Entries are now open for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2022 National Yearling Sales Series, with the action-packed Sale set to take place next summer at the Karaka Sales Centre. 

Continuing NZB’s traditional sale format, Book 1 is set to commence from Sunday 23 until Tuesday 25 January, while Book 2 will begin directly after from Wednesday 26 until Friday 28 January. The National Online Yearling Sale will take place in April.

The renowned Sale has produced a prolific number of modern day and all-time champion racehorses. Graduates of NZB's National Yearling Sale continue to outrival elite fields with champions emerging in every racing jurisdiction. Headlined by this season's top-level performers Explosive Jack (NZ), Kukeracha (NZ)Probabeel (NZ), Melody Belle (NZ), Lion's Roar (NZ), Kolding (NZ), Avantage, Johnny Get Angry (NZ), Toffee Tongue (NZ), Aegon (NZ), Furore (NZ), Inspirational Girl (NZ) plus immortal champions Beauty Generation (NZ) and dating as far back as the mighty Phar Lap (NZ). 

This, joined with leading technology and world-famous kiwi hospitality will again combine for an unforgettable Karaka experience at Karaka 2022.

  • This season, NZB graduates have dominated on racetracks claiming 100% of Group One Australian Derbys and the last four consecutive Hong Kong Derbys.
  • Karaka 2021’s combined average of $93,738 was the highest seen since 2018, despite no international buyers on the ground.
  • The combined clearance rate of 82% was the highest seen in over a decade.
  • Karaka 2022 will showcase the first crop of eight New Zealand-based first season sires including Ace High, Ardrossan, Embellish, Eminent, Jon Snow, Ocean Emperor, Staphanos and U S Navy Flag.

Entries are now open. To nominate your yearlings for Karaka 2022, visit NZB’s online portal at portal.nzb.co.nz or contact the Entries Coordinator Mary Jane Harvey (+64 9 393 9832, +64 9 298 0055 or email [email protected]). Entries close Friday 9 July 2021, 5PM (NZT).


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