Once again, the NZB National Yearling Sale at Karaka will be held without the usual influx of overseas buyers. Thankfully the 2021 rendition proved that it needn’t be an obstacle and the sale was a great success. This year NZB has put together a sale which will see over 1000 yearlings auctioned off over 6 days beginning March 7.
BPB has already inspected well over 650 of the yearlings and will be onsite from the 1st of March to complete their inspections which will result in seeing some yearlings a number of times.
More often than not, Karaka provides buyers with some great value and last year BPB was able to purchase some lovely yearlings. This year the sale is almost 6 weeks later, and Bruce believes the yearlings are so much better as a result. Historically many of the New Zealand yearlings do much of their growing and as a consequence sleeping over the December and January period which is usually during the intensity of their sales preparation. This year they certainly seem to be physically and mentally much better due to less pressure.
With the bigger catalogue and increase in quality there will be plenty of opportunities to purchase a yearling that will develop into a top racing or racing & breeding prospect. Bruce and Becca will be onsite throughout the duration of the sale so make sure you contact them if you are interested in buying and need independent advice.