New Zealand Bloodstock’s first-ever National Weanling Sale is now live, with the quality 82-lot catalogue available to view on Gavelhouse Plus.
Bidding on the weanling only sale launched today and will run for an 11-day period, with the first lot closing on Sunday 21 June at 3PM (NZT).
While the Sale may be new, weanling graduates are no strangers to success having recorded an impressive score of nine Group One wins and 81 stakes wins in the current six seasons, headlined by recent New Zealand Oaks winner Jennifer Eccles (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle), a $5,000 weanling purchase in 2017.
The standout line-up includes progeny by champion and leading sires such as Savabeel, Darci Brahma, Ocean Park and Tavistock, and for the first time buyers will get the opportunity to secure lots by freshman sires Almanzor and Time Test.
Beaming with racetrack potential, the catalogue includes an index of siblings to Group One winners including Lot 39 (Sacred Falls x Tiptoes), a half-brother to Herbie Dyke Stakes winner Tiptronic (NZ) (O’Reilly), as well as Lot 10 (Belardo x Midnight Breaker), a half-brother to 2015 Karaka Million Two-Year-Old victor Hardline (NZ) (Showcasing).
Weanlings offered in the Sale are also eligible to enter in the Karaka Million Series featuring two $1 million races available for graduates as two and three-year-olds, plus the $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup for the duration of their career.
Vendors have supplied extensive photos and video footage to give prospective buyers the best possible information about each lot on offer.
Bloodstock inspections for the sale will consist of parades scheduled by NZB and buyers can also contact vendors to arrange their own on farm/private viewings.
Buyers must register on Gavelhouse Plus in advance in order to gain bidding approval. For a deeper understanding of how the online auction process works, view the full step-by-step buyers guide here.
View the 82-lot catalogue here.
All horses will be inspected by NZB Agents who are available to assist buyers with enquiries. For more information contact NZB Sales Representative Kane Jones (+64 27 274 4985 or email Kane.Jones@nzb.co.nz).