Results Cement NZB as Market Leader in Standardbred Sales

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

New Zealand Bloodstock hosted its first-ever National Standardbred Yearling Sale this week and the anticipation leading into the Sale has been met with phenomenal results across all key figures at the close of trading. 

The aggregate soared to $12,360,000 for 299 lots sold over three days. The average and median both climbed to great heights reaching $41,338 and $30,000 respectively. 

Lot 369 was purchased by Jean Feiss for $170,000

“We are thrilled with our first foray into selling standardbreds and the statistics sum up the success of the Sale,” commented NZB’s Managing Director Andrew Seabrook.

“I’d like to congratulate the vendors on how well they have prepared their horses. To see the turnover up nearly $1 million dollars [$962,500] on last year with 85 less horses catalogued is a great outcome.

“The top end of the Sale was strong with 24 horses selling in excess of $100,000 over the past three days, where last year there were just seven.

“The average has improved significantly on 2018 with the all-important median suggesting a buoyant middle market, and the overall feedback from everyone has been fantastic.

“While the clearance rate in Auckland was 73%, it was heartening to see that figure increase to 85% during today’s session, resulting in an overall clearance rate of 80% for the catalogue.

“We won’t rest on our laurels and will continue to work with vendors and buyers for ways of improving the Sales as we move forward.”

Day 2 of the Christchurch Sale saw 158 pacing yearlings sold for an aggregate of $6,471,500, with leading buyer John Street of Lincoln Farms Bloodstock accounting for 8 of those purchases and $593,000 in receipts.

“We bought five in Auckland and seven here in Christchurch,” commented Street.

“We got every horse we wanted so we’re very, very lucky. They’ll go into some of our partnerships but we won’t do that until they are two-year-olds.”

Emilio and Mary Rosati were in the action again today securing the equal highest-priced yearling in The Shard (Lot 267) from the draft of Shard Farm. The son of Bettor’s Delight and Group Two winner Pemberton Shard was knocked down to the duo’s $170,000 bid.

Beaudiene Breeding’s Lot 369, Beaudiene Bigtime, was also knocked down for $170,000 with active Australian buyer Jean Feiss securing the son of Bettor’s Delight.

Beaudiene Breeding ended the day of trading as the leading vendor by average having sold 4 lots at an average price of $65,500.

“The Southern Bred Southern Reared have had a fantastic day with quite a few $100,000 dollar horses,” commented David Kennedy who sells under the Beaudiene Breeding banner.

“I’m absolutely delighted, NZB have done a tremendous job on promoting the Sale.

“The vendors have presented and the buyers have fronted up and given us the rewards.

“It’s been a fantastic day for everyone and we’ve done unbelievably well ourselves.”

Broadfield Lodge traded 17 lots for $845,000, including Lot 274 who fetched $130,000, landing them the leading vendor by aggregate title.

The leading sire by average was Captaintreacherous with 8 of his progeny selling for a total of $59,437.

All horses purchased at the 2019 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.

Auckland Sale – view Passed Lots here

Christchurch Sale – view Passed Lots here


2019 National Yearling Sale - Day 3 Sale of Pacers at Christchurch
  2019 Christchurch Sale (pacers only)
Aggregate $6,471,500
Average $40,959
Median $30,500
Clearance 85%
Catalogued 206
Sold 158
Top Price

$170,000 Lot 267 The Shard (Bl.C.) Bettor's Delight – Pemberton Shard;

