what’s coming….

Karaka Yearling Sales 2020

The yearling tour was fantastic and we where especially thrilled to meet many of the happy characters of New Zealand breeding and racing.

Tarzino, as blogged je-ne-sais-quoi: Tarzino (NZ) Wrote, Turn Me Loose, Reliable Man, El Roco El Roca – A Rocket Man Stallion with more pleasing sires of interest.

Procedure – view the type which might be going under the radar price-wise, x-factor mojo appeal and should run.

Where physical type shows correct, then there is good reason beneath: the collective nick strains, rather than only sire – how the type comes through & has an unsuspecting quality. i.e. a very handy colt which took strong appeal, family of Miss Disco line. Whose Miss Disco ? she is the dam of Bold Ruler, sire of Secretariat.

Exceptional Criteria placed on balance & walk, with (at best) no physical defects and genuine. For myself – they either appeal or they don’t and they tick the box.


(Race cafe readers)  *IMO quality ‘specs’ are plainly slipping away from New Zealand ownership because of a failing interest IN towards genotype pedigrees. The Ready to Run 2019 which TBL prior selected where Lots 40, 17, 163, 79, 170, 73, 362 with 4 bonus selections.

Commentary to above selections: the Sacred Falls colt where his dam maternal family is same to Te Akau Shark. However the key to SF is Iguazu’s Girl inbred back to Century, a racehorse and great sire from the Djebel/Tourbillon male line. F.Y.I Djebel is the hard-rock ‘gene’ of them all.

Of the Shocking filly to why Shocking, Winx, Vegas Dancer and Zenyetta (Street Cry) all have in common is the favourable strain to a #12 female family (Roberto, Success Express/Hold Your Peace) to what the Shocking filly-lot, had in 3x Roberto doses.

The Roberto line is synonymous with producing tough, classy racehorses.

It is worth noting that in-breeding to Roberto has produced a number of top class G1 winners. The Irish bred Snow Fairy (2010 Cartier champion 3 year old filly , the international performing Planteur (Danehill Dancer), 2010 Cartier Champion European Stayer Rite of Passage (Giants Causeway)  and USA performer – Silver Max.

A filly from the great global conduit La-Troienne family which is classic plus; the breeding proposition unfailing.….(refer to my latest blog Storm the Court and California Chrome, them are patterns.

TBL is accepting clients .

Consultation on genotype or of any which have taken our interest from parades and or, as you prefer to your requirements. I can also refer you on for 2nd opinion.

Contact me and let’s make 2020 progress.

TBL in the ‘Ray’ hat (wink)








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