2020 Ready to Run Sale

2020 Ready to Run Sale - Day 2, Lot 291 - Lot 297

2020 Ready to Run Sale - Day 2, Lot 297 - Lot 306

2020 Ready to Run Sale - Day 2, Lot 306 - Review

NZB Online Bidding Platform Tutorial

Registrations are now open for NZB’s anticipated online bidding platform. The upgrade to ultra-fast fibre at Karaka has enabled NZB to offer a user-friendly online bidding service for all registered buyers who are unable to travel to the Sale. Make sure you familiarise yourself with the online bidding process by watching NZB’s our full online bidding tutorial here.

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Riverrock Farm

Riverrock Farm was set up by Chad Ormsby and Aliesha Moroney in 2013 and has grown into a respected player on the #ReadytoRun sales preparation scene. Not only is Chad a Group One-winning Jockey and successful rodeo rider, but he has also sold Group Three performer #KnightMariner (NZ), #Poet’sLanding as well as recent winners #MongolianBrave (NZ) and #CalmSeeker (NZ). With the Sale commencing tomorrow at 1PM (NZT), make sure you keep and eye out for Riverrock’s quality 2YOs n offer this year. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Ohukia Lodge

The story of Jamie and Chanel Beatson’s Ohukia Lodge is another one of rapid emergence as a big-time #ReadytoRun Sale vendor, after only making their first appearance at #Karaka in 2015. Their star graduates include the Group One New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner #VinDeDance (NZ), Group One placegetter #Ferrando (NZ) and Group Two winner #MyGoldBracelet (NZ). Ohukia Lodge will offer 18 horses at the Ready to Run Sale next week including progeny by prolific sire #Savabeel and superstar French sire #Siyouni. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Regal Farm

Shane Crawford and Kara Waters’ Regal Farm is firmly established among the leading vendors at the #ReadytoRun Sale every year, claiming their first leading vendor title back in 2013. But perhaps their biggest claim to fame is a #HolyRomanEmperor colt who was part of that 2013 draft. #MongolianKhan and went on to complete an unprecedented Group One treble in the 2015 New Zealand Derby (2400m), Australian Derby (2400m) and Caulfield Cup (2400m). Find out what Shane had to say about his 2020 Ready to Run draft and if he has any future Mongolian Khan’s in the mix. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Riversley Park

Only five years have passed since Sam and Hana Beatson established Riversley Park, but the Waikato operation already boasts three leading vendor titles at the #ReadytoRun Sale – topping the standings in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Last year’s draft soared to unprecedented heights, and 2020 will be much of the same with a number of quality juveniles on offer appealing to all types of markets. Super sire’s #Savabeel, #OceanPark (NZ) and #NoNayNever are represented, as well as exciting first season sire #Vadamos. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Kiltannon Stables

Mark and Lorraine Forbes’ Kiltannon Stables first joined the ranks of vendors at the Ready to Run Sale back in 2014. They have been quick to make their mark, with star graduates #Countofmontecristo (NZ), Group One New Zealand Derby (2400m) runner-up Mongolianconqueror (NZ) and other stakes-performed graduates #Ronchi (NZ), #SiamBlueVanda (NZ) and #LondonExpress (NZ). They are excited about offering their 2020 #ReadytoRun draft at #Karaka with progeny by New Zealand sires #DarciBrahma, #PerIncanto and the late #Tavistock. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Prima Park

Established in 2010, Prima Park is a boutique family operation run by Kelly Van Dyk in partnership with parents Leighton and Louise. Prima Park’s #ReadytoRun Sale drafts are always well received at #Karaka. Many Prima Park graduates have gone on to achieve racetrack success, most notably the two-time Hong Kong Champion Sprinter #BeattheClock and Singapore’s Horse of the Year #DebtCollector (NZ). #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Woburn Farm

Adrian Stanley and Hannah Kettlety established Woburn Farm in 2012 and made their #ReadytoRun Sale debut four years later. Since then their presence has grown expeontially at #Karaka, culminating with a second placing on the vendors’ table in 2019 and selling the 2019 the sale-topper, a colt by #ShamusAward, for $550,000. Check out what Hannah had to say about this year’s draft. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Lyndhurst Farm

We met with expert horseman Mark Treweek who has sold an incredible seven Group One winners through NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale under his Lyndhurst Farm banner. His star-studded alumni include #TeAkauShark (NZ), #HallofFame (NZ), #Atlante, #AlbanyReunion, #GloriousDays, #Linton and #SanLuis. Mark discussed this year’s Ready to Run draft, including an exciting Exceed and Excel colt (Lot 169) that is ‘next level’ for him. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Curraghmore

