Racetrack results of the last 18 months rate among the best of recent times for Haunui Farm graduates - 4 G1 winners, another Karaka Million winner, an Australian Derby winner, Champion 2YO’s of New Zealand and Singapore - and already this season 2YO graduates XPRESSION and MELT have won the G2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes and G3 Eclipse Stakes respectively. Adding to these results is the success of Haunui's incumbent stallions IFFRAAJ and SHOWCASING, both proven International G1 sires.
2017 Karaka Million Winner, G1 winner & NZ 2YO of the Year - MELODY BELLE.
Bred by Marie Leicester. Sold 2016 Karaka Premier - $57,500
IFFRAAJ is the only stallion standing in the Southern Hemisphere to have sired two Derby winners in 2017, GINGERNUTS and JON SNOW, whilst his versatility is proven through his ability to leave a 2YO as evidenced by KARAKA MILLION winner XIONG FENG and, this season’s leading 2YO filly, MELT. IFFRAAJ has sired 8 G1 winners amongst 56 SW’s worldwide and this year will be represented by 39 yearlings at Karaka 2018.
SHOWCASING is currently NZ’s leading 2YO sire and New Zealand Bloodstock's Karaka Million has become a happy hunting ground in the three years that he’s had eligible runners. 2015 saw SHOWCASING land the Karaka Million 2YO in his first crop with his son HARDLINE an impressive winner. In 2016 his filly SHOWMEYAMONEYHONEY was a very close runner-up whilst in the 2016 3YO Mile, SHOWCASING landed the prize with RAGHU.
2018 sees SHOWCASING with three Karaka Million 2YO contenders, She’s a Thief, Nirvana in Fire and Boy Next Door qualified for the race and if buyers are looking for a Karaka Million runner in 2019, they should be taking a close look at SHOWCASING’s 30 yearlings throughout New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales week. Given he has had runners from each crop so far, the statistics suggest that successful purchaser's of a SHOWCASING yearling at Karaka 2018 will be giving themselves a 1 in 30 chance of lining up in the 2019 Karaka Million. Tempting odds to say the least.
As we prepare to offer our Class of 2018 at New Zealand Bloodstock's revamped National Yearling Sales Series, we are excited by their prospects and look forward to seeing you at B Block to inspect our yearlings and invite you to enjoy some Haunui hospitality.
Please take some time to look through our Yearling Digi-Brochure and, if you would like any further information about our yearlings, please don't hesitate to be in touch with Mark - 021 663 995 - or Shannon - 0212 855 513.