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Spirited Bidding Sees Out 2019 Ready to Run Sale

$550,000 sale topping colt (Lot 375), purchased by Andrew Williams from the Woburn Farm draft.
$550,000 sale topping colt (Lot 375), purchased by Andrew Williams from the Woburn Farm draft.

Day 2 of selling at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2019 Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds saw 257 lots go under the hammer.  

NZB’s Managing Director Andrew Seabrook was pleased with the final outcome of the Sale.

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Huge Updates to Ready to Run Sale Catalogue

Lots 124 and 274 are relatives of 2016 Ready to Run graduate and Group Two winner Te Akau Shark (NZ).
Lots 124 and 274 are relatives of 2016 Ready to Run graduate and Group Two winner Te Akau Shark (NZ).

Spring in Melbourne is one of world racing’s greatest stages, and the results of this year’s carnival have given a massive boost to the catalogue for this week’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds at Karaka.

The catalogue features relatives to the winners of some of the carnival’s biggest prizes – the Group One Melbourne Cup (3200m), Cox Plate (2040m) and VRC Oaks (2500m).

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Ready to Run Graduate Claims Valuable Stakes Win

Ticket To Ride (NZ) claims her eighth victory in the G3 Canterbury Breeders' Stakes.
Ticket To Ride (NZ) claims her eighth victory in the G3 Canterbury Breeders' Stakes.

Ticket To Ride (NZ) (Shocking), who was offered at the 2014 Ready to Run Sale, capped her racing career with a valuable black-type win in Wednesday’s $80,000 Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton.

Offered by Millfield Stud, Ticket To Ride was passed in with a $30,000 reserve.

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Ready to Run Sale a Happy Hunting Ground for Top Judges

Prominent Ready to Run buyer Phill Cataldo (left).
Prominent Ready to Run buyer Phill Cataldo (left).

This month marks New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds - a gold mine of thoroughbred talent and highlight event on the calendars of leading trainers, bloodstock agents and syndicators across the globe.

Phill Cataldo

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World-Class Quality from Ready to Run Sale Vendors

The number one Sale of its kind, NZB’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds is the unrefuted source of Stakes winners and performers purchased from 2YO Sales in Australasia.

Once again, professional vendors have outstanding drafts on offer at the 2019 Ready to Run Sale.

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2019 Breeze Up Videos Online Now

Lot 159 (Showcasing x Saheel) & Lot 192 (Super Easy x Steel Stilettos) Photo: Trish Dunell
Lot 159 (Showcasing x Saheel) & Lot 192 (Super Easy x Steel Stilettos) Photo: Trish Dunell

The annual Breeze Ups saw 369 two-year-olds gallop down the home straight of Te Rapa Racecourse, with their last 200 metres of work filmed and timed. Once again, NZB’s Ready to Run Sale vendors presented their horses in a professional manner reflecting the high quality of thoroughbreds on offer at the Sale.  

All Breeze Up videos are now available online. Each heat is recorded in high definition, the quality will automatically scale based on your internet connection and device. The video clips can also be downloaded from Vimeo or viewed in ‘Couch Mode’ which plays all clips from start to finish.

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Smart Breeze Up Finale 

Lot 182 (Ocean Park x Soho Girl) and Lot 121 (Tavistock x Plaque) from the Ohukia Lodge draft breezing up.
Lot 182 (Ocean Park x Soho Girl) and Lot 121 (Tavistock x Plaque) from the Ohukia Lodge draft breezing up.

Day 2 saw the final 181 two-year-olds sprint down the straight of Te Rapa Racecourse, concluding the NZB Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups.

Following on from yesterday’s Dead 5 track conditions, the rail was moved in 4 metres and the track remaind a Dead 6 throughout the day.

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Day One a Breeze for Quality 2YOs

Westbury Stud’s Lot 410 (Makfi x Inara Belle) parades for prospective buyers pre-breeze up.
Westbury Stud’s Lot 410 (Makfi x Inara Belle) parades for prospective buyers pre-breeze up.

