Phenomenal Results See Out 2020 Yearling Sale

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

As 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. 

$280,000 purchase Lot 243 (Bettor's Delight x Pemberton Shard).

The strong demand for quality stock over the past two days continued into the Christchurch Sale of Pacers today, which saw 149 yearlings sell for an aggregate of $6,479,500. The average and median closed at $43,487 and $30,000 respectively, while the clearance rate settled at 78%.

NZB’s Director and Operations Manager James Jennings commented, “to have nine horses break the $200,000 barrier this week has been nothing short of phenomenal and I doubt it has ever been done before.

“A credit to the vendors who continued to lift the bar with the presentation of their yearlings.

“The increase in overall average and clearance rate for the week was evident of the strong buying bench present and the healthy competition for the quality lots resulting in a total of 14 sell at todays session for in excess of $100,000,” said Jennings.

Fillies have been in demand with residual value in mind after the Sale-topper of the pacing session, Lot 243, a Bettor’s Delight (ex Pemberton Shard) filly was purchased by Mr Graham McClintock for $280,000.

Out of the draft of Shard Farm, this was the Cantabrian farmer’s first ever purchase in the standardbred code.

Continuing the theme, a second filly by Bettor’s Delight out of Beaudiene Bad Babe (Lot 313) went for $220,000, secured by Perth couple Jim and Willie Giumelli from the Broadfield Lodge draft.

Phil and Glenys Kennard came out on top as leading buyers by aggregate, purchasing five horses for $420,000 in receipts, including two yearlings for in excess of $100,000.

David Shadbolt’s Broadfield Lodge ended the day of trading on a high, topping the leading vendor by aggregate and cracking one and a half million in turnover for 22 horses sold.

Southern vendor Shard Farm took the leading vendor by average (three or more sold) title, selling eight for an average just shy of $100,000.

Champion sire Bettor’s Delight dominated proceedings at today’s session averaging above $80,000 for 42 yearlings sold.

All horses purchased at the 2020 National Yearling Sale are eligible for the NZB Standardbred Harness Million Series with approximately $1 million in prizemoney for graduates.

To make enquiries about any Passed Lots, contact Cam Bray on +64 21 737 199.

2020 National Yearling Sale Statistics – Christchurch Sale Day 2

  2020 Christchurch Pacers Sale 2019 Christchurch Pacers Sale
Aggregate $6,479,500 $6,471,500
Average $43,487 $40,959
Median $30,000 $30,500
Clearance 78% 85%
Catalogued 209 206
Sold 149 158
Top Price $280,000 Lot 243 (B.F) Bettor's Delight - Pemberton Shard $170,000 Lot 267 (Bl.C) Bettor's Delight - Pemberton Shard; $170,000 Lot 369 (Bl.C) Bettor's Delight - Beaudiene Maja Babe

 

Top Lots

Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Price
243 B.F Bettor's Delight / Pemberton Shard Shard Farm Mr GH McClintock (Canterbury) $280,000
313 BR.F Bettor's Delight / Beaudiene Bad Babe Broadfield Lodge Mr JR & Mrs W Giumelli (Western Australia) $220,000
363 B.C Bettor's Delight / Democrat Party Price Bloodstock Cran Dalgety (Canterbury) $210,000
369 B.C Bettor's Delight / Ideal Reality Broadfield Lodge Barry Purdon (Auckland) $210,000
227 B.C Captaintreacherous / One Dream J. L. Smolenski Montana Park P/L (Queensland) $175,000
272 B.C Bettor's Delight / Adore To Our Dreams Broadfield Lodge All Stars Racing Stables (Canterbury) $170,000
197 B.C Art Major / Katy Perry Broadfield Lodge Barry Purdon (Auckland) $160,000
356 B.C Art Major / Christian Dreamer Shard Farm Joshua Dickie (Victoria) $160,000
202 B.C Bettor's Delight / Luminesce Braeview  PI & GJ Kennard Bloodstock (Canterbury) $150,000
215 B.C Bettor's Delight / Motu Pocket O'Jewels Belmont Park James Park (Western Australia) $120,000

 

Leading Purchasers

Purchaser  Bought Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
PI & GJ Kennard Bloodstock 5 $420,000 $84,000 $150,000 202
Barry Purdon 2 $370,000 $185,000 $210,000 369
Cran Dalgety 3 $335,000 $111,667 $210,000 363
All Stars Racing Stables 4 $310,000 $77,500 $170,000 272
Lincoln Farms Bloodstock 6 $283,000 $47,167 $100,000 224
Mr GH McClintock 1 $280,000 $280,000 $280,000 243
Mrs JL Feiss 4 $267,500 $66,875 $90,000 373
Mr JR & Mrs W Giumelli 1 $220,000 $220,000 $220,000 313
Stonewall Stud  4 $217,500 $54,375 $80,000 328
Eynon Farms 3 $190,000 $63,333 $70,000 191

 

Leading Vendor by Aggregate

Vendor Sold Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Broadfield Lodge 22 $1,573,000 $71,500 $220,000 313
Shard Farm 8 $778,000 $97,250 $280,000 243
Spreydon Lodge 8 $381,000 $47,625 $100,000 224
Rosedale Farm 14 $343,000 $24,500 $60,000 181
Studholme Bloodstock 8 $275,500 $34,438 $70,000 191
Belmont Park 4 $257,000 $64,250 $120,000 215
Millwood Farm 4 $251,000 $62,750 $105,000 210
Arden Lodge 7 $248,000 $35,429 $72,500 289
Barron Bloodstock 5 $230,500 $46,100 $90,000 358
Price Bloodstock 2 $230,000 $115,000 $210,000 363

 

Leading Vendor by Average (three or more sold)

Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Shard Farm 8 $97,250 $778,000 $280,000 243
Broadfield Lodge 22 $71,500 $1,573,000 $220,000 313
Belmont Park 4 $64,250 $257,000 $120,000 215
Millwood Farm 4 $62,750 $251,000 $105,000 210
White Stables 3 $61,667 $185,000 $115,000 372
Spreydon Lodge  8 $47,625 $381,000 $100,000 224
Barron Bloodstock 5 $46,100 $230,500 $90,000 358
Arden Lodge 7 $35,429 $248,000 $72,500 289
Dunvegan Lodge 4 $35,000 $140,000 $57,500 380
Studholme Bloodstock 8 $34,438 $275,500 $70,000 191

 

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)

Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Bettor's Delight 42 $80,857 $3,396,000 $280,000 243
Captaintreacherous 9 $61,333 $552,000 $175,000 227
Art Major 19 $56,026 $1,064,500 $160,000 197
Sweet Lou 4 $40,500 $162,000 $72,500 289
Always B Miki* 10 $27,900 $279,000 $65,000 226
American Ideal 7 $24,714 $173,000 $50,000 340
Somebeachsomewhere 7 $23,929 $167,500 $57,500 380
He's Watching 6 $18,000 $108,000 $38,000 320
Betting Line* 7 $17,571 $123,000 $25,000 374
Rock N Roll Heaven 8 $15,750 $126,000 $32,000 234

*First season sires