Karaka Ready To Run – Lot 8 Darci Brahma – Altai Rose, Bay Gelding



Lot 8 bay gelding Darci Brahma – Altai Rose (Bernardini) (draft: Curraghmore Stud)

Now here is a good looking athlete, he breezed up in the top 20 times (10.25) when galloping in October at Te Rapa – and physically he is a real ripper!

Multiple champion stallion Darci Brahma (Danehill) has sired over 1700 winners: 93 stakes’ winners, including 16 Group One, the likes of Super Easy, Catalyst, Gust Of Wind, Nashville, Kahma Lass, Recite, Risque, Irish Fling, and many other gifted and hardy thoroughbreds.

Darci Brahma himself won the 2000 Guineas among five Group One victories which included the T. J. Smith Stakes (1600m) in Brisbane, as a two-year-old, and Telegraph Handicap (1200m).

Dam-sire Bernardini (A. P. Indy) is doing a good job at stud and became the youngest stallion ever to reach the mark of 50 stakes’ winners as a broodmare sire in May 2021.

“We loved the horse and thought he was particularly good value early in the sale,” said David Ellis.

“He’s an athletic three-year-old type, with a lovely demeanour, good bone, plenty of substance, and well balanced.

“We bought Darci Brahma as a yearling colt at Karaka, and Mark (Walker) did a sensational job training him to win five Group One races, and he’s been a tremendous asset to the stallion ranks in New Zealand.

“We have had plenty of success with his progeny, including Burgundy, Kahma Lass, and Risque, and we’re really pleased to secure this lovely relaxed individual.”

He has a Danzig cross as the sire of Danehill in his sire line and through the dam line of Altai Rose.


A 20% share is $31,800 +GST
A 10% share is $15,900 +GST
A 5% share is $7,950 +GST
A 2.5% share is $3,975 +GST

This includes all sale expenses at cost & full veterinary & x-ray examination pre purchase. No ongoing management, promotor or syndication fees. Insurance and post sale transport additional.