Entries Open for 2024 National Weanling Sale  

12 March 2024

Entries for NZB’s 2024 National Weanling Sale are now open, with the Sale set to be held at the Karaka Sales Centre on Thursday 20 June.  

Lot 144 secured $150,000 at the 2023 National Weanling Sale.

Continuing as a dedicated weanling only format, the Sale is a happy hunting ground for those searching for their next pinhook success story or racetrack star. The Sale also offers breeders an attractive platform to sell their young stock to a strong international and domestic audience, with the added bonus of Karaka Millions eligibility. 

The weanling session in 2023 returned more than $2.6 million, with a top price of $150,000 achieved for a Per Incanto colt on account of Brighthill Farm.  

Following the outstanding 2023-24 sales season, NZB’s Manager Director Andrew Seabrook is looking ahead to the boutique sale with confidence.   

“With all the positivity surrounding the industry at the moment, it should give breeders great confidence to bring these weanlings to the market.”  

Karaka Millions hero Tokyo Tycoon (NZ) pictured as a weanling at Karaka.

“The Sale continues to attract strong international and domestic participation, with the opportunity for both end-users and traders given the genuine racing and investment types on offer. 

“The demand for Kiwi stock and stallions isn’t slowing down either, and with the Karaka Millions eligibility there will be plenty of interest in this Sale.” 

A proven source of success on the track, star NZB weanling graduates include recent Karaka Millions hero Tokyo Tycoon (NZ) (Satono Aladdin), Hong Kong performer Money Catcher (NZ) (Ferlax), plus Group One winners Pignan (NZ) (Staphanos), Callsign Mav (NZ) (Atlante), Jennifer Eccles (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) and more. 

All weanlings offered are eligible to be nominated for NZB’s lucrative Karaka Millions Series. Graduates can compete for a share in the $1m TAB Karaka Millions 2YO (1200m), followed by the $1.5m TAB Karaka Millions 3YO (1600m) as well as a $200,000 New Owners bonus. 

Entries for the National Weanling Sale are open from today and close on 26 April. To enter the Sale, visit NZB's online portal at portal.nzb.co.nz or for enquiries contact NZB's Bloodstock Administrator Mary Jane Harvey by calling +64 9 393 9832 or emailing [email protected]

For more information about the Sale, contact NZB Bloodstock Sales Manager Kane Jones on +64 27 274 4985 or email [email protected]



2024 National Online Yearling Sale 
Catalogue Live 3 April, Bidding Closes 17 April on Gavelhouse Plus 
Entries Close 20 March 

2024 National Weanling Sale
Thursday 20 June at Karaka 
Entries Close 26 April