Strong Sire Representation at 2020 Sale

Sunday, January 26, 2020

By whatever metric you choose, the sires catalogued in New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2020 National Standardbred Yearling Sale represent some of the best available in the world.

 

The internationalism of Northern Hemisphere shuttle stallions as well as the ability to access frozen and chilled semen has given New Zealand breeders an opening to the leading edge of sires.

 

Pacing Sires

 

Of the USA Leading Age Group Pacing Sires list in 2019, sires represented at the Sale account for all but one on the honour roll, a testament to the quality on offer by the best available stallions in the world.

 

Bettor's Delight
Bettor's Delight

Champion sire Bettor’s Delight continues to deliver outstanding results on the racetrack, earning the title of Leading Pacing Sire for the eighth consecutive year. His major contributors featured New Zealand Horse of the Year Spankem (NZ), Lazarus, Elle Mac, Ultimate Machete, Dream About Me, Another Masterpiece and Jesse Duke just to name a few. Standing at Woodland’s Stud, he will be represented by 82 Lots across the four days of parades and selling.

 

Art Major is another sire who continually produces top class racehorses, resulting in 12 individual millionaires and the title of Leading Three-Year-Old Sire in Australia for the 2018-19 season. 47 progeny will be offered by the Alabar Farm stallion.

 

The Northern Hemisphere success of Captaintreacherous and Sweet Lou has gathered plenty of momentum and they will be well represented with 16 and 25 Lots respectively at the Sale.

 

Always B Miki

For the first time, purchases will have the opportunity to secure stock of first season sires of World Record performers Always B Miki and Betting Line. Standing at Alabar, Always B Miki recorded over $2.8 million on the track in an illustrious racing career, culminating with a World Champion Pacer title. Bettor’s Delight’s fastest son Betting Line smashed records as a three-year-old and went on to collect over US$2.2 million in stakes. The freshman sires will be offering 26 and 15 Lots respectively.

 

Other pacing sires of note include A Rocknroll Dance (28 lots catalogued), American Ideal (20), Rock N Roll Heaven (17), Somebeachsomewhere (16), He’s Watching (10) and Sportswriter (6).

 

Trotting Sires

 

Love You

There are 62 quality trotting yearlings available with a spattering of international and domestic pedigrees of the highest quality.

 

Headed by champion European sire Love You whose progeny have earnt more than €100 million on the racetrack including seven individual millionaires. His New Zealand progeny include star two-year-old trotter Ultimate Stride and he will be represented by 19 Lots.

 

Also featured is arguably the best trotting sire in the world, Muscle Hill and leading Australasian sire Majestic Son. The Sale will be the final opportunity to secure bloodlines of Muscle Hill with his last six Lots heading through the ring, and Majestic Son will have four Lots at the Christchurch Sale.

 

Father Patrick

Emerging sire Father Patrick will offer four Lots from his second Southern Hemisphere crop at the upcoming Christchurch Sale, following a successful 2019 Sale for the stallion.

Other trotting sires of note include Creatine (first season sire with five lots catalogued), Peak (5) and Kadabra (4).

 

Auckland Sale at Karaka

Day 1 will commence on Sunday 16 February with parades of yearlings in Lot order from 2.30pm.

Day 2 on Monday 17 February will see the first of the yearlings going under the hammer with the sale of 131 Trotters and Pacers commencing at 11.00am

Christchurch Sale at Canterbury Agricultural Park

Day 3 will kick-off on Tuesday 18 February with parades in Lot order from 11.00am. Selling will then commence in an evening session from 4.00pm with 48 Trotters on offer.

Day 4 on Wednesday 19 February will see the final yearlings go through the ring with the sale of 209 Pacers from 11.00am.
 

To request a catalogue email rachel.deegan@nzb.co.nz or call +64 3  381 141.