95th National Yearling Sales Series
Karaka Million: 23 January at Ellerslie
Sale: 24 - 29 January at Karaka
Set apart form the rest of the world, enviable bloodlines run the length and breadth of New Zealand producing some of the very best yearlings on the planet. But you don’t get Group 1-winning racehorses purely from nature. There’s toil behind the triumph. Expert horsepeople who give the kiwi-bred a true winning edge. They understand what it takes to raise champions, nurturing their strengths and enhancing their natural ability, producing and preparing thoroughbreds who consistently punch above their weight on the world stage.
The figures speak for themselves.
GROUP 1 SUCCESS IN AUSTRALIA
New Zealand-bred or sold horses have won 29% of all Group One Cup races in Australia over the last four seasons. The Carnivals, the Cups, the Derbys, the Classics, the Sprints and the Miles - all conquered by horses nurtured in New Zealand's unique environment, under the watchful eye of accomplished horsemen and women. The likes of Brutal (NZ), Kolding (NZ), Miami Bound (NZ), Melody Belle (NZ), Princess Jenni (NZ), Probabeel (NZ), Te Akau Shark (NZ), The Bostonian (NZ) and Verry Elleegant (NZ) were all sourced from lush New Zealand pastures.
UNRIVALLED IN HONG KONG
More than half of all Group One winners in Hong Kong last season were sourced at Karaka. Including twice-crowned Hong Kong Jockey Club Horse of the Year and Champion Miler — Beauty Generation (NZ), a NZ$60,000 purchase, who has now earnt over HK$84.7M in prizemoney.
Half (50%) of all stakes races in Singapore from 2013 - 2018 have been won by New Zealand bred or sold horses including those crowned Horse of the Year, I'm Incredible and Infantry (NZ) - both sourced from Karaka.
NEW ZEALAND GATEWAY
81% (17/21) of New Zealand Group One winners last season were sourced at New Zealand Bloodstock Sales including Horse of the Year champion and ten-time Group One winner, Melody Belle (NZ).
Horses bred or sold in New Zealand have won 33% of all Listed races in Malaysia over the current five seasons including 3YO Championship winner Forsa Eclipse (NZ) and Kante (NZ).
In the past five seasons horses bred or sold in New Zealand claimed 32% of all Listed races in Macau including Sacred Capital (NZ) who claimed a valuable double in the Macau Spring Trophy and Macau Derby during the 2019 season.
Entries for the 95th National Yearling Sales Series open in June 2020.