Pinhooking Gold Available in National Weanling Sale

Astute pinhookers have enjoyed rich rewards with weanlings purchased through New Zealand Bloodstock in recent years, and from June 11 to 21, the National Weanling Sale on Gavelhouse Plus promises to deliver more of the same.

Over the last few editions of the Karaka May Sale and its predecessor the National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale, there is a long list of pinhook purchases who fetched significantly higher prices at the National Yearling Sales Series or Ready to Run Sale.

Multiple Group One winners Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj) and Yourdeel (NZ) (Dundeel) are two prominent members of that group. 

At the 2018 May Sale, Hallmark Stud paid $170,000 to buy a Written Tycoon colt out of Into the Groove (Redoute’s Choice), from the draft of respected vendor Dan Myers. 

The colt later sold for $475,000 as a yearling at Karaka 2019 and joined the powerful Te Akau team. Named Press Baron, he has made two trial appearances to date for two stylish wins.

All weanlings offered at the National Weanling Sale will be eligible for the lucrative Karaka Million Series featuring two $1 million races available for graduates as two and three-year-olds, plus the $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup for the duration of their career.

To nominate your weanlings, please visit NZB’s online portal at For full instructions on how to use the online entry, click here.

Entries for the National Weanling Sale in conjunction with Gavelhouse Plus remain open to all vendors until 5pm, Wednesday 10 June.

For more information about the Sale, contact NZB Sales Representative Kane Jones (+64 27 274 4985 or email 

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