NZB National Weanling Sale to Debut on Gavelhouse Plus

Thursday, April 23, 2020

National Weanling Sale to be conducted on Gavelhouse Plus.
National Weanling Sale to be conducted on Gavelhouse Plus.

With New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka May Sale having to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the decision has been made to hold a quality weanling only sale in its place on Gavelhouse Plus in June.

The National Weanling Sale will be open to all vendors and allow those who normally trade at the Karaka May Sale an opportunity to trade young stock within a timely manner.

With the sale running under NZB terms and conditions, all weanlings offered at the Sale will be eligible for the lucrative Karaka Million Series featuring two $1 million races available for graduates as two and three-year-olds, plus the $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup for the duration of their career.

Leading consignor Gordon Cunningham of Curraghmore commented, 

“With the practical restrictions we’re currently facing as an industry, I’m pleased that NZB have made the decision to offer a weanling sale via their new online platform Gavelhouse Plus.”

“I can confirm that Curraghmore will be entering our usual quality draft and I strongly encourage all vendors to support this important and timely Sale with good stock and make it a success.”

Brighthill Farm’s Nick King is also looking forward to the new platform.

“Gavelhouse Plus opens up opportunities for buyers in an evolving digital market and this will be a really great asset for them to utilise.

“It is a good Sale for those who want well-presented, quality weanlings for pinhooking, particularly for the upcoming yearling sale,” said King.

Entries for the National Weanling Sale in conjunction with Gavelhouse Plus remain open to all vendors until closing on Wednesday 10 June.

Bidding will take place from Thursday 11 June with the first lot counting down from 5pm on Sunday 21 June. are awaiting confirmation around government Alert levels to confirm the ability to carry out in person inspections, transport options and vet services available in terms of pre-purchase exams and post-sale scopes. There will be more clarity around this in due course.

More information relating to entries on the Gavelhouse Plus website plus online buyer registration will be available shortly.

For more information about the Sale, contact NZB Sales Representative Regan Donnison (+64 21 512 466 or email [email protected]).