NZTBA's online catalogue proves very popular

Spring 2006 is proving to be the busiest period ever for the NZTBA's online marketplace, Horses for Sale or Lease.

There are probably several reasons for that: the closure of the Friday Flash, with its popular classified section; the Council's decision to accept sale listings, as well as horses for lease; increased entry-level investment in the industry, following this year's long-awaited taxation changes; and the NZTBA site's higher profile, since its re-launch in April.

NZTBA chief executive Michael Martin says, "The ability to post listings on the NZTBA site, free of charge, is a valuable benefit of membership, and we're delighted to see so many members making use of it.

"Listings offering or requesting broodmares or racing prospects for sale or lease can be made only by NZTBA members, but anyone is welcome to respond to listings. Website editor Susan Archer manages the online catalogue, and is available to help members write listings.

Broodmares currently offered for sale or lease in the NZTBA's online catalogue include:

  • mare by champion NZ broodmare sire Centaine
  • winning mare by Centro, damsire of two-time
    NZ Horse of the Year Xcellent
  • winning daughter of Soviet Star, from the family of G1 Savoir & G2 Matriculate
  • three-win maiden mare by British Banker from
    the family of G1 Sir Kinloch
  • maiden mare by Gold Brose, damsire of last season's G1 Arlingtonboulevard (pictured left)
  • winning mare from the family of SW Supa Belt
  • Jetball mare from the family of G1 Daria's Fun
    & G2 Waltermitty

Racing prospects

  • 2yo filly by last season's champion New Zealand sire (by AEI), Pentire
  • 2yo filly by proven sire His Royal Highness (13 SW), from the family of G1 Gamine
  • yearling filly by Brocco, sire of several stakes-winning fillies, incl.
    G1 Miss Pennymoney & G3 Shelbourne Lass in Australia, & SW Brocco Babe in NZ
  • 2yo gelding by Sakura Seeking from a SW mare
New listings are always welcome, as are inquiries about how the NZTBA's online catalogue works. Members who have placed listings are reminded to let us know when horses have been successfully sold or leased. Please contact Susan Archer: susan@nzthoroughbred.co.nz or Mob: 021 034 2624.

- Susan Archer


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