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2024 July
2024 June
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2024
    Trackside’s Bevan Sweeney provides his tips for all eight races at the Ōtaki track Friday evening
2024 May
2024 April
2024 January
  • Wed, Jan 31, 2024
    Following a record-breaking Book 1, a quickfire day of selling saw 118 lots go under the hammer at the opening session of NZB’s Karaka 2024 Book 2 Sale.
  • Sat, Jan 27, 2024
    On the eve of the blockbuster Karaka Millions twilight race meeting and the Karaka 2024 National Yearling Sales, an exciting three-year-old sourced from the New Zealand Bloodstock sale ring made a bold black-type statement on the other side of the Tasman.
  • Sat, Jan 27, 2024
    Ayrton (NZ) (Iffraaj) was passed in at Karaka 2019 with a reserve of only $40,000, but a tenacious victory in Friday’s A$175,000 Listed Evergreen Turf John Dillon Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield has put him within sight of A$1m in stakes.
  • Mon, Jan 22, 2024
    In another raft of positive announcements made by TAB New Zealand, Entain and New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, the Southern Hemisphere will soon be witness to the richest three-year-old race – ‘The NZB Kiwi’.
  • Tue, Jan 16, 2024
    Throughout the 12 months between Karaka 2023 and this month’s Karaka 2024 yearling sales, there has been a long line of graduate Group One success across major carnivals in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, and New Zealand.
  • Mon, Jan 15, 2024
    Rapid improver Renegade Rebel (NZ) (El Roca) jumped from maiden ranks to black-type company at Ellerslie on Sunday and led every step of the way in the $100,000 Listed Gingernuts Salver (2100m).
  • Sun, Jan 14, 2024
    Two-year-old Karaka graduates swept the first three placings in Saturday’s $90,000 Listed Wellesley Stakes (1100m) at Trentham, headed by a commanding performance by Archaic Smile (Saxon Warrior).
  • Sun, Jan 14, 2024
    A tenacious victory in Saturday’s $120,000 Group Three Dixon & Dunlop Anniversary Handicap (1600m) at Trentham has added extra value to the pedigree page of well-related mare Churchillian (NZ) (Churchill).
  • Sun, Jan 14, 2024
    Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis knows a thing or two about picking out top-quality fillies at Karaka, and he celebrated another major success story with Quintessa (NZ) (Shamus Award) in Saturday's $500,000 Group One Cambridge Stud Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Tue, Jan 09, 2024
    Each year, New Zealand Bloodstock's National Yearling Sales Series features a number of quality thoroughbred youngsters that catch the eye of astute pinhookers looking to further their investments.
  • Thu, Jan 04, 2024
    The last few weeks have seen Te Akau Racing significantly strengthen their hand in their quest for an eighth consecutive triumph in the $1m TAB Karaka Millions 2YO (1200m).
  • Wed, Jan 03, 2024
    Labelled as 'the best week on the sales calendar,' New Zealand Bloodstock's National Yearling Sales Series is truly a unique experience over six action-packed days of selling, opened by the richest sporting spectacle in New Zealand with the TAB Karaka Millions Raceday.
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    The New Year’s Day stop in the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series holds fond memories for Cambridge Stud, and especially after the 2024 edition of the $225,000 race was renamed in honour of the stud’s legendary former owner Sir Patrick Hogan.
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    Ready to Run Sale graduate Habana (Zoustar) added even more lustre to his outstanding record at Pukekohe when he scored a stunning last-stride win in the $225,000 Group Two Rich Hill Mile (1600m) on New Year's Day.
2023 July
2023 June
2023 May
2023 April
2023 February
  • Mon, Feb 20, 2023
    After gallant placings in two of New Zealand’s elite three-year-old races, quality Karaka graduate Desert Lightning (NZ) (Pride Of Dubai) broke through for a well-deserved first stakes win in Saturday’s $140,000 Group Two AJC Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Pukekohe.
  • Mon, Feb 20, 2023
    Trans-Tasman trainer Mike Moroney dominated Friday’s A$200,000 Listed Measure Engineering Torney Night Cup (2500m) at Moonee Valley, finishing first and second with horses who were bought from New Zealand Bloodstock Sales.
  • Mon, Feb 20, 2023
    Group One-placed in the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in the spring, Karaka graduate Osipenko (NZ) (Pierro) took the next step with an exceptional performance in Saturday’s A$400,000 Group Two Petaluma Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.
