Friday, 6 July 2012
: Yearlings nominations for the 87th National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka close on Monday July 9.
Demand for the young stock on offer at Karaka is on the rise as kiwi horses continue to showcase the NZ suffix on the world stage.
The remarkable 17 Derby titles won around the world by New Zealand horses since 2010 is a testament to this success.
Karaka provided the best returns to vendors in 2012. Yearlings by a host of local and international sires, with large drafts and small - the likes of Encosta de Lago, Fastnet Rock
, High Chaparral
, Pins, Pentire,
Zabeel, and more - all averaged more at Karaka than at any other Australasian sale in 2012.
These leading sale ring results are driven by consistent top flight success across Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong in addition to here at home.
Added to that, New Zealand Bloodstock is the source of over 70 G1 winners in the past 5 seasons - the best record of any Australasian sales company - making Karaka an essential destination for thoroughbred buyers from around the globe.
2013 Karakla Premier Sale: 28 & 29 January
The Karaka Premier Sale has a world class reputation, attracting buyers from ten countries to purchase yearlings in 2012, with over 70% of the Sale's aggregate coming from international buyers.
Leading buyers including David Ellis, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Gai Waterhouse, Bart Cummings, Duncan Ramage, Hawkes Racing and John O'Shea alone spent over $15 million at the Premier Sale earlier this year.
The Premier Sale has claimed multiple Group 1 winners over the past season, claiming race victories such as the G1 ARC Diamond Stakes, the G1 NZ 1000 & 2000 Guineas double, the G1 New Zealand Stakes, the G1 Queensland Derby and So You Think
's Group 1 treble headed by his Royal Ascot victory in the Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Entry fee: $1,800 + GST
2013 Karaka Select Sale: 30 January - 1 February
The Karaka Select Sale is quickly becoming a Sale that buyers can't afford to miss. The results from this burgeoning session speak for themselves, with graduates such as nine-time Group 1 winner Mufhasa (Pentire), Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon (Pins), Group 1 VRC Derby winner Sangster (Savabeel
) and Group 1 Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes winner Choice Bro (Choisir
These results have not been lost on buyers and the amount of buyers that now stay for the Select session, or specifically target the Sale as a place to purchase their yearlings, is rapidly on the rise. The Hong Kong spend more than doubled from 2011 to 2012 to over $2.7 million this year, just one of nine countries who purchased yearlings from the Select Sale in 2012.
Entry fee: $1,100 + GST.
2013 Karaka Festival Sale: 3 & 4 February
The Karaka Festival Sale was an unprecedented success for vendors this year. The Sale's aggregate exceeded the 2011 total and the median posted a 41% increase to match the 2008 record of $12,000. The average also posted 26% increase to over $15,000.
The Festival Sale has been well represented on the track this season producing the likes of the HK-1 Hong Kong Derby winner Fay Fay (Falkirk), Group 2 winning sprinter Durham Town (Falkirk), dual stakes winner Zennista (Zenno Rob Roy) and two-year-old stakes winners Swiper the Fox (Align), Napatap (Patapan) and Silver City (Nothing To Lose).
Entry fee: $600 + GST
New Zealand Bloodstock's National Yearling Sales Series will be held from 28 January to 4 February 2013.