Group 1 Bloodstock purchased Lot 195, a Pierro colt out of Fastnet Rock Mare Mary Lou for a healthy price of $625,000.
Lot 238 went under the virtual hammer for $400,000. The colt by popular sire Deep Field out of Petit Cheval was purchased by agent Dean Hawthorne in partnership with Hong Kong buyer Ricky Yiu from Riversley Park.
Talented polo player Kit Brooks made the move to breaking in and pre-training juveniles a number of years ago, but offered his own draft of two-year-olds for the first time at NZB’s 2021 #ReadytoRun Sale.
Jamie Beatson of Ohukia Lodge chats to Michael Guerin after selling the half-brother to recent Group One winner Never Been Kissed (NZ) (Tivaci). Lot 218 is a Sacred Falls colt out of Movie purchased for $600,000.
The Sale started with a bang after the first lot to head through the virtual ring (161), a Safeguard x Kerimba sells for $300,000 to Amanda Turner Racing.
Chad Ormsby was thrilled after a successful Day One of selling under his Riverrock Farm banner, finishing up as leading consignor by average selling three lots for an average of $223,333.
The highest priced two-year-old on Day One was Lot 107, a colt by prolific sire Savabeel out O’Reilly mare Etiquette (NZ). The juvenile will join the tangerine team’s stable, after David Ellis secured him for a $640,000 price tag from Ohukia Lodge’s draft.
Expat kiwis Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are no strangers to Group One successes out of NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale. The pair purchased Ohukia Lodge’s Lot 73, a #SacredFalls colt out of #CherylMoanaMarie for $300,000 while bidding from across the Tasman.
Michael Guerin chats to @RiversleyPark’s Sam Beatson who has had a successful day at the office selling Lot 44, a #DeepField colt he pinhooked out of Pins mare #BangOn.
Janine Dunlop of Phoenix Park was elated by the successful sale of Lot 12 (Almanzor x Tricoteuse), a colt purchased for $330,000 by McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Bevan Smith Bloodstock.
Michael Guerin chats to Woburn Farm’s Adrian Stanley after an action packed first day of selling at NZB’s 2021 #ReadytoRun Sale.
We hear from NZB Chairman and long-time auctioneer Joe Walls, who tells an unlikely tale of his experience selling horses at Te Rapa.
Lot 12 (Almanzor x Tricoteuse) sold for $330,000 to McEvoy Mitchell Racing / Bevan Smith Bloodstock.
NZB chats to Emma-Lee ahead of the 2021 #ReadytoRun Sale at Te Rapa to see what she looks for at a Breeze Up Sale.
#Karaka titan and Te Akau Racing Principal David Ellis knows exactly what it takes to purchase a Group One-winning 2YO from NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale.
Jamie Beatson and his team have several years of #ReadytoRun preparation under their belts, with many talented 2YOs originating from the Karapiro property.
Leading consignor Riversley Park produces top class #ReadytoRun graduates year after year –including Hong Kong Champion #GoldenSixty.
In the final episode of our Ready to Yarn series, young gun Michael Kent Jr. joined NZB to discuss the benefits of buying at #ReadytoRun Sale.
New Zealand racing legend Lance O’Sullivan of Wexford Stables joined NZB from the on-farm parades to give an insight in to his buying process at the #ReadytoRun Sale.
Over the years, Phoenix Park have been no stranger to producing successful #ReadytoRun Sale graduates.
In the latest instalment of our Ready to Yarn Series, we chat all things #ReadytoRun with leading Australian trainer Natalie Young.
Young gun Robert Wellwood from @Kingsclere Stables took some time out with NZB to chat all things #ReadytoRun. The trainer provided an insight into what he looks for when purchasing from a Breeze Up Sale and why he think’s NZB graduates perform so well on the world stage.
Adrian Stanley of Woburn Farm spoke to NZB about the preparation for the #ReadytoRun Sale as a vendor and why he thinks NZB’s Ready to Run Sale graduates are so successful on the world scale.
NZB caught up with veteran #ReadytoRun Sale consignor, Eion Kemp, who runs the successful breaking in and pre-training facility, Kilgravin Lodge.
We hear from trainer Graham Richardson at Richardson Racing Stables, who tells us about his special affiliation with star NZB #ReadytoRun graduate and prolific winner in Hong Kong #GoldenSixty.
NZB joins first-time Ready to Run Sale vendor, Shelley Houston, operating under her Avoca Racing Stables banner.
After recently relocating to Singapore, leading trainer Donna Logan was quick to put her name on the Group One winners list in the Lion City. In the latest edition of our Ready to Yarn Series, Donna discusses why she values NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale, as well as what she looks for when purchasing for the Singapore market. #WhereWinningBegins
Esteemed horseman Marcus Corban uses his wealth of knowledge to chat all things #ReadytoRun with us. Find out his take on the 2021 edition of the Sale. #WhereWinningBegins
Prominent Agent Phill Cataldo is no stranger to success when it comes to securing top-flight performers from NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale. We hear his take on this year’s crop of juveniles at the Breeze Ups. #WhereWinningBegins
Respected agent Bryce Tankard is a familiar face around the Breeze Ups at Te Rapa each year. He gives us an insight into his evaluation of NZB’s latest 2YO talent. #WhereWinningBegins
With decades of experience behind him, NZB’s International Bloodstock Manager John Cameron always has the best seat in the house at our Breeze Ups on #ThePerch. We caught up with him to see what he thinks of this year’s catalogue. #WhereWinningBegins
Perceptive judge and agent, Bruce Perry, is out in full force at the Breeze Ups. Check out why NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale is his number one source for 2YO talent. #WhereWinningBegins
The spotlight is on multiple Group One winning trainer in Singapore, Stephen Gray for the next episode of our Ready to Yarn Series. Stephen discusses the important role that NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale plays in the Singapore racing industry, as well as the success he has had purchasing from the number one sale of its kind. #WhereWinningBegins
We recently caught up with Singapore-based owner-breeder Ben Kwok in the next instalment of our Ready to Yarn series. Ben discusses purchasing out of NZB’s #ReadyToRun Sale while based in another country and his favourite part about buying from NZ.
Sit back, relax and enjoy a yarn with NZB’s Robert Logan and NZ-based agent Bevan Smith as the two lads chat all things #ReadytoRun Sale. Bevan provides an insight into what it’s like purchasing bloodstock during COVID and gives us the inside scoop on NZB’s best beer pong talent. #WhereWinningBegins
NZB can now offer a user-friendly online bidding service for all registered buyers who are unable to travel to the Sale.