#Karaka titan David Ellis from Te Akau Racing is back in the ring. Today he secured Lot 219, a Darci Brahma colt out of Granadilla for $350,000 from Lilywhites Lodge, claiming he was the best Darci Brahma colt he has ever seen. #WhereWinningBegins
Mark Treweek’s Lyndhurst Farm has sold seven Group One winners through NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale and he thinks Lot 169 (Exceel and Excel x Chateau d’Yquem) could follow in the same footsteps after John Bell purchased him for $525,000. #WhereWinningBegins
Kilgravin Lodge is one of our leading vendors at the #ReadytoRun Sale each year, and 2020 is no exception. Michael Guerin caught up with expert preparer Eion Kemp who has been very busy this year with his large and exceptional draft of 2YOs. #WhereWinningBegins
Roger James from Kingsclere Stables has been coming to NZB's #ReadytoRun Sale for years and is pleased with his purchase he made at the 2020 edition. Check out his chat with Michael Geurin today. #WhereWinningBegins
Michael Guerin chatted to Adrian Stanley from Woburn Farm who sold last year’s #RaadytoRun top lot (375) a Shamus Award colt out of Exchanges for $550,000 to Andrew Williams Bloodstock. Check out his take on their 2020 Ready to Run Sale draft. #WhereWinningBegins
Dynamic duo Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young from Busuttin Racing purchased the second top lot of Day One, Lot 3, a Savabeel colt out of On Broadway for $400,000 from Ohukia Lodge. Check out a recap of what Trent Busuttin had to say about their new purchase. Don't forget Day Two of NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale kicks off today at 1PM. #WhereWinningBegins
Sam Beatson chatted to Michael Guerin about yesterday’s top lot (54), a Sacred Falls colt out of Savabeel Star offered under his Riversley Park banner. Beatson has been the leading vendor for the last three #ReadytoRun Sale’s and has another solid draft in the 2020 edition. #WhereWinningBegins
Finbarr Leahy purchased Lot 54 (Sacred Falls x Savabeel Star) as a yearling from Karaka 2020. The expert horseman broke the colt in and prepared him for NZB's Ready to Run Sale offering him under Sam Beatson's Riversley Park banner and selling him today to Graham Richardson for $525,000.
Earlier today Graham Richardson bought Lot 32 (Headwater x Raischek) for $300,000 and Lot 54 (Sacred Falls x Savabeel Star) on behalf of a client in Hong Kong. “I purchased him for a very loyal client in Hong Kong… I’m absolutely chuffed for NZB and the vendors," Richardson said.
Shane Crawford from Regal farm just sold Lot 32, a Headwater colt out of Raischek for $300,000 to Richardson Racing.
Jamie Beatson from Ohukia Lodge has just sold Lot 3 to Busuttin Racing, a Savabeel colt out of Pins mare On Broadway for $400,000.
Registrations are now open for NZB’s anticipated online bidding platform. The upgrade to ultra-fast fibre at Karaka has enabled NZB to offer a user-friendly online bidding service for all registered buyers who are unable to travel to the Sale. Make sure you familiarise yourself with the online bidding process by watching NZB’s our full online bidding tutorial here.
Riverrock Farm was set up by Chad Ormsby and Aliesha Moroney in 2013 and has grown into a respected player on the #ReadytoRun sales preparation scene. Not only is Chad a Group One-winning Jockey and successful rodeo rider, but he has also sold Group Three performer #KnightMariner (NZ), #Poet’sLanding as well as recent winners #MongolianBrave (NZ) and #CalmSeeker (NZ). With the Sale commencing tomorrow at 1PM (NZT), make sure you keep and eye out for Riverrock’s quality 2YOs n offer this year. #WhereWinningBegins
The story of Jamie and Chanel Beatson’s Ohukia Lodge is another one of rapid emergence as a big-time #ReadytoRun Sale vendor, after only making their first appearance at #Karaka in 2015. Their star graduates include the Group One New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner #VinDeDance (NZ), Group One placegetter #Ferrando (NZ) and Group Two winner #MyGoldBracelet (NZ). Ohukia Lodge will offer 18 horses at the Ready to Run Sale next week including progeny by prolific sire #Savabeel and superstar French sire #Siyouni. #WhereWinningBegins
Shane Crawford and Kara Waters’ Regal Farm is firmly established among the leading vendors at the #ReadytoRun Sale every year, claiming their first leading vendor title back in 2013. But perhaps their biggest claim to fame is a #HolyRomanEmperor colt who was part of that 2013 draft. #MongolianKhan and went on to complete an unprecedented Group One treble in the 2015 New Zealand Derby (2400m), Australian Derby (2400m) and Caulfield Cup (2400m). Find out what Shane had to say about his 2020 Ready to Run draft and if he has any future Mongolian Khan’s in the mix. #WhereWinningBegins
Only five years have passed since Sam and Hana Beatson established Riversley Park, but the Waikato operation already boasts three leading vendor titles at the #ReadytoRun Sale – topping the standings in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Last year’s draft soared to unprecedented heights, and 2020 will be much of the same with a number of quality juveniles on offer appealing to all types of markets. Super sire’s #Savabeel, #OceanPark (NZ) and #NoNayNever are represented, as well as exciting first season sire #Vadamos. #WhereWinningBegins