$170,000 Lot 369 Beaudine Bigtime (Bl.C) Bettor's Delight – Beaudiene Maja Babe


Top Lots
Lot Type Breeding Vendor Purchaser Location Price
267 BL.C Bettor's Delight / Pemberton Shard Shard Farm E & M Stride New South Wales $170,000
369 BL.C Bettor's Delight / Beaudiene Maja Babe Beaudiene Breeding Mrs JL Feiss Victoria $170,000
381 B.C Bettor's Delight / Champagne Princess Smolenski Stables Kentuckiana Lodge Ltd Canterbury $155,000
277 BR.C Mach Three / Nicaea Franco Spreydon Lodge Ltd Lincoln Farms Bloodstock Auckland $140,000
274 B.F Art Major / Kashana Broadfield Lodge Lincoln Farms Bloodstock Auckland $130,000
360 B.C Captaintreacherous / Arden Caviar Price Bloodstock Lincoln Farms Bloodstock Auckland $110,000
377 B.F Bettor's Delight / Anvil On Fire Broadfield Lodge Kentuckiana Lodge Ltd Canterbury $105,000
280 B.C Bettor's Delight / Priscilla Shard Shard Farm PI & GJ Kennard Bloodstock Ltd Canterbury $100,000
326 B.C Bettor's Delight / Surprise Party Price Bloodstock Mrs JL Feiss Victoria $100,000
342 BL.C Bettor's Delight / Simply Devine Studholme Bloodstock Ltd Mr R Reddy Fiji $100,000

Leading Purchasers
Purchaser Bought Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Lincoln Farms Bloodstock (Auckland) 8 $593,000 $74,125 $140,000 277
PI & GJ Kennard Bloodstock (Canterbury) 6 $400,000 $66,667 $100,000 280
All Stars Racing Stables (Canterbury) 6 $357,000 $59,500 $80,000 401
Kentuckiana Lodge (Canterbury) 3 $332,500 $110,833 $155,000 381
Mrs JL Feiss (Victoria) 3 $300,000 $100,000 $170,000 369
Mr NR McGrath (Canterbury) 6 $253,000 $42,167 $75,000 382
E & M Stride (New South Wales) 2 $252,500 $126,250 $170,000 267
Stonewall Stud (Auckland) 6 $250,500 $41,750 $65,000 331
Mr BM Mangos (Auckland) 3 $200,000 $66,667 $90,000 210
Mr G Payne (Canterbury) 8 $182,500 $22,813 $31,000 305

Leading Vendors by Aggregate
Vendor Sold Aggregate Average Top Price Top Lot
Broadfield Lodge 17 $845,000 $49,706 $130,000 274
Studholme Bloodstock 13 $589,500 $45,346 $100,000 342
Spreydon Lodge 8 $500,500 $62,563 $140,000 277
Rosedale Farm 14 $485,000 $34,643 $90,000 265
Shard Farm 7 $448,500 $64,071 $170,000 267
Ripple Creek 12 $356,000 $29,667 $85,000 365
Arden Lodge 8 $341,000 $42,625 $90,000 335
Beaudiene Breeding 4 $262,000 $65,500 $170,000 369
L. Smith 6 $222,000 $37,000 $65,000 331
Price Bloodstock 2 $210,000 $105,000 $110,000 360

Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold)
Vendor Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Beaudiene Breeding 4 $65,500 $262,000 $170,000 369
Shard Farm 7 $64,071 $448,500 $170,000 267
Spreydon Lodge 8 $62,563 $500,500 $140,000 277
Broadfield Lodge 17 $49,706 $845,000 $130,000 274
Studholme Bloodstock 13 $45,346 $589,500 $100,000 342
Arden Lodge 8 $42,625 $341,000 $90,000 335
Barron Bloodstock 4 $39,000 $156,000 $65,000 199
L. Smith 6 $37,000 $222,000 $65,000 331
Rosedale Farm 14 $34,643 $485,000 $90,000 265
Norwegian Wood Breeding 3 $30,833 $92,500 $50,000 212

Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)
Sire Sold Average Aggregate Top Price Top Lot
Captaintreacherous 8 $59,438 $475,500 $110,000 360
Roll With Joe 5 $54,800 $274,000 $70,000 396
Bettor's Delight 68 $51,412 $3,496,000 $170,000 267
Mach Three 7 $46,143 $323,000 $140,000 277
Art Major 21 $41,905 $880,000 $130,000 274
Sweet Lou 4 $39,625 $158,500 $85,000 365
American Ideal 12 $24,083 $289,000 $38,000 291
Somebeachsomewhere 10 $22,600 $226,000 $40,000 204
Sportswriter 4 $22,250 $89,000 $35,000 249
A Rocknroll Dance 7 $16,143 $113,000 $26,000 243

 

 

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