Team DYNAMIC FEELING GROOVY about Buying LONRHO Colt on Day 3 at Karaka

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Boom – What a buy! Having purchased the penultimate lot on Day 2, Team Dynamic needed to be deliberately patient again and like the day before, it worked a treat, as 7th lot from the end of the 94th NZ Bloodstock National Yearling Sale at Karaka was claimed by Dynamic Syndications.

Having already purchased 2 sensational yearlings earlier in the sale, with Day 1, Lot 123 the ASTERN x MY TYPE Colt and then on Day 2, we just wanted the one lot which we purchased, Lot 469. She was a sensational Savabeel Filly from the O’Reilly mare BINGO from WAIKATO STUD.

On Day 3, there was just one lot that pushed our buttons and we had to wait until the final throws of the sale for him to walk through the salering and we claimed the horse we wanted.


Our latest edition to Team Dynamic - Lot 670 LONHRO x IN THE GROOVE

LOT 670 – a stunning looking and masculine colt by super sire LONHRO x INTO THE GROOVE by REDOUTE’S CHOICE.

He vetted out by Dr Tim Roberts our contracted veterinarian along with our earlier Astern Colt purchase as one of the TOP 5 Colts on the Salegrounds based on type.

He was also crystal clear on x-rays and a perfect Grade 1 scope.

He was just a ripper. Its been a long time since us hard heads at Team Dynamic had that sensation of nervous energy about a horse we wanted to buy, but this colt had lured us in, and we really wanted him to Be Dynamic.

We couldn’t believe our good fortune, we had $200,000 + one extra bid (if needed), loaded in the chamber and ready to fire at the auctioneer. However, both Adam and Dean had that awful sense of dread you can get when you want something desperately but at the back of your mind is that nagging doubt that you’re likely to get out bid in the heat of battle. It’s the FOMO effectthe fear of missing out – but we are disciplined and had our ceiling price.

LONHRO had already seen 5 of his yearlings sell during the sale for $675,000, $280,000, $200,000, $175,000 and $130,000 producing an average of $252,000 and a median of $200,000.

They had also averaged $175,000 at the Magic Millions.

We were convinced he was the best on type and best on genetics, being out of a Redoute’s Choice mare with that cross delivering a massive 16 stakes winners. We also had done our due diligence and knew he was clean on x-ray and scope. We knew he was a touch light on pedigree but that was being countered by being such a legendary looking individual.


However the big asset we had in our favour is that we had unspent money in our pocket, where a lot of buyers had filled their shopping list earlier and the locals had gone home, whilst most overseas buyers who had stayed the extra day, had by now disappeared to the airport.

Adam Watt had to make the same decision whether to stay one extra night to be on hand to bid on the colt or leave with the two yearlings we already purchased.

There was no point staying if the vendor was talking telephone numbers as a reserve, so a chat was had between Adam and the vendor where the reserve was advised at $80,000 and it would be on the market there and let the ebb and flow of the sales ring decide.

At that realistic reserve, Adam believed he should stay the extra day and it proved a masterstroke.

With few opponents in the vicinity, the bidding opened at just $30,000 and slowly crept along.

Adam wanted to be sure he was on the $80,000 reserve leg so when bidding was at $70,000 Adam countered at $80,000 and we knew it was on the market.

The next 60 seconds of any sale at any auction is always agony, as the auctioneer desperately tries to extract another bid, whilst you must suffer the emotion of not wanting to be countered.

Waiting, waiting, waiting, crash and the gavel hits the desk and the sensational looking LONHRO colt was heading back across the ditch with Team Dynamic.

Sirecam of Lot 670 - Lonhro x Into The Groove colt. from Dynamic Syndications on Vimeo.

We simply couldn’t believe it, and to be fair, it was unjust to the vendor Carlaw Park Stud that they produced such a magnificent individual in such great order but due to bad luck, had drawn a spot in the last few lots of the sale. We empathise with the team at Carlaw Park but from their perspective, he’s sold and the don’t have to feed him anymore. That’s now our responsibility for which we are delighted to accept.

Team DYNAMIC and our Owners have had great success with the LONHRO progeny, and this colt is without doubt, the best looking of all that we have purchased, and he has that magical cross being out of a Redoute’s Choice mare backing him up.

LONHRO - Champion three-year old, Champion miler, Horse of the Year and Champion sire.

Stallion sons include Pierro, Exosphere, Impending, Kementari and Denman.

Top fillies include Gr1 winner Aristia and Gr1 Blue Diamond winner Lyre.

1231 Runners = 898 Winners (72.9%); 88 Stakes Winners (12 Gr1); 71 Stakes Placed and Over $124m


ABOUT THE DAM: INTO THE GROOVE

RACE RECORD
1 Win, 2 Seconds, 2 Thirds
Winner at 1350m at Wyong, 2d ATC John Kanaan H. (Kenso), also placed at Newcastle Wyong and Kembla.

PRODUCE RECORD
Produce Record: Dam of 1 named foal.
2017 Press Baron (c by Written Tycoon). Unraced. – Won 2 barrier trials in NZ
2018 (c by Lonhro). Our Colt
2019 missed to Dundeel

She is by REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) (1996). 5 wins-2 at 2, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1.

Champion Aust. Broodmare Sire in 2018-19.

Sire of 1455 rnrs, 1112 wnrs, 170 SW, inc. Miss Finland, etc.

Sire of the dams of 1594 rnrs, 1068 wnrs, 17 Gr.1 wnrs, inc. SW Ace High, Levendi, Flit, Super Seth, Amphitrite, Arcadia Queen, Extra Brut, Regal Power, D'Argento, Kementari, The Mission, Trekking, Inference, Pasadena Girl, Stay With Me, Zoustar, Sacred Falls, Dragon Leap, Haut Brion Her, Miss Fabulass, etc.


