Karaka 2021

Karaka 2021 Online Bidding Tutorial

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.

Welcome to Karaka

Experience the heat at NZB's 2021 National Yearling Sale from 24 - 28 January at the Karaka Sales Centre. • nzb.co.nz

Beyond The Winning Post | Karaka 2021 Preview Show

Join Emily Bosson, Michael Guerin and Danny Rolston as they discuss the Karaka 2021 National Yearling Sale.


2021 Karaka Million Barrier Draw

The 2021 Karaka Million Barrier Draw held at Karaka Sales Centre. Connections are invited to personally draw their barrier for the $1 million DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) and $1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic races, to be held at Ellerslie on Saturday 23 January.

Mark Chittick and David Ellis on Savabeel

Te Akau Principal David Ellis and Waikato Stud’s Mark Chittick chat all things Savabeel. The dynamic duo took the time to reflect on the prolific stallions career, siring five black-type performers for the powerhouse stable in the 2020-21 season alone. Savabeel has also produced elite Group One winners for Te Akau, headed by superstar mare #Probabeel and other star performers #CoolAzaBeel, #HallofFame, #SwordofOsman and #Embellish. He has now sired 109 Group winners to-date and his continuous success is pivotal to the New Zealand industry.

Road to Karaka 2021 - Windsor Park

A three-time New Zealand Breeder of the Year, Windsor Park Stud is owned by the Schick family and has expanded into a huge presence on the New Zealand breeding scene. Windsor Park has bred, reared or sold 46 individual Group One winners and over 150 stakes winners, including the likes of the legendary Might and Power (NZ) (Zabeel). Windsor Park will offer an outstanding selection of proven, emerging and freshman sires at #Karaka 2021, including their own resident sires #CharmSpirit, #MongolianKhan, #Shamexpress, #TurnMeLoose, #Rageese and #Vanbrugh. Check out what Nick Hewson had to say about this year’s standout draft. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to Karaka 2021 - Pencarrow Stud

A world-renowned breeder of thoroughbred talent, Sir Peter Vela’s Pencarrow Stud has sent numerous Group One winners through the Karaka sale ring. One of the biggest success stories is #DarciBrahma (NZ), who was bought by Te Akau’s David Ellis for a sale-topping $1.1 million in 2004. Each year Pencarrow's select draft consistently delivers outstanding quality, with an elite section of yearlings and enviable bloodlines available again at #Karaka 2021. Check out what Stud Manager Leon Casey had to say about their draft. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to Karaka 2021 - Westbury Stud

Westbury Stud has grown rapidly since it began in 2000 with the establishment of a state-of-the-art farm in Karaka. Westbury’s influence has grown equally fast, selling a number of high-class racehorses through its Karaka yearling drafts. #RuudAwakening was a $90,000 purchase in 2012 and became New Zealand’s champion two-year-old, winning the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) and the Group One Diamond Stakes (1200m). #SofiaRosa (NZ) cost $65,000 at the 2014 Select Sale and was New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year as a three-year-old, winning two Group races on home soil and later adding the Group One Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick. Check out what General Manager Russell Warick had to say about their #Karaka 2021 draft.#WjereWinningBegins

Road to Karaka 2021 - White Robe Lodge

Established in Otago in 1956, White Robe Lodge has earned an international reputation as a nursery for top-class racehorses. It has stood two Australasian champion sires, #Mellay and #NobleBijou. Now father-son duo Wayne and Jack Stewart are at the helm, offering a small but select draft of yearlings at Karaka 2021 including progeny by exciting first season sires #Almanzor and #WarDecree. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to Karaka 2021 - Beaufort Downs

North Canterbury’s Beaufort Downs is a new player on the vendors scene but has already made an impact, selling horses for up to $200,000. An early standout graduate is Da Vinci Girl (NZ) (Zacinto), who has placed in three of her six starts to date, and contested the Group One New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton in November. Beaufort Downs will offer their largest Book 1 draft to-date, with eight standout yearlings set to go through the ring. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to Karaka 2021 - Inglewood Stud

Inglewood was founded by Ken Austin in Ohoka in 1938. Austin’s great-grandson Gus Wigley is now at the helm of the family operation, which still operates at that same North Canterbury property. Inglewood’s history includes one of the all-time greats of South Island racing, their multiple Group One-winning homebred from the 1980s, #CanterburyBelle (NZ). This year, the stud will again offer a quality selection of yearlings at #Karaka 2021, including progeny by their exciting first season sire #WarDecree. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to Karaka 2021 - Grangewilliam Stud

Owned and operated by the Corcoran family since 1989, Grangewilliam’s Karaka yearling graduates have been a launchpad to Group One success on both sides of the Tasman. This year they will offer a number of quality yearlings by brilliant sire #Zed, including a three-quarter-brother to elite G1-winning mare #VerryElleegant (NZ) (Lot 436) and progeny by exciting first season sire #Derryn.

Road to Karaka 2021 - Highden Park

Established by Libby and Sam Bleakley a decade ago, Highden Park has quickly made its presence felt at Karaka. In 2014, among just their fourth yearling draft at Karaka, Highden offered Beauty Generation (NZ), who quickly became a legend of Hong Kong racing, winning eight Group One races and scoring an all-time Hong Kong record HK$108 million in stakes (NZ$21.18 million). Other star graduates of Highden Park yearling drafts include Toffee Tongue (NZ), Harlow Gold (NZ) Kinane (NZ) and Milseain (NZ). We paid a visit to the Manawatu hills and chatted with Libby who is excited about their Karaka 2021 draft.

Road to Karaka 2021 - Little Avondale Stud

Kane catches up with a very dapper Sam Williams from Little Avondale Stud about the rich history of the farm and how things have changed for the 2021 Sale.

