Philip Vela, an influential figure in the New Zealand Thoroughbred industry, died April 18 surrounded by family at his home in Te Kowhai.
A Fastnet Rock filly sold for the overall top price at the Karaka premier yearling sale, bringing NZ$800,000 ($596,902 in U.S. funds) on closing day Jan. 27.
New Zealand Bloodstock's national weanling, broodmare, and mixed bloodstock sale ended its three-day run May 9 at Karaka in New Zealand with small increases in its median and average prices from a year ago.
A weanling son of High Chaparral commanded the highest price of NZ$150,000 ($119,073 in U.S. funds) May 8 on the second day of New Zealand Bloodstock's national weanling, broodmare, and mixed bloodstock sale at Karaka.
A Duporth colt brought NZ$105,000 ($83,474 in U.S. funds) to top the opening day of New Zealand Bloodstock's national weanling and broodmare sale May 7 at Karaka in New Zealand.
New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale ended its three-day run at Karaka Feb. 3 with a gross of NZ$19,114,500 ($15,930,800 in U.S. funds) and an average price of NZ$46,069 ($38,387), both up less than 1%.
A daughter of No Excuse Needed and a son of Dubawi were the standouts Feb. 2 during the second session of New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale at Karaka.
A daughter of Pentire topped the opening session of New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale Feb. 1 in New Zealand, bringing NZ$170,000 ($140,131 in U.S. funds).
The Karaka premier yearling sale in New Zealand ended its two-day run Jan. 31 with a seven-figure horse, but its gross revenue, average price, and median price all declined.
A daughter of Stravinsky commanded NZ$740,000 ($609,790 in U.S. funds) Jan. 30 to top the opening session of the premier yearling sale in New Zealand.
A colt by Don Eduardo brought the top price of NZ$60,000 ($46,160 in U.S. funds) on the last day, equaling the amount brought by a Gallant Guru--Blessed Thee colt during the festival auction's opening session Feb. 6.
A Gallant Guru colt, who is out of the unraced Star Way mare Blessed Thee, brought the top price of NZ$60,000 ($46,169 in U.S. funds) Feb. 6 during the first session of New Zealand Bloodstock's festival yearling sale.
A young horse sired by Iffraaj topped the select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales for the second day in a row.
An Iffraaj filly was the most expensive horse sold Feb. 2 during the first session of the three-day select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales at Karaka.
The premier portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales generated a median price that increased 3.7% from a year ago and a gross revenue that was down less than 1%. The average price declined 3.7%.
A Danehill Dancer colt topped the opening session of the premier portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sale, bringing NZ$800,000 ($618,272 in U.S. funds) Jan. 31 at Karaka.
The preliminary findings of a study involving results from endoscopic throat examinations at New Zealand Thoroughbred auctions has provided conclusive evidence to support the current post-sale endoscopy grading system.
New Zealand Bloodstock has added a new session dedicated to horses in training to its 2011 national weanling, broodmare, and mixed bloodstock sale, which is scheduled for May 2-4.
National weanling and broodmare sale ends with an increase of 66% in average price.
The gross soars 58.9% while the median increases 23.1%.
The bay weanling brings NZ$220,000 ($159,782 in U.S. funds) on the opening day of the New Zealand Bloodstock national weanling and broodmare sale.
Colt brings NZ$110,000 ($75,786 in U.S. funds) as New Zealand yearling sale ends.
Yearling brings NZ$90,000 ($62,000 in U.S. funds) at Karaka.
The New Zealand Bloodstock select yearling sale ended Feb. 5 with increases of 34.6% in gross revenue, 40.1% in average price, and 33.3% in median price from a year ago.
Brings NZ$200,000 ($142,182 in U.S. funds) to top select yearling sale's second session.
Ustinov colt brings NZ$210,000 ($148,754 in U.S. funds) in select auction.
Average price rises 25.7% from last year and is the sale's second-highest ever.
New Zealand Bloodstock (NZB) will open new office in Asia -- New Zealand Bloodstock Asia -- that will be headed up by New Zealand Bloodstock representative Michael Kneebone. Based in Singapore, Kneebone will provide New Zealand Bloodstock's full range of bloodstock services in the region.
New Zealand Bloodstock's festival yearling sale closed out its two-day run Feb. 2 in Karaka with a gross revenue of NZ$4,498,700 (approximately $2,291,233 in U.S. funds), which was down only 11.3% from last year's total of NZ$5,073,850.
A Tale of the Cat-Eyes Light Up colt sold for the top price of NZ$205,000 ($106,342) Jan. 30 as New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling auction ended its three-day run in Karaka. Australian trainer Lindsey Smith purchased the colt from Hallmark Stud.
A Pentire colt out of the winning Zabeel mare Surreal brought the top price of NZ$175,000 (approximately $92,802 in U.S. funds) during the second session of New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale in Karaka Jan. 29. Dean Hawthorne purchased the colt from Rich Hill Thoroughbreds.
New Zealand Bloodstock's three-day select yearling sale experienced big downturns in business during its opening session at Karaka Jan. 28.
Business declined significantly at New Zealand Bloodstock's premier yearling sale, which ended in Karaka Jan. 27 after a two-day run.
The New Zealand national yearling auction is trailing behind last year's pace after the opening day in Karaka Jan. 26. During the first session of the sale's premier portion, the 173 horses that sold grossed NZ$25,973,500 (approximately $13,752,189 in U.S. funds) and averaged NZ$150,136 ($79,493). The median price was NZ$100,000 ($52,947).
New Zealand Bloodstock's ready to run sale of 2-year-olds ended its two-day stand in Karaka Nov. 19 with solid results. The average price of NZ$60,366 was down only 1.3% from 2007's comparable figure of NZ$61,134, which was a record for the auction. The median price of NZ$33,000 represented a drop of 8.3% from NZ$36,000 last year.
The first day of New Zealand Bloodstock's ready to run sale of 2-year-olds showed resilience in troubled economic times. The results at Karaka held up well against those posted at last year's record-setting auction.
Scaredee Cat colt brings NZ$300,000 at Karaka.
New Zealand National yearling sale continues its record-setting run.
The weanling section of the Magic Millions national Gold Coast sale ended Sunday in Australia in spectacular fashion.
New Zealand Bloodstock has announced a rich new race for all graduates of next year's National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka.
Something strange highlighted the opening day of New Zealand's biggest yearling sale at Karaka in Auckland on Monday. Fillies dominated.
New Zealand Bloodstock has announced its plans to conduct four extra auction sales a year in response to owners and breeders expressing interest in having more opportunities to buy and sell mixed bloodstock.
New Zealand Bloodstock's three-day national weanling and broodmare sale ended Tuesday on an upbeat note when 290 broodmares were offered.
Business was up during the weanling portion of New Zealand Bloodstock Ltd.'s national weanling, broodmare, and mixed bloodstock sale.
The select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales ended Friday with significant increases in gross revenue, average price, median, price, and clearance rate.
The results from the first two days of the select portion of the national yearling sale in New Zealand showed increases in average price, median price, and clearance rate.
Gross, average record big increases at the New Zealand Bloodstock's premier yearling auction.
Two of Australasia's largest bloodstock sales companies, New Zealand Bloodstock and William Inglis & Son, have ruled out post-sale X-rays as the much-anticipated repository system is about to become a reality. But Queensland rival Magic Millions is prepared to entertain X-rays post-sale to determine whether a transaction should stand.
The weanling portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national mixed sale ended on Monday with downturns from the previous year.
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