With the 2022 Ready to Run Sale online catalogue release just around the corner, NZB cannot wait to show you what is on offer this year.
New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale is the world's undisputed leading sale of two-year-olds.
NZB can now offer a user-friendly online bidding service for all registered buyers who are unable to travel to the Sale.
In this month’s NZB video series, we're showcasing the new and best things that await you here at Karaka. After two and a half years of border closures, we’re looking forward to welcoming old and new friends and business partners back to New Zealand.
In our new 2022 NZB video series we look at the Winning Trifecta – how the land, breeders, and winning trainers help set New Zealand horses apart from their competition. Featuring Champion Trainer Paul O’Sullivan fresh from his time training in Hong Kong.
Now that it is officially complete, the DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka hotel has added a smart new addition to NZB’s Karaka Sales Centre and wider Franklin business portfolio.
NZB chatted to Bryce Tankard of Waikato Bloodstock at the 2022 Breeze Ups.
Agent Chris Rutten discusses his stance on the natural advantage NZB’s 2YO graduates gain from breezing on a turf surface.
Champion jockey-turned-trainer Lance O’Sullivan of Wexford Stables has had great success from NZB’s Ready to Run Sale, including training Group One New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner Asterix (NZ).
As one of New Zealand’s most astute judges of bloodstock, Phill Cataldo is no stranger to sourcing success from NZB’s Ready to Run Sale.
In this month’s NZB video series, we're talking you through all the ways you can use us to help find your next winner. With NZB Connect, there are seven ways you can now find and buy horses with the help of NZB services and technology.
NZB chatted to Kelly Van Dyk of Prima Park on Day Two of the Breeze Ups.
International agent Merrik Staunton made the trip back to New Zealand to check out NZB’s Breeze Ups.
Kilgravin Lodge has a long history with NZB’s Ready to Run Sale, preparing a standout draft of juveniles each year.
Catch all the on course action at our 2022 Breeze Ups, with some stellar content from New Zealand’s most astute judges.
Curraghmore is a name synonymous with success, with many Group One winners originating from the Waikato-based farm.
Our 2022 Ready to Run Sale is just around the corner, with quality two-year-olds set to parade on the grounds at Karaka from this Sunday onwards. Check out this on farm interview with Sophia Orting of Lilywhites Lodge, who are offering a standout draft of 15 juveniles next week.
Janine Dunlop of Phoenix Park talks about her incredible Ready to Run Sale success, having offered Group One winner Mr Brightside (NZ). Known for producing quality over quantity, this year she will be offering a draft of nine juveniles at next week’s Ready to Run Sale.
We had a great chat with Adrian Stanley of Woburn Farm, who is offering six quality two-year-olds at the Ready to Run Sale on 16 and 17 November at Karaka. The expert horseman reminded us of the quality Ready to Run Sale talent that has emerged from the farm over the past few years.
Russell Warrick of Westbury Stud spoke with us about Sharp ‘N’ Smart’s (NZ) (Redwood) outstanding Spring campaign and how the son of Redwood was available for purchase at the Ready to Run Sale. With a sizeable draft on offer this week, the Westbury approach to breezing their two-year-olds is not focused on speed alone.
We had a chat with Chad Ormsby about the eleven high calibre two-year-olds Riverrock Farm will present at NZB’s Ready to Run Sale this week. With a philosophy that focuses on producing well-rounded juveniles, graduates of Riverrock Farm’s previous Ready to Run Sale drafts are proving it’s a winning formula with their racetrack success.
We caught up with Sam Beatson of Riversley Park, a leading vendor of our Ready to Run Sale. With 40 quality two-year-olds on offer, Sam says there will be something for everyone in his premier draft. Check out the highlights below.
