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Brisbane APG Yearlings Sales Review: 5 of 7

Our next instalment of the sales circuit is the Brisbane edition held back on the 12th of March

With 72 Lots catalogue by a total of 23 different sires on behalf of 18 consignors and 10 preparers

Lot 537 McArdle Colt sold for $25,000

The team at Burwood had 12 lots under their care for the day, as always their yearlings had that special look about them as they walked into the ring. This family run business has the ability to really present a fantastic looking animal, they do as well as anyone in the country.

Lot 562 Sold For $33,000

Lindsay Vagg should also be mentioned here. He had 3 absolutely striking looking lots, that on challenging day for vendors all found homes at reasonable prices. Lindsay’s ability to meet the market will keep him in the buyers calculations moving forward to next year’s sale, well done to the Vagg’s.

 

I’m told this could be the last time Cold Mountain has any real numbers in the Brisbane sale. While they have been fantastic at meeting the market over many years (and I’m told they are a great organisation to deal with), their cutting back on numbers will help the sales averages going forward. A clear indication on how hard it is to stand and bread from your own stallions would be Lot 550. This filly is a half-sister to  River Shark, a winner of more $1,000,000 in North America. Yet she was sold after the sale for  $2,000. The photo below also tells a story.

The Brisbane vendors unlike those in Perth have been really good at uploading their photos and video’s before the sale. Please see the list below that didn’t get done, with ave of $5,433 no more needs to be said.

517 South Park Hanover Free USA Colt Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $4,000 John Mammino
521 Camelot Hall Hawaiian Flower USA Colt Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,000 Ron Knack
526 Lonestar Legend Jewel Of Cheval Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,500 Darren Weeks
530 Lonestar Legend Kerosene Artist USA Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,000 Ron Knack
546 Lonestar Legend Particular Girl Colt Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,200 Adam Rotstein
550 Camelot Hall Riverview Diamond USA Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,000 Gary Newton
564 South Park Hanover Western Trouble USA Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,000 Rob Essex
575A Mr Feelgood Chance The Walk Colt COX020 R N Cox & C K Parkinson SOLD $30,000 C raig Whiteoak
580 Lonestar Legend Cold Taxi Scooter Colt Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,200 Mr Brendan McMullen

 

Racing QLD have been fantastic with forming the partnership with the Albion Park Club and APG to provide an additional $100,000 race for graduates of this sale only. This race in time will build into something very exciting and without it, people may start to question the future of this sale. Which is clearly so important for Harness Racing in QLD.

 

Unfortunately the race card at Albion Park the night before the sale didn’t have any races of note. Without any 2 or 3YO races scheduled, I do think they missed an opportunity to help the breeders in QLD. A yearling parade of some kind the night before and some good entertainment can only help.

 

On the stallion front, it was hard to find a top 5 sires that had sired 3 or lots that got sold on the day. However we did get there in the end.

 

Lot 556 Art Major Sold For $28,000

 

556 Art Major Talorem Colt Trevor & Louise O’Reilly SOLD $28,000 BBW & Sons Pty Ltd
559 Art Major Tout Le Monde NZ Filly Burwood StudGreg Mitchell & Burwood Stud SOLD $65,000 Marc Hanover & Gordon Banks
579 Art Major Courageous Annie NZ Colt Montana Park Pty Ltd SOLD $51,000 Paul Galvin
$144,000
Ave $48,000

 

Lot 549 Bettors Delight Sold For $50,000

 

520 Bettors Delight Girl Of The Moment Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $30,000 Peter McMullen
549 Bettors Delight Rani Major Gelding Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $50,000 Transport Consortium Pty Ltd
569 Bettors Delight Aqua Blue Girl Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $26,000 Peter Donohue
$106,000
Ave $35,333

 

Lot 522 Mr Feelgood Sold For $25,000

 

