Super globetrotter Jakkalberry looks to =be doing wonderfully well with his first bunch of yearlings doing very well at the select sales in Karaka, New Zealand.
The first under the hammer was Lot 366 a handsome son of Novara Park’s new season sire Jakkalberry left the auditorium after falling to the $440,000 bid of Victorian trainer Jason Warren.
Warren was bidding on behalf of his owner, fellow Victorian John Wheeler. “The horse ticked all the boxes for us on pedigree and type.We liked him as a possible stallion prospect,” Warren said. “He reminded us of his father who was such an outstanding horse.”
An outstanding stayer, Group I performer Jakkalberry won 12 races and is remembered for his powerful finish for third in a Melbourne Cup. Under trainer Marco Botti
“We didn’t know what to expect when he went in the ring,” Knight said. “Jakkalberry is untested, so we didn’t know where to pitch him, we really had no idea.”We knew there were some big players on him, when we got here [Karaka] and the international buyers started coming to look at the Jakkalberry yearlings, we realised they rated him a high class horse.This colt was always a standout and everyone’s favourite at home.”
Novara Park principal Luigi Muollo owned the yearling in partnership with Henk Smit who initially stood Jakkalberry at stud.”We think that once they get to three, and to a mile and further we will see them excel,” he said. “And all this off a $6,000 service fee.
The team at Prestige Place are delighted to see that Jakkalberry is doing so well in his second career.
Jakkalberry winning the American St Ledger.