Entries Open for 2022 National Standardbred Yearling Sale

1 July 2021

2021 National Yearling Sale-topper Lot 361 (Bettor's Delight x Hartofdixie).

Entries for NZB Standardbred’s 2022 National Yearling Sale are now open, with the Sale taking place next summer at Karaka and Christchurch from Sunday 13 February to Wednesday 16 February.

Since entering the standardbred auction sphere approximately three years ago, NZB Standardbred’s National Yearling Sale has become renowned for its prolific results throughout Australasia, and the majority of key sale indicators continuing to improve each year. 

  • 2021’s combined aggregate increase of more than $1.2 million was up 10% on 2020’s overall aggregate
  • The combined average has continued to climb by 4% year on year
  • 2021 saw three lots sell for $300,000 or more, breaking NZB Standardbred sale records
  • In 2020, NZB Standardbred broke an Australasian record by selling the highest-ever recorded purchase for a trotting yearling at $280,000
  • NZB Standardbred’s 2020 yearling sale also saw a phenomenal nine horses sell for $200,000 or more

NZB Director and Operations Manager James Jennings is optimistic about selling next year in February.

NZB Standardbred eagerly anticipates welcoming their Australian clients back on the ground.

“After a successful three years hosting the Sale, we have seen significant growth in our New Zealand industry in its entirety.” 

“As evidenced in the last 12 months, the nature of global horse auctions has also changed substantially.

“During this time, we have continued to operate as market leaders in Australasian standardbred sales.

“We eagerly await a functioning travel bubble in time for the Sale next year, with many of our Australian clients desperate to get back on New Zealand soil to experience our hospitality, including our highly anticipated DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka hotel opening,” Jennings said. 

Sale dates and venues as follows:

The format will continue from the revised version held in 2021, with the parades held in lot order and the separate session for trotters in Christchurch. Sale dates and venues as follows:

Auckland Parade of Pacers & Trotters: Saturday 12 February 2022
Auckland Sale of Pacers & Trotters: Sunday 13 February 2022
Christchurch Parade & Sale of Trotters: Monday 14 February 2022
Christchurch Parade & Sale of Pacers: Tuesday 15 February 2022
Christchurch Parade & Sale of Pacers: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Each yearling entered into the National Standardbred Yearling Sale is eligible to be nominated for the Harness Million Sale Race Series. 2022 will see the fourth yearling intake of graduates go through the ring, with the Series’ one-off payment structure popular amongst owners and trainers who purchase through NZB Standardbred Sales.

To nominate your yearlings for the Sale, please visit NZB’s online portal here. For full instructions on how to use the online entry portal, click here or contact Grant Inglis by calling +64 3 260 3424 or email [email protected]

Entries close 5pm Friday 30 July 2021.