The 33rd National Yearling Sales of Thoroughbred Yearlings were held at Trentham on January 16th and 21st, 1959. A total of 267 lots were sold and realised 163,840 gns. An overall average of 614gns. Lots sold compromised 192 colts at an average of 700gns.
The general tenor of the Sales was a well below the previous year due to heavily restricted local buying support due to heavily restricted local buying support brought about by increased taxation and the restriction of imports. Australian buyers were here in large numbers and spent 87,345gnd. On 112 lots.
This Association is most concerned that at present there is a gap of four clear days between the first and second sale dates, and is negotiating to have the Sales held on consecutive days, preceded by one day’s parade of all yearlings to be offered. It is obvious that many prospective buyers, both local and Australian, are not prepared to spend a full week in Wellington to see the first day’s parade and the second day’s sale. It is interesting to note the first day 76 lots were purchased for a total of 66,700 gns., and on the second day 36 lots for 20,645 gns. The present arrangement places the second-day vendor at a great disadvantage, as while it can fairly be said that the standard of offerings on both days were even it is interesting to note that twelve vendors on the first day averaged more than 1000 gns. While only three vendors had this success on the second day. Statistics for the last thirteen years are:-
The Top Priced Yearling at 33rd National Sale:
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“This September bay colt by Gadador- Ajadyne fell to the bid of Mr F. Dalton, Randwick, at 3400 guineas on the first day of the New Zealand National Sale of Thoroughbred Yearlings. Offered an account of Mr W. Fisher and bred at his Ra Ora Stud, he was the top-priced colt of the sale. Very well-related, the colt is half-brother to Atellor (a good winner in New Zealand and Australia and who was exported to U.S.A), Tsajadyne (winner in Australia) and the winner Ihumata. These are the only progeny of Ajadyne to race. Ajadyne was by Ajax out of Dyne, by Marconigram out of Aulone, and was only lightly raced. She was a sister to Dynamite (the winner of 11 races in Australia), to Rasmond (12 wins in N.S.W) and to the winner My Destiny.”
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The top priced Filly on the second day was purchased for 1250 gns. By Mr G B Thomson, Wylie’s Crossing, Otago. She is by Sabaean from Swan Lake and was bred at Te Parae, Masterton and is shown in the picture below.
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