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.

2019 Yearling Sale Catalogue

View the catalogue online, click here for Auckland Lots and here for Christchurch Lots.

The first-ever catalogue under the NZB banner has attracted a total of 401 yearlings and will be conducted over four action-packed days of parades and selling at two locations.

“We are very pleased to be offering the first standardbred catalogue with such a quality selection of yearlings,” commented NZB Director James Jennings.

“We have the industry’s breeders to thank for their tremendous support, and we look forward to welcoming buyers to the Sale and offering our comprehensive services to them.”

Buyers will have the opportunity to invest into the bloodlines of 31 pacing and trotting sires, including yearlings by dual-hemisphere Champion Sire Bettor’s Delight. With a record offering, he will be represented by 118 lots at Auckland and Christchurch.

  • Other leading sires with pacing progeny at the Sale include Art Major, Somebeachsomewhere, American Deal, Sportswriter, Captaintreacherous, A Rocknroll Dance and He’s Watching.
  • The trotting session will also offer a quality selection of sires including leading sires Majestic Son, Muscle Hill, Love You, Muscle Mass and Pegasus Spur.

The strength of the catalogue is bolstered by the families of stakes performers. There are siblings to 56 Group One winners as well as the progeny of 19 Group One-winning dams.

The 401 yearlings will be offered by 91 vendors from the length of the country with all lots eligible for the new NZB Harness Million Sales Series. Other series include:

  • 287 lots eligible for the Australasian Breeders Crown, 112 fillies nominated for the Nevele R 3YO Fillies Series, 85 Bathurst Gold Crown eligible horses, 84 Caduceus Club Fillies Series eligible fillies, 40 Vicbred Super Series nominated horses and 16 horses that are eligible for the Need for Speed Trotters Series.

Auckland Sale at Karaka

Day 1 will commence on Sunday 17 February with parades of trotting and pacing yearlings from 2.30pm.

Day 2 will see the first of the yearlings going under the hammer with sale of 145 Trotters and Pacers commencing at 10.30am.

Christchurch Sale at Canterbury Agricultural Park

Day 3 will kick-off on Tuesday 19 with parades of Trotters from 11.00am and parades of Fillies and Colts from 11.45am. Selling will then commence at 4.00pm with 50 Trotters.

Wednesday 20 will see the final yearlings go through the ring with the sale of 206 Pacers from 10.00am.

View the catalogue online, click here for Auckland Lots and here for Christchurch Lots.

To make sure you’re on NZB’s mailing list and to request a catalogue, click here or call +64 9 298 0055.

For travel and accommodation information, and to make a booking, contact Rachel.Deegan@nzb.co.nz or call her on +64 3 381 0141.