The much-anticipated virtual ‘open for business sign’ is officially up on gavelhouse.com’s new Standardbred online auction platform with entries for the first monthly auction now being taken.
There are two steps for new users to enter horses including registering their user account and then following the simple, self-service process to enter each horse. Entries for the inaugural auction are due online by 7pm on Wednesday 17 July.
The catalogue will be launched at 5pm on Thursday 18 July with the auction running through until 7pm Wednesday 24 July and future auction dates available here
A standard entry fee is $125 + GST while you can increase your listing’s exposure by choosing a featured listing for $200 + GST with this ensuring your horse’s inclusion in an email newsletter to the comprehensive industry database plus sponsored social media posts.
Each listing may have up to five photos plus video footage and in a major coup for the Standardbred industry, Arion pedigrees and race results will automatically pull through to gavelhouse.com listings.
“We have sold on average 750 thoroughbreds per year through the site since our launch in April 2016 and have now become an integral part of the local trading landscape for racing and breeding stock,” commented gavelhouse.com General Manager Haylie Martin.
“With the New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred team’s help and expertise, we look forward to bringing our unique service to the harness racing fraternity.”
NZB Standardbred agent Cam Bray is the main point of contact for those looking to list horses and can be contacted on +64 21 737 199.
- How to make the most of your opportunity to sell your horse by taking good photos.
- Guide to buying bloodstock online.
Businesses looking to promote themselves via display advertising on the site may contact Haylie Martin via +64 22 637 8127 for more information.