Gordon Cunningham is a man that knows a good Ocean Park.
The Curraghmore principal has sold two of the stallion’s Group One winners Tofane and Kovalica and he was delighted to secure a colt by Ocean Park from the High Chaparral mare Rolling in Thedeep at Friday’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling & Broodmare Sale at Karaka.
Presented by Windsor Park Stud as Lot 132, Cunningham went to $120,000 for the well-related colt and said he had similarities to recent Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) winner Kovalica.
“He was a very good colt. He is very typical of the best horses by Ocean Park. We have had a lot of luck on the farm with the sire,” Cunningham said.
“I thought he resembled Kovalica in his physique as a young horse in a lot of ways. He is a different physical to Tofane.
“He has come from a good farm in Windsor Park Stud and it is a farm that produces a lot of top horses and is only 15 minutes away from us.
“I look forward to getting home amongst our own horses and I know he will thrive and I look forward to presenting him next January at Karaka.” -NZ Racing Desk