At the close of trading on the first day of NZB Standardbred's 2019 National Yearling Sale, 100 Lots were sold for an aggregate of $4,675,000. 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.
Dylan Ferguson, Rogerson Racing Stables's new foreman, caught up with NZB to talk about their early purchases at the National Yearling Sale having outlaid $190,000 for Lot 18 (Breckon Farms) and $120,000 for Lot 22 (Hollis & Robertson Equine Services).
� "He's a lovely colt, and a lovely nature" commented Jean Feiss after purchasing Lot 73 Pacemaker (Sweet Lou x Pacing Delight) from the draft of Woodlands Stud NZ.
"He's the one I came here to buy," commented Jim Connelly (KPC Racing) who secured Breckon Farms Lot 53 Dooise Do (Muscle Hill - Love Ya Doosie) for $110,000.
"He ticked all the boxes for me on type - he was my pick of the whole Sale," commented Ray Green who trains for Lincoln Farms. The farm purchased Lot 20 (Woodlands Stud NZ) and Lot 21 (Archer Park) in quick succession going to $140,000 and $80,000 respectively.