NZB National Yearling Sale tops $13m

A total of more than $13m was spent at the NZB Standardbred National Yearling Sale,which concluded in Christchurch this afternoon.

Today was day two of the pacers' sale with the top lot being Lot 364, a Bettor's Delight colt out of Safedra which sold for $230,000.

Bettor's Delight was the sale's top sire again, with the day's second highest price going to another of his progeny, a colt out of Wiggleit Jiggleit for $210,000.

Nine lots sold for $100,000 or more on the day.

After four days of trading - one at Karaka and three in Christchurch - total turnover was $13,336,000. The average was $50,901, and the median price $39,000, with a clearance rate of 69 per cent.

Stonewall Stud was by far the biggest purchaser over the four days, spending $2,412,000 on 29 yearlings.

The leading vendor was Breckon Farms with 27 yearlings sold for a combined $2,230,500.

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