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Matchmaker (NZ) Spectacular in NZB Southern Filly Series Opener

Monday, October 5, 2020

With a scintillating performance in Saturday’s $50,000 Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton, Matchmaker (NZ) (Makfi) made a bold early statement in the New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series – and honoured a proud family legacy.

The exciting filly races in the colours of the Wigley family’s Inglewood Stud, who also bred and raced Canterbury Belle (NZ) (Beaufort Sea), who was an exceptional performer through the early 1980s. Saturday’s race has been named in her honour since 1986.

An Outstanding Wave of Talent on Offer at Ready to Run Sale

Friday, October 2, 2020

An exciting crop of juveniles will be out in force, with New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2020 Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds providing unmatched access to new stallions embarking on exciting stud careers.

Listed below alphabetically is a snapshot of six freshman sires with progeny on offer at the Ready to Run Sale.

Canterbury Belle Kicks Off NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The 21st New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series gets underway at Riccarton Park on Saturday with a talented field contesting the $50,000 Listed NZB Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m).

The Series is an important part of the southern racing calendar, designed to assist with the long-term growth and success of the New Zealand breeding industry by providing opportunities for good fillies to earn valuable black type.

Ready to Run Sale Gets Innovative

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Vendors at one of racing's most successful sales are hoping racetrack results can help overcome closed borders for the first time in the history of New Zealand's thoroughbred sales industry.

 

Winning Sprees Continue for Star Karaka Graduates

Monday, September 28, 2020

Highly talented gallopers sourced from New Zealand Bloodstock Sales enhanced their big reputations and carried on their red-hot winning form in prestigious feature races in Hong Kong and Singapore over the weekend.

Exceptional Ready to Run Sale graduate Golden Sixty(Medaglia d’Oro) picked up where he left off six months ago with a dominant first-up performance in Sunday’s HK$3.5 million Group Three Celebration Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin.

Crosshaven Dominates Guineas Prelude

Monday, September 28, 2020

Crosshaven (Smart Missile) cost only $80,000 at Karaka 2019, but he is developing into one of the outstanding male three-year-olds of his generation in Melbourne.

With another quality performance in Saturday’s A$250,000 Group Three Neds Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m), Crosshaven extended his record to four wins from five starts and A$305,338 in stakes – more than four times his purchase price.

Master Fin (NZ) Earns Jericho Cup Spot

Monday, September 28, 2020

A shot at the A$300,000 Jericho Cup (4600m) looms on the horizon for Master Fin (NZ) (Nom du Jeu) after an upset victory in the $32,500 NZB Airfreight Road to the Jericho Heat 1 (3210m) at New Plymouth.

Saturday’s race was the first of two qualifying heats staged in New Zealand, with the second heat to be held at Riccarton Park on October 24. The winner of each race receives a guaranteed start in the Jericho Cup at Warrnambool on 29 November.

Supreme Heights (NZ) Scores in NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series

Monday, September 28, 2020

A trip to Taranaki on Saturday turned out to be hugely worthwhile for Matamata trainer Mark Brosnan, who won the $70,000 Group Three NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1400m) with classy mare Supreme Heights (NZ) (Jimmy Choux).

The race is one of eight NZB Ready to Run Sale race sponsorships introduced this spring as an incentive to support New Zealand trainers to attend the Ready to Run Sale at Karaka in November.

New Plymouth Hosts First NZB Airfreight Jericho Cup Heat

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The A$300,000 Jericho Cup (4600m) is an increasingly popular event on the Australasian racing calendar, and NZB Airfreight is proud to play its part in getting kiwis to the starting gates at Warrnambool.

Saturday’s New Plymouth meeting features the $32,500 NZB Airfreight Road to the Jericho Heat 1 (3210m). It is the first of two qualifying heats staged in New Zealand, with the second heat to be held at Riccarton Park on Saturday 24 October. The winner of each race receives a guaranteed start in the Jericho Cup.

Group Three Feature Headlines NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Saturday’s Group Three NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1400m) at New Plymouth is the headline event in a series of new spring sponsorships by New Zealand Bloodstock.

The $70,000 feature is one of eight NZB Ready to Run Sale race sponsorships introduced this spring as an incentive to support New Zealand trainers to attend the Ready to Run Sale at Karaka in November.

Group One Glory on Both Sides of Tasman for Karaka Graduates

Monday, September 21, 2020

Graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock Sales enjoyed a special Saturday of racing in New Zealand and Australia, winning coveted Group One prizes on both sides of the Tasman.

Miss Aotearoa (NZ) Draws First Blood in NZB Filly of the Year Series

Monday, September 21, 2020

Miss Aotearoa (NZ) (Per Incanto) emerged as a budding star of her generation when the 2020-21 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series kicked off in Saturday’s $70,000 Group Three Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings.

There were nine winners among this year’s particularly talented line-up, with several big reputations and high expectations for the season ahead.

Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series Schedule Announced

Monday, September 21, 2020

New Zealand Bloodstock has confirmed dates for their new NZB Ready to Run Sale race sponsorships and incentivised prize package for domestic trainers over the duration of spring.

The next race in the series is the $70,000 Group Three NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1400m), held as race three on 26 September at New Plymouth Raceway.

49th NZB Filly of the Year Series Springs to Life in Gold Trail

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series is an iconic event on the New Zealand calendar, bringing the country’s finest fillies together every year for almost half a century to battle for the prestigious and coveted title. Now it’s this generation’s time to shine.

Saturday’s $70,000 Group Three Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings is the opening leg of the 49th New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series, which runs from early spring right through to the Group One Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham in March.

Catalogue Out Now for Number One Sale of its Kind

Monday, September 14, 2020

Graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale have reached heights unmatched by any other Australasian two-year-old sale and now another quality catalogue of talented juveniles has been confirmed for 2020, set to be held as a physical sale at Karaka on 18 and 19 November commencing at 1PM (NZT) both days.

View the online catalogue here.