One of the world’s leading online bloodstock companies is branching out with the launch of New Zealand Bloodstock subsidiary gavelhouse.com in South Africa set for June.
In partnership with champion breeders Klawervlei Stud, it will conduct an online sale of around 160 thoroughbreds from 15 to 21 June with an announcement to be made in due course as to the format and frequency of ongoing gavelhouse.com South Africa auctions.
Klawervlei Stud Sales and Marketing Manager, Grant Knowles, reached out to gavelhouse.com recently citing concerns that their annual on-farm auction was not going to be possible.
“With so much uncertainty in the world at the moment we felt an online approach may be the way forward,” Knowles said.
Since its inception as an online auction platform in April 2016 gavelhouse.com has rapidly become an integral part of the trading landscape for breeders and trainers in New Zealand.
With over 2700 horses sold on the site over the past four years and over $13.6 million traded, earlier this year gavelhouse.com achieved an Australasian online record by selling Gr1 winning mare Hasahalo to the China Horse Club for A$670,000.
Klawervlei have 26 horses on the BSA National Yearling Sale, which has been postponed to end July.