Value Sale of the World
New Zealand Bloodstock is widely regarded as a value sale for buyers, providing a premium thoroughbred offering at value for money, alongside outstanding performances and results on the racetrack.
Our horses continue to punch above their weight on the world stage, with graduates saluting in the Derbys, the Classics, the Miles, the Carnivals and more. Check out some of the examples below of graduates with a huge return on investment.
BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ)
A horse who needs no introduction, Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock) was purchased from at Karaka in 2014 for NZ$60,000 from Highden Park's draft. The Hong Kong champion went on to earn a record-breaking HK$106 million, equivalant to 358 times his original purchase price at Karaka!
GYPSY GODDESS (NZ)
Queensland Oaks winner Gypsy Goddess (NZ) (Tarzino) could have been purchased at Karaka for just NZ$20,000 from Curraghmore's Karaka 2020 draft. The six-time winning filly has over A$1,900,000 in earnings to her name - equivalant to 107 times her reserve price already!
ROCH 'N' HORSE (NZ)
Multiple Group One sprint winner Roch N Horse (NZ) (Per Incanto) could have been purchased for just NZ$40,000 from Little Avondale's draft at Karaka 2018. The mare is now a winner of five races, including two prestigious Group One sprints in Australia with more than A$3,000,000 in earnings. Equivalant to 81 times her reserve price!
MELODY BELLE (NZ)
14-time Group One winner Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands) was purchased by David Ellis for $57,500 at Karaka 2016 from Haunui Farm's draft. The champion mare won over $4,200,000 - equivalant to 74 times her purchase price at Karaka!
SHARP 'N' SMART (NZ)
The talented Sharp ‘N’ Smart (NZ) (Redwood) demonstrated his immense value during Australia’s 2022 Spring Racing Carnival. The Group One Spring Champion Stakes winner and Victoria Derby runner up was purchased for $55,000 by Rogerson Bloodstock from Westbury Stud’s Karaka 2021 draft. He has now won A$2,833,783, more than 55 times his initial purchase price.
LION'S ROAR (NZ)
Group One winner Lion's Roar (NZ) (Contributer) was purchased by Champion Thoroughbreds for
NZ$65,000 at Karaka 2019 from the draft of Wellfield Lodge. The four-time winner has now earned over A$1,500,000. Equivalant to 26 times his purchase price.
LUCKY SWEYNESSE (NZ)
Hong Kong sensation Lucky Sweynesse (NZ) (Sweynesse) was presented by Woburn Farm at the 2020 Ready To Run Sale where he was sold for NZ$90,000 to J & I Bloodstock. The three-time Group One winner has accumulated more than HK$43,000,000 in winnings. Equivalant to more than 96 times his purchase price.
The champion himself Golden Sixty (Medaglia d'Oro) is a three-time Champions Mile winner, and a 9-time Group One winner. He was presented at the 2017 Ready To Run Sale by Riversley Park where he was sold for NZ$300,000 to Hong Kong buyer Mr F Lui. He has earned an impressive HK$147,930,600 in winnings. Equivalant to over 98 times his purchase price.
CALLSIGN MAV (NZ)
Multiple Group One winner Callsign Mav (NZ) (Atlante) was presented by Windsor Park Stud at the 2017 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale. He was sold for NZ$3000 to Ms EL Holmes where he has since won A$1,469,366 in earnings. Equivalant to a whopping 520 times his purchase price.
While these examples reflect just a few of the many success stories, time and time again the Karaka sale ring has proven to be an incredible source of star quality for value prices.