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Bluebloods : Karaka 2010 Yearling Sale Preview
4 warm welcome to every reader of this comprehensive preview of the 2010 Karaka yearling sales series, set to be staged during the first eight days of February. This publication is all about unity; it's a demonstration of a collective approach by the majority of Karaka yearling vendors to showcase what they have on offer; the people behind the individual banners and the proud tradition of breeding successful racehorses in this country for decades. The job of NZTM is to promote the NZ-bred thoroughbred to the world. We do that on behalf of the industry stakeholders who fund our organisation. While we have a close working relationship with the selling company, New Zealand Bloodstock, we are a stand-alone organisation. It's a subtle yet important point of difference. Our independence is critical -- we're here to represent every stakeholder and it's a brief we're proud to carry out. I am fortunate to have the enthusiastic assistance of Angelique Bridson and Sonya Anderson to complete the NZTM Team. It is a team effort in every respect. We monitor the efforts of the NZ-bred thoroughbred around the globe on a daily basis. Last season our breed won 78 black type races in Australia alone. The NZ-bred horse provided more winners than any other nation in Hong Kong. That's just two highlights and covers just two countries. Horses with the NZ suffix win races every week in places like Singapore, Malaysia and Macau and it's not uncommon to find success occurring in far off destinations such as America and South Africa. Another key role for NZTM is to take the lead, on behalf of our stakeholders, in special initiatives. This publication is one such initiative. Budgets are limited and it's my belief that if we combine our resources we can get more bang-for-our-buck. A brand new initiative for NZTM this year has been yearling filming. We've offered yearling vendors an alternative to the existing market options in this area and they've come on board in spades. By the time we get to the middle of January there will be around 500 Karaka-bound yearlings which will have been filmed -- and posted on NZB's website (www.nzb.co.nz). Also new for NZTM in 2009 was purchasing the NZ Racing Annual and publishing its 38th edition. A COME TO THE SOURCE It was a massive challenge, but one which the team enjoyed. It's also a natural 'fit' for us. Can I conclude by thanking every yearling vendor who has supported this publication. A massive thanks to Warren Wruck; who has done the hard yards in doing the selling. Susan Archer has long been a leading NZ racing writer; we are so fortunate to have her services for much of the editorial. Thanks also to the team at Bluebloods. They have embraced the Karaka 2010 publication (online and hard copy) concept and worked tirelessly to ensure that the end result was one we could all be proud of. Angelique, Sonya and I look forward to being of assistance to buyers coming to the Karaka Sales. If we can't help; we certainly know who will be able to, so please don't hesitate to contact us. Phar Lap came out of the second NZ yearling sale. The list of champions who have followed is way too long to list here. What's more, I can guarantee the line-up on offer at Karaka 2010 will include many more of what the NZ industry is famous for -- sound, hardy, affordable racehorses with an utterly-proven track record. Please do come to Karaka 2010 -- come to the source. NZTM Chief Executive, Adrian Clark SPECIAL NOTICE In conjunction with this Karaka 2010 Preview we are very pleased to be able to announce that we have a new lower rate for NZ subscribers at $198 annually (a saving of $121 on the previous rate of $319). Each monthly issue of Bluebloods contains a comprehensive review of NZ Stakes races with catalogue style pedigrees of the winners and we also feature comprehensive results and analysis of all NZ major sales. This rate is the same as for Australian residents and we believe it now puts a subscription within affordable reach of many more participants in the New Zealand breeding industry. (See subscription offer on page 97.)
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