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Pinhooking Gold Available in National Weanling Sale

2018 May Sale pinhook purchased for $475,000 at Karaka 2019, a colt by Written Tycoon out of Into the Groove.
2018 May Sale pinhook sold for $475,000 at Karaka 2019 (Written Tycoon x Into the Groove).

Astute pinhookers have enjoyed rich rewards with weanlings purchased through New Zealand Bloodstock in recent years, and from June 11 to 21, the National Weanling Sale on Gavelhouse Plus promises to deliver more of the same.

Over the last few editions of the Karaka May Sale and its predecessor the National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale, there is a long list of pinhook purchases who fetched significantly higher prices at the National Yearling Sales Series or Ready to Run Sale.

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Entries Open for Inaugural Weanling Sale

Weanling entries now open for Gavelhouse Plus sale.
Weanling entries now open for Gavelhouse Plus-based sale.

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.

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Exceptional Recent Record for NZB Weanling Graduates

2019-20 NZB Filly of the Year Series winner Jennifer Eccles (NZ) was a $5,000 weanling purchase.
2019-20 NZB Filly of the Year Series winner Jennifer Eccles (NZ) was a $5,000 weanling purchase.

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.

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NZB National Weanling Sale to Debut on Gavelhouse Plus

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.

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gavelhouse.com Set to Launch Enhanced Site

Gavelhouse Plus to launch in mid-May featuring NZB's South Island and National Weanling Sale.
Gavelhouse Plus to feature NZB's South Island and National Weanling Sale.

In conjunction with parent company New Zealand Bloodstock, industry leader in online thoroughbred and standardbred sales, gavelhouse.com, will launch an enhanced platform in May named Gavelhouse Plus.

With a focus on innovation and servicing clients in the best possible way, General Manager Haylie Martin has been keen to take the platform to another level.

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Entries Open for 2020 South Island & Karaka May Sale 

Weanlings at the Karaka May Sale are now eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series.
Weanlings at the Karaka May Sale are now eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series.

Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2020 South Island Sale and 2020 Karaka May Sale are now open. The South Island Sale will take place at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on 17 April this year while the Karaka May Sale will see the first horses go through the ring at Karaka on Thursday 14 May through until the conclusion on Friday 15 May. 

While yearlings at the South Island Sale and Karaka May Sale remain eligible to be nominated for the lucrative Karaka Million Series, The upcoming 2020 Karaka May Sale will unveil a major enhancement to the weanling session, with all weanlings offered now eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series.

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