Breeze Ups for Next Week’s NZB Ready to Run Sale

There’s just one week left to view the Breeze Up clips of the 400+ two-year-olds set for sale at next week’s New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds at Karaka (20 & 21 November).

With a remarkable track record, the NZB Ready to Run Sale has produced nine individual Group 1 winners in the last five seasons and has averaged 14 individual stakes winners every season over the same period.

Last season again the Sale had a series of star performers, with its graduates winning two Group 1 races in Australia and Hong Kong, and claiming three Derby titles to take the Sale’s Derby tally to six since 2010.

Amongst the headline graduates are VRC Derby winner Sangster (Savabeel), Hong Kong Derby winner Fay Fay (Falkirk), Queensland Derby winner Shootoff (Duelled) as well as Australian stakes winners including Folding Gear (Johar), Linton (Galileo), Backbone (Mossman) and At The Heads (Hussonet) who were all successful at black-type level last season.

With a burgeoning following from Australia, the 2011 Sale saw Australia become the leading buying country with buyers including John O’Shea, Patrick Payne, John Foote, James Harron, Robert Roulston, John Morrisey, Justin Bahen and Jason Warren spending $4.6 million on 51 horses.

With 407 two-year-olds set to be auctioned this November, the catalogue is tailored to satisfy the growing international demand and features a strong selection of 115 individual New Zealand and Australian sires.

Included in the 2012 line-up are two-year-olds by Bernardini, Commands, Darci Brahma, Danehill Dancer, Encosta de Lago, Exceed and Excel, Fastnet Rock, High Chaparral, Keeper, Lonhro, O’Reilly, Pentire, Pins, Redoute’s Choice, Savabeel, Starcraft, Stratum, Stravinsky, Tale of the Cat, Testa Rossa, Thorn Park, Zabeel and more.

To view the catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale, click here. The Sale will be held next week on Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 November. For any enquiries on the Sale or on your trip to Auckland, please contact NZB or visit

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