Karaka Yearling Sales 2022 – Lot 163 Shamus Award – Chaquinta, Bay Filly


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Lot 163 bay filly Shamus Award – Chaquinta (High Chaparral) (draft: Wentwood Grange)

Incredibly, Shamus Award (Snitzel) won the 2013 Cox Plate (Gr. 1, 2040m) as a Maiden before franking the form winning Australian Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) and being named Champion Three-Year-Old of the Year.

Son of multiple Champion Sire Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice), Shamus Award has been very successful at stud, siring over 450 winners, 28 stakes winners (including seven Group 1).

High Chaparral, twice US Champion Male on Turf, has become a sire sensation worldwide, sire of sires, and boasts an incredible 41 stakes winners as a broodmare sire.

Dam Chaquinta won five races, including three in succession to 2700 metres, and half-sister to good staying horse Our Heir Apparent (Zabeel).

“Shamus Award is doing a great job at stud and this is a really nice staying type of filly,” said David Ellis.

“We think she has the class and presence to be up and running as a two-year-old in the autumn, but ultimately develop into high-class three-year-old.

“It’s a great New Zealand family and has tremendous sire influences of High Chaparral and Encosta de Lago.

“We’re thrilled to be taking her home.”


A 10% share is $18,000 +GST
A 5% share is $9,000 +GST
A 2.5% share is $4,500 +GST

This includes research and sales’ expenses at cost, and also full veterinary/x-ray examinations pre sale.  There is a small additional cost for your share of transport to Te Akau Stud post sale, insurance and Karaka Million/NZB Pearl Series’ (fillies only) entries.