Savacool (NZ) Storms to Stakes Success
Friday, August 21, 2020
Karaka graduate Savacool (NZ) (Savabeel) lifted her earnings past A$500,000 with an important black-type victory in the A$150,000 Listed Pioneer Services Rowley Mile (1600m) at Hawkesbury on Thursday.
Bought for $220,000 at the 2016 Premier Sale, the Chris Waller-trained mare has been a consistent big-race performer with placings in the Group Three Tattersall’s Cup (2400m), Aspiration Quality (1600m), Easter Cup (2000m) and Chairman’s Handicap (2000m).
NZB to Unveil New Bidding Technology
Thursday, August 20, 2020
While versatility and preparation in the thoroughbred industry is at its peak, New Zealand Bloodstock is pleased to announce the development of a new, robust online bidding platform specifically developed for the future of their thoroughbred and standardbred auction sales.
After introducing market-leading technology into the digital auction-sphere four years ago via popular online subsidiary gavelhouse.com, NZB has now been able to adapt the technology to be used extensively during their upcoming physical sales.
NZB Ready to Run Sale Breeze Up Dates Confirmed
Monday, August 10, 2020
Breeze Up dates for NZB’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds have been adjusted and will now take place on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 October at Te Rapa Racecourse, with all prospective buyers welcome to attend.
With the recently released trial and racing programs announced for October, the decision was made to move the dates forward slightly to better fit with the industry’s wider schedule. Timing for the Breeze Ups will remain the same, commencing at 10am both days.
Esteemed NZB Filly of the Year Title to be Awarded in August
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The undisrupted portion of New Zealand’s 2019-20 racing season marked the 48th year of New Zealand Bloodstock’s highly prestigious Filly of the Year Series.
The coveted honour endowing thoroughbred excellence will be presented to winning connections at the 2020 NZTBA National Breeding Awards held at the Don Rowlands Centre in Cambridge on Saturday 22 August.
Last Opportunity to Secure Pearl Series Bonuses for the Season
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The impending end of what has been a testing racing season will provide a final opportunity for Pearl Series registered fillies and mares to secure Pearl bonuses, as well as the one-off incentive for second-placegetters running until the end of July.
The first of three NZB Insurance Pearl Series races taking place this weekend is the Maiden 1200m event at Wanganui, where six Pearl registered fillies and mares have been accepted among a mixed sex field of 11 runners.
Golden Sixty Stars at Hong Kong�s Champion Awards
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock Sales claimed six trophies at Hong Kong’s 2019-20 Champion Awards dinner at Sha Tin, with superstar four-year-old Golden Sixty (Medaglia d’Oro) leading the charge.
Bought for $300,000 from Riversley Park’s draft at the 2017 Ready to Run Sale at Karaka, Golden Sixty was named Champion Four-Year-Old and also won the Most Popular Horse of the Year award, which is decided by public vote.
Sacred Capital (NZ) Too Strong in Chairman Memorial Cup
Monday, July 20, 2020
Karaka graduate Sacred Capital (NZ) (O’Reilly) marked the anniversary of his Macau Derby (1800m) heroics with another stellar performance at the same meeting.
Bought for $580,000 at the 2016 Ready to Run Sale, the quality gelding dominated Sunday’s M$800,000 Chairman Memorial Cup (1200m) to lift his career earnings past M$4 million – the equivalent of more than NZ$800,000.
Stakes Success for Solar Star
Monday, July 20, 2020
Well-related Karaka graduate Solar Star (Zoustar) enhanced her value with a black-type victory in Saturday’s A$125,000 Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) at Ipswich.
Solar Star is by boom stallion Zoustar out of the class mare Petty Cury (Not a Single Doubt), whose six wins included the Group Three Darley Plate (1200m) at Ellerslie.
NZB Airfreight Proud Sponsor of Road To Jericho Qualifiers
Friday, July 3, 2020
For the second year, NZB Airfreight is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the qualifying heats for Australia’s longest flat race, the annual Jericho Cup (4600m).
The Jericho Cup is open to Australian and New Zealand-bred horses only, commemorating the light horse involvement in World War I and run on the fourth Sunday after the Group One Melbourne Cup (3200m).
Unreserved Dispersal Sale Featuring Rollout The Carpet Live Now
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
The first stand-alone Gavelhouse Plus auction is live and available to view here.
Australian-based Group One-winning mare Rollout The Carpet (Holy Roman Emperor) will be auctioned as part of a high-profile unreserved dispersal sale on the digital platform.
Bonus Pearl Series Payments Claimed at Riccarton
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Five NZB Insurance Pearl Series registered fillies and mares put on a solid performance in the the NZB Insurance Handicap (1200m) at Riccarton last Saturday, with Our Girl Gilly (NZ) (Guillotine) secured the first NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus since the COVID-19 lockdown.
Storming down the home straight to place second in the race, the Michael & Matthew Pitman-trained mare was the first Pearl Series registered horse home earning her connections an $11,500 bonus.
Double Pearl Bonus on Offer at Riccarton
Thursday, June 25, 2020
A return to racing in the South Island isn’t the only thing filly and mare owners will be excited about this weekend.
Canterbury Jockey Club’s NZB Insurance Pearl Series race (1200m) on 27 June will give Pearl Series registered fillies and mares their first opportunity since the COVID-19 lockdown to secure Pearl bonuses, as well as a one-off incentive for second-placegetters running until the end of this July.
NZB Graduates Take Seoul by Storm
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
new purchasing venture secured by NZB with the Seoul Racing Owners Association (SROA) in 2019.
Group Three Romp for Ready to Run Graduate
Monday, June 22, 2020
Previously a Group One winner in New Zealand, Karaka graduate Dances With Dragon (NZ) (Savabeel) demonstrated his black-type qualities in Hong Kong on Sunday with a blistering performance in the HK$3.25 million Group Three Premier Plate (1800m) at Sha Tin.
Bought for $230,000 by Te Akau principal David Ellis at the 2015 Ready to Run Sale, the highly talented galloper won the Group One Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham under his previous name of Hall of Fame.
Strong Results Conclude First-Ever Online National Weanling Sale
Sunday, June 21, 2020
A solid afternoon of trading has concluded New Zealand Bloodstock’s first-ever National Weanling Sale conducted on Gavelhouse Plus.
The dedicated weanling session saw 60 lots sell for a total turnover of $1,044,051. The average reached $17,401 while the median closed at $8,250 and the clearance rate settled at a healthy 75%.