Majestic Horse Floats LEVEL 3

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Majestic Horse Floats will be able to begin transporting horses again when we are moved down to LEVEL 3 on Tuesday the 28th of April.

You are able to book now for transport to be completed when we move out of level 4.

You can book online here:
www.majesticfloats.co.nz/bookings/

Or you can call us on: 0800 4 FLOATS

We will have strict protocol in place to keep both you and our staff safe, please read the following carefully:

• Payment is to be made at time of booking prior to moving the horse. If payment is not sighted before the pick-up date, your horse will not be picked up.

• Majestic staff will give an estimated time of arrival to property. There must be someone on site either side of an hour of this estimated time. This person must have a working mobile phone so we can contact them and they must be COMPETENT and ABLE to help load the horse/s.

• On truck arrival please guide the driver to loading bank or area of load/unload. Once in desired location please signal drive to stop. Please do not touch the truck or any of the operating door controls. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE.

• We will endeavour to keep to the 2 metre separation rule but this may not be possible.

• If you are sick please call to rebook your transport for a later date.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an increased number of bookings there are a large number of horses needing transport, please expect a longer wait time before we can get your horse on a truck. We really appreciate your patience and understanding while we try to get everyone’s horses moved as quickly and safely as possible.

We hope everyone is keeping well and look forward to being able to get your horses moving again! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or require a quote.

Kind regards,
The Team at Majestic Horse Floats

One week left to enter April Standardbred auction

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With the move to host New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred’s All Age Sale via gavelhouse.com Standardbred in May, the site’s April sale will be the last chance for sellers to offer mixed stock to the market until June.

The site has been running monthly online auctions for six months now and is closing in on having sold 100 horses via the site for over $280,000 and a top price to date of $25,000.

On the uptake of the concept to date gavelhouse.com General Manager Haylie Martin commented “We are fairly pleased with how the site is tracking however there’s still work to do around getting vendors to present their horses in the best possible manner while setting realistic reserves.

“We went through the same process when we launched our thoroughbred auctions in April 2016 and what transpired over time was that when the majority of vendors adopted the unreserved approach and let their stock find their true market value, the auctions really gained traction.

“We understand the costs involved in getting horses on the ground and educated and ideally want to see our vendors recoup them, however at times this is not always achievable.  This is a great tool for those looking to cut costs in a timely and inexpensive manner.

“At vendors’ disposal is the knowledgeable NZB Standardbred team for those who are looking for advice on valuing their stock or guidance as to how to best present them for sale,” said Martin.

Entries for the gavelhouse.com Standardbred April auction are due online by 7pm Wednesday 22 April and it will be launched at 5pm Thursday 23 April with bidding closing starting with Lot 1 at 7pm on Wednesday 29 April.

Meanwhile the catalogue for the All Age Sale is currently online at NZB Standardbred’s site to allow purchasers plenty of time to do their homework. Bidding on the sale will open on gavelhouse.com Standardbred on Wednesday 20 May and close from 5pm on Wednesday 27 May.

gavelhouse.com also announced on Thursday that they will launch an additional, enhanced site to their stable of services in May. Named Gavelhouse Plus, it will be used for one-off high profile auctions that can be run at any stage outside their traditional standardbred and thoroughbred auctions.

To discuss your Standardbred selling options contact Cam Bray 021 737 199 or cam.bray@nzb.co.nz

gavelhouse.com set to launch enhanced site

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In conjunction with parent company New Zealand Bloodstock, industry leader in online thoroughbred and standardbred sales, gavelhouse.com, will launch an enhanced platform in May named Gavelhouse Plus.

With a focus on innovation and servicing clients in the best possible way, General Manager Haylie Martin has been keen to take the platform to another level.

“Gavelhouse Plus is an idea that has been bubbling away for a while and the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic gave us the impetus to expedite the project,” she said.

“Gavelhouse Plus will complement our existing auctions by allowing us to sell one off, high profile horses at any given time, while also aiding our parent company New Zealand Bloodstock in hosting sales that would traditionally have been held in an auditorium.

“I am sure there are quality mares out there who were destined for breeding stock sales in Australia that are now unable to travel, so this site is the perfect solution.

