Eion and his team at Kilgravin Lodge are skilled at turning out well educated and prepared horses for the Ready to Run sales.
These sales are usually held in the third week of November each year and are open to all two year olds. The sales consists of two parts.
Part one are the breeze ups. These are held at Te Rapa Racecourse in the middle of October. The 2 year olds are galloped up over 200m. This gallop is timed and videoed. These videos are then sent to prospective buyers all around the world.
In preparation for the breeze up we ensure that the horses are fit enough to give their best time trial. As part of their education they are taken onto the Matamata and Te Rapa racecourses for a gallop, this gives them the opportunity to have a look around and gain confidence working in new surroundings.
Part two of the process is the sales preparation. Here our experienced and skilled staff continue preparing the 2 year olds for the sales held at Karaka. Through out the ready to run preparation we use proven feeding systems and training programs to ensure the best result possible for your horse.
We like to break in the Ready to Run horses as early as possible so that we have the time to get the best results possible. At the 2009 sales Kilgravin Lodge had a draft of 18, three of which were sold for over $100,000. To view our 2010 Ready to Run draft click here.