Mark and Lorraine Forbes’ Kiltannon Stables first joined the ranks of vendors at the Ready to Run Sale back in 2014. They have been quick to make their mark, with star graduates #Countofmontecristo (NZ), Group One New Zealand Derby (2400m) runner-up Mongolianconqueror (NZ) and other stakes-performed graduates #Ronchi (NZ), #SiamBlueVanda (NZ) and #LondonExpress (NZ). They are excited about offering their 2020 #ReadytoRun draft at #Karaka with progeny by New Zealand sires #DarciBrahma, #PerIncanto and the late #Tavistock. #WhereWinningBegins
Established in 2010, Prima Park is a boutique family operation run by Kelly Van Dyk in partnership with parents Leighton and Louise. Prima Park’s #ReadytoRun Sale drafts are always well received at #Karaka. Many Prima Park graduates have gone on to achieve racetrack success, most notably the two-time Hong Kong Champion Sprinter #BeattheClock and Singapore’s Horse of the Year #DebtCollector (NZ). #WhereWinningBegins
Adrian Stanley and Hannah Kettlety established Woburn Farm in 2012 and made their #ReadytoRun Sale debut four years later. Since then their presence has grown expeontially at #Karaka, culminating with a second placing on the vendors’ table in 2019 and selling the 2019 the sale-topper, a colt by #ShamusAward, for $550,000. Check out what Hannah had to say about this year’s draft. #WhereWinningBegins
We met with expert horseman Mark Treweek who has sold an incredible seven Group One winners through NZB’s #ReadytoRun Sale under his Lyndhurst Farm banner. His star-studded alumni include #TeAkauShark (NZ), #HallofFame (NZ), #Atlante, #AlbanyReunion, #GloriousDays, #Linton and #SanLuis. Mark discussed this year’s Ready to Run draft, including an exciting Exceed and Excel colt (Lot 169) that is ‘next level’ for him. #WhereWinningBegins
Curraghmore is a name synonymous with success and this year Stud Master Gordon Cunningham will offer another small but select draft at NZB’s 2020 #ReadytoRun Sale. After selling horses like Group One placed #AgeofChivalry (NZ) (He’s Remarkable) through the Sale, Gordon sees potential in all of his two-year-olds, with budding Group One prospects available to purchase by kiwi sires #Savabeel, #TurnMeLoose and the late #Tavistock. #WhereWinningBegins
We chatted with expert horseman and preparer Eion Kemp at Kilgravin Lodge who is offering another quality draft at the 2020 #ReadytoRun Sale. In amongst the mix is a colt by #NoNayNever, sire of boom three-year-old and 2020 G1 NZ 2000 Guineas favourite #NeedISayMore, who was also sold under the Kilgravin Lodge banner. Also offered are progeny by proven sires #OceanPark, #Zoustar, #Vancouver and #Pierro. #WhereWinningBegins
2020 is the second year Derek Nolan’s Lilywhites Lodge will offer a draft in the NZB Ready to Run Sale. The ex-jockey turned expert preparer is excited about his larger numbers, including a quality selection of progeny by Belardo, Iffraaj, Contributer and Preferment.
Michael Guerin wraps up Day Two of the 2020 Ready to Run Sale BreezeUps at Te Rapa Racecourse. Catch all the highlights from some of New Zealand's leading agents Phill Cataldo and Bryce Tankard, plus Woburn Farm's Adrian Stanley and NZB's Danny Rolston.
Michael Guerin wraps up Day One of the 2020 Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups at Te Rapa. Catch all the highlights and hear from respected agents and vendors on how their 2020 Breeze Ups are tracking so far.
Michael Guerin had a chat with elite trainer Graeme Rogerson, who knows the residual value found at NZB's Ready to Run Sale. Check out his take on purchasing from the number one source of two-year-old sale graduates.
Young trainer Robert Wellwood was on the look out for a Derby winner at the Breeze Ups during the last two days. Co-trainer with Roger James, Robert chats about what they look for at the Sale.
Kiwi agent Dean Hawthorne is more than happy to help buyers secure their next Group One winner from NZB’s 2020 #ReadytoRun Sale. Check out the video below for an insight towards what he looks for in a two-year-old at NZB’s Breeze Ups held at Te Rapa Racecourse.
Lyndhurst Farm's Mark Treweek, who offers four well-bred colts, shares his recipe to success and the types of horses he targets for this Sale.
Leading purchaser at the 2019 Ready to Run Sale, Garry Carvell, is keeping himself busy during this year’s two-year-old Sale. The New Zealand-based agent stopped to have a chat with Michael Guerin about his 2020 shopping list and his availability to assist international buyers with inspections.
Young trainer Glen Harvey talks to Michael Guerin about his first time offering two-year-olds at the Sale under his Roysyn Stables draft, with two quality lots on offer.
Hear from our Bloodstock Sales Manager Danny Rolston on Day One of the Breeze Ups about how you can get involved in purchasing at the number one sale of its kind in Australasia. The team at NZB and wider NZ-based bloodstock agents can help you source the next Golden Sixty or Te Akau Shark!
Michael Guerin caught up with Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis at the 2020 Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups. The powerhouse purchaser gave us his tips and tricks around what he looks for in a quality juvenile. Check out the video below.
New Zealand-based agent Phill Cataldo has a large shopping list to fill at this year’s #ReadytoRun Sale. Phill has purchased two Derby winners from NZB’s Ready to Run Sale in #MilitaryMove and #VindeDance and will be looking to secure more Group One winners from the number one Sale of its kind.
Catch our bloodstock agent John Cameron at "John's perch" and hear what he assesses at the breeze ups as well as insight into the stallions on offer.
Today we spoke with Alex Teng, NZB’s China Regional Representative, who gave us an insight towards the overseas market and their interest in this year's #ReadytoRun Sale.