“Our successful traditional format will continue with our fortnightly thoroughbred auctions and monthly standardbred auctions on their existing sites.”

New Zealand Bloodstock’s Managing Director, Andrew Seabrook, is excited by the new initiative.

“This new platform will allow us more flexibility in the selling and buying of horses, while rolling in the benefits of enhanced services from the NZB team,” he said.

“Online bloodstock sales are here to stay so we want to be at the forefront of their progression.”

The site is currently under development and is set to launch in mid-May 2020, in time to host one of two traditional New Zealand Bloodstock Sales that have succumbed to the COVID-19 lockdown.

NZB’s South Island Sale, previously set to be held in Christchurch in April, will now be hosted online with entries closing on Wednesday 27 May, launching on Thursday 28 May and the auction running through until 5pm on Sunday 7 June.

NZB’s Karaka May Sale will follow this lead in the form of a quality, online weanling Sale in June. All Lots will be required to have x-rays available for viewing in NZB’s repository with the added benefit of being eligible to be nominated for the Karaka Million Series. Entries for this sale will open after the South Island Sale and are due on Wednesday 10 June, the auction launches on Thursday 11 June and bidding will run through until 5pm on Sunday 21 June.

Introduced in April 2016, gavelhouse.com has had a huge impact on the trading landscape of New Zealand’s thoroughbred industry with their fortnightly online auctions.

In the last 12 months over 900 horses have sold for turnover in excess of $4.4 million, including online record breakers Consensus and Hasahalo who sold for $622,500 and $670,000 respectively.

More recently, the site has also become a useful tool for trading standardbreds, with NZB’s National All Age Sale set to take place on gavelhouse.com Standardbred next month.

Further details about each of the NZB sales will be released in the coming weeks. If you have a high-profile horse you would consider auctioning on Gavelhouse Plus, contact Haylie Martin +64 22 637 8127 or email haylie@gavelhouse.com to discuss your options.

For questions regarding the upcoming NZB sales to be hosted on Gavelhouse Plus, contact Kane Jones +64 27 274 4985 or kane.jones@nzb.co.nz

Group One Bloodlines on Offer at All Age Sale

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The New Zealand Bloodstock 2020 All­ Age Sale, set to be conducted on the digital platform gavelhouse.com this May, is brimming with plenty of Group One-winning relations who have ample credentials to follow in the footsteps of their families.

Buyers have the opportunity to invest in a wide range of bloodstock with proven bloodlines and residual value, including siblings to Group One winners and progeny from Group One-winning dams.

Lot 5 is a half-sister to Group One-winning Eamon Maguire (NZ) (Art Major), a weanling filly by first season sire Vincent out of Kim Maguire from the draft of Alabar (NZ).

Consigned by Woodlands Stud, Lot 13 is a weanling filly by Sweet Lou out of Love A Gamble, who is a half-sister to Group One winner Let it Ride (NZ) (Rock N Roll Heaven).

Woodlands’ Downbytheseaside filly (Lot 35) is out of unraced mare Revere Me, who is a full-sister to Group One winners Have Faith In Me (NZ) and Adore Me (NZ).

On account of Alabar (NZ), Lot 78 is by Vincent out of dual Group One-winning mare Alta Serena (NZ) (Art Major), also making the weanling filly a three-quarter-sister to Group Three winner Hughie Green (NZ) (Art Major).

Group One winner Massive Metro (NZ) (Muscle Mass) has a half-sister on offer in Lot 128, a yearling filly by Wishing Stone out of Paris Metro consigned by Alan Clark.

Alabar (NZ) broodmare Peace Seeker (Lot 138) is a CR Commando mare out of Della’s Speed, making her a half-sister to multiple Group One winner and New Zealand Trotter of the Year, Speeding Spur (NZ) (Pegasus Spur).

Breckon Farms’ Art Major broodmare Reachforthetill (Lot 139) out of Giveitawhirlgirl is a half-sister to dual Group One winner Twist And Twirl (NZ) (Artsplace) and is closely related to 2020 Group One Miracle Mile winner King of Swing (NZ) (Rocknroll Hanover).

