Sale News

Karaka Hotel Off and Running

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Zealand Bloodstock has begun constructing a new hotel conveniently located at Karaka, 30 minutes’ drive south of Auckland City and 20 minutes from Auckland Airport.

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Entries open for 2020 National Yearling Sale

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Perfectly positioned on the trans-Tasman racing calendar, NZB Standardbred’s 2020 National Standardbred Yearling Sale will showcase the very best New Zealand has to offer over four action-packed days of inspections, parades and selling.

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All Aged Sale Delivers Strong Results

Monday, May 6, 2019

In addition to 48 lots sold at last week’s Christchurch Sale, a further 120 lots have changed ownership today with the Auckland Sale concluding NZB Standardbred’s 2019 All Aged Sale.

A turnover of $1,573,700 was reached for the 168 lots sold over two days of trading in both locations. The average closed at $8,110 with the clearance rate a healthy 83%.

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Dual Code Sale Well-received by Market

Monday, April 29, 2019

New Zealand Bloodstock forged a new path today, hosting its first dual code auction of thoroughbred and standardbred horses. Following 61 thoroughbred lots that went under the hammer this morning, a further 71 standardbred lots were offered as part of NZB's 2019 All Aged Sale in Christchurch.

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An Ultra ‘Alta’ Opportunity

Friday, April 26, 2019

Seven Alta Breeding weanlings that would have gone directly to the National Yearling Sales are to be offered at New Zealand Bloodstock’s All Aged Sale at Karaka on 6 May.

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Entries Open for Inaugural Ready to Run Sale

Friday, April 26, 2019

Entries for NZB Standardbred’s inaugural Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs to be held at Addington Raceway on Monday 14 October 2019 are now open.
The breeze ups for the South Island 2YOs are to be held at Ashburton Raceway on 16 September and for the North Island 2YOs at Cambridge Raceway on 23 September. Read More

Outstanding Late Yearling Entries for Auckland All Aged Sale

Friday, April 26, 2019

New Zealand Bloodstock’s All Aged Sale to be held at Karaka on Monday 6 May has received three late yearling entries. All three horses were purchased at the National Yearling Sale at Karaka on 18 February.

To be consigned by Hollis and Robertson Equine Services, there are three yearlings. Read More

Alabar Farm Inspection Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The 2019 All Aged Sale commences in Christchurch on 29 April, followed by the Auckland Sale on 6 May, offering a total of 207 broodmares, yearlings, weanlings and raced/unraced stock.

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Weanling Session Big on Numbers and Quality

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Contributing to a large proportion of NZB Standardbred’s All Aged Sale are 130 weanlings, offering a new opportunity for standardbred owners with all weanlings now eligible to nominate for the Harness Million Series.

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Thirty Yearlings at NZB’s All Aged Sale

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2019 All Aged Sale presents another opportunity for buyers to secure a Harness Million Series eligible yearling with 30 lots on offer between the Christchurch Sale on 29 April and the Auckland Sale on 6 May. 

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NZB’s 2019 All Aged Sale Catalogue Available for Viewing

Friday, March 15, 2019

​​​​​​​NZB Standardbred’s 2019 All Aged Sale can now be viewed online with printed catalogues arriving in letterboxes late March.

The Canterbury Agricultural Park will host the Christchurch Sale on Monday 29 April with 71 lots going under the hammer, while the iconic Karaka Sale Centre will showcase the Auckland Sale on Monday 6 May where 136 lots are catalogued.

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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.

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Strong Demand for NZ-bred Trotters at Christchurch

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The lift in demand for the straight-out trotter has been reflected in the results achieved on Day 1 of selling at NZB’s National Yearling Sale in Christchurch, with the aggregate, average and median figures exceeding that of last year’s result.

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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.

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New Zealand-breds Taking Top Honours

Friday, February 15, 2019

With the fast-approaching 2019 National Yearling Sale kicking off with parades this Sunday at Karaka from 2.30pm, we take a look at the strength of the New Zealand standardbred and their performance in the elite races across Australasia.

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Zero GST on Purchases Destined for Export

Friday, February 15, 2019

Did you know, if you leave your NZB National Standardbred Yearling Sale purchase in New Zealand for up to 24 months, you can defer the GST? Read More

NZB Yearling Sale Set to Deliver New Benchmark in Sale Coverage

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The new era in Standardbred sales is set to take place from Sunday this week and New Zealand Bloodstock will be broadcasting all the sights and sounds from the National Yearling Sale live to buyers and enthusiasts from around the globe.

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HRNZ to Offer Complimentary Name Change

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Harness Racing New Zealand today announced that it is pleased to support NZB's National Yearling Sale by offering a complimentary name change service for all yearlings purchased at the Sale.

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Owning a Racehorse & Behind the Scenes Tour

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

This summer, we're offering a truly unique experience for people interested in owning a share of their very own racehorse.

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Group Results Strengthen National Yearling Sale

Monday, February 11, 2019

As we move into the final days before NZB’s inaugural National Yearling Sale, we have highlighted yearlings who have received timely pedigree updates since the catalogue went to print back in late 2018.

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A Million Reasons to Purchase at National Yearling Sale

Thursday, February 7, 2019

New Zealand Bloodstock’s inaugural 2019 National Yearling Sale will offer the first 401 catalogued standardbreds at the Auckland and Christchurch locations, with each yearling eligible for the exciting new NZB Standardbred Harness Million Series.

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Pacing Fillies Set to Impress

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Every year we sit back in awe of the wonderful fillies that this country produces and what an impressive list it is in just the last decade.

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Trotting Up a Storm

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The enthusiasm and growth around the straight out trotter has been undeniable and infectious.

Stakes are continually growing, opportunities for fillies and mares are developing on both sides of the Tasman and trotters races are taking up a bigger percentage of just about every meeting. 

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NZB to Host First Dual Code Sale Day

Friday, December 21, 2018

In 2019, New Zealand Bloodstock will host its first dual code auction event of thoroughbred and standardbred horses at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on 29 April.

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Group One Form Bolsters 2019 Yearling Harvest

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The catalogue assembled for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2019 National Standardbred Yearling Sale is exploding with black-type, including 56 lots that are siblings to Group One winners and 19 lots that are the progeny of Group One-winning dams.

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Leading Sires Underpin NZB’s 2019 National Yearling Sale

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A strong contingent of 31 of the best sires available to the New Zealand breeding industry are set to feature throughout the upcoming New Zealand National Standardbred Yearling Sale.

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NZB’s First Catalogue Draws Attention to Annual Harvest

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NZB Standardbred’s inaugural sale, the 2019 New Zealand National Standardbred Yearling Sale, can now be viewed online with printed catalogues arriving in letterboxes early December.

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