ACE HIGH X ZIGWIG COLT

Lot 68 2022 NZB Karaka Sale

Purchased for NZD$130,000

SOLD SOLD SOLD

“I followed Ace High’s racing career with interest, ever since he knocked me off in the Pierro Plate when Ace High finished 2nd to Champagne Cuddles. What a form race that turned out to be! For a Derby winner to show that sort of speed and precocity can only indicate that he has the credentials to make it as a stallion. The sire line is one of the best in the world – So You Think and Dundeel are also sons of High Chaparral. He is the quintessential NZ middle distance stallion and I am keen to get my hands on a few. I train the half-brother to this colt and he is a promising prospect. It is hard to buy yearlings out of stakes winning mares so I give this bloke a massive chance.” – BJORN BAKER, Trainer

“Ace High raced consistently in the top grade over four seasons and he has a win in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes and Group 1 VRC Derby on his CV. He raced against the best including Avilius, Winx and Unforgotten and was a tough, sound horse. He had 28 race starts over four season so he breaks the mould of most young stallions going to stud after a handful of starts. NZ is the best place for him as he will follow in the footsteps of the best middle distance stallions and get every chance to be a success. Bjorn and I were keen to get in before he takes off and I felt this colt was great buying. He has size, scope and presence with a deep girth and attractive head. Murray was full of praise for him and there is no better man to pick a nice stayer!.” – JIM CLARKE, Clarke Bloodstock

 

 

  • From the first crop of Ace High – a Derby winner with speed!
  • I train the half-brother and have a big opinion of him
  • From a young stakes winning mare