516 Mr Feelgood Forever After Filly Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $25,000 Grant Dixon
518 Mr Feelgood French Charm Filly Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $4,000 Barb Barry
522 Mr Feelgood Girls Rule Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $25,000 Grant Dixon
538 Mr Feelgood Making Gold Colt M T Cole & B Watson SOLD $15,500 Kevin Joiner
547 Mr Feelgood Miracle Of Life Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $22,000 John Mammino
551 Mr Feelgood Red Red Robin Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $5,000 Kevin Joiner
574 Mr Feelgood Birthright Colt Greg Mitchell SOLD $9,000 Leigh Davis
575 A Mr Feelgood Chance The Walk Colt R N Cox & C K Parkinson SOLD $30,000 C raig Whiteoak
$135,500
$16,937

 

Lot 514 A RocknRoll Dance Sold For $16,500

 

514 A Rocknroll Dance Exclusif Filly Lindsay & Mary Vagg SOLD $16,500 Robert Jones
523 A Rocknroll Dance Im Sassi NZ Filly Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $4,000 David Searston
561 A Rocknroll Dance Troublenlife Colt Dean Baring SOLD $12,000 Robert Jones
571 A Rocknroll Dance Art Start Colt Burwood StudNW & RJ Taylor SOLD $8,000 Vicki Rasmussen
$40,500
Ave $10,500

 

517 South Park Hanover Free USA Colt Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $4,000 John Mammino
560 South Park Hanover Top Shelf Hanover USA Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $5,000 Mr Brendan McMullen
564 South Park Hanover Western Trouble USA Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,000 Rob Essex
$11,000
Ave $3,666

 

Now this bloke below was outstanding, on an extremely warm and challenging day. With some technology issues outside of his control, Jamie Quinlan handled the 71 lots on his own, in a polish and very skilful manner. Well done Jamie. Please watch the clip below, of Jamie Pre-sale.

For the full results of the sold lots please see below. Please note harnessbred.com did publish a story http://www.harnessbred.com/mr-feel-not-so-good/   back on the night after the sale (March 12th) that had Grant Dixon the buyer of  Lot 520 at $38,000 a lot consigned by Solid Earth Pty Ltd.

I know this was correct at the time as l used the sheet Grant Dixon signed that day to publish the result above. As you can tell by the table below, Peter McMullen is the new buyer at $30,000. Whatever has happened here is between the parties mentioned, however, it has an effect of Bettors Delights Averages for the day and a very small change to the overall result.

