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FLR & Michelle Payne Strike at the New Zealand Karaka Sales!


FLR and Michelle Payne have struck again in New Zealand securing an exciting staying prospect by Leading NZ sire PINS from the Karaka Yearling Sales!
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The First Light Racing team, in partnership with trainer MICHELLE PAYNE were thrilled to secure this exciting, quality staying colt by elite Australasian sire PINS on Day 1 of the 2018 NEW ZEALAND KARAKA YEARLING SALES.
The favourite lot from Session 1 at Karaka for trainer Michelle Payne, this colt is an outstanding, athletic type by the champion sire PINS out of the winning mare CELEBES SEA whose sole runner is the multiple Stakes winner BOBO SO CUTE.

Saturday 5 May - FLR's Pins colt returned to Nottingham Farm on Thursday and Michelle couldn't wait to get on him, having her first ride on Friday morning. He just did some light work around the paddock so Michelle couild get a feel for him and she said he's an absolute natural and "it's like he's been doing it his whole life!"

Trainer Michelle Payne: “I just love this colt and so happy we got him! He’s got so much strength and presence and moves along with real confidence. A great sized colt who has great scope, typical of the best New Zealand bred types, but he’s also got plenty of substance and just looks a tough horse, so he’ll be well suited to conditions here in Australia. A quality purchase and I can’t wait to get him home and broken in.”
FLR's Pins colt is ALL CLASS
Group 1 Winner and Leading New Zealand Sire PINS has been one of Australasia's most consistent stallions who perennially produces racehorses at the highest level.  Striking at an incredible 70% winners to runners ratio with 75 STAKES WINNERS and 11 GROUP 1 WINNERS, he is New Zealand’s 4th leading producer of Stakes Winners of all time!

His stars include Cox Plate winner EL SEGUNDO, two-time Hong Kong Horse Of The Year AMBITIOUS DRAGON, Hong Kong Champion sprinter AEROVELOCITY, superstar filly KATIE LEE and Caulfield Guineas winner ECONSUL.

Cox Plate champion EL SEGUNDO is one of 11 Group 1 winners for Pins

FLR’s Pins colt is out of the two time winning mare Celebes Sea, producer of only one foal to race in 10 time and multiple Stakes Winning Bobo So Cute. Furthermore, Celebes Sea is out of the Group 3 winning Syrian Sea and descends from the family of Group 1 winners Booming and Sweet Idea.

FLR Team: "Really great buy on a strong Day 1 of Karaka where the average was $151,382. Not hard to see why we all loved this colt! He’s powerful with a great hindquarter and deep girth, he's well balanced and moves along very nicely with a lot of purpose about him. He’s got a smart, intelligent head and he’ll develop into a lovely racehorse. Pins is a wonderful, proven sire who year in, year out produces horses at the highest level and we know this colt’s Dam can throw a good racehorse, very good racehorse in-fact! He ticked all the boxes for us and is incredible value!"
Hong Kong Champion AEROVELOCITY (by Pins) was also sold at the Karaka Premier Yearling Sale!

FLR are offering shares in this beautiful colt beginning at 5% to give owners the opportunity to race with Michelle. We are thrilled to have Michelle as part of #TeamFLR and this colt becomes our 3rd racehorse secured in partnership - with the first two racehorses SOLD OUT!

The colt will land at Michelle's Ballarat based farm next Monday and FLR will have all documentation available for prospective owners in the coming days.

To 'Register Your Interest' for FLR's Pins x Celebes Sea colt on offer with Michelle Payne simply click below and the team will send further details including the chance to inspect the colt in person with Michelle.


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