NZ BREEDER SHOOTS FOR THE STARS

Setting up at Karaka for the start of a big sales season

The transition into the red hot Australian market for well known (Australian born) NZ breeder Jen Campin takes a giant step in the next few weeks.

For the first time in her decades long career, Campin has yearlings selling at Karaka, Sydney’s Inglis Classic and Melbourne’s Inglis Premier sales.

The sales come as Wyndspelle (Iffraaj), Campin’s Group 1 winning stallion, settles into his permanent new home at Victoria’s historic Cornwall Park Stud after crossing the Tasman in late December. Wyndspelle performed at Group 1 level from 2yo to 6yo on both sides of the Tasman and has been described as a ‘perfect addition’ to Australia’s stallion ranks.

Karaka will see the first of the much anticipated Wyndspelles go under the hammer with a highly regarded colt that is a half brother to Hong Kong’s Champion Griffin of 2020-21 out of Redoutes Choice mare Brambling. Campin also has a daughter of champion sire Savabeel from a strong international family being offered through the Wentwood Grange draft.

Sure to be popular at the Inglis Classic and part of the Goodwood Farm draft is a striking son of Tivaci from Savabeel mare La Vida Loca who has produced two to race, both winners. Airclash is already a winner of 3 races trained by Matt Laurie in Victoria, and Imarichgirl (Mongolian Khan) is currently being set by Andrew Forsman for the Group 1 NZ Oaks and an Australian campaign, after a highly promising first preparation.

A Wyndspelle colt and filly from the Cornwall Park draft round off Campin’s yearlings at the Melbourne Premier Sale.

“Australia is the shining star of world racing, it’s thriving and we are all very excited about the industry’s future, ”Campin said.

“Wyndspelle is the perfect example of the value of lush pastures, time and patience given to our horses to mature. It’s our ‘key’ to strong bone and racing longevity.

“Over the last two years we’ve begun rolling out our plan to have a smaller band of quality mares in the marketplace and continue to concentrate on breeding equine athletes,” she added.