Bidding tips for the final countdown

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The final countdown in New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling Sale on Gavelhouse Plus will commence at 3pm today.

Following are some bidding tips to help you navigate the process.

  • Make sure your account is set up well in advance and that you have received bidding approval. 
  • Place some bids to make sure your account is working.
  • Lot 1 will close from 3pm. If a bid is placed in the final 30 seconds, another 30 seconds is added onto the auction and to all subsequent Lots. This will keep happening until there are no further bids placed.
  • If you are are outbid, you must type in the next bid amount, the site does not automatically update the bid amount for you.
  • There is no benefit in letting auctions run down to the last second before bidding as the auction will just keep auto-extending until no further bids are placed. This practice increases your chances of missing out on horse. 
  • cannot identify loss of online connection or browser issues at the user’s end. Even a slight loss of internet connection that may not be noticeable can interrupt the user’s browser in following the sale in real-time therefore setting up an auto-bid is the best way to ensure your bids are placed. Google Chrome or Safari are the recommended internet browsers.
  • staff are able assist in actively supporting both buyers and vendors during the sale, if you need a hand with registration or bidding, we are available on phone or email during our online auction to help. 
Curraghmore’s Lot 19 is currently the highest priced Lot
at $107,500 as of Sunday morning. News’s first South African auction ends today

The Klawervlei Farm Sale, hosted on’s recently launched South African site, is now open for bidding.

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Group One winner in foal to The Autumn Sun to be offered on Gavelhouse Plus

Australian-based Group One winning mare Rollout The Carpet (Holy Roman Emperor) will be auctioned as part of a high-profile dispersal sale later this month on Gavelhouse Plus.

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Mixed Auction Featured Lots

Bidding closes from 7pm Monday 21 June.

Lot 27

EL ROCA filly

Two-year-old filly by El Roca, the stakes winning and Group One placed son of Fastnet Rock. El Roca is already the sire of a Group One winner Travelling Light plus stakes winner and Group One placed Belle Mente. This filly is out of a winner in Australia who is a half-sister to stakes winner and Group One performer My Middi. I’mhighydelighted has had eight to race for six winners, including stakes placed My Lucky Baby (10 wins), Bo Rossa (10 wins) and Music Lover (also 10 wins).

Sire: El Roca
Dam: I’mhighlydelighted
Seller: Anglesea Stud
Location: Otaki


Lot 31


NZB Insurance Pearl Series and Karaka Million Series eligible Showcasing filly. Lightly tried, In Fashion was a winner and placed at two and as a three-year-old this spring she placed in two of her three starts. In her short career to date she has raced in very high class company including Catalyst, Equinox and Quick Thinker. She is from a family that consistently produces International group winners, particularly in the last year with the likes of Harlech and Vow and Declare. A well established pedigree in Europe, her page also boasts champion racehorse and young stallion Golden Horn with this the immediate family of the Habibti.

Sire: Showcasing
Dam: Philippa Chelsea
Seller: Brighthill
Location: Hamilton


Lot 33


Unreserved. Listed winning mare by Champion Australian Broodmare Sire Redoute’s Choice. Cabazon herself is out of a Listed performer in Cambiata and is offered with a 10.10.19 service date to Rip Van Winkle , sire of this season’s top class Group One winners Jennifer Eccles and Te Akau Shark. Redoute’s Choice has proven himself to be an exceptional broodmare sire with his daughters leaving stakes winners at the rate of 6.2% SW/Rnrs with 17 Group One winners including  Sacred Falls, Zoustar, Trekking, Ace High, Arcadia Queen, Kementari etc.

Sire: Redoute’s Choice
Dam: Cambiata
Seller: Valachi Downs
Location: Matamata


Lot 40


Unreserved. Magic Tricks is a three-time winner, who won between 1000m and 1600m. Pins has been a wonderful dam sire over the years with star performers including Probabeel, Savy Coup, DB Pin, Stratum Star and Brambles. Magic Tricks is a half-sister to the stakes placed winner of 10 – World Harmony and is in foal to the exciting young Group One winning sire Complacent. His offspring have been in demand at recent sales, selling for up to $170 at the Ready to Run Sale while his recent yearlings fetching $70,000 and $55,000, to top judges such as Phil Cataldo and John Foote.

Sire: Pins
Dam: Abracadabra
Seller: Mapperley Stud
Location: Matamata


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