Final Results for Karaka 2019
Breednet - Friday February 8
The 93rd National Yearling Sales Series kicked off at Ellerslie with two million dollar races in what is the culmination of years of breeding, hard work getting a horse ready for the sale ring and then the training it takes to have a runner on the richest night of racing in New Zealand.

Karaka 2019's sale-topping colt (Savabeel - Make a Wish).With outstanding fields assembled for the two-year-old and three-year-old races, it shows how attractive the Karaka Million graduate incentive is for buyers, trainers and owners alike.

Over the next seven days of trading, 885 yearlings sold for an aggregate of $79,396,750. The average reached $89,714, the median closed at $55,000 and the clearance rate settled at 77%.

The sale-topping lot exceeded that of the highest priced yearling in 2018 ($1.025 million), with Waikato Stud'scSavabeel coltcout of Make a Wish knocked down to David Ellis' (Te Akau Racing) $1.4 million bid. It was the stud's first seven figure yearling and the highest priced Savabeel sold at Karaka.

Click here to view the Karaka 2019 wrap-up video.

There was a strong and diverse international buying bench in attendance over the week which was supported by some of New Zealand's leading trainers and syndicators.

View Passed Lots from each catalogue here:
Book 1
Book 2
Book 3

2019 National Yearling Sales Series Combined Statistics
2019 2018 2017
Aggregate $79,396,750 $97,157,750 $82,015,500
Average $89,714 $106,183 $86,973
Median $55,000 $75,000 $50,000
Clearance 77% 81% 77%
Catalogued 1284 1247 1347
Withdrawn 129 123 132
Offered 1155 1124 1186
Passed 270 209 272
Lots Sold 885 915 943
Top Price $1,400,000 $1,025,000 $825,000