Sale News

NZB to Unveil New Bidding Technology

Thursday, August 20, 2020

While versatility and preparation in the industry is at its peak, New Zealand Bloodstock is pleased to announce the development of a new, robust online bidding platform specifically developed for the future of their thoroughbred and standardbred auction sales.

Entries Open for 2021 National Yearling Sale

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2021 National Standardbred Yearling Sale are now open with the Sale taking place next summer at Karaka and Christchurch from Sunday 14 February to Wednesday 17 February.

Home Straight for Bidding on All Age Sale

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred bosses are seeing the last-day flurry they expected as New Zealand’s largest ever online sale comes into the home straight.

NZB Standardbred’s All Age Sale finishes tomorrow on gavelhouse.com, the first time a major catalogue of standardbred horses has been sold on that platform in New Zealand.

Early Bidding Strong for Online Sale

Friday, May 22, 2020

The early numbers are very encouraging for New Zealand’s largest ever online standardbred sale.

And NZB Standardbred representative Cam Bray says that it is not just from the early bids on the All Age Sale that is online now at gavelhouse.com.

Expert Inspections Key for All Age Sale

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

When it comes to buying weanlings, for respected sales veterinarian Ivan Bridge it is all in the legs.

For the first time in New Zealand standardbred sales history, the entire All Age Sale run by New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred goes online today on their gavelhouse.com platform, basically a Trade Me for potentially elite future racehorses.

Alabar Farms Support Online Sale With Quality Draft

Monday, May 11, 2020

Alabar General Manager Graeme Henley says the upcoming All Age Sale on gavelhouse.com is more than just a sale. 

Because he believes it will be an important barometer for where the industry’s confidence stands coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Woodlands Gear Up for Value Sale

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Woodlands Stud boss Andrew Grierson knows he is about to gift somebody a bargain.

But he says that is all part of game for the breeding powerhouse as they count down to New Zealand’s largest ever online auction of standardbred stock.

2020 All Age Sale Live on gavelhouse.com

Saturday, May 2, 2020

New Zealand’s largest breeding stock sale of standardbreds featuring weanlings, yearlings, racehorses and broodmares is now live and available to view on gavelhouse.com.

The 2020 All Age Sale catalogue was initially available on the NZB Standardbred site to allow prospective buyers to conduct early research, with the 148-lot offering now transferred to the gavelhouse.com platform. 

Opportunity to Secure Harness Million Series Eligible Stock

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The NZB Standardbred 2020 All Age Sale catalogue to be conducted on gavelhouse.com is beaming with racetrack potential, including a standout index of youngsters eligible for NZB Standardbred’s exciting sales race series.

All weanlings offered at the online Sale will have the opportunity to be nominated for the $1 million Harness Million Sales Race Series administered by the New Zealand Sires’ Stakes Board.

Sire Representation Strengthens 2020 All Age Sale

Friday, April 17, 2020

A strong line up of 28 sires available to the New Zealand breeding industry feature throughout New Zealand Bloodstock’s largest standardbred breeding stock sale, the 2020 All Age Sale to be conducted in May.
Superstar stallions have lit up racetracks on both sides of the Tasman this season and buyers purchasing from the Sale will have access to an online catalogue offered through NZB’s subsidiary gavelhouse.com Standardbred.  

Group One Bloodlines on Offer at All Age Sale

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The New Zealand Bloodstock 2020 All Age Sale, set to be conducted on the digital platform gavelhouse.com this May, is brimming with plenty of Group One-winning relations who have ample credentials to follow in the footsteps of their families.


Buyers have the opportunity to invest in a wide range of bloodstock with proven bloodlines and residual value, including siblings to Group One winners and progeny from Group One-winning dams.

All Age Sale Cancelled

Thursday, March 26, 2020

With the government’s announcement that the country is to go into lock-down due to the COVID-19 virus, NZB Standardbred has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 All Age Sale, scheduled to be held at Karaka on Monday 4 May.

COVID-19 Update from New Zealand Bloodstock

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New Zealand Bloodstock is watching the COVID-19 situation closely with regards to how it might affect upcoming sales held at Karaka. 

Phenomenal Results See Out 2020 Yearling Sale

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

As the gavel fell on NZB Standardbred’s 2020 National Yearling Sale, the record-breaking sale emulated the results from the inaugural Sale further cementing New Zealand Bloodstock as market leaders in standardbred sales.

The strong demand for quality stock over the past two days continued into the Christchurch Sale of Pacers today, which saw 149 yearlings sell for an aggregate of $6,479,500. The average and median closed at $43,487 and $30,000 respectively, while the clearance rate settled at 78%.

Australasian Record on Day One at Christchurch

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The momentum has continued from NZB Standardbred’s Auckland session into Day One of the National Yearling Sale in Christchurch, with all key sale statistics exceeding results of the 2019 trotting session. 

With 36 Lots sold this afternoon, the aggregate surpassed the million-dollar mark to close at $1,281,750. The average and median both climbed to $34,642 and $24,000 respectively and the clearance rate settled at 79%.

NZB Standardbred Enters Uncharted Territory

Monday, February 17, 2020

Day One of NZB Standardbred’s second ever National Standardbred Yearling Sale kicked off at Karaka on Monday, with record-breaking results rounding out the Auckland Sale.

The Sale broke records today after four Lots sold for in excess of $200,000, with the median increasing on last year’s results closing at $36,250.

Major Pedigree Updates for 2020 Catalogue

Friday, February 14, 2020

Since the catalogue went to print at the beginning of November, elite races across New Zealand and Australia have delivered a series of major pedigree updates to the NZB Standardbred 2020 National Yearling Sale catalogue.

Most notably, yearlings on offer at the Auckland and Christchurch Sales are related to a number of current Group One performers.

NZB Standardbred Broadcast Reach Expanded for 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The broadcast for the 2020 NZB Standardbred National Yearling Sale is set to go to new heights with the addition of a stand-alone Freeview Channel added into the mix.

From Monday 17 February through until the conclusion of selling on Wednesday 19, selling at the Auckland and Christchurch Sale will be beamed to viewers on Freeview Channel 200.

2020 All Age Sale Call for Entries

Monday, February 10, 2020

Entries are now open for NZB Standardbred’s 2020 All Age Sale, with sessions to be held in Auckland and Christchurch.

The format for the 2020 Sale will see two one day sessions held on Friday 17 April at Canterbury Agricultural Park and Monday 4 May at Karaka, featuring a selection of the very best weanlings, yearlings, broodmares and mixed bloodstock New Zealand has to offer.

Outstanding Buying Experience Offered at 2020 Yearling Sales

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

NZB Standardbred’s eagerly anticipated showpiece – the 2020 National Standardbred Yearling Sales features an outstanding catalogue of 388 yearlings.

Carried through four days of selling action this February, prospective buyers will flock to either ends of the country to inspect the quality yearlings on offer. The week will kick off at the Karaka Sales Complex on 16 and 17 February and then head South to Canterbury Agricultural Park on 18 and 19 February.

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.

New Zealand a Breeding Ground for Success

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

As catalogues for the second edition of NZB Standardbred’s National Standardbred Yearling Sales arrive in letterboxes around the globe, a timely reminder about the immense success of the breed on both sides of the Tasman is in order. 

2020 NZB National Standardbred Yearling Sale Catalogue Released

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Following an unprecedented inaugural Sale, the second edition of NZB Standardbred’s National Standardbred Yearling Sale catalogue is now online with printed copies due to arrive in letterboxes by late November.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.