  • Mon, Feb 20, 2023
    Just over a month after a stylish debut victory, Press Charges (NZ) (Press Statement) stepped up to stakes class and maintained his unbeaten record in Saturday’s $100,000 Listed Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m).
  • Tue, Feb 07, 2023
    The tangerine colours of Te Akau Racing have been carried to victory in both of the last two runnings of the Group One New Zealand Oaks (2400m), and a contender for this year’s edition of the Trentham classic put her hand up in Saturday’s $65,000 Listed Grangewilliam Stud Oaks Prelude (1800m) at New Plymouth.
  • Tue, Feb 07, 2023
    Singapore’s superstar racehorse Lim’s Kosciuszko (Kermadec) bounced back from a Hong Kong disappointment and made a triumphant return to home soil in Saturday’s Group Three S$110,000 Merlion Trophy (1200m) at Kranji.
  • Tue, Feb 07, 2023
    In only the third start of his fledgling career, talented three-year-old Loosespender (NZ) (Turn Me Loose) stepped into the spotlight with a commanding performance in Friday’s $120,000 Group Two Legacy Lodge Waikato Guineas (2000m) at Te Rapa.
  • Tue, Feb 07, 2023
    Saturday’s $100,000 Group Three White Robe Lodge (1600m) at Wingatui was a well-deserved win at stakes level for Perfect Scenario (NZ) (Iffraaj), who headed a clean sweep of the first three placings for horses bought at New Zealand Bloodstock sales.
  • Tue, Feb 07, 2023
    After two close fourths in stakes company, including a big performance in the $1m DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m), Ulanova (NZ) (Santos) blew her rivals away at New Plymouth on Saturday to claim her first blacktype win in the $85,000 Group Three Platinum Homes Taranaki 2YO Classic (1200m).
2023 January
  • Tue, Jan 31, 2023
    An electric atmosphere was felt during the final session of Book 1 at Karaka 2023, with a late flurry of bidding setting the sale ring alight.
  • Sun, Jan 29, 2023
    Exciting prospect Dunkel (NZ) (Dundeel) added a first piece of black type to his record with a thrilling victory in Friday’s A$125,000 Listed Kevin Sharkie Launceston Guineas (2100m).
  • Sun, Jan 29, 2023
    Day One of Karaka 2023 saw a long-awaited return to normal selling for New Zealand Bloodstock, who welcomed back international buyers to the sale ring for the first time since 2020.
  • Sun, Jan 29, 2023
    A breakthrough 2022-23 season just keeps getting better and better for He’s A Doozy (NZ) (Zacinto), who scored his first Group One triumph in Saturday’s $300,000 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Sun, Jan 29, 2023
    With an outstanding performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Group Three New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham, talented filly Mazzolino (NZ) (Savabeel) made a significant move up the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series points table.
  • Sun, Jan 29, 2023
    In honour of the late Sir Patrick Hogan, NZB Principal Sir Peter Vela paid tribute to Hogan and his profound influence on the thoroughbred industry, immediately prior to the opening of its Karaka 2023 National Yearling Sales Series on 29 January.
  • Fri, Jan 27, 2023
    New Zealand Bloodstock’s 97th National Yearling Sale Series National Yearling Sales Series is just moments away, set to ignite the Karaka Sales Centre over six-actioned packed days of selling from Sunday 29 January to Friday 3 February.
  • Tue, Jan 24, 2023
    With an outstanding selection of yearlings about to go through the ring during six days of Karaka 2023 selling action, top-tier racing over the last three months has delivered plenty of extra sparkle to pedigrees throughout the catalogues.
  • Mon, Jan 23, 2023
    New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling Sale graduate Goldie’s Chance (NZ) (Iffraaj) added a valuable blacktype victory to her CV with a gutsy performance in Saturday’s $70,000 Listed Liquorland Gore Guineas (1335m).
  • Sat, Jan 21, 2023
    In some ways, Saturday’s 16th running of the $1m DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) was a Karaka Million like no other – the first million-dollar race ever run at Pukekohe, with regular venue Ellerslie closed for redevelopment. But as soon as the starting gates opened, it was business as usual.
