Records Broken at Phenomenal 2023 Ready to Run Sale

Media Release - Thursday November 23

Unprecedented results were witnessed across two days of selling at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2023 Ready to Run Sale, confirming the status of the world’s best sale of its kind and the confidence in New Zealand-raised and educated two-year-olds.  

The momentum increased off the back of Day One’s incredible results, which saw the total aggregate increase by 39% to over $35.1 million and no less than 12 lots sell for $500,000 or more. 

Another record top price was recorded at $825,000 while the average also increased 21% on last year’s Sale to $156,031, a sum which exceeded that of the Book One total for Karaka 2023. 

Record breaker, the $825,000 Star Turn colt from Commonwealth.

Hong Kong-based buyers were responsible for over $16.7 million in spend across 70 lots, with Australian buyers also strong, securing 60 lots for a total of $8 million in receipts. Domestic buyers made themselves known with $5.5 million spent across the two days while other prominent markets included Malaysia, United Kingdom, Korea, Singapore and China.  

NZB’s Managing Director Andrew Seabrook was elated with the results. 

“I’m gobsmacked, these results are just unheard of.” 

“So thrilled for the vendors and very proud of our team at NZB who have been building relationships with some of these buyers over several years.” 

“I’ve never seen so many Hong Kong trainers here, and great they had their owners here which made a huge difference.” 

“A great way to finish today and no doubt it will give everyone confidence going into the yearling sales.” 

Eclipsing Day One’s record-breaking top priced lot was Lot 376, a Star Turn colt out of Commonwealth who was purchased by Hong Kong-based Mr Pato Leung for $825,000.  

“We’re ecstatic, I can’t believe it, it’s great for the team and the work they’ve put in,” commented an emotional Kit Brooks of KB Bloodstock.  

“I knew he was a nice horse, but you couldn’t dream of that sort of result. 

“We will celebrate tonight, but the work starts all over again tomorrow,” Brooks added. 

The leading buyer title was secured by Hong Kong-based Mr Yeung Kin Man, who secured 12 lots for a total spend of $2.4 million. Of those was Lot 289, an All Too Hard gelding out of Tuscany Lady for $800,000, presented by leading vendors Riversley Park. 

$800,000 All Too Hard gelding from Tuscany Lady.

Riversley Park secured the leading vendor title for the seventh consecutive year, selling 26 lots for $5.3 million.  

A shocked Sam Beatson commented on their results.  

“I wasn’t keeping track of the stats, but seeing some of the exceptional results go through the last two days, we weren’t expecting to come out on top.” 

“It’s not a competition, we all do the same thing and support one another,” he stated.  

“It’s good we can get these results, so we can all go again at the yearling sales.”  

Jamie and Chanel Beatson of Ohukia Lodge followed closely behind, selling 22 lots for a total of $5.1 million, while averaging $233,318.  

Eion and Megan Kemp of Kilgravin Lodge claimed the leading vendor by average title, after 16 two-year-olds were sold for an average of $300,781, including Day One’s record-breaking sale of Lot 143 for $800,000. 

Zoustar was the leading sire by average.

The leading sire by average was Zoustar with three lots selling for an average of $466,667, followed by Capitalist who also had three lots sell for an average of $355,000.

View the 2023 Ready to Run Sale results here.

To make enquiries about any Passed Lots contact Patrick Cunningham by calling +64 27 274 4985 or email Patrick.Cunningham@nzb.co.nz or Andrew Buick by calling +64 27 555 0640 or emailing Andrew.Buick@nzb.co.nz. 

Catch all of the Ready to Run Sale highlights on NZB’s Sale TV channel here

Attention now turns to Karaka 2024, with the online catalogue being released early next week. 

2023 Ready to Run Sale Statistics (at end of selling)

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  2023 READY TO RUN SALE 2022 READY TO RUN SALE 2021 READY TO RUN SALE (VIRTUAL) 2020 READY TO RUN SALE
Aggregate $35,107,000 $25,186,000 $20,547,000 $17,639,500
Average $156,031 $129,159 $121,580 $95,349
Median $90,000 $80,000 $80,000 $60,000
Clearance 73% 76% 66% 77%
Catalogued 383 329 322 311
Offered 308 257 256 240
Sold 225 195 169 185
Top Lot Lot 376 $825,000 Star Turn - Commonwealth (B.C) Lot 258 $625,000 Capitalist - Sebrina (Ch.C) Lot 107 $640,000 Savabeel - Etiquette (Br.C) Lot 298 $700,000 (B.C) Savabeel - Miss Opulence

 

2023 Ready to Run Sale – Top Lots Day Two

LOT SIRE DAM SEX VENDOR PURCHASER PRICE
376 Star Turn Commonwealth Colt KB Bloodstock Mr. Pato Leung (Hong Kong)  $         825,000
289 All Too Hard Tuscany Lady Gelding Riversley Park Mr KM Yeung (Hong Kong)  $         800,000
381 Deep Field Criquette Colt Ohukia Lodge Magnolia Bloodstock (Hong Kong)  $         750,000
298 Super Seth Vitesse Filly Kilgravin Lodge Laming Racing / John White Bloodstock (Queensland)  $         700,000
203 Zoustar Reconstruct Colt Riversley Park Equine Investments & Bevan Smith Bloodstock (Hong Kong)  $         500,000
304 Hellbent We Have Lift Off Colt Ohukia Lodge AP Chan (Hong Kong)  $         450,000
333 Capitalist Arrowette Colt Kilgravin Lodge Shailer Racing Pty Ltd / Hughes Bloodstock (Queensland)  $         450,000
341 Exceed and Excel Barbadine Gelding Cheltenham Stables Jamie Richards Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock (Hong Kong)  $         450,000
198 Ardrossan Queen of Pop Gelding Pertab Racing Mr Me Tsui (Hong Kong)  $         440,000
251 Justify Special Memories Filly Cheltenham Stables Flag Bloodstock (Auckland)  $         425,000
358 Shamus Award Caesour's Promise Gelding Woburn Farm Mr. Pierre Ng (Hong Kong)  $         425,000
360 Russian Revolution Calvados Colt Riversley Park Boomer Bloodstock (Hong Kong)  $         425,000

