Breeze Up and Parade Videos Online for NZB's 2020 Ready to Run Sale



South Island Sale Showcases Sires From Both Islands

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The South Island’s stallions have had a well-deserved share of the spotlight this season, headed by the Group one Sydney Cup (3200m) heroics of Raise the Flag’s daughter Etah James (NZ).

New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale on Gavelhouse Plus gives buyers an outstanding opportunity to access that unique and renowned southern product, complemented by a quality selection of yearlings by North Island-based stallions.

Popular NZB Insurance Pearl Series Set to Continue

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus scheme has seen millions of dollars paid out to Southern Hemisphere-bred filly and mare owners, breeders, trainers and nominators.

The Pearl Series has become an important part of the New Zealand racing calendar and 2020 will mark the seventh year NZB Insurance has sponsored the series.  

Entries Open for Inaugural Weanling Sale

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The first dedicated weanling only sale is now open for entries with New Zealand Bloodstock's National Weanling Sale to be held on the Gavelhouse Plus digital platform from Thursday 11 to Sunday 21 June.

The 2020 edition will be the first of its kind, with quality weanlings offered online due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions.

Exceptional Recent Record for NZB Weanling Graduates

Monday, May 18, 2020

Many outstanding success stories in the last decade have begun with the purchase of a weanling through New Zealand Bloodstock. Buyers have the chance to join that ever-growing list when the National Weanling Sale takes place on Gavelhouse Plus from June 11 to 21.

Weanling graduates of the Karaka May Sale and its predecessor the National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock have compiled an exceptional record in recent years.

Karaka Graduates Strike in Victoria and Queensland

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock Sales struck black-type gold in two states this weekend, winning Listed events at Flemington and the Sunshine Coast.

South Island a Source of Supreme Stamina

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Unlike any other racing nation, the rugged terrain, cool artic environments and mineral-rich soils in the South Island of New Zealand gives the Southern-born and raised thoroughbred strength and stamina, reinforcing their immense staying power.

The pristine environment that runs the breadth of the South Island has become the home of an enviable product, with the quality Southern-breds like recent Group One winner Etah James (NZ) continuing to showcase their versatility and durability to perform on the international stage.

Entries Open for Australasia’s Best Breeze Up Sale

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Entries are now open for Australasia's leading horses in training sale, New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds, to be held on 18 & 19 November.

The 2020 edition is set to build on its renowned reputation as being the preferred auction for international buyers to secure the best bred, and prepared, juveniles available in Australasia. to launch in South Africa

Friday, May 8, 2020

One of the world’s leading online bloodstock companies is branching out with the launch of New Zealand Bloodstock subsidiary in South Africa set for June.

In partnership with champion breeders Klawervlei Stud, it will conduct an online sale of around 160 thoroughbreds from 15 to 21 June with an announcement to be made in due course as to the format and frequency of ongoing South Africa auctions.

Oaks Triumph Heads Karaka Graduates’ Big Weekend

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock Sales delivered a series of notable victories across the Tasman on Friday and Saturday, none more significant than a Group 1 triumph in Adelaide by Toffee Tongue (NZ) (Tavistock).

NZB Airfreight Resumes with Trial Flight

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Under strict health and safety requirements, New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight has successfully completed a test flight with a small pool of horses from Auckland to Sydney.

With new regulations and plans in place for grooms, NZB can confidently begin to work on limited flights for the backlog of horses requiring trans-Tasman travel.

Mr Stunning Flies Karaka Flag Again

Monday, April 27, 2020

Quality sprinter Mr Stunning (Exceed and Excel) claimed his third Group 1 victory in Sunday’s HK$18 million Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha Tin, continuing a golden run for Karaka graduates in Hong Kong’s elite sprints.

It was the second consecutive Chairman’s Sprint Prize victory for a sprinter sourced from Karaka, following on from Beat The Clock (Hinchinbrook) 12 months ago.

NZB National Weanling Sale to Debut on Gavelhouse Plus

Thursday, April 23, 2020

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.

NZB’s South Island Sale to be held on Gavelhouse Plus

Monday, April 20, 2020

The first-ever New Zealand Bloodstock sale to be conducted on’s new online platform, Gavelhouse Plus, will be NZB’s annual South Island Sale.

Postponed from its original April date to August due to the COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions, the decision has now been made to sell the horses online in June. 

Kinane (NZ) Stars in Frank Packer Plate

Monday, April 20, 2020

With a brilliant black-type debut in Saturday’s A$140,000 Group Three Cactus Imaging Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick, three-time Karaka graduate Kinane (NZ) (Reliable Man) made a massive impression on champion jockey James McDonald.

The emerging star was bred by Nearco Stud and was sold for $42,500 at the 2017 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale out of Curraghmore’s draft, and then fetched $55,000 in Book 2 of Karaka 2018 from Highden Park.

Equine Flights to Return

Friday, April 17, 2020

Confidence is growing horse flights to Australia should be able to return within a month.

But New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight Manager Greg Northcott says it could take longer for anything like normal equine flight services to return.