  • Sat, Jan 21, 2023
    After coming so close in countless feature races, quality Karaka-sourced staying mare Zee Falls (NZ) (Sacred Falls) had a deserved moment in the spotlight as the $120,000 Collinson Forex Karaka Cup (2200m) kicked off the action on Karaka Million night at Pukekohe on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jan 20, 2023
    New Zealand Bloodstock's 2023 Karaka Million Twilight Meeting will set Pukekohe Park alight tomorrow, where our sales graduates will take to the track to compete for a share in two $1 million features. 
  • Wed, Jan 18, 2023
    While powerhouse syndicators Te Akau Racing had a mixed bag with the barrier draws for their seven runners in Saturday’s $1m DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Pukekohe, it was a group of talented fillies from Cambridge who landed coveted inside gates.
  • Tue, Jan 17, 2023
    Caroline Searcy’s popular and informative preview of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka National Yearling Sales Series returns this Tuesday 17 January on Australia’s Sky Thoroughbred Central. Steeped in quality, this year’s feature covers yearlings by leading Australian and New Zealand sires from Australasia’s best families.
  • Fri, Jan 13, 2023
    A breakthrough Hong Kong season for Money Catcher (NZ) (Ferlax) hit another high on Wednesday night with a bold front-running performance in the HK$3.9m Group Three January Cup (1800m) at Happy Valley.
  • Mon, Jan 09, 2023
    Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj) soared to stardom in the summer and autumn of his three-year-old season, and a promising pair of Karaka 2021 graduates could have the opportunity to follow a similar trajectory after filling the quinella in a race named in his honour.
2022 November
  • Thu, Nov 17, 2022
    Tremendous results were achieved at the conclusion of New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2022 Ready to Run Sale, confirming the confidence buyers have in kiwi educated and prepared two-year-olds.
  • Mon, Nov 14, 2022
    New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2022 Ready to Run Sale is just moments away, set to take place this week on 16 and 17 November at the iconic Karaka Sales Centre.
  • Mon, Nov 14, 2022
    The unfortunate postponement of a huge day at Riccarton significantly reduced the number of black-type prizes on offer in New Zealand on Saturday, but graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock sales took full advantage in the one feature race that remained.
  • Mon, Nov 07, 2022
    Quality Karaka graduate Atishu (NZ) (Savabeel) showed her class on Champions Day at Flemington on Saturday, claiming the biggest win of her career so far in the A$300,000 Group Two Matriarch Stakes (2000m).
  • Mon, Nov 07, 2022
    Just days out from the 2022 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale at Karaka, Saturday’s opening day of the New Zealand Cup Carnival at Riccarton unearthed another new stakes-winning graduate from the world’s leading sale of two-year-olds.
  • Mon, Nov 07, 2022
    The countdown to the 2022 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale continues to be littered with stakes-winning graduates of previous editions of the sale – most recently perennial big-race performer Money Catcher (NZ) (Ferlax) in Sunday’s HK$3.9m Group Three Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse (1800m) at Sha Tin.
  • Mon, Nov 07, 2022
    For the second time this year, a kiwi sprinter who could have been bought for only $40,000 at Karaka has landed one of Melbourne’s greatest sprints.
  • Thu, Nov 03, 2022
    Despite the quality pedigrees, the outstanding individuals up for sale and the world-renowned horsemanship skills of kiwi vendors, what brings buyers back to Karaka year after year for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale is its remarkable record of racetrack success.
  • Wed, Nov 02, 2022
    An irresistible finish down the Pukekohe straight carried Karaka graduate Seajetz (NZ) (Iffraaj) to his first blacktype victory in Tuesday’s $90,000 Listed Karaka Classic (1500m).
2022 October
  • Fri, Oct 28, 2022
    As the crowds gather during Australia’s famous Spring Carnival this Saturday, all eyes will be on New Zealand Bloodstock’s savvy Ready to Run Sale graduate Pungo (NZ) as he takes to the Flemington stage.
  • Thu, Oct 27, 2022
    A supremely tough win in Wednesday’s A$500,000 Group Three Apiam Animal Health Bendigo Cup (2400m) has kept the A$7.75m Melbourne Cup (3200m) dream alive for the connections of a quality staying mare who cost only $80,000 at Karaka 2018.
  • Wed, Oct 26, 2022
    Botti (NZ) (Jakkalberry) has already raced successfully in Australia, and a supreme display of stamina at Riccarton on Saturday has earned him the opportunity to return across the Tasman in search of further spoils.
