Canterbury Industry Forum - Tuesday 13th October 2015
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Prodigal Seelster CSBA Summer of Speed Series
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2015 NZSBA Cup Eve Function
November 25, 2015
CSBA Broodmare And Beyond Sale- entries online
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“That's about twice as many entries as we expected, to be honest.”
Canterbury Standardbred Breeders’ Association chair Noel Kennard is pleasantly surprised by the more than 60 broodmares that make the bulk of the web-based catalogue for the organisation’s horse sale on 11 September.
The group took on the spring sale of in-foal or ready to be bred pacing and trotting mares after requests and demand from its 270-strong membership who wanted a platform to buy and sell stock at the start of the harness racing breeding season.
“While nobody's expecting much above bargain prices, many of the mares have the potential to engage a bidding duel before they find a new breeding barn.”
Sale co-coordinator Sheldon Murtha is quietly enthusing over the quality that's surfaced during the final days of accepting entries.
“The two mares from Tuapeka Lodge will get plenty of views through the website and the prospect of having a spring foal by Art Major or Mach Three should spin some wheels on several other lots.”
Fans of the squaregaiter should enjoy researching some of the trotting mares listed. If half-sisters to Sundon and Sky Valley don't grab , those in foal to current hot stallion Monkey Bones and French bleu blood Repeat Love should have computer mouses clicking through to pedigree pages.
Noel Kennard says the convenience of combining the new sale with the Association’s popular Stud and Stallion promo night may turn out to be a welcome strategic bonus.
“Anyone buying a mare at the sale during the first part of the night will have the stallion service offer right there in front of them during the second half,” he suggests. “We're assured the stud farms will be ready to make a deal with any new owners that night.”
The CSBA Broodmare and Mixed stock horse sale begins at 5pm on Thursday 11 September in the Blossom Lady Lounge at Addington Raceway. The horses for sale are now listed on the highlighted web pages at www.harnessracing.co.nz