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Second Day Surge Sees Many Positive Results For 2002 Ready To Run Sale

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

The momentum that built towards the end of yesterday's opening session gathered further pace throughout today's Select and General Sessions.

Demand picked up to such an extent that a clearance rate of 80% was achieved across the Select session offering, a level virtually unheard of in the world of 2YO sales.

Cool Start Builds To A Hot Finish At Opening Session Of 2002 Ready To Run Sale

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

On an unseasonably cold day at Karaka the first session of the 2002 Ready to Run Sale started slowly and really just got heated up in the last hour of the day.

Thanks largely to a strong showing from Macau and Hong Kong the sale gathered considerable momentum with 4 of the last 8 lots through the ring today fetching over $100,000.

All Eyes Turn To Karaka As Ready To Run Sale Gets Set To Roll .....

Sunday, November 17, 2002

The horses have arrived, the buyers are rolling in and the scene is set for an interesting few days at the 2002 Ready to Run Sale.

Our unique "Video On Demand Kiosk Centre" is already in use, with buyers again finding our advanced video viewing service a great help in the selection process.

Countdown To Karaka 2003 - Time To Nominate Your Yearlings For The National Yearling Sales

Thursday, June 20, 2002

The anticipation begins when you nominate your yearlings for the 2003 National Yearling Sales Series. The excitement builds as your weanlings blossom into yearlings. They flourish through spring, growing and strengthening before the final polish of preparation transforms them into sleek, shining athletes that will adorn the Karaka sales ring, catching the eye and inspiring the dreams of their future owners.

From a lavish cocktail soiree at the heart of Auckland's America's Cup action, where Premier vendors will rub shoulders with an international who's who of thoroughbred buyers, through to the final hammer fall, come next January, you will feel the atmosphere, the excitement, the success of the spectacular event that will be….. Karaka 2003.

New Zealand Bloodstock Sales Provide Trifecta In Group 1 Smokefree Adelaide Cup

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

In what is proving a vintage season for New Zealand thoroughbreds in Australia, horses purchased at New Zealand Bloodstock sales again dominated at Group 1 level, this time providing the trifecta in yesterday's A$400,000 Group 1 SmokeFree Adelaide Cup - 3200m.

After a hard fought battle in the closing stretch, victory went to THE A TRAIN (NZ), a 5yo son of Blues Traveller (dec.) from Lady Acumen (by Sound Reason). The A Train is owned by Melbourne- based New Zealander, Hilton Mackley, who has long been a major thoroughbred industry investor.

Big Day For Nz Horses In Adelaide - Including The Grp 1 Malaysia Airlines Sa Derby

Sunday, May 12, 2002

It was a huge day for the New Zealand industry at Morphettville yesterday, with five of the eight races on this feature race day being won by New Zealand bred horses, including the big one, the SAJC Malaysia Airlines South Australia Derby – Group 1.

PANTANI (by Pentire x Dewamar by Marscay) showed real staying courage and a turn of foot over the final stages to head off his more fancied rivals in the 2500m Group 1 Malaysia Airlines SA Derby.

New Zealand Bloodstock Sales Provide Yet Another Group 1 Star In South Africa

Monday, April 29, 2002

New Zealand bred horses continued their outstanding strike rate in South Africa's top races when TIMBER TRADER (NZ) powered to victory in the Group 1 SA Derby at Turffontein on the weekend.

A top field of 14 contested the prestigious 2400m classic, with the 3yo son of Woodman (USA) from NZ mare Glenview (by Sir Tristram) running out a 1 and ½ length winner over nearest rival Steiger (SthAf) with Wolf Whistle (SthAf) filling third.

Stylish Win By Sedecrem In The $100,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Classique

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

It was a Faltaat quinella at Tauranga on Saturday when 3YO gelding Sedecrem outclassed his rivals with a convincing win in the $100,000 New Zealand Bloodstock 3YO Classique. Sedecrem (Faltaat x Real Trier) charged home to beat Gwen's Rules (Faltaat x Bushfire Dancer) by a long neck, followed by race favourite Coup Ray (Exploding Prospect x Echostatic) in third place.

Sedecrem is owned and raced by Mr Ernie Ward, who is the Chief Executive of Mercedes-Benz New Zealand. Sedrecrem is Mercedes spelt backwards. His partners in Sedecrem include, Colin Giltrap, Winston McDonald and Peter Walker, and the horse is trained by Colin Jillings and Richard Yuill.

Pledge Takes Out New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly Of The Year After North/South Battle

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

After close competition amongst many talented northern and southern fillies for the prestigious New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series, it was Pledge (by Mellifont) who clinched the title for the south, following Saturday's final leg in the 5 Race Series.

Pledge made her presence felt right from the start of the series back in September when she took out the first race, the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes. Second home was Salus with Maine filling third place.

Heavenly Mare Ethereal Retires To Stud

Thursday, March 28, 2002

Champion racehorse Ethereal has officially been retired from racing.

Her owners Peter and Philip Vela made the decision today to retire their 4 times Group One winning mare to the breeding paddock.

Double Group 1 Joy For Nz Bloodstock Yearling Sales Graduates

Thursday, March 28, 2002

New Zealand Bloodstock Sales provided two impressive Group 1 wins on Saturday on both sides of the Tasman.

SIXTY SECONDS (NZ) and GROUT (NZ) were both purchased from New Zealand Bloodstock's National Yearling Sales and have earned themselves places in New Zealand Bloodstock's burgeoning Group 1 gallery.

Saint Cecile All The Way In The Group One New Zealand Bloodstock Breeders Stakes At Te Aroha On Saturday

Monday, March 18, 2002

Saint Cecile well and truly stamped her place in the record books as an outstanding racemare when she took out the $120,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Breeders Stakes on Saturday, for the second year in a row.

Employing identical tactics this year as last, Saint Cecile used her great strength to ping from the gates straight to the lead and to maintain that edge over the rest of the field from wire to post. Although jockey David Walsh needed to push her out strongly towards the line, Saint Cecile never looked in any real danger of being beaten.

Central Districts Bloodstock Sale Shifts To Otaki This Year - Make Sure Your Entries Are In Before April 12, For The Sale On May 19.

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

The Central Districts Sale provides an ideal low cost, local selling option for thoroughbred breeders, owners and trainers throughout the central districts.

After 2 successful years at Wanganui, the Central Districts Sale will be held for the first time this year at the Ashford Park complex at Otaki. The sale is scheduled for Sunday 19 May.

Filly Of The Year Victory For Vapour Trail

Monday, March 4, 2002

After ten exciting races the 2001-2002 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year title has been won by outstanding filly Vapour Trail. Vapour Trail (Jetball x Devil's Lair) has topped the Filly of the Year table with 34 points. Blackrock College (Volksraad x Marscade) was second with 26 points and Final Destination (O'Reilly x Logical Lady) third with 12 points. Last season's title winner, Singalong, finished with 28 points.

Starting back in September, the 2001 – 2002 Filly of the Year series kicked off at the Hawkes Bay Racing Club with Flying Babe winning the Gr.3 Highview Stakes from the John Wheeler trained Blackrock College. Blackrock College went on to win the next two races, the Gr.3 Faltaat Lowland Stakes and the Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes placing her well in the lead on the points table.