Day 1 of the Breeze Ups for New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale was successfully completed this afternoon with 191 two-year-olds going through their paces at Te Rapa.
Today's Breeze Ups were held in blustery conditions and saw the 191 two-year-olds take to the track which was rated a dead 4. With the running rail out 12 metres, the average time for the day was 10.94 seconds.
The fastest time of the day went to Lot 366, Kilgravin Lodge's Towkay colt from the Red Ransom mare Tereshkina who Breezed Up in 10.16 seconds.
The first heat of the day saw Lyndhurst Farm's Falkirk colt at Lot 27 also run the 200 metres in 10.26 seconds. The colt is a half-brother to the stakes placed Mercedario (Bigstone) and Let Me Handle It (High Chaparral).
Lyndhurst Farm also sent out the Encosta de Lago half-brother to Group 1 winner Green Birdie (Lot 215) and the Northern Meteor colt from the family of Golden Slipper winner Polar Success (Lot 387) who Breezed Up in 10.56 and 10.63seconds respectively.
Every horse had blood taken immediately after its breeze up gallop to Permit screening by a purchaser against a saleday sample.
The Breeze Ups will be broadcast on Trackside (channel 36). Set your recorder to capture the complete set of clips in full broadcast quality at the following times:
· 24 October – 4am
· 25 October – 4.30am
· 26 October – 4am
· 28 October - 2am
Click here to download the 2012 Breeze Up programme and stabling information for tomorrow's heats.
To view the catalogue for the 2012 Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs, click here. To request a copy of the catalogue and the Breeze Up DVD – indicating whether it is for TV or PC - please contact NZB firstname.lastname@example.org or call +64 9 298 0055.