This year’s catalogue is made up almost entirely of yearlings, accounting for 103 of the 106 lots catalogued. And with the added benefit of the inclusion of the South Island Session in the National Yearling Sale Series, any yearling purchased is eligible to enter the lucrative Karaka Million Series, including the $1m Karaka Million in 2018, the $1m Karaka Million 3YO Classic in 2019, and the $100,000 Karaka Stayers Cup for the duration of their racing careers.
Recent race results have provided numerous significant pedigree updates for New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale, which will be held at the Riding for the Disabled Building at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch on 21 April.
One of the yearlings has a close relative who has won a Group 1 race since the catalogue went to print.
South Island Sale Offers Sensational Value For Money
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale, which will be held in Christchurch on April 21, is developing a reputation for offering incredible value for money, with a number of high-quality racetrack performers bought for relatively low prices.
Few horses fit that description better than one of this season’s star New Zealand sprinters, Signify (NZ) (Perfectly Ready), who has earned more than 60 times his purchase price for Alex and Tracey Cowan.
South Island Sale Graduate Signify (NZ) Does It Again
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017
With the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock South Island Sale just around the corner, one of the greatest bargain buys in the Sale’s history hit the headlines again on Saturday when Signify (NZ) (Perfectly Ready) won the $50,000 Listed Phill Cataldo Bloodstock Lightning Handicap (1200m) at Trentham.
Bought at the 2013 Sale for just $5,500, Signify rose to stardom with an outstanding win in the $250,000 Group 1 JR & Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham in January.
The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale can be viewed online now and will be mailed out on the 17th of March.
The Sale will be held at the Riding for the Disabled Building at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch on 21 April 2017, commences from Lot 1 at 11am. This year’s catalogue is made up almost entirely of yearlings, accounting for 101 of the 104 lots catalogued. There are also two two-year-olds and one racehorse.
South Island Sale Graduate Parthesia (NZ) Captures Tasmanian Oaks
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
With this year’s South Island Sale now just two months away, a filly purchased at the Sale two years ago for $20,000 scored a timely stakes win in Australia over the weekend.
Parthesia (NZ), a daughter of White Robe Lodge stallion Raise The Flag, won Sunday’s A$100,000 Listed Brooklyn Park Agistment Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) at Launceston to boost her career earnings to A$82,150 – more than four times her purchase price.