  • Wed, Oct 26, 2022
    North Island filly Diss Is Dramatic (NZ) (Dissident) has ventured south and struck at stakes level for the second time in five months, capturing Saturday’s $90,000 Group Three War Decree Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton.
  • Wed, Oct 26, 2022
    Up-and-comer He’s A Doozy (NZ) (Zacinto) stepped up to stakes class in style at Trentham on Sunday, heading a trifecta for New Zealand Bloodstock graduates in the $85,000 Group Three Gee Hickton Funeral Directors Thompson Handicap (1600m).
  • Wed, Oct 26, 2022
    Undefeated filly Legarto (NZ) (Proisir) announced her arrival in the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series with a scintillating performance in Saturday’s second leg – the $85,000 Group Three Super Seth Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa.
  • Wed, Oct 26, 2022
    The 2022 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale is now only three weeks away, and the Karaka extravaganza received a dream advertisement on Saturday with Group One glory in Sydney for a graduate of last year’s sale.
  • Wed, Oct 26, 2022
    Rapid improver Wild Night (NZ) (Vanbrugh) took his winning sequence up to stakes level on Saturday, playing a starring role in the $120,000 Group Two James and Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa.
  • Thu, Oct 20, 2022
    With Warrnambool’s Jericho Cup (4600m) now only five weeks away, a golden ticket into the A$300,000 race is up for grabs in Saturday’s $40,000 NZB Airfreight Road to Jericho (3000m) at Riccarton.
  • Thu, Oct 20, 2022
    This season’s New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series moves into the northern region for the first time on Saturday, and the stage is set for a spectacular showdown in the $85,000 Group Three Super Seth Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa.
  • Tue, Oct 18, 2022
    Day Two of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups saw the final 129 two-year-olds complete their gallop down the home straight of Te Rapa Racecourse.
  • Mon, Oct 17, 2022
    Elite New Zealand galloper Aegon (NZ) (Sacred Falls) has returned to his brilliant best in Melbourne, snapping a long win drought with victory in Saturday’s A$200,000 Group Three Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
  • Mon, Oct 17, 2022
    Relishing the 2000-metre distance, Karaka graduate Renaissance Woman (NZ) (Reliable Man) stepped out of the shadow of some of the spring’s star fillies and scored a valuable blacktype win in Saturday’s A$200,000 Group Three Schweppes Ethereal Stakes at Caulfield.
  • Mon, Oct 17, 2022
    New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2022 Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups took place at Te Rapa Racecourse on Monday 17 October, with 148 two-year-olds having the opportunity to gallop down the home straight of Waikato Racing Club.
  • Mon, Oct 17, 2022
    A Melbourne spring campaign has been the making of Mr Maestro (NZ) (Savabeel), who collected his third consecutive win in Saturday’s A$200,000 Group Three Caulfield Classic (2000m).
  • Mon, Oct 17, 2022
    Quality Karaka-sourced stayer Stockman (Tavistock) gave his owners their biggest payday yet with a commanding victory in Saturday’s A$500,000 The Star St Leger Stakes (2600m) at Randwick.
  • Thu, Oct 13, 2022
    A year after his emergence as a serious spring three-year-old talent, Gunstock (NZ) (Tavistock) rewarded his connections’ patience with a dominant performance in Wednesday’s A$200,000 Group Three Coongy Cup (2000m) at Caulfield.
  • Thu, Oct 13, 2022
    In the five weeks between now and New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2022 Ready to Run Sale at Karaka, a high-profile graduate of last year’s sale is set to fly the flag in Group One races in both Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Mon, Oct 03, 2022
    In the past two seasons, Karaka graduates have claimed 70% of all Group One Derby races in Australasia, and Saturday’s A$175,000 Listed ABC Bullion Super Impose Stakes (1800m) at Flemington unveiled a promising contender to add to that outstanding record.
  • Mon, Oct 03, 2022
    Just 20 minutes after Smokin’ Romans (NZ) (Ghibellines) captured the Group One Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington, a never-say-die performance by No Compromise (NZ) (Pins) capped an unforgettable Saturday for Karaka graduates.
  • Mon, Oct 03, 2022
    The powerful Te Akau Racing operation has celebrated six consecutive wins in the DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m), and it is no surprise to see an early tangerine tinge within the first month of qualifying races for the 2023 edition of the $1m race on January 21.
