New Zealand Bloodstock has announced eight new NZB Ready to Run Sale race sponsorships as well as a new, incentivised prize package for domestic trainers over the duration of spring.
NZB has introduced the new incentive to support New Zealand trainers to attend the Ready to Run Sale in November.
Four races will take place at Riccarton, while four other races will be shared between New Plymouth, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington Racing Clubs. Full details of race dates will be released shortly.
Working alongside partners, NZB will award the winning trainer of each sponsored race the following prize package:
A $500 travel voucher towards the 2020 Ready to Run Sale at Karaka.
A $600 insurance voucher towards insurance for one purchase at the 2020 Ready to Run Sale, courtesy of NZB Insurance.
A Majestic Horse Transport voucher ($150 for Central series race or $300 for Southern series race) towards transport of one 2020 Ready to Run Sale purchase, courtesy of Majestic Horse Transport.
A three-month subscription to Raceform, including courier delivery.
“New Zealand buyers were responsible for a total spend of over five million dollars at the 2019 Ready to Run Sale, so we are motivated to support our domestic trainers through this initiative and encourage them to attend our Ready to Run Sale in November,” NZB Bloodstock Sales Manager Danny Rolston said.
“We anticipate that a number of New Zealand’s leading trainers will be attending our sales and we want to help them by offering our support and subsidising some of their purchase costs.”
This year’s Ready to Run Sale will be held as a physical sale at Karaka on November 18 and 19, with Breeze-ups conducted at Te Rapa Racecourse on October 12 and 13. The catalogue will be out in mid-September.