NZB's 99th National Yearling Sales Series will take place from Sunday 26 through to Thursday 30 January at the Karaka Sales Centre.

The five action-packed days of selling are headed by Book 1, set to commence from Sunday 26 until Tuesday 28 January from 10am (NZT) each day, while Book 2 will begin directly after from Wednesday 29 until Thursday 30 January from 12pm (NZT) each day.

In a season for the ages, Karaka graduates dominated the Group One landscape with such class, resilience and range that the commentators took the words right out of our mouths. Labelled as the 'best week on the sales calendar anywhere in the world' combined with the quality of yearlings on offer, the desire to be at Karaka in January has never been stronger.

The stage is set for a week-long thoroughbred extravaganza in Auckland, starting with an extraordinary TAB Karaka Millions race day at Ellerslie Racecourse on Saturday 25 January. The six-race card now carries total stakes of $4.45m, headed by the $1m TAB Karaka Millions 2YO (1200m), the $1.5m TAB Karaka Millions 3YO (1600m) and the $1m Elsdon Park Aotearoa Classic (1600m) for four-year-olds. All yearlings purchased at Karaka 2025 are eligible for the Karaka Millions Series.

For any general enquiries, contact [email protected] or call +64 9 298 0055. For bloodstock enquiries, contact NZB Bloodstock Sales Manager Kane Jones on [email protected] or call +64 27 274 4985.

For assistance with travel and accommodation, get in touch with our team at [email protected] or call +64 9 298 0055.

Entries for Karaka 2025 will open via the NZB Portal in June 2024.