Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2023 National Online Yearling Sale are now open, with the Sale set to be held on NZB’s online subsidiary Gavelhouse Plus for the third year.
The catalogue will be available to view online from Wednesday 5 April, with bidding set to close on Wednesday 19 April.
Rich Hill Stud Principal John Thompson views the Sale as a viable option for breeders who are willing to offer their horses online.
“I believe this Sale on Gavelhouse Plus offers a great alternative for later maturing horses who weren’t quite ready for Karaka.”
“For instance, we sold a filly called Contagious by Proisir online in 2021, who was purchased by Roger James and Robert Wellwood for $41,000.
“She was recently Group Two placed at Te Rapa, placing third behind the future Karaka Million winner Prowess.
“We’ll be supporting the Sale again with some quality yearlings. We’re hoping to enter a draft of at least eight at this stage.
“For us, we view the online format as a cost-effective way of marketing these horses but they still get plenty of exposure and end up in good stables,” Thompson said.
A significant benefit of the digital catalogue is that all lots offered in the National Online Yearling Sale are eligible to be nominated for NZB’s lucrative Karaka Million Series.
Just nine short months after they make their virtual sale-ring debut, graduates of the online sale can compete for a share in the 2024 $1m Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m), followed by the 2025 $1m Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) and $120,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup (2200m) for the remainder of their careers.
Entries for the 2023 National Online Yearling Sale are open now and will close Wednesday 22 March. To enter the Sale, visit NZB’s online portal at portal.nzb.co.nz or for enquiries contact NZB’s Bloodstock Administrator Mary Jane Harvey by calling +64 9 393 9832 or emailing MaryJane.Harvey@nzb.co.nz.
Following normal Sale protocol, the National Online Yearling Sale will continue to be run under NZB Terms and Conditions.
For more information about the Sale, contact NZB Bloodstock Executive Kane Jones on +64 27 274 4985 or email Kane.email@example.com.