Waikato thoroughbred nursery Kaha Nui Farm were the leading buyers at Friday’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling and Broodmare Sale with four purchases, headed by Lot 67, a filly by leading sire Proisir.
Nicky White went to $140,000 to secure the strongly made filly who is out of the winning Azamour mare Jazamour, who was presented by Cam and Eva Heron’s Highline Thoroughbreds.
“She’s just a really good filly with a massive backend on her,” White said.
“I think she'll get up and run fairly early. She was my pick of the fillies and we’re fortunate enough to be able to take her home.
“I thought she’d make that sort of money all day long and she has been really well prepped.
“I went back and back again to have another look at her and she impressed me every time.”
White later purchased a weanling colt by outstanding stallion Proisir for $60,000, in addition to fillies by Satono Aladdin (Lot 68 for $65,000) and Darci Brahma (Lot 46 for $35,000).
The burgeoning Mystery Creek operation will likely reoffer the quartet as yearlings.
“We’ll just go home and clear the head and have a think about it, see how they grow out and then in a few months’ time we'll hopefully have a clearer picture,” White said.
“We bought four in Sydney, missed a few in the other two sales but we’re learning all the time. Everyone you meet you pick up a few tips here and there and it all it all helps put things in the mix. So there's a bit of a method to our madness and hopefully it all pays off in six months’ time.
Kaha Nui Farm presented their first yearling draft at Karaka in January and it is a real family affair.
“It’s massive for me. If the family wasn't keen I probably wouldn't be doing things the way we are,” White said.
“Nick does all the work on the ground along with Toby our son and Charlie our daughter and also Flo, Toby's girlfriend, is a big part of it.
“So we're a really good team and we're on the phone to each other all the time and you know it might be me travelling away but I've got a good solid team around me that definitely makes it fun and that's why we're here.”
White, who works in real estate, selling high-end lifestyle properties in the Rodney district but she is keen to follow her passion.
“I haven't really been home more than a few days in the last few months but we'll see how things pan out and in the future I'd like to put my energy into the fun things,” White said