South Island Sale Graduates Shining
Sunday, 1 August 2010: A big-framed bay, Herman Munster (Traditionally x H'Ani by Woodman) scored under an astute ride by Sam Collett by over one length ahead of Dubhdara (Shinko King) and Amirar (Ekraar).
The then five-year-old is trained by Waverley-farmer Sam Lennox who happily commented during the prize-giving "He's my mate and my farm hack and I'm just so proud of him."
Taking home the lion's share of the generous $80,000 stake, the honest galloper has now earned $97,000 from four wins and seven placings for Lennox, his brother Guy and mother Joan.
Lennox purchased him at the 2006 South Island Sale for a mere $5000 from Strathcarron Stud.
Also successful on the eight race card was fellow South Island Sale graduate, Yangming (Danroad x Global Fantasy by Volksraad).
The $20,000 purchase from Odyssey Lodge in 2008 showed his class to win the over 1600m.
The Tony Pike and Mark Donoghue-trained gelding broke through to add his first win to three placings from six starts.
At Caulfield Abitofado (Black Tuxedo x Fleet Dream by Khozaam) broke through for his eighth win to take his winnings to A$230,000.
The Mike Moroney runner was a $6000 purchase at the 2006 South Island Sale by Paul Harris from Wickham Park.
Some exciting pedigree updates came up over the weekend for the sale set to be held this Friday 6 August at the Canterbury Agricultural Park.
At Kranji Intercept (Zerpour) ran third in the Group 2 Singapore TC Chairman's Trophy (1800m) providing an update for Lot 14 while last season's Group 1 SAJC Goodwood Stakes winner Velocitea (Volksraad) managed third at Caulfield in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) for Lot 67.
By Lucky Unicorn, he is out of a half-sister to Group 1 MRC Sir Rupert Clark Stakes winner Orange County (Volksraad).
New Zealand Bloodstock's South Island Sale of 2YOs & Mixed Bloodstock is on Friday August 6.