  • Mon, Oct 03, 2022
    The Spring of 2022 has marked a spectacular breakthrough for Smokin’ Romans (NZ) (Ghibellines), the $52,500 Karaka yearling purchase who is now a Group One-winning millionaire.
2022 September
  • Fri, Sep 30, 2022
    New Zealand Bloodstock has made the decision to postpone its Breeze Ups for the 2022 Ready to Run Sale, with the revised contingency dates being held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October at Te Rapa Racecourse.
  • Mon, Sep 19, 2022
    A multiple Group One winner in his homeland, Karaka graduate Callsign Mav (NZ) (Atlante) climbed that same mountain in Melbourne with his success in Saturday’s A$1m Group One Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
  • Mon, Sep 19, 2022
    Karaka-sourced stayer Smokin’ Romans (NZ) (Ghibellines) earned himself a shot at the A$5m Group One Caulfield Cup (2400m) with a tenacious victory at the same venue in Saturday’s A$200,000 Group Three Catanach’s Jewellers MRC Foundation Cup (2000m).
  • Mon, Sep 19, 2022
    South Island racing celebrated its standouts of the 2021-22 season with the 27th South Island Racing Awards at Riccarton on Friday, and Go Racing’s quality gelding Hasabro (NZ) (Savabeel) stole the show.
2022 July
2022 June
2022 May
2022 April
2022 March
  • Sat, Mar 05, 2022
    Trav provides Cambridge Stud shuttler with another winner
2022 February
  • Wed, Feb 16, 2022
    Group Two winning son of Lonhro dies following a paddock accident
2022 January
2021 September
2021 August
  • Wed, Aug 18, 2021
    Following the Level 4 lockdown the Waikato Stallion Parade weekend will now run on the first weekend in September.
  • Sat, Aug 07, 2021
    Ritani records her first stakes victory in the Winter Cup
2021 July
  • Wed, Jul 07, 2021
    Group placed son of Ferlax to continue his racing in Asia after being sold to Hong Kong interests
2021 June
2021 May
2021 April
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    Art De Triomphe becomes first New Zealand-bred winner for Rich Hill Stud shuttler 
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021
    Contributer heads the 2021 roster at an increased fee of $22,000.
2021 March
2021 February
  • Wed, Feb 10, 2021
    Son of Shocking ruled out of All-Star Mile contention with a hock injury
  • Tue, Feb 09, 2021
    Tabata lands Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes
  • Sun, Feb 07, 2021
    Seven-year-old mare Belle Fascino lands much deserved Group 3
  • Wed, Feb 03, 2021
    More Group 1 targets lie in wait for New Zealand 1,000 Guineas winner 
2021 January
  • Sat, Jan 23, 2021
    Showemhowitsdone takes out Gore Guineas on Saturday.
  • Sat, Jan 23, 2021
    Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall-trained Group 1 winning son of O’Reilly returns to form at Ellerslie.
  • Mon, Jan 11, 2021
    Lib Petagna-raced Milford takes out Te Akau Gingernuts Salver at Ellerslie
  • Fri, Jan 01, 2021
    Spade rockets to Auckland Guineas glory whilst Avantage adds a fourth Group 1 to her resume.
2020 December
2020 November
  • Thu, Nov 26, 2020
    Three-year-old filly Zee Falls breaks her maiden in the Wellington Stakes.
  • Wed, Nov 11, 2020
    Aimee’s Jewel sparkles in Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes
2020 October
  • Sat, Oct 03, 2020
    Matchmaker lands Canterbury Belle Stakes
2020 September
2020 August
2020 July
2020 June
2020 May
2020 April
2020 March
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Safe Passage breaks her maiden impressively on Wednesday
2020 February
  • Thu, Feb 20, 2020
    Expedition scores dominant victory at Southland.
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    Darci Brahma sired his 44th stakes winner with Sinarahma's victory in the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at Wairarapa. 
2020 January
  • Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    Festivity kept her unblemished record with an impressive victory in the Gazley Mercedes Benz 3YO Stakes at Trentham.
2019 December
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    Sire Bull Point was represented by his first winner when juvenile Yourpoint won over 1200m at Matamata.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Jennifer Eccles broke her maiden in Eight Carat Classic and handed her sire, Rip Van Winkle with his 30th stakes winner.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Six-year-old gelding True Enough became the first Group 1 winner for his sire Nom du Jeu by winning the Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie.