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2019 February
  • Fri, Feb 08, 2019
    The 93rd National Yearling Sales Series kicked off at Ellerslie with two million dollar races in what is the culmination of years of breeding, hard work getting a horse ready for the sale ring and then the training it takes to have a runner on the richest night of racing in New Zealand.
  • Thu, Feb 07, 2019
    Pregnant Pins mare Flamingo boosted her value with a black type win in Wednesday’s Listed Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes at Tauherenikau.
  • Mon, Feb 04, 2019
    Young sire El Roca secured his first winner when his filly Bella Mente recorded a hard-fought win at Matamata on Sunday.
  • Mon, Feb 04, 2019
    Champion sire Savabeel followed his Karaka yearling sale success with a stakes quinella in the Listed Oaks Prelude at New Plymouth on Saturday.
2019 January
  • Thu, Jan 31, 2019
    While not onsite at Karaka this week, Australian trainer Nigel Blackiston still made a significant mark on the opening day of the National Yearling Sale Book 2 session that started on Thursday.
  • Thu, Jan 31, 2019
    Queensland trainer Liam Birchley guaranteed himself all the hospitality he could ask for after he won an intense bidding war to secure a flashy Showcasing colt from the draft of Karaka-based Stud, Haunui Farm.
  • Thu, Jan 31, 2019
    A full-brother to Group One performer Hypnos is set to return to Karaka in November after being knocked down to the $270,000 bid of former Melbourne Cup winning trainer Brian Jenkins on Thursday.
  • Thu, Jan 31, 2019
    As the dust settled at the completion of the Book 1 catalogue at the National Yearling Sale, the results for sales debutant stallion Mongolian Khan have brought a wide smile to the faces at his Windsor Park Stud base.
  • Wed, Jan 16, 2019
    On both sides of the Tasman there are two all-conquering stallions rewriting the record books and creating a powerful and enduring legacy. Both of those stallions are set to play a big role at Karaka 2019.
  • Tue, Jan 15, 2019
    Karaka 2019 will showcase the first crops of yearlings by a quality group of new sires, including some who themselves went through the ring and are now bringing their careers full-circle.
  • Sun, Jan 13, 2019
    Karaka Select Sale purchase Madison County notched his second consecutive G1 win with a never-say-die performance in Saturday’s Levin Classic at Trentham.
  • Mon, Jan 07, 2019
    Sampson, a $20,000 purchase at the 2011 Festival Sale at Karaka, took his earnings past $400,000 with his third black type win in Saturday’s Listed Marton Cup at Awapuni.
  • Wed, Jan 02, 2019
    Exciting Denman two-year-old Whiskey Neat earned acclaim as the best 2YO seen in New Zealand this season when he won a New Year’s Day clash with other classy youngsters in the G3 Eclipse Stakes at Ellerslie.
2018 December
  • Sun, Dec 30, 2018
    Bargain priced Mastercraftsman mare Danzdanzdance blew her rivals away when she added a second successive Group One win in the Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.
  • Sun, Dec 30, 2018
    Pins filly Pinmedown made her resounding New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year debut when she won the G2 Eight Carat Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day at her black type debut.
  • Fri, Dec 21, 2018
    A remarkable five out of the possible seven Group One Guineas races in Australasia in the 2017-18 season were claimed by yearlings who went through the sale ring at Karaka.
  • Thu, Dec 20, 2018
    With just over a month until the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales, the benefits of buying in New Zealand were on show at Caulfield on Wednesday with five of the eight winners being graduates of the Karaka Sales.
  • Wed, Dec 19, 2018
    Injured jockey Maija Vance has visited Haunui Farm, where the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association presented her with a cheque for just over $7,800.
  • Mon, Dec 17, 2018
    Te Akau Racing unearthed another exciting Karaka Million contender at Te Rapa on Saturday when the Dundeel youngster Yourdeel made a sparkling debut.
  • Mon, Dec 17, 2018
    China Horse Club’s Savabeel filly Queen Of Diamonds lived up to her high class pedigree at her first start in the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series with a dominant performance in Saturday’s G3 Eulogy Stakes at Awapuni.
  • Sun, Dec 09, 2018
    The desire to keep a yearling filly bred by her family has provided former New Zealand supermodel turned breeder and syndicator Kylie Bax with a Group One winner.
2018 November
  • Thu, Nov 22, 2018
    American horseman Kip Elser has recorded a great result in his first foray into the New Zealand thoroughbred scene.
  • Thu, Nov 22, 2018
    Victorian trainer Richard Laming went to $300,000 for a son of Toronado out of the Stravinsky mare Circus Polka on Thursday, providing a tidy profit for vendors Adrian Stanley and Hannah Kettlety of Woburn Farm.
  • Wed, Nov 21, 2018
    Cambridge Bloodstock agent Stuart Hale lay awake on the eve of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale with a Savabeel colt running through his mind and he decided then and there he was going to buy him.