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Final Results for Karaka 2019

Karaka 2019's sale-topping colt (Savabeel - Make a Wish).
Karaka 2019's sale-topping colt (Savabeel - Make a Wish).

The 93rd National Yearling Sales Series kicked off at Ellerslie with two million dollar races in what is the culmination of years of breeding, hard work getting a horse ready for the sale ring and then the training it takes to have a runner on the richest night of racing in New Zealand.

With outstanding fields assembled for the two-year-old and three-year-old races, it shows how attractive the Karaka Million graduate incentive is for buyers, trainers and owners alike.

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First Season Sires in Spotlight at Book 3

Book 3 sale-topper - Lot 1090 (Sweynesse x Happy Endings).
Book 3 sale-topper - Lot 1090 (Sweynesse x Happy Endings).

North Island-based first season sires were to the fore on Sunday with 179 lots going under the hammer at the Book 3 session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales Series.

With 123 lots sold (69%) for a turnover of $1,229,250, the average reached $9,994 and the median $7,000.

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Final Day of Karaka 2019

Outdoor parade ring at Karaka.
Outdoor parade ring at Karaka.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s Book 3 Sale takes place today with Lot 1077 to Lot 1284 going through the auction ring from 11am.

The Sale will be streamed live online and on the NZB facebook page.

Book 3 catalogues are available at reception and can be viewed online.

Visit www.nzb.co.nz for all Sale news and information.


Book 2 Yields Competition from Diverse Bench

On the second day of Book 2, the highlight lot was Trelawney Stud's Lot 902. Photo: Trish Dunell
On the second day of Book 2, the highlight lot was Trelawney Stud's Lot 902. Photo: Trish Dunell

A broad buying bench at the close of Book 2 trading has seen the key figures reach a turnover of $9,743,000 for 246 lots sold (73% clearance rate). The average has settled at $39,606 with the median $30,000 for the second catalogue of the National Yearling Sales Series.

“There were some solid prices achieved and the quality of horses was of a high standard,” commented New Zealand Bloodstock Managing Director Andrew Seabrook.

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Karaka Graduates Come Full-Circle

Windsor Park Stud's first season sire Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor).
Windsor Park Stud's first season sire Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor).

Karaka 2019 will showcase the first crops of yearlings by a quality group of new sires, including some who themselves went through the ring and are now bringing their careers full-circle.

Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor) sold for $140,000 at the 2013 Select Sale at Karaka and fetched $220,000 at the Ready to Run Sale later that year.

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Affordable Group One Harvest an Indicator for Karaka 2019

Graduates of the National Yearling Sale Series claimed 18 Group One wins and 120 stakes wins last season alone.
Graduates of the National Yearling Sale Series claimed 18 Group One wins and 120 stakes wins last season alone.

Time and again the quality New Zealand thoroughbred attracts the industry’s heavy hitters from near and far. Their phenomenal record in Australasia’s biggest three-year-old races, and some of the most prestigious races around the world, is evidence to their winning edge.

A remarkable five out of the possible seven Group One Guineas races in Australasia in the 2017-18 season were claimed by these world-beating yearlings who went through the sale ring at Karaka.

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Karaka 2019 Yearling Catalogues Online NOW

NZB's World Renowned Auditorium
NZB's World-Renowned Auditorium

Featuring an outstanding showcase of 1,284 yearlings for the 93rd National Yearling Sales Series, buyers can now take their first look at the catalogues online with printed copies arriving in letterboxes from early December.

VIEW THE CATALOGUES ONLINE HERE

Time and again the quality New Zealand-bred attracts the industry’s heavy hitters from near and far and Karaka 2019 will once again offer an extensive selection of kiwi sire power, along with strong representation from leading Australian sires and shuttlers. There are 116 stallion profiles represented across all three Books, including the first crop of 20 exciting young sires.

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