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Entries Due for Karaka 2015

Entries Due for Karaka 2015

New Zealand Bloodstock is calling for entries for its 88th National Yearling Sales Series and invites breeders to nominate their yearlings by the end of today - Monday 7 July.

The 2015 National Yearling Sales Series will be held at the iconic Karaka Sales Complex fromMonday 26 January to Monday 2 February.

Attracting some the best yearlings in Australasia, along with a top-class buying bench of respected international and local buyers, the National Yearling Sales Series is the showpiece event on New Zealand’s thoroughbred sales calendar.

This year’s edition of the National Yearling Sales Series provided increases across all key statistics as the average, median and clearance rate all outstripped the previous year’s results.

Karaka Premier Sale: 26 & 27 January

The Karaka Premier Sale gives yearlings exposure to the industry’s leading owners, trainers, agents and syndicators from all over the world, with buyers from 10 individual countries purchasing at the Sale in 2014.

Amongst a host of active buyers, David Ellis, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Graeme & Debbie Rogerson, Bruce Perry, Duncan Ramage, Bryce Heys, John Chalmers, Gai Waterhouse, James Harron, Peter Moody and Paul Moroney all spent over $1m at the Premier Sale alone in 2014.

The Karaka Premier Sale attracts some of the best pedigrees in Australasia, featuring a comprehensive selection of New Zealand and Australia’s best sires, with owners across New Zealand and Australia shrewdly placing their yearlings at the Premier Sale to reach their full potential.

The Entry Fee for the NZB Premier Sale is NZ$1,800 + GST per yearling.

Karaka Select Sale: 28 – 30 January

The success of the Karaka Select Sale is flourishing, in both the sale ring and on the racetrack.

The quality of yearlings presented at the Sale continues to impress buyers, evident by this year’s remarkable results where figures surged across the board. And with 11 individual countries actively buying in 2014, the Select Sale is gaining momentum with international buyers as much as locals.

Racetrack performance continues to stamp this session as a hotbed of opportunity for buyers, with seven Group 1 winners this season alone including standout two-year-old Vespa, the winner of the $1m Karaka Million along with the Group 1 Diamond Stakes, accompanied byFamous Seamus, Kirramosa, Viadana, Shuka, Historian & Miss Mossman.

The Entry Fee for the NZB Select Sale is $1,100 + GST per yearling.

Karaka Festival Sale: 1 & 2 February

The Karaka Festival Sale is the final session of Sales Week. This season its merits have been well-established with performances by Beauty’s Beast, Durham Town, Zennista,Durjardin, Best Season, Second Time Lucky and many more in stakes races across Australasia and Asia.

The 2014 edition of the Sale delivered strong results as all key statistics increasing significantly. The average rose 17%, the median strengthened by 25%, and the clearance rate was 81%.

The Entry Fee for the NZB Festival Sale is $600 + GST per yearling.

South Island Session: 17 April

This year saw the South Island’s annual showcase moved to April to form part of the National Yearling Sales Series for the first time. The move was a success with a bumper catalogue of over 150 entered for the Sale, more than double the number in 2013, and over $1m spent on the day.

Entries for the South Island Sale are now open and will remain open until 10 February 2014. The Sale will include mixed bloodstock sessions as well.

The Entry Fee for the South Island Session is $600 + GST per yearling.

For entry forms for Karaka 2015 contact Entries Co-ordinator Mary Jane Harvey at (09) 2980055 or by email to

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