In the last six seasons, NZB's Ready to Run Sale graduates have claimed 20 Group One wins and 135 stakes wins, compared to just three Group Ones and 69 stakes wins for graudates of both Australian 2YO sales combined. Headlined by Group One winners such as Hong Kong hero Golden Sixty, the brave Te Akau Shark (NZ), Beat the Clock, Vin De Dance (NZ), Gingernuts (NZ) and Mongolian Khan to name a few that have emerged from this Sale.
They continue to outperform on the world stage, with graduates of the last five editions of the Sale also earning on average an astounding 49% more prizemoney than graduates of both Australian 2YO sales combined. Group One-winning graduates and now Hong Kong champions Golden Sixty and Beat the Clock combined cost NZ$500,000 at the Sale and have since earned NZ$21.2 million, more than 42 times their combined purchase price.
Not only is New Zealand perfectly positioned on the globe for growing out horses, it is the home to expert horsemen and women who give our horses a winning edge. These preparers, breakers, educators and trainers understand the unique and natural characteristics of our thoroughbreds and capture their strengths to give them every opportunity of greatness.
There is no shortage of wisdom or purpose-built facilities when it comes to educating these horses and the knowledge is being passed on to younger generations who are following in the footsteps of their family operation. The education thoroughbreds receive in New Zealand gives them the foundations and strength to manage their careers around the world where the 'growing power' is demonstrated in their staying ability and turn of foot.
The 2021 edition of the Sale will take place at the Karaka Sales Centre on 17 & 18 November 2021 with Breeze Up dates to be announced at a later date.
Online bidding is available for all prospective purchasers via bidonline.nzb.co.nz, plus an extensive online catalogue right here that will host pedigrees, parade videos and photos, breeze up clips and data analysis, updates and important information to assist your buying process.
Entries via the NZB portal open July 2021.