Steeped in history, the National Yearling Sales Series is the flag bearing sale for New Zealand breeders and the annual thoroughbred harvest of quality youngsters set for racetrack stardom. Buyers from around the globe converge at Karaka and online for this week-long selling extravaganza.

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. Held on the eve of the National Yearling Sales Series, the Karaka Million Twilight Meeting is host to the richest sporting event in New Zealand with the running of the $1m DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) and $1m Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) for graduates of the sales. 

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.

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.

Catalogue out November 2021.


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