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NZB South Island Sale Catalogue Available Online
The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock's South Island Sale is now available online. The Sale will be held at the Riding for the Disabled Building at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch on 21 April 2017, commencing from Lot 1 at 11am. This year's catalogue is made up almost entirely of yearlings, accounting for 101 of the 104 lots catalogued. There are also two two-year-olds and one racehorse. An added benefit of the inclusion of the South Island Session in the National Yearling Sale Series is that any yearling purchased is eligible to enter the lucrative Karaka Million Series, including the $1 million Karaka Million in 2018, the $1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic in 2019, and the $100,000 Karaka Stayers Cup from 2018 and then for the duration of their racing careers. South Island Sale graduates have enjoyed great racetrack success in the last few weeks, headed by the impressive win by Signify (Perfectly Ready) in the Group 1 Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham. Parthesia (Raise The Flag) recently won the Listed Tasmanian Oaks (2100m). A range of 38 sires are represented by their yearling progeny, including Inglewood Stud's Zacinto who sired this season's Gr1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner Ugo Foscolo (NZ). Zacinto has 11 yearlings in the catalogue. Fellow resident South Island sire Highly Recommended has the largest draft of 19 yearlings, while Raise The Flag has 8 and Gallant Guru 6. Leading New Zealand sires Tavistock (1), Darci Brahma (1), Iffraaj (1), Pins (1), Pentire (1), Power (1) and Showcasing (2) are represented by progeny at the Sale. The South Island Sale commences at 11am on Friday, 21 April. Click here to view catalogue.