Sassy Tart (Lot 140), a Bettor’s Delight broodmare out of Kelly Maguire is a full-sister to Group One winner Burnaholeinmypocket (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight). On account of Breckon Farms, the mare is in foal to Sweet Lou.

Adding further appeal to the bloodstock that will be on offer, all weanlings offered at the All Age Sale to be held on gavelhouse.com are eligible to be nominated for the NZB Standardbred Harness Million Sales Race Series.

Bidding opens on gavelhouse.com Standardbred from Wednesday 20 May with the first Lot closing on Wednesday 27 May at 5pm (NZT).

To register for bidding, create a gavelhouse.com account here.

For more information, contact Cam Bray (Cam.Bray@nzb.co.nz or call +64 21 737 199) or Haylie Martin (Haylie@gavelhouse.com or call +64 22 637 8127).

2020 All Age Sale to be Conducted on gavelhouse.com

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New Zealand Bloodstock’s largest standardbred breeding stock sale is now set be conducted on the digital platform gavehouse.com this May, with an early release of the full catalogue available to view on the NZB Standardbred website.

Initially cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, the support and resilience shown by consignors alongside the partnership between NZB Standardbred and gavelhouse.com has seen the transfer of the 2020 All Age Sale catalogue to NZB’s subsidiary online auction platform.

The revised format will see only those initially entered in the physical sale offered on gavelhouse.com from Friday 1 May, with bidding open from Wednesday 20 May and the first Lot closing on Wednesday 27 May at 5pm (NZT). Read the full article here. 

Take an early look at the 2020 All Age Sale catalogue to go live on gavelhouse.com on 1 May below! To register for bidding, create a gavelhouse.com account here.

For more information, contact Cam Bray (Cam.Bray@nzb.co.nz or call +64 21 737 199) or Haylie Martin (Haylie@gavelhouse.com or call +64 22 637 8127).

Entries due tomorrow

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Off the back of a record-breaking online Thoroughbred sale yesterday where the Savabeel mare Hasahalo sold for $670,000, there is just over one day before entries for this month’s gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction are due.

With eight monthly auctions having beein conducted for Standardbreds on the gavelhouse.com platform, the site has been a valuable addition to the trading landscape with horses selling for up to $25,000 to date and entries due online by 7pm tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March.

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.

The catalogue will be launched at 5pm on Thursday 19 March with the auction running through until 7pm Wednesday 25 March and future auction dates available by following the link.

A standard entry fee is $125 + GST however you can increase your listing’s exposure by choosing a featured listing for $200 + GST. This will ensure your horse’s inclusion in an email newsletter to our 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 automatically pull through to gavelhouse.com listings.

New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred agent Cam Bray is the main point of contact and can be contacted on +64 21 737 199.

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Businesses looking to promote themselves via display
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Haylie Martin via
+64 22 637 8127 for more information.

 

Seamark marks a milestone for gavelhouse.com Standardbred

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Thursday’s Wyndham Harness meeting set the stage for a landmark moment for gavelhouse.com Standardbred with Seamark the first winning graduate bought off the revolutionary site.

Leading throughout, while being constantly niggled at by his opposition, Seamark was a gutsy winner of the Kindergarten Stakes Saturday 14th March Mobile Pace 2400m in the hands of Samantha Ottley.

Purchased by Graham Hand for $2,700 in August the five-year-old Christian Cullen gelding was offered on as an unraced horse, for sale to dissolve a partnership having qualified as a two-year-old.

Thursday’s race was just his second start, having finished runner up earlier in January to take his earnings to $6,800 with more in store judging by his obvious talent.

Trainer Regan Todd was thrilled for Seamark’s connections who are new to the industry “He’s the first horse to race for Graham Hand and Glenn Morrison and they are loving the experience,

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“I’m amazed at how easy the process is with the online sales and it’s a great facility to have for the industry and a great way to get new people into the game.

“Graham has also bought two yearlings recently that are currently being broken in and are progressing well while Seamark will have a quiet 10 days or so to get over the run before we see how he’s come through it and come up with his next target.”

