More than 250 two-year-olds galloped down the home straight at Te Rapa Racecourse earlier this week for New Zealand Bloodstock’s annual Ready to Run Sale Breeze-ups.
With significant importance placed on Breeze Up footage for buyers this year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, NZB made the decision to lengthen their traditional Breeze Up clip format and offer vision of the mounting yard prior to horses breezing.
The 2020 Breeze Up clips were extended to include additional footage near the 600m mark to capture horses before they fully extended into their gallop, while horses also had the last 200m of their work individually timed.
While the official Breeze-up videos themselves are slightly longer, NZB also filmed the majority of the two-year-olds being paraded in the mounting yard at Te Rapa prior to their gallop.
Bloodstock Sales Manager Danny Rolston acknowledged the high standard of quality and presentation that buyers have become accustomed to at the Karaka Ready to Run Sale.
“The results of the sale speak for themselves and after seeing the group of horses parade and breeze up this week, it’s clear that is set to continue long into the future,” Rolston said.
All Breeze Up videos are now available to view online at www.nzb.co.nz
Mounting yard footage: https://vimeo.com/showcase/7597026