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.

Vendors were delighted with the results at the Auckland Sale, with thirteen yearlings making in excess of $100,000 and the Sale average and median both increasing substantially on last year’s result.

Top-priced yearling offered by Breckon Farm (Lot 18).

At the close of trading, 100 Lots were sold for an aggregate of $4,675,000 with 30 less horses catalogued than in 2018. The clearance rate was a healthy 73%, with the average and median both reaching an all-time high of $46,750 (up 38% on 2018) and $34,000 (up 46% on 2018) respectively.

“I’m very pleased for our first foray into the Standardbred Sales,” commented NZB Managing Director Andrew Seabrook.

“At the end of the first day of selling, feedback from buyers has been positive and it shows in the results. 

“The atmosphere has been very encouraging and the clearance will climb over the coming days.”

The fireworks came early in the piece today when Breckon Farms’ Lot 18 entered the ring. A son of Art Major and half-brother to multiple Group One winner Elle Mac, Billion Dollar Boy was knocked down to the $190,000 bid of local trainer Graeme Rogerson.

“We liked his pedigree right from day one,” said Rogerson’s foreman Dylan Ferguson.

“His type matched his pedigree and we certainly thought he was the top colt in the Sale.”

The leading buyer at the end of selling, Rogerson secured five lots for $406,000 in receipts.

Breckon Farms also sold the highest-priced trotter at the Auckland Sale in Doosie Do at Lot 53. A son of Muscle Hill, the colt made $110,000 going to the bid of Australian-based Jim Connelly purchasing under his KPC Racing banner.

Muscle Hill was the leading trotting sire by average (three or more sold) with four lots sold at an average of $90,000, while Captaintreacherous topped the leading pacing sire table with three lots sold for an average of $81,667.

Local vendor Woodlands Stud are the leading vendor by aggregate having sold 30 lots for a total of $1,401,500, including four of the top 10 yearlings sold today.

“It was good to see the Australians here, NZB did a great job in getting buyers on the complex,” commented Woodlands Stud’s principal Andrew Grierson.

“There was a lot of buzz leading into today and it’s the way it went for us, we had a good Sale overall and are happy with the results.”

The leading vendor by average (three or more sold) was Hollis and Robertson Equine Services who sold 11 lots at an average of $66,864, also consigning four of the top 10 highest-priced yearlings today.

The Christchurch Sale commences tomorrow with Lot 146 to Lot 195 going under the hammer from 4.00pm.

All horses purchased at the 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.


2019 National Yearling Sale Statistics - Auckland Sale
  2019 Auckland Combined
Aggregate $4,675,000
Average $46,750
Median $34,000
Clearance 73%
Catalogued 145
Sold 100
Top Price $190,000 Lot 18 (B.C.) Art Major – Goodlookinggirl

 

Top Lots
Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Location Price
18 B.C Art Major / Goodlookinggirl Breckon Farms  Rogerson Bloodstock Waikato $190,000
20 B.C Bettor's Delight / Kamwood Elsie Woodlands Stud (NZ)  Lincoln Farms Bloodstock Auckland $140,000
73 BR.C Sweet Lou / Pacing Delight Woodlands Stud (NZ)  Mrs JL Feiss Victoria $140,000
122 B.C Captaintreacherous / Veste Breckon Farms  All Stars Racing Stables Canterbury $130,000
22 BR.F Bettor's Delight / Eyre To The Throne Hollis & Robertson Equine Services Rogerson Bloodstock Waikato $120,000
76 B.F Somebeachsomewhere / Dancing Diamonds Hollis & Robertson Equine Services Mr JR & Mrs W Giumelli Western Australia $120,000
53 BR.C Muscle Hill / Love Ya Doosie Breckon Farms  KPC Racing Victoria $110,000
139 B.C Mach Three / Carpenters Daughter Hollis & Robertson Equine Services Dallimore Family Trust Auckland $110,000
115 B.C Bettor's Delight / Yankee Dream Hollis & Robertson Equine Services Dallimore Family Trust Auckland $105,000
57 B.F Bettor's Delight / Safedra Wairau Farm Mr MP Jones Canterbury $100,000
95 B.C Sweet Lou / Revere Me Woodlands Stud (NZ)  Mr C Dalgety Canterbury $100,000
127 B.C Muscle Hill / Alannah Hall Breckon Farms  PI & GJ Kennard Bloodstock Ltd Canterbury $100,000
140 B.C Bettor's Delight / Diamond Like Woodlands Stud (NZ)  E & M Stride New South Wales $100,000
 
Leading Purchasers
Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Rogerson Bloodstock (Waikato) 5 $406,000 $81,200 $190,000 18
Lincoln Farms Bloodstock (Auckland) 5 $339,000 $67,800 $140,000 20
Dallimore Family Trust (Auckland) 4 $310,000 $77,500 $110,000 139
E & M Stride (New South Wales) 4 $256,500 $64,125 $100,000 140
Mr AG Herlihy (Auckland) 5 $242,000 $48,400 $85,000 78
Mr C Dalgety (Canterbury) 3 $213,000 $71,000 $100,000 95
Montana Park P/L (Queensland) 4 $210,000 $52,500 $75,000 32
Mrs JL Feiss (Victoria) 2 $205,000 $102,500 $140,000 73
All Stars Racing Stables (Canterbury) 2 $190,000 $95,000 $130,000 122
Stonewall Stud (Auckland) 6 $185,000 $30,833 $40,000 94

 

Leading Vendor by Aggregate
Vendor Sold Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Woodlands Stud  30 $1,401,500 $46,717 $140,000 20
Breckon Farms  20 $1,277,500 $63,875 $190,000 18
Hollis & Robertson Equine Services 11 $735,500 $66,864 $120,000 22
Wairau Farm 4 $242,500 $60,625 $100,000 57
Dancingonmoonlight 3 $157,500 $52,500 $62,500 123
McGowan Partnership 5 $112,500 $22,500 $30,000 49
Jubilee Park 4 $111,500 $27,875 $35,000 48
Alta Dream Lodge 3 $89,000 $29,667 $38,000 98
Archer Park 1 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 21
Highfields Bloodstock 2 $80,000 $40,000 $55,000 110

 

Leading Vendor by Average (three or more sold)
Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Hollis & Robertson Equine Services 11 $66,864 $735,500 $120,000 22
Breckon Farms  20 $63,875 $1,277,500 $190,000 18
Wairau Farm 4 $60,625 $242,500 $100,000 57
Dancingonmoonlight 3 $52,500 $157,500 $62,500 123
Woodlands Stud  30 $46,717 $1,401,500 $140,000 20
Alta Dream Lodge 3 $29,667 $89,000 $38,000 98
Jubilee Park 4 $27,875 $111,500 $35,000 48
McGowan Partnership 5 $22,500 $112,500 $30,000 49
Tardina Stud  3 $20,333 $61,000 $30,000 61
Brogden Lodge 3 $10,667 $32,000 $16,000 131
 
Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)
Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Muscle Hill 4 $90,000 $360,000 $110,000 53
Captaintreacherous 3 $81,667 $245,000 $130,000 122
Sweet Lou 8 $53,813 $430,500 $140,000 73
Somebeachsomewhere 8 $52,875 $423,000 $120,000 76
Bettor's Delight 31 $51,226 $1,588,000 $140,000 20
Art Major 16 $50,750 $812,000 $190,000 18
Rock N Roll Heaven 4 $43,750 $175,000 $80,000 21
Mach Three 4 $42,750 $171,000 $110,000 139
American Ideal 8 $23,750 $190,000 $35,000 12
Sportswriter 3 $17,167 $51,500 $27,500 143

 

‹ Back