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.

Having launched in April 2016, gavelhouse.com’s user-friendly, regular online auctions have been a welcome addition to the thoroughbred industry in New Zealand and Australia.

Now an integral part of the trading landscape, gavelhouse.com is used by leading breeders, owners and trainers to sell all levels of bloodstock with the highest price fetched online to date being $211,000. This was for the broodmare Ampin who was sold as part of a dispersal sale and offered in foal to Waikato Stud’s Champion Thoroughbred Sire Savabeel in June 2017.

“With the fantastic early support NZB’s already received from the Standardbred industry, it was only a matter of time before we added gavelhouse.com’s unique service to the mix,” said NZB Managing Director Andrew Seabrook.

Over 1,400 horses and over $10.4 million worth of bloodstock has been traded through the site to date and gavelhouse.com General Manager Haylie Martin is looking forward to the new development “Our team takes great pride in being able to help people whether it be by achieving exceptional results selling high-value bloodstock or giving vendors an avenue to reduce their costs by selling horses that aren’t proving economical for them.”

“I’m certain our service will be well-received and we are looking forward to becoming an integral part of this exciting industry with our first monthly auction to be held in March.”

For a cost-effective entry fee and a low 5% commission rate, vendors will have the opportunity to showcase their Lots with each listing page including a pedigree, description, race record, up to five photos and video footage plus the ability to upload vet reports.

With his extensive knowledge of the industry, NZB Standardbred representative and auctioneer Cameron Bray will be the main point of contact for vendors and buyers. The gavelhouse.com team will be at the NZB Standardbred National Yearling Sales at Karaka (17 & 18 February) and in Christchurch in February (19 & 20 February) to meet potential users of the site and show them how it works.

gavelhouse.com is a subsidiary of New Zealand Bloodstock, who will host their inaugural NZB National Standardbred Yearling Sale next year with 401 yearlings set to be sold. New Zealand Bloodstock are also industry leaders in Airfreight, Insurance and Leasing and Finance.

While the new, dedicated website is being built stay tuned for updates via the following gavelhouse.com Standardbred Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

For further questions about gavelhouse.com Standardbred contact Haylie Martin. Ph: +614 22 637 8127 or email haylie@gavelhouse.com. If you have a Standardbred you would like to sell contact Cam Bray. Ph: +64 21 737 199 or email cam.bray@nzb.co.nz