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Primo Ready to Run opening day for Prima Park

December 18, 2015

Prima Park enjoyed a super day of selling on day one of the NZB Ready to Run Sale at Karaka.

The South Waikato operation sold five two-year-olds for more than $1 million at an average of nearly $210,000 for the father and daughter team of Leighton and Kelly Van Dyk.

Their top seller was a Sebring colt (Lot 184) out of the stakes-performed Danzero mare My Brilliant Way, who was signed for by NZB’s Danny Rolston for $340,000.

“He was the top pick of the sale and by a stallion that the clients love,” Rolston said. “They had to pay a lot for him, but really happy.”

The youngster was bought on behalf of the Sydney stable of Mauro Poletti and Amanda Turner, who boosted their sale kitty at Rosehill on Saturday with a winning Sebring double from Ready to Run Sale graduates More To Gain ($280,000) and Bring Luck ($200,000).

Their latest Sebring purchase crowned an outstanding day for vendors Prima Park.

“When we bought the horse as a yearling there were two other people on him so we actually paid a bit more than we wanted,” Leighton Van Dyk said. “But I said to Kelly that we only need two people afterwards when we resell that were in the same position.

“Obviously he was a cracking type and he found a good home. We’re very pleased, over the moon, and we were really confident we had a good bunch of horses.”

Prima also sold colts by Not A Single Doubt and Smart Missile to Hong Kong trainers David Ferraris and Ricky Yui for $270,000 and $260,000.

The Van Dykes’ big day was completed by Vermair Racing’s purchase for $100,000 of a son of Showcasing, while their Encosta de Lago colt went to the Macau Jockey Club for $75,000.

Story from: The Informant