Stakes Horses in the Female Family include:

DIVINE MADONNA (f Hurricane Sky) 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$2,013,390, VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, Myer Classic, Gr.1, STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, MRC Toorak H., Gr.1, VRC Rose of Kingston S., Gr.2, MRC Twilight Glow S., L, SAJC Allan Scott Park Morphettville H., Distinctive Lifestyle 2YO H., 2d VRC Red Roses S., L, SAJC Proud Miss S., L, Daycorp Sprint H., 3d AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1, STC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, AJC James HB Carr S., L, 4th VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, SAJC Swettenham Stud S., Gr.1, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, AJC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, STC Darby Munro S., L.

BLESSUM (g Umatilla (NZ)) 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$455,250, VRC Standish H., Gr.3, MRC Manfred Welter H., Members Raceday at Classic Caulfield H., VRC Australian Lamb Company H., SAJC Christmas Flying 2YO H., 2d VRC Standish H., Gr.3, Century S., L, Bob Hoysted H., L, MRC Evan Evans Cup H., Magari H., 3d VRC Salinger S., Gr.1, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, SAJC Jansz S., Gr.3, MRC WJ Adams S., L, Evan Evans Cup, 4th MRC Victoria H., Gr.3, SAJC Smoke-Free SA S., Gr.3, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L, SAJC RA Lee S., L, MRC JRA Doveton S., L.

ANGEL OF MERCY (f Hussonet (USA)) 6 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$531,575, BRC Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3, ATC James HB Carr S., L, BRC Members' H., L, Northam Cup, L, ATC Schweppes P., BRC Channel Seven H., 2d Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1, Wyong RC Magic Millions Wyong 3YO S., WATC Konica Minolta H., 3d ATC Emancipation S., Gr.2, VRC Vanity S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Herald Sun S., Gr.3, Bunbury S., L.

MATERNAL (f Street Cry (Ire)) 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$238,135, Ipswich TC Gai Waterhouse Classic, L, ATC Cellarbrations 2YO H., BRC Ambassador Travel H., MRC Toronado at Swettenham H., 2d MVRC LF Sign Group H., 3d ATC Tab.com.au H., MRC M&D Dillon Constructions H., MVRC William Hill H.

It's a Myth (f Sepoy) 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$130,150, in 2018-19, 2d SAJC Queen Adelaide S., L, Schweppes Oaks 6th May 2YO H., Gawler & Barossa JC Sanders Fodder 2YO P., SAJC Adelaide Festival 5-19 May P., 3d SAJC National S., Gr.3, Sophie Hirst H., Holdfast Insurance P., Romeo's Family Race Day H.

La Pieta (f Redoute's Choice) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$170,490, ATC Blackwoods Apex Tools H., Tab.com.au H., 2d GCTC Silk Stocking H., L, ATC Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust H., Testa Rossa at Vinery H., 3d Gosford RC Belle of the Turf S., Gr.3, ATC Mitsubishi Mirage Mile H., Drummond Golf H., MVRC Melbourne Signage Concepts H.

ON THE CROSS:

7 Stakes Winners on the EXACT CROSS LONHRO over REDOUTE’S CHOICE
KEMENTARI
Gr1
LONHRO ex YAVANNA (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
MESSENE
Gr2
LONHRO ex BELLE GISELLE (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
WAWAIL
Gr2
LONHRO ex EL DAANA (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
SOUCHEZ
Gr2
LONHRO ex VIMY (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
EIGHT TILL LATE
Gr3
LONHRO ex FUTURE CHOICE (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
GENERALIFE
LR
 LONHRO ex ALBAICIN (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
COHESION
LR
 LONHRO ex COME HITHER (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)

And 9 Stakes Winners on the RATED CROSS - from Sons of LONHRO:   
LEVENDI
Gr1
 PIERRO ex LIPARI (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
ARCADIA QUEEN
Gr1
 PIERRO ex ARCADIA (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
REGAL POWER
Gr1
 PIERRO ex BROADWAY BELLE (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
ACTION
Gr2
 PIERRO ex BROADWAY BELLE (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
DRAGON LEAP
Gr2
 PIERRO ex PONTIANA (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
ARCADIA PRINCE
Gr3
 PIERRO ex ARCADIA (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
KENTUCKY BREEZE
LR
 PIERRO ex TAHNI GIRL (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
FURORE
LR
 PIERRO ex STORMY CHOICE (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)
LABURNUM
Gr3
 DENMAN ex RUNES (REDOUTE'S CHOICE)

The 2020 NZ Bloodstock Yearling Sale has turned out a bonanza and after we purchased so well at the Magic Millions, across the ditch in NZ we have achieved way beyond expectation securing these 3 fabulous yearlings.

ASTERN x MY TYPE (by Zabeel) Bay Colt has 5% Shares = $13,300 inc GST and ALL COSTS to 31/7/20

SAVABEEL x BINGO (by O’Reilly) Brown Filly: 5% Shares = $10,450 inc GST and ALL COSTS to 31/7/20

LONHRO x INTO THE GROOVE (Redoute’s Choice) Brown Colt: 5% Shares = $ T.B.A

Want to know more?


ADAM WATT & DEAN WATT

Contact ADAM WATT at the office on (02) 9540 1511 or 0409 464 378 and have a chat about how through hard work, due diligence and the luck of the draw, we have secured the very best for bargain prices.

See you in the Winner’s Circle Soon !