KARAKA 2023 – Lot 474 Ocean Park – Runway Chestnut Filly



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Lot 474 chestnut filly Ocean Park – Runway (Pins) (draft: Carlaw Park)

Her sire, Ocean Park (Thorn Park), was trained at Matamata. He won five Group One races, including the Cox Plate (Gr. 1, 2040m), and proved himself as a stallion at Waikato Stud with progeny having won over 650 races.

His highly acclaimed daughter Tofane (Ocean Park) won four Group One races over 1400 metres in Australia.

Kolding (Ocean Park) won the Queensland Guineas (Gr. 2, 1600m) and included the $7.5m Golden Eagle among three Group Ones.

The filly is out of a half-sister to triple Group One winner Gingernuts (Iffraaj), who developed a cult following when trained by Te Akau, and recorded victories in the New Zealand Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m), Randwick Guineas (Gr. 1, 2000m), and Windsor Park Plate (Gr. 1, 1600m).

Dam Runway was a versatile and hardy race mare that won three times up to 1600 metres, by Champion Sire and Broodmare Sire Pins (Snippets),

The dam sire line is one to behold, with the grand-dam being by English Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m) winner Generous, third dam Oregon is the dam-sire of dual Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon (Pins), and the fourth dam by the godfather of New Zealand sires Sir Tristram (Sir Ivor).

“Gingernuts was a very special horse to Te Akau and proved that the family can leave a horse of the highest calibre,” said David Ellis.

“She is a strong bodied filly with plenty of purpose and very similar in colouring and in her make up to Gingernuts.”

The filly carries crosses through her dam lines of legendary stallion Sir Tristram (Sir Ivor) and also has the duplicated influence of high quality sire Nureyev (Northern Dancer).


A 10% share is $7,000 +GST
A 5% share is $3,500 +GST
A 2.5% share is $1,750 +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/Pearl Bonus Series entry additional. Ongoing costs per month approx. $420 +GST per 10% share. Full disclosure document is available on request.