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South Island a Source of Supreme Stamina

Southern-bred Etah James (NZ) dominated the A$1 million Group One Sydney Cup (3200m).
Southern-bred Etah James (NZ) dominated the A$1 million Group One Sydney Cup (3200m).

Unlike any other racing nation, the rugged terrain, cool artic environments and mineral-rich soils in the South Island of New Zealand gives the Southern-born and raised thoroughbred strength and stamina, reinforcing their immense staying power.

The pristine environment that runs the breadth of the South Island has become the home of an enviable product, with the quality Southern-breds like recent Group One winner Etah James (NZ) continuing to showcase their versatility and durability to perform on the international stage.

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gavelhouse.com Set to Launch Enhanced Site

Gavelhouse Plus to launch in mid-May featuring NZB's South Island and National Weanling Sale.
Gavelhouse Plus to feature NZB's South Island and National Weanling Sale.

In conjunction with parent company New Zealand Bloodstock, industry leader in online thoroughbred and standardbred sales, gavelhouse.com, will launch an enhanced platform in May named Gavelhouse Plus.

With a focus on innovation and servicing clients in the best possible way, General Manager Haylie Martin has been keen to take the platform to another level.

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NZB’s 2020 South Island Sale Catalogue Online Now

Lot 17 is a half-sister to Listed Tasmanian Derby winner Civil Disobedience.
Lot 17 is a half-sister to Listed Tasmanian Derby winner Civil Disobedience.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales Series is heading South, showcasing 76 lots of the best Southern-bred product available at the 2020 South Island Sale, with the catalogue online now and arriving in letterboxes from mid-March.

Held at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch, the one-day session features a selection of yearlings offered on Friday 17 April from the later selling time of 12pm.

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Entries Open for 2020 South Island & Karaka May Sale 

Weanlings at the Karaka May Sale are now eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series.
Weanlings at the Karaka May Sale are now eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series.

Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2020 South Island Sale and 2020 Karaka May Sale are now open. The South Island Sale will take place at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on 17 April this year while the Karaka May Sale will see the first horses go through the ring at Karaka on Thursday 14 May through until the conclusion on Friday 15 May. 

While yearlings at the South Island Sale and Karaka May Sale remain eligible to be nominated for the lucrative Karaka Million Series, The upcoming 2020 Karaka May Sale will unveil a major enhancement to the weanling session, with all weanlings offered now eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series.

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