Road to Karaka 2021 - Waikato Stud

Waikato Stud has developed into one of the world’s leading producers of Group One winners. The world-renowned farm has been New Zealand’s Breeder of the Year on six occasions and has been leading vendor at #Karaka every year since 2014. Resident sire #Savabeel also won four consecutive Dewar Awards for combined New Zealand and Australian earnings – a run that was broken last season by his rising star barn mate Ocean Park (NZ). Waikato Stud will offer a supreme selection of yearlings by their super sires #Savabeel and #OceanPark, as well as #SacredFalls, #Tivaci, #StarWitness and #Almanzor. #WhereWinningBegins

Road to Karaka 2021 - Haunui Farm

Haunui Farm has gone from strength to strength every year at #Karaka, with their flagbearer during being the incomparable #MelodyBelle (NZ). Bought by David Ellis for $57,500 at Karaka 2016, she has now won 17 races and more than $4 million in stakes for the Fortuna Melody Belle Syndicate. She has won 12 Group One races, including one in Melbourne, and also won the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m). We chatted with Stud Master Mark Chitty who has put forward yet another strong draft to showcase at #Karaka 2021. Buyers will be able to secure progeny from a broad range of sires including proven superstar #Iffraaj, exciting up-and-comer #Belardo and one Lot by their new sire #Ribchester. #WhereWinningBegins

Karaka Million 3YO Classic Preview

Group One-winning trainer Stephen Mckee and super syndicator Albert Bosma know what it is like to taste #KarakaMillion success. Mckee has two runners in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic, #LordArdmore and #WaimokuFalls, both owned by Go Racing syndications. Bosma is also involved with #Callissident in the DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO and is excited for his group of first-time owners. We thought we would catch up with the dynamic duo earlier in the week to see how they are feeling about tomorrow’s show stopping event. #WhereWinningBegins

DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO Preview

2021 marks the first year that trainers Shaun and Emma Clotworthy have a runner in the #KarakaMillion. Their exciting 2YO #SevenTwenty will contest the $1million dollar feature tomorrow, alongside Kingsclere Stables’ brilliant performer #WesternSprings. Stellar trainer Roger James also talks us through Western Springs’ preparation and is pleased with his progress heading into the DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO at Ellerslie. @WhereWinningBegins

Road to Karaka 2021 - Rich Hill Stud

Rich Hill has become renowned for raising and selling a quality product capable of competing at the highest level throughout Australasia. A particular highlight came with the 2015 Melbourne Cup (3200m) heroics of #PrinceofPenzance (NZ), who was bought for $50,000 by John Foote Bloodstock at Karaka 2011. We chatted to Stud Master John Thompson about his #Karaka 2021 draft which features yearlings by exciting first season sire #SatonoAladdin, as well as a number of star lots their resident stallions #Shocking, #Proisir and #Vadamos. #WhereWinningBegins

2021 Karaka Million 2YO - On the Bubbles

2021 Karaka Million 3YO Classic - Aegon

Karaka 2021 - Andrew Forsman on Aegon

Trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman tasted Karaka Million success after #Aegon won the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie. Aegon was purchased by co-trainer Forsman for $150,000 from Karaka 2019 out of Waikato Stud’s draft. #WhereWinningBegins

Karaka 2021 - Henry Plumptre, Cambridge Stud

Henry Plumptre from Cambridge Stud talks first season sire Almanzor.

Karaka 2021 - Graeme Rogerson on Lot 7

Cambridge Stud’s first season sire Almanzor is off to a flying start at #Karaka2021 after multiple Group One-winning trainer Graeme Rogerson secured a quality colt by the exciting stallion. He purchased him earlier today for $300,000 from Cambridge Stud’s draft. #WhereWinningBegins

Karaka 2021 - David Ellis, Te Akau

#Karaka titan David Ellis is in high spirits after Te Akau dominated last night’s DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m), claiming the first four placings. 2021 marks the fifth consecutive year the power stable has won the race after #OntheBubbles stormed home to secure a scintillating victory. Ellis has been active at #Karaka2021 highlighted by $625,000 purchase Lot 52, a Written Tycoon colt out of Pussy O’Reilly from Woburn Farm. #WhereWinning Begins

Karaka 2021 - Albert Bosma, Go Racing

Super syndicator Go Racing has kicked off to a great start at #Karaka2021. Racing Manager Albert Bosma is looking forward to securing more quality yearlings for his groups of owners. If you would like to get in touch, call 0508 GO RACING and their brilliant team will be more than happy to assist with any ownership queries or purchases.

Karaka 2021 - Leon Casey on Lot 94

Pencarrow Stud’s Zoutar filly out of Galileo mare Scintillula was purchased by David Ellis for $800,000. With the likes of Group One-winning mares #MelodyBelle, #Avantage and #Probabeel all flying the flag for the tangerine team, it is no doubt this quality filly will fit right in with her stablemates. Pencarrow Stud Master Leon Casey commented on today’s successful purchase. #WhereWinningBegins

Karaka 2021 - Ross Mckay, Leanach Lodge

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Preview

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Preview 2

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 1 - Lot 5

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 5 - Lot 9

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 9 - Lot 15

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 15 - Lot 22

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 22 - Lot 28

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 28 - Lot 36

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 36 - Lot 44

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 44 - Lot 51

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 51 - Lot 57

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 57 - Lot 67

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 67 - Lot 73

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 75 - Lot 82

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 82 - Lot 88

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 88 - Lot 94

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 94 - Lot 99

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 99 - Lot 106

Karaka 2021: Book 1 Day One Lot 106 - Lot 114

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 114 - Lot 120

Karaka 2021: Book 1, Day One Lot 120 - Lot 127