making around that $50,000 to $70,000 mark but after an hour and a half the sale had yet to get into full stride.

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