Presenting just his second draft at NZB’s Ready to Run Sale, vendor Kurtis Pertab of Pertab Racing chatted with us last week about his hands-on approach to preparing young thoroughbreds. The talented horseman’s six two-year-olds all breezed up smartly at Te Rapa three weeks ago and, with horses now on site at Karaka, excitement is building to see them go through the ring. In a timely update, Pertab secured his second win as a trainer in Tauranga on Saturday with Ocean Park mare Poser galloping to a two length victory.
Just one more night until our Ready to Run Sale. We can’t wait to see everyone here at Karaka tomorrow. Here is what NZB Client and Public Relations Manager Jessie Gower had to say about the pre-sale build up!
Champion trainer Peter Moody has travelled across the Tasman to check out our quality Ready to Run Sale catalogue. With plenty of success sourcing from Karaka, let us see what he had to say pre-sale.
Australian Simon Zahra has been spotted at our 2022 Ready to Run Sale. After a two-year hiatus, let's see what this seasoned expert has to say about Karaka.
Australasia's best two-year-old Sale has commenced! We have Eion Kemp of Kilgravin Lodge here to talk about his quality offering of juveniles.
Sam Beatson of Riversley Park is thrilled to be back at Karaka. After selling Lot 19 for $500,000 today, a Turn Me Loose colt out of Aypebe.
John Malcolm of Cheltenham Stables is thrilled with the sale Lot 22. The Iffraaj gelding was purchased for $375,000 by Mr Francis Lui, who has also secured Hong Kong’s highest-ever prizemoney earner and Ready to Run graduate Golden Sixty.
Willie Leung purchased Lot 81 for $500,000 on behalf of Mr. Francis Lui, the buyer of Hong Kong Champion and Ready to Run graduate Golden Sixty. The colt is by Exceed and Excel out of Epitomise from Riversley Park
After travelling from the Tasman, Liam Howley and Andrew Williams were chomping at the bit to get back to Karaka for our Ready to Run Sale. Let’s see what they had to say about their sale experience so far.
We chatted to Mick Price of Price Kent Racing who is thoroughly enjoying his stay in our brand new DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka hotel during the Ready to Run Sale.
Chad Ormsby of Riverrock Farm was ecstatic after the sale of Lot 142. The colt by No Nay Never out of La Cicciolina was knocked down for $520,000 by Liam Howley Racing.
We had an early morning chat with Bevan Smith Bloodstock and Liam Howley Racing who are staying at our brand new DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka hotel during the Ready to Run Sale.
Kelly Van Dyk from Prima Park is thrilled with the sale of Lot 178. The Shamexpress colt was purchased for $280,000 by Mr E Koh/King Power.
An amazing start to day two of the Ready to Run Sale for Janine Dunlop of Phoenix Park, who has had three great results in the ring today. See what she has to say!
Te Akau Racing Principal David Ellis has achieved great success purchasing from Ready to Run Sale, with the likes of Group One winners Te Akau Shark and Gingernuts. Hoping to find his next champion, Ellis had purchased eight horses so far at the Sale.
We chatted to Australian-based kiwi Andrew Williams who secured Lot 231, a Deep Field colt out of Ra Ra Epic for $460,000. The stunning Lot was offered by Sam and Hana Beatson of Riversley Park.
Champion trainer Jamie Richards is no stranger to stake success, having travelled all the way to New Zealand to fill his stable in Hong Kong. Richards purchased Lot 248, a gelding by Almanzor out of Salkantay for $475,000 from Ohukia Lodge.
Regal Farm were over the moon after the sale of their Capitalist colt out of Sebring mare Sabrina. This lot was secured by John Foote Bloodstock for $625,000.
Kurtis Pertab was thrilled to have a 100% clearance rate at the Ready to Run Sale. Offering a standout draft for just the second year, we hear from the emerging vendor about his experience.
What a Sale! That concludes our Ready to Run Sale coverage. Check out our Day Two Review Show, hosted by Michael Guerin with leading buyer Andrew Williams, leading vendor by aggregate Sam Beatson and NZB’s Director of Business Development Mike Kneebone. Thanks to everyone for attending :)