Karaka Yearling Sales 2022 – Lot 167 Nicconi – Choreography, Bay Colt



Lot 167 bay colt Nicconi – Choreography (Volksraad)  (draft: Pencarrow Stud)

Nicconi (Bianconi) is sire of sensational sprinter Nature Strip, winner of seven Group 1 races, an Everest (1200m) and $16 million in prize money.

Dam Choreography, by terrific broodmare sire Volksraad, is a half-sister to Travis Stakes (Gr. 2, 2000m) winner and dual Group 1 placed Rasa Lila (Darci Brahma).

Unlucky not to win at Group 1 level, Rasa Lila impressed regularly over 1600m and up to 2000m and numbered Group 2 and 3 wins among seven race victories. By Champion Sire Darci Brahma (Danehill), bought by David Ellis as a yearling and went on to win five Group 1 races, Rasa Lila is from a terrific Pencarrow family.

“He’s has a lot of class and natural strength,” said David Ellis. “It’s a really good Pecarrow family, initially from an international mare imported by Sir Peter Vela.

“He’s got a lot going for him and Nicconi is an underrated stallion. He’s a fast stallion and we think this colt could be up and running as two-year-old.

“There was solid competition on the colt and we thought he was really good buying.”

The colt carries a Danzig cross through his sire lines and Sadler’s Wells cross in the dam lines.


A 10% share is $21,000 +GST
A 5% share is $10,500 +GST
A 2.5% share is $5,250 +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.