 

2023 Ready to Run Sale – Top Lots Overall

LOT SIRE DAM SEX VENDOR PURCHASER PRICE
376 Star Turn Commonwealth Colt KB Bloodstock Mr. Pato Leung (Hong Kong)  $         825,000
143 Harry Angel Monrecour Colt Kilgravin Lodge Tartan Meadow Bloodstock / Andrew Williams Bloodstock (Hong Kong)  $         800,000
289 All Too Hard Tuscany Lady Gelding Riversley Park Mr KM Yeung (Hong Kong)  $         800,000
381 Deep Field Criquette Colt Ohukia Lodge Magnolia Bloodstock (Hong Kong)  $         750,000
45 Written Tycoon Fromparis Withlove Colt Kilgravin Lodge Blandford Bloodstock / Andrew Williams Bloodstock (UK)  $         725,000
298 Super Seth Vitesse Filly Kilgravin Lodge Laming Racing / John White Bloodstock (Queensland)  $         700,000
107 I Am Invincible Lope de Lope Colt Ohukia Lodge N & P Balia Family Trust (Auckland)  $         580,000
114 Capitalist Madame Veuve Colt Ohukia Lodge Mr. Wing Keung So (Hong Kong)  $         550,000
116 Contributer Madonna Mia Colt Woburn Farm Laming Racing / John White Bloodstock (Queensland)  $         550,000
175 Super Seth Perfect Fit Filly Lilywhites Lodge Shailer Racing Pty Ltd / Hughes Bloodstock (Queensland)  $         525,000
106 Zoustar Lombardia Colt Phoenix Park Waikato Bloodstock (Waikato)  $         500,000
203 Zoustar Reconstruct Colt Riversley Park Equine Investments & Bevan Smith Bloodstock (Hong Kong)  $         500,000

 

2023 Ready to Run Sale – Leading Purchasers

PURCHASER AGGREGATE BOUGHT TOP PRICE TOP LOT
Mr KM Yeung (Hong Kong) $2,465,000 12 $800,000 289
Laming Racing / John White Bloodstock (Queensland) $1,485,000 4 $700,000 298
Jamie Richards Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock (Hong Kong) $1,250,000 3 $450,000 341
Shailer Racing Pty Ltd / Hughes Bloodstock (Queensland) $1,235,000 4 $525,000 175
Mr. Pierre Ng (Hong Kong) $1,025,000 3 $425,000 358
Blandford Bloodstock / Andrew Williams Bloodstock (UK) $935,000 2 $725,000 45
HY Investments (Auckland) $910,000 10 $400,000 1
Mr. Pato Leung (Hong Kong) $825,000 1 $825,000 376
Tartan Meadow Bloodstock / Andrew Williams Bloodstock (Hong Kong) $800,000 1 $800,000 143
Magnolia Bloodstock (Hong Kong) $750,000 1 $750,000

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2023 Ready to Run Sale – Leading Vendors by Aggregate

VENDOR LOTS SOLD AGGREGATE TOP PRICE TOP LOT
Riversley Park 26 $5,335,000 $800,000 289
Ohukia Lodge 22 $5,133,000 $750,000 381
Kilgravin Lodge 16 $4,812,500 $800,000 143
Westbury Stud 33 $2,269,000 $400,000 1
Pertab Racing 14 $2,240,000 $440,000 198
Woburn Farm 11 $1,935,000 $550,000 116
KB Bloodstock 7 $1,785,000 $825,000 376
Cheltenham Stables 9 $1,727,500 $450,000 341
Riverrock Farm 14 $1,575,000 $250,000 158
Lilywhites Lodge 15 $1,455,000 $525,000 175

 

2023 Ready to Run Sale – Leading Vendors by Average (three or more sold)

VENDOR LOTS SOLD AVERAGE TOP PRICE TOP LOT
Kilgravin Lodge 16 $300,781 $800,000 143
KB Bloodstock 7 $255,000 $825,000 376
Ohukia Lodge 22 $233,318 $750,000 381
Riversley Park 26 $205,192 $800,000 289
Phoenix Park 3 $200,000 $500,000 106
Cheltenham Stables 9 $191,944 $450,000 341
Woburn Farm 11 $175,909 $550,000 116
Regal Farm 4 $170,000 $380,000 118
Pertab Racing 14 $160,000 $440,000 198
Kiltannon Stables 10 $137,000 $400,000 80

 

2023 Ready to Run Sale – Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)

SIRE LOTS SOLD AVERAGE TOP PRICE TOP LOT
Zoustar 3 $466,667 $500,000 203
Capitalist 3 $355,000 $550,000 114
Hellbent 3 $341,667 $450,000 304
Justify 4 $306,250 $425,000 251
Savabeel 3 $300,000 $400,000 80
Ardrossan 3 $288,333 $440,000 198
Deep Field 7 $287,857 $750,000 381
Super Seth 8 $286,875 $700,000 298
Proisir 7 $185,714 $380,000 254
U S Navy Flag 3 $166,667 $180,000 257

 

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