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Local and International Buyers Target NZB RTR

Thursday, 21st November 2019

Day 1 of the 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs saw an astute buying bench with both local and international markets active. Buyers were targeting based on previous graduate success with horses destined for New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, China, Singapore and Australia. New Zealand titan Savabeel sired today's top purchase, Lot 162 out of Iffraaj mare Saoirse from the draft of Riversley Park (see below item). The five-time Champion New Zealand sire's five Lots to sell, delivered an aggregate of $1,155,000 and averaged $231,000. Riversley Park was the leading vendor by aggregate, with four of the top five lots at today's Sale. The expert preparer sold 15 two-year-olds for a total turnover of $3,700,000. Australia was the leading country by spend with 50 lots purchased for an aggregate of $4,554,500, ahead of Hong Kong who spent $2,620,000 for 12 quality two-year-olds. Domestic buyers followed closely behind with New Zealand purchasing a total of $2,520,500 (26 Lots). Te Akau Racing's David Ellis was the overall leading buyer by aggregate after securing five two-year-olds for a total of $1,090,000. Day-2 continues from 11am today.

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