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Shining a light on spinal cord injury research

All proceeds from this event will be dedicated to cutting-edge, world-class research aimed at finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.
We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you at Ellerslie Events Centre on June 22, 2024.

Dinner and Auction

Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024
Time: 6.30pm


Newmarket Room
Ellerslie Events Centre, Auckland
Dress Code: Glow up, be your best self!


The CatWalk SCI Research Trust
Phone: 0272423838


The Novotel and Ibis Ellerslie are offering a discounted accommodation rate to CatWalk Luminary guests. Please use the following links to take advantage of the 15% discount offered:


Rates are valid from 21st June – 23rd June 2024 for both hotels, if guests wish to stay outside of these dates please contact the reservation team directly on, quote “BGPG CatWalk”.

With thanks to The Accor Group for their support.

CatWalk Events - Luminary
CatWalk Events - Luminary
CatWalk Events - Luminary
CatWalk Events - Luminary
CatWalk Events - Luminary
Service fees on offer at Luminary live auction

Established in 1994, Matamata’s Rich Hill Stud, under the inspired leadership of John and Colleen Thompson has risen to become one of the leading thoroughbred nurseries in NZ.

Adept at the fine art of stallion selection, John has built up a highly impressive stallion roster, headed by Proisir, NZ’s Champion Sire and the leading sire in Australasia for Group 1 winners in the most recently completed racing season. Proisir’s success has led to an influx of Australian breeders keen to use the stallion’s services, something the NZ market hasn’t experienced since the heady days of champion stallion Zabeel.

The recently concluded NZ National Yearling Sale at Karaka saw a Proisir filly sell to Australia for $1.6 million, a record price for a yearling filly sold at auction in NZ. His yearlings at Karaka averaged an incredible $275,000 and they sold to $450,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions.

What is significant and truly a pointer to his future success is that Proisir has accomplished these outstanding deeds without necessarily the top echelon of broodmare support. Understandably that has changed over the last 18 months and the imagination knows no bounds to what the progeny of those upgraded mares are to achieve in the seasons to come. Proisir’s rise to stardom has truly been incredible and the rare opportunity to secure a service to him offers the successful purchaser a golden opportunity to join that journey with the team at Rich Hill.

Thanks to The Proisir Syndicate’s generous contribution, we’re thrilled to announce that a Service Nomination to Proisir will be up for auction at our LUMINARY event.

Proisir stands at Rich Hill Stud with a 2025 service fee set at $80,000+gst (2024 BOOK FULL). For further information visit Rich Hill Stud


Led by the visionary Henry Field, Newgate Farm stands as a beacon of excellence in the thoroughbred industry. With bold stallion selections and a commitment to top-tier care, they’ve risen to become one of Australasia’s leading thoroughbred farms in just 14 short years.

Among their stellar lineup stands Capitalist, the Champion Australian Two-Year-Old of 2015/16, whose lightning-fast speed and impact on the track are matched only by his influence in the breeding shed. Capitalist’s progeny have earned nearly $8 million this season alone, making him a coveted asset for breeders worldwide.

Sire of 43 Stakes Horses to date, with progeny including CAPTIVANT, ENCAP, and HOLMES A COURT.

“Capitalist was the best two-year-old I’ve ever ridden, in the Breeders’ Plate it was like driving a Rolls-Royce. He was breathtaking in the Magic Millions and outstanding against a top-class field in the Golden Slipper.” – Jockey Blake Shinn

Thanks to Newgate’s generous contribution, we’re thrilled to announce that a service fee to Capitalist will be up for grabs at our LUMINARY event.

Capitalist stands a Newgate Stud with a 2025 service fee to be confirmed very shortly.

For further information visit Newgate Stud

Don’t miss your chance to bid on these outstanding bloodlines.

Contact for further details.