NZB to Host First Dual Code Sale Day

Dual code Sale to be hosted at the Canterbury Agricultural Park
Dual code Sale to be hosted at the Canterbury Agricultural Park

In 2019, New Zealand Bloodstock will host its first dual code auction event of thoroughbred and standardbred horses at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on 29 April.

The South Island Sale of thoroughbred yearlings and mixed bloodstock, along with the Standardbred Yearling, Weanling and All Age Sale, will merge into a one-day Sale that will see thoroughbreds go under the hammer first, followed by standardbreds.

“NZB is committed to the ongoing success of dedicated Christchurch-based Sales, and it is evident that synergies exist between the two codes, particularly in the South Island,” commented NZB Managing Director Andrew Seabrook.

“Given that both Sales are held around the same time, in the same location, combining the two sale days into one makes sense.

“We are confident this will best serve all participants, with vendors benefiting from presenting their horses to an increasing number of cross code buyers.”

The Sales will remain catalogued and promoted independently, with the hospitality and increase in number of horses available for inspection adding to the overall atmosphere at the venue – a key selling point for South Island breeders and vendors.

Thoroughbred yearlings offered at the Sale will remain eligible to be nominated for the lucrative Karaka Million Series.

To nominate your bloodstock for the 2019 South Island Sale, please visit NZB’s online portal https://portal.nzb.co.nz/.

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