KARAKA 2023 – Lot 256 Castelvecchio – Irish Goodbye Black or Brown Colt



Lot 256 black or brown colt Castelvecchio – Irish Goodbye (Fastnet Rock) (Landsdowne Park)

He is from the first crop of dual Group One winner Castelvecchio, a son of the Champion Three-Year-Old and Horse of the Year in New Zealand, Dundeel (High Chaparral), who was also Champion Middle Distance Male in Australia, and in turn a son of sire of sires High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells).

Castelvecchio was an outstanding juvenile, winning the Champagne Stakes (Gr. 1, 1600m), Rosehill Guineas (Gr. 1, 2000m), and runner-up in the Cox Plate (Gr. 1, 2040m).

He is the first foal of a mare by Champion Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill), with grand-dam Samarmeteors by ill-fated sire of sires Northern Meteor (Encosta de Lago), the sire of Zoustar.

“He’s a very straightforward colt, by a sire that was a top racehorse and has the stallion influences around him to make it as a sire,” Ellis said.

“He has a lot of natural substance and out of a Fastnet Rock mare, which is hard to beat.”

The colt has a nicely balanced, and simple, bloodline cross through his sire lines of immortal stallion Northern Dancer.

A 10% share is $21,000 +GST

A 5% share is $10,500 +GST
A 2.5% share is $5,250 +GST

This includes pedigree research/analysis & sale expenses at cost, as well as full pre-purchase veterinary inspection & x-ray examination. Your share of transport, insurance and Karaka Million entry additional. Ongoing costs per month approx. $420 +GST per 10% share. Full disclosure document is available on request.