Sale News

Stakes-producing Vendors at South Island Sale

Pear Tree Farm's Lot 11 - Jimmy Choux x Kiara filly.
Pear Tree Farm's Lot 11 - Jimmy Choux x Kiara filly.

In less than two weeks, 61 southern bred yearlings will make their sale ring appearance at New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale – many presented by the same vendors of stakes-winning graduates of the Sale.

Often seen leading the vendors by aggregate table, perennial consignor White Robe Lodge will present the largest draft at the Sale with 12 lots catalogued. Not only have they succeeded in the sale ring, but they have also produced stakes winners Civil Disobedience (NZ) (Raise the Flag) and Parthesia (NZ) (Raise the Flag) from this Sale in recent years.

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Four Key Features of South Island Sale

White Robe Lodge's resident sire Ghibellines will have seven yearlings at the Sale.
White Robe Lodge's resident sire Ghibellines will have seven yearlings at the Sale.

The 2019 edition of New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale promises to deliver terrific value for money. Here are four big reasons to be ringside at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on April 29.

First is the Sale’s remarkable racetrack record in the last 18 months. Since November of 2017 there have been 13 black-type wins for graduates of the Sale, all purchased for less than $33,000.

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Emily Margaret (NZ) Out to Extend Southern Filly Dominance

Emily Margaret (NZ) winning the second leg of the 2018-19 Southern Filly of the Year Series.
Emily Margaret (NZ) winning the second leg of the 2018-19 Southern Filly of the Year Series.

Already the winner of the first and second legs of the New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series, Emily Margaret (NZ) (Pins) goes into this Saturday’s third leg with an almost unassailable lead.

The Riccarton filly has earned the perfect score of 14 points so far, putting her 10 points ahead of nearest rivals Dreamtesta (NZ) (Testa Rossa) and Wekaforce (NZ) (Showcasing).

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Big Wins for NZB’s Southern Graduates

Group One-winning South Island Sale graduate Shadows Cast.
Group One-winning South Island Sale graduate Shadows Cast.

The tough southern-bred product has left impressions not only in the South Island racing scene, but further north in New Zealand and across the Tasman in Australia. At affordable prices, a new wave of 61 yearlings will be on offer at New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale, presenting an opportunity to invest with lucrative and promising results on the racetrack as seen by graduates of the Sale.

With 14 individual stakes winners having laid claim to 23 stakes races since the start of the 2014-15 season, this season’s four individual stakes winners so far cost as little as $1,000 and could have been secured for up to $20,000 at the Sale.

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NZB’s South Island Sale Catalogue Available Online

NZB's 2019 South Island Sale catalogue is now online and in mailboxes soon.
NZB's 2019 South Island Sale catalogue is now online and in mailboxes soon.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales Series heads south to showcase the South Island Session with the 61-lot catalogue available online now and arriving in the post from late March.

The Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch will host the Sale on Monday 29 April with selling commencing from 11am.

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