Lot Sire Dam Sex Vendor Status Price Buyer
513 Always A Virgin USA Empty Promises Filly Trevor & Louise O’Reilly SOLD $20,500 BBW & Sons Pty Ltd
514 A Rocknroll Dance USA Exclusif Filly Lindsay & Mary Vagg SOLD $16,500 Robert Jones
516 Mr Feelgood USA Forever After Filly Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $25,000 Grant Dixon
517 South Park Hanover USA Free USA Colt Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $4,000 John Mammino
518 Mr Feelgood USA French Charm Filly Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $4,000 Barb Barry
520 Bettors Delight USA Girl Of The Moment Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $30,000 Peter McMullen
521 Camelot Hall USA Hawaiian Flower USA Colt Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,000 Ron Knack
522 Mr Feelgood USA Girls Rule Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $25,000 Grant Dixon
523 A Rocknroll Dance USA Im Sassi NZ Filly Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $4,000 David Searston
524 Mach Three CA Good Lookin Girl Filly Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $37,000 I & K Sutherland
526 Lonestar Legend USA Jewel Of Cheval Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,500 Darren Weeks
527 Always A Virgin USA Keep No Secrets Colt Burwood StudKerry McLean SOLD $5,000 John McCarthy
528 Fake Left USA Kelly Major Filly Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $15,000 Greg Mitchell
530 Lonestar Legend USA Kerosene Artist USA Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,000 Ron Knack
535 Caribbean Blaster La Grande Doryce Filly Monarch Farm SOLD $2,500 Darren Weeks
537 Mcardle USA Luna Royce NZ Colt Greg Mitchell SOLD $25,000 John Mammino
538 Mr Feelgood USA Making Gold Colt M T Cole & B Watson SOLD $15,500 Kevin Joiner
542 Lanercost NZ Montana Marie Colt Montana Park Pty Ltd SOLD $25,000 Mr Brendan McMullen
543 Mach Three CA Misty Forever Filly Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $37,500 Grant Dixon
544 Roll With Joe USA Only Ours Filly Ross Patrick SOLD $30,000 Peter McMullen
545 American Ideal USA My Names Molly Filly Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $6,000 Shawn Grimsey
546 Lonestar Legend USA Particular Girl Colt Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,200 Adam Rotstein
547 Mr Feelgood USA Miracle Of Life Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $22,000 John Mammino
549 Bettors Delight USA Rani Major Gelding Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $50,000 Transport Consortium Pty Ltd
550 Camelot Hall USA Riverview Diamond USA Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,000 Gary Newton
551 Mr Feelgood USA Red Red Robin Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $5,000 Kevin Joiner
556 Art Major USA Talorem Colt Trevor & Louise O’Reilly SOLD $28,000 BBW & Sons Pty Ltd
559 Art Major USA Tout Le Monde NZ Filly Burwood Stud &Greg Mitchell SOLD $65,000 Marc Hanover & Gordon Banks
560 South Park Hanover USA Top Shelf Hanover USA Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $5,000 Mr Brendan McMullen
561 A Rocknroll Dance USA Troublenlife Colt Dean Baring SOLD $12,000 Robert Jones
562 Pet Rock USA Victree Bette Colt Lindsay & Mary Vagg SOLD $33,000 Mark Dux
563 Sportswriter USA Western Regret Filly Greg Edwards SOLD $4,000 Rob Essex
564 South Park Hanover USA Western Trouble USA Filly Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,000 Rob Essex
566 Roll With Joe USA Victree Bonita Filly Lindsay & Mary Vagg SOLD $19,000 BBW & Sons Pty Ltd
569 Bettors Delight USA Aqua Blue Girl Colt Solid Earth Pty Ltd SOLD $26,000 Peter Donohue
571 A Rocknroll Dance USA Art Start Colt Burwood StudNW & RJ Taylor SOLD $8,000 Vicki Rasmussen
572 Changeover NZ Belmont Rose NZ Colt Dean Baring SOLD $16,000 Kriden Investments Pty Ltd
574 Mr Feelgood USA Birthright Colt Greg Mitchell SOLD $9,000 Leigh Davis
575 A Mr Feelgood USA Chance The Walk Colt COX020 R N Cox & C K Parkinson SOLD $30,000 C raig Whiteoak
577 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Charz Bonus Filly Greg Edwards SOLD $5,000 Chris Garrard
579 Art Major USA Courageous Annie NZ Colt Montana Park Pty Ltd SOLD $51,000 Paul Galvin
580 Lonestar Legend USA Cold Taxi Scooter Colt Cold Mountain Stud SOLD $2,200 Mr Brendan McMullen
$730,400
 Ave $17,390

 

Brisbane Sale Topper Lot 559 Sold for $65,000

With a clearance rate of just under 60% and a sales average of $17,390 which is down on last year it’s my view Brisbane has some challenges that need fixing before more breeders are lost in this state.

 

The key points l believe that need a serious look are:

 

  1. A small amount of vendors need to re think their behaviour at this sale, a growing level of distrust between buyers and a few vendors has the potential to de-rail this sale for ever.
  2. The idea of a change of venue needs to be on the table, when you have horses only arriving 2 hours before the sale is not treating the buyers with enough respect. This also makes it very challenging to get pre-sale promotions and video’s out to buyers down south, who are clearly needed to build this into a successful and exciting event.
  3. Until a bigger pool of buyers are supporting this sale, l would cap the entries at 50 yearlings from consignors that are breeding the product that people want and will do the right thing when the yearling walks into the ring. Having 32 yearlings by Mr Feelgood, Lonestar Legend and South Park Hanover is almost mission impossible. Making sure the preparers are doing their job correctly, plus adding a stronger mix of sires and mares from families with depth can turn this around. 17 lots sold for  $6,000 or less, results like this can be improved on very quickly.

 

Regardless of what people my say, it really does hurt me to say this sales event is a C from me this year. The opportunity to turn this sale around is mind blowing and the team at APG will get it right. I am of the belief you will see a rating much higher this time  next year, once some of the changes like the above are put into place

 

Its Bathurst that’s next on the list.

 

 

Approved By Dean Baring www.harnessbred.com

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