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2020 Ready to Run Sale

#Karaka titan David Ellis from Te Akau Racing is back in the ring. Today he secured Lot 219, a Darci Brahma colt out of Granadilla for $350,000 from Lilywhites Lodge, claiming he was the best Darci Brahma colt he has ever seen. #WhereWinningBegins

Mark Treweek’s Lyndhurst Farm has sold seven Group One winners through NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale and he thinks Lot 169 (Exceel and Excel x Chateau d’Yquem) could follow in the same footsteps after John Bell purchased him for $525,000. #WhereWinningBegins

Kilgravin Lodge is one of our leading vendors at the #ReadytoRun Sale each year, and 2020 is no exception. Michael Guerin caught up with expert preparer Eion Kemp who has been very busy this year with his large and exceptional draft of 2YOs. #WhereWinningBegins

Roger James from Kingsclere Stables has been coming to NZB's #ReadytoRun Sale for years and is pleased with his purchase he made at the 2020 edition. Check out his chat with Michael Geurin today. #WhereWinningBegins

Michael Guerin chatted to Adrian Stanley from Woburn Farm who sold last year’s #RaadytoRun top lot (375) a Shamus Award colt out of Exchanges for $550,000 to Andrew Williams Bloodstock. Check out his take on their 2020 Ready to Run Sale draft. #WhereWinningBegins

Dynamic duo Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young from Busuttin Racing purchased the second top lot of Day One, Lot 3, a Savabeel colt out of On Broadway for $400,000 from Ohukia Lodge. Check out a recap of what Trent Busuttin had to say about their new purchase. Don't forget Day Two of NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale kicks off today at 1PM. #WhereWinningBegins

Sam Beatson chatted to Michael Guerin about yesterday’s top lot (54), a Sacred Falls colt out of Savabeel Star offered under his Riversley Park banner. Beatson has been the leading vendor for the last three #ReadytoRun Sale’s and has another solid draft in the 2020 edition. #WhereWinningBegins

Finbarr Leahy purchased Lot 54 (Sacred Falls x Savabeel Star) as a yearling from Karaka 2020. The expert horseman broke the colt in and prepared him for NZB's Ready to Run Sale offering him under Sam Beatson's Riversley Park banner and selling him today to Graham Richardson for $525,000.

Earlier today Graham Richardson bought Lot 32 (Headwater x Raischek) for $300,000 and Lot 54 (Sacred Falls x Savabeel Star) on behalf of a client in Hong Kong. “I purchased him for a very loyal client in Hong Kong… I’m absolutely chuffed for NZB and the vendors," Richardson said.

Shane Crawford from Regal farm just sold Lot 32, a Headwater colt out of Raischek for $300,000 to Richardson Racing.

Jamie Beatson from Ohukia Lodge has just sold Lot 3 to Busuttin Racing, a Savabeel colt out of Pins mare On Broadway for $400,000.