New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2023 National Standardbred Yearling Sale is taking place this summer at Karaka and Christchurch from Sunday 19 February to Wednesday 22 February.

For decades, New Zealand-bred standardbreds have performed at an elite level on the world stage demonstrating their strength, stamina and Group One-winning abilities in both hemispheres. In recent seasons, NZB Standardbred’s very own graduates have added to that lineage of success, dominating on racetracks across Australasia.

  • With the oldest just four years of age, NZB Standardbred graduates claimed 17 Group One wins and 25 stakes wins in the 2020-21 season.
  • 67 eligible Group One races were won by New Zealand-bred standardbreds in Australasia last season.
  • A source of classic winners, NZB Standardbred graduates won seven Derbys across Australasia last season alone.
  • New Zealand-bred horses defended 100% of all stakes races in New Zealand last season, claiming all 39 Group One pacing and trotting races on the calendar.

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

Catalogue online and in mailboxes late November.