New Zealand’s Ready to Runners

After three years without international presence, the Ready to Run Sale, held at Karaka, New Zealand, made tremendous results and again confirmed how popular the kiwi educated and prepared two-year-old’s are.

OTI was able to secure four promising horses in partnership with quality trainers, who will now welcome and assess their horses in their stables.

First off we brought home a filly by El Roca, out of winning mare Cashenti, who is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Riva de Lago. The filly will join the Price Kent stable, who hold half of the filly themselves and lead the way with the purchase. She is a very attractive, strong filly who travelled well in her breeze.

El Roca x Cashenti filly with Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr.

Next up we secured a Savabeel colt with Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, who have enjoyed terrific success with the breed. He’s a straightforward, likeable type by a Champion sire. Currently enjoying a spell in New Zealand, he will start his journey to Australia after some time off.

Savabeel x Daisy Chain colt with Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young.

Next, a gelding by Tivaci out of multiple winning mare Pins On Ice, who has already produced multiple winners and Group placegetters. She is a full-sister to G2 winner Icepin – Regency King and a half-sister to Listed winner Frozone.

The gelding will join the stables of Flemington trainer Nick Ryan, who is well known for his own riding career in the saddle. However, he has made a name as a successful trainer, only just missing out on his first Group 1 with Dice Roll in the Sir Rupert Clark Stakes in 2021.

The son of Tivaci is a strong, good moving type. He has very desirable looks and brings all the attributes to be competitive on Australian ground.

Tivaci x Pins On Ice gelding with Nick Ryan

Lastly, a filly by Westbury Stud stallion Tarzino, who will be trained by Annabel Neasham. A filly with plenty of speed, but a pedigree that suggests she will be competitive over a staying distance. Her dam Wonderland is a winner over 2200m herself and had already produced a four-time winner (out to 2100m).

The filly has already arrived in Australia and commenced a spell in Scone before joining Annabel at her Warwick Farm stables. Annabel commented after a visit in the paddock “She is a lovely filly with plenty of scope. She is bred to get over a trip and is hopefully a nice Classic filly in her 3yo year.”

Tarzino x Wonderland filly with Annabel Neasham.

We look forward to seeing them settle in with their new trainers before hitting the track in 2023.