Entries Open for 2021 National Yearling Sale
Tuesday, June 23, 2020Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2021 National Standardbred Yearling Sale are now open with the Sale taking place next summer at Karaka and Christchurch from Sunday 14 February to Wednesday 17 February.
Group One Victory for Jett Star in Pearl Classic
Monday, June 15, 2020A display of speed and toughness to win the Group One Pearl Classic Final (2130m) launched Jett Star (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) to the top of Western Australia’s two-year-old ranks at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Always An Angel Sparkles in Diamond Classic
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Always An Angel (NZ) (Art Major) made history at Gloucester Park on Friday night when her incredible display of stamina notched the first Group One win by a filly graduate of NZB Standardbred.
NZB Airfreight on Track to Resume Flights
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Following the temporary suspension of equine exports last week due to a positive case of equine piroplasmosis, NZB Airfreight is confident that travel will resume shortly with increased testing and pre-export protocols.
NZB Airfreight has since worked closely with MPI, the Department of Agriculture Australia and Asure Quality to ensure minimum delay and impact on future exports.
Astonishing Results Conclude Online All Age Sale
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
NZB Standardbred’s highly anticipated 2020 All Age Sale saw New Zealand’s largest breeding stock go under the digital hammer on New Zealand Bloodstock’s online subsidiary platform gavelhouse.com.
Despite initial COVID-19 uncertainty, the first-ever sale of its kind saw 138 lots sell for a total turnover of $1,042,310. The average reached $7,553 while the median settled at $4,550 and the clearance rate topped 97%.
Last Chance to Secure Quality All Age Sale Stock
Wednesday, May 27, 2020Bidding for NZB Standardbred’s largest-ever online sale, the 2020 All Age Sale on gavelhouse.com, is set to close incrementally today starting with Lot 1 from 1pm (NZT).
Home Straight for Bidding on All Age Sale
Tuesday, May 26, 2020New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred bosses are seeing the last-day flurry they expected as New Zealand’s largest ever online sale comes into the home straight.
Early Bidding Strong for Online Sale
Friday, May 22, 2020The early numbers are very encouraging for New Zealand’s largest ever online standardbred sale.
Bidding Open for 2020 All Age Sale
Wednesday, May 20, 2020Bidding is now avaliable for NZB Standardbred’s largest breeding stock sale, the 2020 All Age Sale on gavelhouse.com.
Expert Inspections Key for All Age Sale
Wednesday, May 20, 2020When it comes to buying weanlings, for respected sales veterinarian Ivan Bridge it is all in the legs.
Alabar Farms Support Online Sale With Quality Draft
Monday, May 11, 2020Alabar General Manager Graeme Henley says the upcoming All Age Sale on gavelhouse.com is more than just a sale.
In-Person Inspections Permitted
Friday, May 8, 2020Under safe practice of hygiene and protocol measures, NZB Standardbred can confirm that bloodstock agents and industry licenced professionals are now permitted to enter studs and agistment farms to inspect 2020 All Age Sale stock at Level 3.
Woodlands Gear Up for Value Sale
Thursday, May 7, 2020Woodlands Stud boss Andrew Grierson knows he is about to gift somebody a bargain.
2020 All Age Sale Live on gavelhouse.com
Saturday, May 2, 2020New Zealand’s largest breeding stock sale of standardbreds featuring weanlings, yearlings, racehorses and broodmares is now live and available to view on gavelhouse.com.
NZB Airfreight Resumes with Trial Flight
Tuesday, April 28, 2020Under strict health and safety requirements, New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight has successfully completed a test flight with a small pool of horses from Auckland to Sydney.
Opportunity to Secure Harness Million Series Eligible Stock
Thursday, April 23, 2020The NZB Standardbred 2020 All Age Sale catalogue to be conducted on gavelhouse.com is beaming with racetrack potential, including a standout index of youngsters eligible for NZB Standardbred’s exciting sales race series.
Equine Flights to Return
Friday, April 17, 2020Confidence is growing horse flights to Australia should be able to return within a month.
Sire Representation Strengthens 2020 All Age Sale
Friday, April 17, 2020A strong line up of 28 sires available to the New Zealand breeding industry feature throughout New Zealand Bloodstock’s largest standardbred breeding stock sale, the 2020 All Age Sale to be conducted in May.
