Showcasing the best Southern-bred product, New Zealand Bloodstock’s annual South Island Sale of yearlings is now live and available to view on their leading online subsidiary Gavelhouse Plus here. Bidding on the online Sale will commence from Monday 12 April, with the first lot closing incrementally at 7PM (NZT) on Wednesday 14 April. Unlike any other racing nation, the rugged terrain, cool arctic 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.

Browse the catalogue, put together your shortlists and get ready to bid on the Gavelhouse Plus site here.

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 Group One winners Etah James (NZ) and The Chosen One (NZ) continuing to showcase their versatility and durability to perform on the international stage.

The 2020 edition was the first-ever NZB Sale debuted on Gavelhouse Plus, allowing vendors and buyers to confidently operate under the terms of a traditional auction. All unbroken yearlings offered through the 2021 South Island Sale on Gavelhouse Plus are eligible to be nominated for NZB’s lucrative Karaka Million Series. Just 12 short months after they make their virtual sale-ring debut, graduates of the online sale can compete for a share in the $1m Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m), followed by the $1m Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) and $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup (2200m) for the remainder of their careers. To nominate your unbroken yearling purchase, email [email protected] or call +64 298 0055. Entries close Friday 14 May 2021 at 5PM (NZT).

Following normal Sale protocol, the 2021 South Island Sale will continue to be run under NZB Terms and Conditions. For more information about the Sale, contact NZB Sales Representative Kane Jones (+64 27  274 4985 or email [email protected]).