Round Table Racing & Qatar Bloodstock Partner to Secure Outstanding Makfi Filly
RSS Feeds Thursday, 6 February 2014

Round Table Racing is absolutely delighted to have partnered with one of the biggest players in racing and bloodstock world wide, Qatar Bloodstock and David Redvers in purchasing a filly from the recent New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Premier Sale.

Formed in 2010 by Sheik Fahad Al Thani and his brothers, Qatar Bloodstock’s first investment was in the stallion Makfi, who was rated the Joint Top 3yo and Joint Top Miler in 2010 on the world rankings. Makfi, a son of prolific sire Dubawi defeated the likes of Goldikova, Canford Cliffs, Dick Turpin, Paco Boy, St Nicholas Abbey and Xtension, winning four of his six starts, two at Group 1 level.

Makfi was the most expensive first season sire to retire to stud in Europe in 2011 and was fully booked. When shuttling to New Zealand for his first season in 2011, he was also the most expensive sire to retire in New Zealand. His sheer speed, combined with an exceptional level of performance on all ground types highlights him as a tremendous stallion prospect.

Round Table Racing approached Qatar Bloodstock and David Redvers to propose going into partnership to purchase the best son or daughter available at the Karaka Sale, and we were able to secure Lot 52, a daughter of Makfi from Hurricane Mist. Gai Waterhouse, James Harron and I came together on this filly as the best progeny of a selection of 50 yearlings across the Premier and Select Sale sessions. David Redvers agreed and we were fortunate enough to secure her at the cost of $150,000NZ from the Haunui Fram draft. We felt she was outstanding value as is often the case in the early part of any sale.

The filly hails from the same family as successful Australasian sires Flying Spur and Encosta de Lago. She is a half-sister to impressive 2014 2yo debut winner Divissima (by Mastercraftsman) who was also luckless when sent out favourite in the Karaka Million. Her second dam is the very smart Mare Nostrum, one of the best fillies in France in her year.

Lot 52, is a well grown, attractive filly with great quality and class. She has a lovely deep girth, good strength and a very purposeful action.

Take a look at a video we put together on her below.