Curraghmore is a name synonymous with success and this year Stud Master Gordon Cunningham will offer another small but select draft at NZB’s 2020 #ReadytoRun Sale. After selling horses like Group One placed #AgeofChivalry (NZ) (He’s Remarkable) through the Sale, Gordon sees potential in all of his two-year-olds, with budding Group One prospects available to purchase by kiwi sires #Savabeel, #TurnMeLoose and the late #Tavistock. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Kilgravin Lodge

We chatted with expert horseman and preparer Eion Kemp at Kilgravin Lodge who is offering another quality draft at the 2020 #ReadytoRun Sale. In amongst the mix is a colt by #NoNayNever, sire of boom three-year-old and 2020 G1 NZ 2000 Guineas favourite #NeedISayMore, who was also sold under the Kilgravin Lodge banner. Also offered are progeny by proven sires #OceanPark, #Zoustar, #Vancouver and #Pierro. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to 2020 Ready to Run - Lilywhites Lodge

2020 is the second year Derek Nolan’s Lilywhites Lodge will offer a draft in the NZB Ready to Run Sale. The ex-jockey turned expert preparer is excited about his larger numbers, including a quality selection of progeny by Belardo, Iffraaj, Contributer and Preferment.

2020 Breeze Up Day Two Review

Michael Guerin wraps up Day Two of the 2020 Ready to Run Sale BreezeUps at Te Rapa Racecourse. Catch all the highlights from some of New Zealand's leading agents Phill Cataldo and Bryce Tankard, plus Woburn Farm's Adrian Stanley and NZB's Danny Rolston.

2020 Breeze Up Day One Review

Michael Guerin wraps up Day One of the 2020 Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups at Te Rapa. Catch all the highlights and hear from respected agents and vendors on how their 2020 Breeze Ups are tracking so far.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Graeme Rogerson

Michael Guerin had a chat with elite trainer Graeme Rogerson, who knows the residual value found at NZB's Ready to Run Sale. Check out his take on purchasing from the number one source of two-year-old sale graduates.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Robert Wellwood

Young trainer Robert Wellwood was on the look out for a Derby winner at the Breeze Ups during the last two days. Co-trainer with Roger James, Robert chats about what they look for at the Sale.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Dean Hawthorne

Kiwi agent Dean Hawthorne is more than happy to help buyers secure their next Group One winner from NZB’s 2020 #ReadytoRun Sale. Check out the video below for an insight towards what he looks for in a two-year-old at NZB’s Breeze Ups held at Te Rapa Racecourse.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Mark Treweek

Lyndhurst Farm's Mark Treweek, who offers four well-bred colts, shares his recipe to success and the types of horses he targets for this Sale.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Garry Carvell

Leading purchaser at the 2019 Ready to Run Sale, Garry Carvell, is keeping himself busy during this year’s two-year-old Sale. The New Zealand-based agent stopped to have a chat with Michael Guerin about his 2020 shopping list and his availability to assist international buyers with inspections.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Glen Harvey

Young trainer Glen Harvey talks to Michael Guerin about his first time offering two-year-olds at the Sale under his Roysyn Stables draft, with two quality lots on offer.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Danny Rolston

Hear from our Bloodstock Sales Manager Danny Rolston on Day One of the Breeze Ups about how you can get involved in purchasing at the number one sale of its kind in Australasia. The team at NZB and wider NZ-based bloodstock agents can help you source the next Golden Sixty or Te Akau Shark!

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - David Ellis (Te Akau Racing)

Michael Guerin caught up with Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis at the 2020 Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups. The powerhouse purchaser gave us his tips and tricks around what he looks for in a quality juvenile. Check out the video below.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Phill Cataldo

New Zealand-based agent Phill Cataldo has a large shopping list to fill at this year’s #ReadytoRun Sale. Phill has purchased two Derby winners from NZB’s Ready to Run Sale in #MilitaryMove and #VindeDance and will be looking to secure more Group One winners from the number one Sale of its kind.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - John Cameron

Catch our bloodstock agent John Cameron at "John's perch" and hear what he assesses at the breeze ups as well as insight into the stallions on offer.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Alex Teng NZB

Today we spoke with Alex Teng, NZB’s China Regional Representative, who gave us an insight towards the overseas market and their interest in this year's #ReadytoRun Sale.

2020 Ready to Run Breeze Ups - Murray Brightwell HKJC

HKJC Veterinarian Murray Brightwell talks about the standards required for export and why New Zealand horses are so successful in Hong Kong.