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NZB National Sale Final Average Up 66%
At the conclusion of all sections of the 3-day NZB National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale, 653 lots sold for a total NZ$7,454,900 (up 85% on last year's 585 sold for NZ$4,034,950). The final overall average of NZ$11,416 was up up 66% (last year NZ$6,897) & the final overall median of NZ$3,000 was up 9% (last year NZ$2,750). The final clearance rate was 82% & NZB co-managing director Petrea Vela summed up: "The market has been solid today for the mares & after the tough market we faced here last year, it's satisfying to see the results return to 2008 levels."