Superstar stallions have lit up racetracks on both sides of the Tasman this season and buyers purchasing from the Sale will have access to an online catalogue offered through NZB’s subsidiary gavelhouse.com Standardbred.
gavelhouse.com Set to Launch Enhanced Site
Thursday, April 16, 2020In conjunction with parent company New Zealand Bloodstock, industry leader in online thoroughbred and standardbred sales, gavelhouse.com, will launch an enhanced platform in May named Gavelhouse Plus.
Group One Bloodlines on Offer at All Age Sale
Thursday, April 9, 2020
The New Zealand Bloodstock 2020 All Age Sale, set to be conducted on the digital platform gavelhouse.com this May, is brimming with plenty of Group One-winning relations who have ample credentials to follow in the footsteps of their families.
Buyers have the opportunity to invest in a wide range of bloodstock with proven bloodlines and residual value, including siblings to Group One winners and progeny from Group One-winning dams.
2020 All Age Sale to be Conducted on gavelhouse.com
Friday, April 3, 2020New Zealand Bloodstock’s largest standardbred breeding stock sale is now set to be conducted on the digital platform gavelhouse.com this May, with an early release of the full catalogue available to view on the NZB Standardbred website.
All Age Sale Cancelled
Thursday, March 26, 2020With the government’s announcement that the country is to go into lock-down due to the COVID-19 virus, NZB Standardbred has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 All Age Sale, scheduled to be held at Karaka on Monday 4 May.
NZB Airfreight Equine Flight Update
Monday, March 23, 2020The government’s recent announcements regarding further travel restrictions and New Zealand border closures due to COVID-19 has resulted in the suspension of all international equine flights effective immediately until further notice.
COVID-19 Update from New Zealand Bloodstock
Tuesday, March 17, 2020New Zealand Bloodstock is watching the COVID-19 situation closely with regards to how it might affect upcoming sales held at Karaka.
First Class Heads Group Three Kindergarten Stakes
Monday, March 16, 2020First Class (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) lived up to his name when scorching to an impressive win in the Group Three Kindergarten Stakes (1609m) at Wyndham on Saturday.
Krug Too Strong in Group One Cardigan Bay
Monday, March 9, 2020Krug (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) scored his first Group One victory with ease at Alexandra Park on Friday night to confirm his status as New Zealand’s leading two-year-old male pacer and marked the first-ever NZB Standardbred Group One-winning graduate.
Final Results for 2020 National Standardbred Yearling Sale
Thursday, March 5, 2020After a whirlwind week at NZB Standardbred’s National Yearling Sale, final results have been accumulated from selling over four days in Auckland and Christchurch.
Compact Sales Format for NZB Standardbred All Age Sale
Tuesday, March 3, 2020This year, the 2020 NZB Standardbred All Age Sale will take place over one action-packed day on Monday 4 May at the iconic Karaka Sales Centre.
Matt Anderson Claims First Group Victory with Town Echo (NZ)
Monday, March 2, 2020After only two starts for two wins, Town Echo (NZ) (Art Major) secured her first ever stakes victory at the Cheviot Harness Racing Club meeting at Addington on Sunday.
NZB Standardbred Trifecta First Group Victory
Thursday, February 27, 2020
After his third start, 2019 NZB Standardbred Sales graduate Krug (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) scored a front-running victory in the Group Three Sapling Stakes (1609m) race for two-year-old pacers last Friday at Ashburton.
Phenomenal Results See Out 2020 Yearling Sale
Wednesday, February 19, 2020As the gavel fell on NZB Standardbred’s 2020 National Yearling Sale, the record-breaking sale emulated the results from the inaugural Sale further cementing New Zealand Bloodstock as market leaders in standardbred sales.
Australasian Record on Day One at Christchurch
Tuesday, February 18, 2020The momentum has continued from NZB Standardbred’s Auckland session into Day One of the National Yearling Sale in Christchurch, with all key sale statistics exceeding results of the 2019 trotting session.
NZB Standardbred Enters Uncharted Territory
Monday, February 17, 2020Day One of NZB Standardbred’s second ever National Standardbred Yearling Sale kicked off at Karaka on Monday, with record-breaking results rounding out the Auckland Sale.
Major Pedigree Updates for 2020 Catalogue
Friday, February 14, 2020Since the catalogue went to print at the beginning of November, elite races across New Zealand and Australia have delivered a series of major pedigree updates to the NZB Standardbred 2020 National Yearling Sale catalogue.
NZB Standardbred Broadcast Reach Expanded for 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020The broadcast for the 2020 NZB Standardbred National Yearling Sale is set to go to new heights with the addition of a stand-alone Freeview Channel added into the mix.
2020 All Age Sale Call for Entries
Monday, February 10, 2020Entries are now open for NZB Standardbred’s 2020 All Age Sale, with sessions to be held in Auckland and Christchurch.
Outstanding Buying Experience Offered at 2020 Yearling Sales
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
NZB Standardbred’s eagerly anticipated showpiece – the 2020 National Standardbred Yearling Sales features an outstanding catalogue of 388 yearlings.
Second leg of NZB Airfreight $100,000 Triple Crown Bonus
Thursday, January 30, 2020Wainui Creek (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) heads into this Friday’s Group Two $50,000 Garrards Premier Mares Championship at Addington with it all in front, or outside of her.
Strong Sire Representation at 2020 Sale
Sunday, January 26, 2020By whatever metric you choose, the sires catalogued in New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2020 National Standardbred Yearling Sale represent some of the best available in the world. The internationalism of Northern Hemisphere shuttle stallions as well as the ability to access frozen and chilled semen has given New Zealand breeders an opening to the leading edge of sires.
It’s All About Faith Excels in First Young Guns Feature
Tuesday, December 17, 2019In his first start at Alexandra Park, NZB Standardbred graduate It’s All About Faith (Captaintreacherous) scored a brilliant victory on debut in Friday’s Heat 1 of the $23,000 Breckon Farms Young Guns (1609m) race for two-year-old pacers.
Ultimate Sniper Headlines Alexandra Park
Friday, December 13, 2019
The spotlight will shine on harness racing in Auckland this month, with a lucrative purse to be won at the 2019 Inter Dominion Pacing and Trotting Championship Finals. As the dust settles on the three heats of Inter Dominion races, betting is strong with the final fields released for Saturday.
First NZB Standardbred Graduates Take Flight
Thursday, December 12, 2019The first crop of graduates sold through NZB Standardbred’s inaugural National Standardbred Yearling Sales are set to compete this Friday in heat one of the Young Guns Series (1700m). A highly anticipated event sponsored by Breckon Farms, the Young Guns Series provides a great platform for the juveniles as they embark on their racing career.
New Zealand a Breeding Ground for Success
Wednesday, November 27, 2019As catalogues for the second edition of NZB Standardbred’s National Standardbred Yearling Sales arrive in letterboxes around the globe, a timely reminder about the immense success of the breed on both sides of the Tasman is in order.
2020 NZB National Standardbred Yearling Sale Catalogue Released
Wednesday, November 20, 2019Following an unprecedented inaugural Sale, the second edition of NZB Standardbred’s National Standardbred Yearling Sale catalogue is now online with printed copies due to arrive in letterboxes by late November.
$100,000 Triple Crown Takes Off
Friday, October 4, 2019
New Zealand Bloodstock today announced a new Triple Crown Series for pacing mares set to offer a significant $100,000 bonus for the 2019-20 season.
The NZB Airfreight Triple Crown Bonus* will feature three pacing races for mares 4 years and older with the first of the races scheduled at Addington Raceway on 15 November.
He Came, He Saw, He Spanked'em
Monday, September 30, 2019That was the headline on Australia’s National Trotguide front page back in March after the Kiwi Spankem won in the A$1,000,000 NSW Miracle Mile. Crowning his incredibly successful season at Saturday’s Harness Racing New Zealand awards he was voted 2018-19 NZB Standardbred Horse Of The Year.
Monday, September 30, 2019The 2018-19 Airpark Canterbury & Addington Raceway Owners Pass Owner Of The Year Victorian Jean Feiss collected top honours at Saturday’s Harness Racing New Zealand 2018-19 Awards.
Majestic Son Shines Bright on gavelhouse.com Award
Monday, September 30, 2019Alabar Farm’s Majestic Son was fittingly awarded the gavelhouse.com Trotting Stallion Of The Year for the second year running at Saturday night’s Harness Racing New Zealand Awards.
The ‘Belle of Montana' Park
Monday, September 30, 2019
Montana Park is the racing and breeding operation of Queensland’s Dean Shannon and after an intriguing season long tussle with Princess Tiffany, his pride and joy, Belle Of Montana was voted 2018-19 3YO Pacing Filly Of The Year.
Meet the Team - Episode 4
Friday, September 20, 2019
Meet the Team - Episode 4
Get to know the people behind New Zealand Bloodstock and their connections in the industry. This week's episode features NZB Marketing and Hospitality ace Harry King.
Meet the Team - Episode 3
Monday, September 9, 2019
Meet the Team - Episode 2
Monday, September 9, 2019
Get to know the people behind New Zealand Bloodstock and their connections in the industry.
Meet the Team - Episode 1
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Get to know the people behind New Zealand Bloodstock and their connections in the industry.
Featuring NZB Insurance team members Nikki Smart and Hannah McLean.
Karaka Hotel Off and Running
Thursday, July 11, 2019
New Zealand Bloodstock has begun constructing a new hotel conveniently located at Karaka, 30 minutes’ drive south of Auckland City and 20 minutes from Auckland Airport.
Entries open for 2020 National Yearling Sale
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Perfectly positioned on the trans-Tasman racing calendar, NZB Standardbred’s 2020 National Standardbred Yearling Sale will showcase the very best New Zealand has to offer over four action-packed days of inspections, parades and selling.
All Aged Sale Delivers Strong Results
Monday, May 6, 2019
In addition to 48 lots sold at last week’s Christchurch Sale, a further 120 lots have changed ownership today with the Auckland Sale concluding NZB Standardbred’s 2019 All Aged Sale.
A turnover of $1,573,700 was reached for the 168 lots sold over two days of trading in both locations. The average closed at $8,110 with the clearance rate a healthy 83%.
Dual Code Sale Well-received by Market
Monday, April 29, 2019
New Zealand Bloodstock forged a new path today, hosting its first dual code auction of thoroughbred and standardbred horses. Following 61 thoroughbred lots that went under the hammer this morning, a further 71 standardbred lots were offered as part of NZB's 2019 All Aged Sale in Christchurch.
Outstanding Late Yearling Entries for Auckland All Aged Sale
Friday, April 26, 2019New Zealand Bloodstock’s All Aged Sale to be held at Karaka on Monday 6 May has received three late yearling entries. All three horses were purchased at the National Yearling Sale at Karaka on 18 February.
To be consigned by Hollis and Robertson Equine Services, there are three yearlings.
Entries Open for Inaugural Ready to Run Sale
Friday, April 26, 2019Entries for NZB Standardbred’s inaugural Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs to be held at Addington Raceway on Monday 14 October 2019 are now open.
The breeze ups for the South Island 2YOs are to be held at Ashburton Raceway on 16 September and for the North Island 2YOs at Cambridge Raceway on 23 September.
An Ultra ‘Alta’ Opportunity
Friday, April 26, 2019
Seven Alta Breeding weanlings that would have gone directly to the National Yearling Sales are to be offered at New Zealand Bloodstock’s at Karaka on 6 May.
Weanling Session Big on Numbers and Quality
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Contributing to a large proportion of NZB Standardbred’sare 130 weanlings, offering a new opportunity for standardbred owners with all weanlings now eligible to nominate for the .
Alabar Farm Inspection Day
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The 2019 All Aged Sale commences in Christchurch on 29 April, followed by the Auckland Sale on 6 May, offering a total of 207 broodmares, yearlings, weanlings and raced/unraced stock.
Thirty Yearlings at NZB’s All Aged Sale
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
New Zealand Bloodstock’s presents another opportunity for buyers to secure a eligible yearling with 30 lots on offer between the on 29 April and the on 6 May.
NZB’s 2019 All Aged Sale Catalogue Available for Viewing
Friday, March 15, 2019
NZB Standardbred’s 2019 All Aged Sale can now be viewed online with printed catalogues arriving in letterboxes late March.
The Canterbury Agricultural Park will host the Christchurch Sale on Monday 29 April with 71 lots going under the hammer, while the iconic Karaka Sale Centre will showcase the Auckland Sale on Monday 6 May where 136 lots are catalogued.
Results Cement NZB as Market Leader in Standardbred Sales
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
New Zealand Bloodstock hosted its first-ever National Standardbred Yearling Sale this week and the anticipation leading into the Sale has been met with phenomenal results across all key figures at the close of trading.
The aggregate soared to $12,360,000 for 299 lots sold over three days. The average and median both climbed to great heights reaching $41,338 and $30,000 respectively.
Strong Demand for NZ-bred Trotters at Christchurch
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The lift in demand for the straight-out trotter has been reflected in the results achieved on Day 1 of selling at, with the aggregate, average and median figures exceeding that of last year’s result.
Record-breaking Start for NZB Standardbred
Monday, February 18, 2019
New Zealand Bloodstock made a successful first venture into the Standardbred auction market when it held its first National Yearling Sale under now established division, NZB Standardbred.
Zero GST on Purchases Destined for Export
Friday, February 15, 2019Did you know, if you leave your NZB National Standardbred Yearling Sale purchase in New Zealand for up to 24 months, you can defer the GST?
New Zealand-breds Taking Top Honours
Friday, February 15, 2019
With the fast-approaching 2019 National Yearling Sale kicking off with parades this Sunday at Karaka from 2.30pm, we take a look at the strength of the New Zealand standardbred and their performance in the elite races across Australasia.
NZB Yearling Sale Set to Deliver New Benchmark in Sale Coverage
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The new era in Standardbred sales is set to take place from Sunday this week and New Zealand Bloodstock will be broadcasting all the sights and sounds from the National Yearling Sale live to buyers and enthusiasts from around the globe.
Owning a Racehorse & Behind the Scenes Tour
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
This summer, we're offering a truly unique experience for people interested in owning a share of their very own racehorse.
HRNZ to Offer Complimentary Name Change
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Harness Racing New Zealand today announced that it is pleased to support NZB's National Yearling Sale by offering a complimentary name change service for all yearlings purchased at the Sale.
Group Results Strengthen National Yearling Sale
Monday, February 11, 2019
As we move into the final days before NZB’s inaugural National Yearling Sale, we have highlighted yearlings who have received timely pedigree updates since the catalogue went to print back in late 2018.
A Million Reasons to Purchase at National Yearling Sale
Thursday, February 7, 2019
New Zealand Bloodstock’s inaugural 2019 National Yearling Sale will offer the first 401 catalogued standardbreds at the Auckland and Christchurch locations, with each yearling eligible for the exciting new NZB Standardbred Harness Million Series.
Pacing Fillies Set to Impress
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Every year we sit back in awe of the wonderful fillies that this country produces and what an impressive list it is in just the last decade.
Trotting Up a Storm
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The enthusiasm and growth around the straight out trotter has been undeniable and infectious.
Stakes are continually growing, opportunities for fillies and mares are developing on both sides of the Tasman and trotters races are taking up a bigger percentage of just about every meeting.
NZB to Host First Dual Code Sale Day
Friday, December 21, 2018
In 2019, New Zealand Bloodstock will host its first dual code auction event of thoroughbred and standardbred horses at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on 29 April.
Group One Form Bolsters 2019 Yearling Harvest
Thursday, December 20, 2018
The catalogue assembled for New Zealand Bloodstock’sis exploding with black-type, including 56 lots that are siblings to Group One winners and 19 lots that are the progeny of Group One-winning dams.
The NZB Buying Experience
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
New Zealand Bloodstock is renowned for delivering a buying experience that is recognised around the globe and this will be at the core of NZB Standardbred sales.
Leading Sires Underpin NZB’s 2019 National Yearling Sale
Thursday, November 29, 2018
A strong contingent of 31 of the best sires available to the New Zealand breeding industry are set to feature throughout the upcoming.
gavelhouse.com to Launch Into Standardbred Sphere
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Following parent company New Zealand Bloodstock’s well-received foray into the Standardbred sphere, industry leader in online thoroughbred auctions gavelhouse.com are preparing to extend their services also.
NZB’s First Catalogue Draws Attention to Annual Harvest
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
NZB Standardbred’s inaugural sale, the 2019 New Zealand National Standardbred Yearling Sale, can now be viewed online with printed catalogues arriving in letterboxes early December.