Humble Vinery resident, Dubleo provided one of the highlights of Day Two on the NZ Festival Sale with the second highest Lot to close the final leg of the Karaka sales series.
The first and only Dubleo to be sold in New Zealand was knocked down for $40,000 on account of Goodwood Stud. The colt is out of the Redoute’s Choice mare, Diagonal who left Vinery in foal to their emerging, young sire.
Diagonal is out of a Star Way half sister to Dr Alan Bell’s Brisbane Cup winner Dupain and from the same family as the great mare Tristanagh.
“It was a very good result to get $40,000 at the Festival sale as it was quite tough with a clearance rate just over 60%,” Vinery’s Conor Phelan said.
“The Premier and Select session were both relatively strong but the last leg was tough going throughout”.
“Despite, the fact Dubleo yet to have a runner in New Zealand this colt was one the Top Ten highest priced yearlings sold and only a matter of $20,000 from the two sale toppers.” Phelan says, “that the success of More Than Ready and Perfectly Ready have enhanced his reputation”.
“The Southern Halo line clearly works well in New Zealand, they haven’t got a whole lot of it but the one son of More Than Ready they do have, Perfectly Ready is the country’s Leading First Season Sire.
“Dubleo is building up a decent number of winners from his respectable service fee and I am sure that Dubleanny is a name that they would know well over there.”
Dubleo stood the 2010 season at $4,400 inc GST and covered over 120 mares, not bad for a stallion that has averaged books of little over 60 mares for the previous five seasons.
“Success breed’s success, Dubleo is testamony to this” Phelan said.