Entries for the next gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction are due online by 7pm Wednesday 22 January. The auction will launch at 5pm on Thursday January 23 and will run through until 7pm Wednesday 29 January. The standard listing fee is just $125 + GST with 5% commission on a successful sale, contact Cam Bray if you would like to discuss selling on the site: cam@gavelhouse.com or call 021737199

Win boosts Red Terror’s appeal ahead of sale on Wednesday night

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A win last week for Red Terror, who is currently for sale on gavelhouse.com, further boosted his appeal and took his earning’s past the $55,000 mark.

A tough performance over 2500m at Thursday’s Manawatu meeting saw Red Terror celebrating his seventh career victory to go with seven runner-up finishes.

The decision to sell is a matter of room for owners Scott Dickson and Lydia Pickford who commented “He is now rated at 59 and we have a number of other horses in this grade,”

“The reality is we don’t really want four or five horses all in the one race going forward so he’s on the market unreserved.”

With the grass circuit set to ramp up, Red Terror looks capable of hitting the ground running for his new connections with Pickford thrilled with how he’s pulled up “Terror has pulled up in great order after his win last week, he looks absolutely fantastic and still has more wins in store.”

“A change of scenery will likely help him, as it does a lot of these horses who have been around a few times, and he is great to handle and have around the stable.”

Red Terror is a son of MACH THREE is from the hardy 1.51.6 American mare ANN OTHER PORSCHE who won on 35 occasions.

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gavelhouse.com currently has six Standardbreds for sale with bidding set to close from 7pm on Wednesday 27 November. Register online now to bid.

gavelhouse.com Standardbred sale topper Miss Fiona sets the standard

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With entries due next week and three Standardbred auctions under their belt, gavelhouse.com’s September sale saw new ground broken with the top price fetched being $25,000 for the well-presented Miss Fiona.

The Captaintreacherous filly was sold in work with her listing page boasting decent side-on and front-on shots with the added bonus of quality video footage of her having a run along at the Winton track.

To date other notable sales on the site include $16,000 for the well-bred two-year-old daughter of Majestic Son, Maggie May in the first sale in July, $12,000 for the empty racing or breeding proposition Ballroom Beauty and $8,000 for the empty, maiden mare Carpen Dior.

A standard entry fee is just $125 + GST with 5% commission applying if a successful sale eventuates.

Entries for the October gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction are due online by 7pm Wednesday 23 October with the catalogue launched at 5pm Thursday 24 October and bidding closing from 7pm Wednesday 30 October.

Contact gavelhouse.com Standardbred representative Cam Bray should you wish to discuss using the site via +64 21 737 199 or email cam@gavelhouse.com

Majestic Son Shines Bright on gavelhouse.com Award

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Alabar Farm’s Majestic Son was fittingly awarded the gavelhouse.com Trotting Stallion Of The Year for the second year running at Saturday night’s Harness Racing New Zealand Awards.

Represented by two lots in the inaugural gavelhouse.com Standardbred online auction in July, the Majestic Son two-year-olds were the two highest priced horses to sell with his filly Maggie May topping the sale at $16,000.

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gavelhouse.com Standardbred rep Cam Bray and Alabar Farms South Island rep Ivan Behrnes.

Majestic Son’s progeny have had a wonderful season to see him finish as the Leading Money Earning Sire of Trotters on both sides of the Tasman with his Australian progeny earning almost A$2million, an incredible million dollars ahead of his nearest rival. In Australia they were headlined by a rich crop of three-year-olds including Majestuoso, Royal Charlotte and the Kiwi, Kratos.

While 2018-19 was incredible, Majestic Son’s progeny have hit the ground running this season with standouts already showing up as the early favourites for the first big dance, the Dominion Handicap on Show Day at Addington. Sundees Sun for the Dunns and Oscar Bonavena for the Allstars are all the rage in early season contentions. While last season’s Anzac and Rowe Cup’s placed Majestic Man is yet to step out this season.

At the same event, Sundees Sun capped 2018-19 for his Alabar Stud sire by unanimously taking out the overall New Zealand Trotter Of The Year Award.

To view the full results from the New Zealand Bloodstock Harness Racing NZ Awards, click here.

Entries for the next gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction are due online by 23 October with the auction set to go online at 5pm 24 October and bidding closing from 7pm on Wednesday 30 October.