Day One of the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups saw 188 two-year-olds charge down the final straight of Te Rapa Racecourse.

View today’s Breeze Up times here.

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2YOs Gearing to Breeze Up Next Week

203 heats will be filmed and timed over 200m at Te Rapa over two days.
203 heats will be filmed and timed over 200m at Te Rapa over two days.

Breeze Ups for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds will take place next week on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 October, commencing at 10am each day with all prospective buyers welcome to attend.

View the Breeze Ups schedule here.

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An Outstanding Showcase of Sires at NZB’s 2019 Ready to Run Sale

Five-time Champion New Zealand sire Savabeel (NZ)
Five-time Champion New Zealand sire Savabeel (NZ) is represented by 18 lots at the NZB Ready to Run Sale. 

The 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds will feature the progeny of an outstanding selection of stallions, with proven champions, tried and true performers and emerging talent.

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NZB Ready to Run Sale a Phenomenal Source of Racetrack Success

2016 Ready to Run Sale graduate Te Akau Shark (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle)
2016 Ready to Run Sale graduate Te Akau Shark (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle)

The racetrack achievements by graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds at Karaka sit head and shoulders above any other Sale of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Over the last decade, the Ready to Run Sale has produced 96 individual stakes winners including 14 at Group One level – the nearest rival produced 37 stakes winners with a single Group One winner during the same time.

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Kolding (NZ) Heads Huge New Zealand Result in Epsom

Kolding (NZ) and Te Akau Shark (NZ) fought out the finish of the Group 1 Epsom at Randwick.
Kolding (NZ) and Te Akau Shark (NZ) fought out the finish of the Group 1 Epsom at Randwick.

Saturday’s time-honoured and prestigious A$1 million Group 1 TAB Epsom (1600m) at Randwick turned into an all-Kiwi affair.

Kolding (NZ) (Ocean Park) and Te Akau Shark (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle), who fought out a stirring finish down the Randwick straight, are both Karaka graduates, while fellow New Zealand-bred Star of the Seas (NZ) (Ocean Park) finished third.

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Karaka Trifecta in Stutt Stakes

NZB Ready to Run graduate The Holy One (NZ) claims the Group 2 Stutt Stakes.
NZB Ready to Run graduate The Holy One (NZ) claims the Group 2 Stutt Stakes.

Graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock Sales dominated the finish of Friday’s A$200,000 Group 2 MSC Signs Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley.

The Holy One (NZ) (Tavistock), Vegas Knight (Declaration of War) and Conqueror (Fastnet Rock) were the only three Karaka graduates in the field for the three-year-old feature, and they finished first, second and third.

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Unrivalled Ready to Run Sale Launches 2019 Catalogue Online

NZB 2019 Ready to Run Sale Catalogue Online!
NZB 2019 Ready to Run Sale Catalogue Online!

The countdown is underway to Australasia’s leading two-year-old sale, with the catalogue now released for the 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds.

Over the last six seasons, graduates of NZB’s Ready to Run Sale have scored an unrivalled 19 Group One wins. The next best 2YO Sale in Australasia recorded one.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CATALOGUE

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Entries Open for 2019 NZB Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs

NZB's Ready to Run Sale will take place at Karaka on 20 & 21 November.
NZB's Ready to Run Sale will take place at Karaka on 20 & 21 November.

Entries are now open for Australasia's leading horses in training sale, New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs, to be held on 20 & 21 November. Breeze Ups will take place at Te Rapa Racecourse on 21 & 22 October.

The 2019 Sale is set to build on its renowned reputation as being the preferred destination for international buyers to secure the best bred, and prepared, juveniles available in Australasia. NZB’s Ready to Run Sale results outperform neighbouring Sales on key measures including aggregate, average, median and clearance and the performance of its graduates is second to none.

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