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It was a really rough day for breeders

It was a really  rough day for breeders that were trying to get a legitimate  sale at Redcliffe on Sunday

Only 53 of 122 Yearlings catalogued (please note they had 10 yearlings withdrawn) found a new home by days end, with an embarrassing average of just $3,082.

 

I don’t care what spin some people will try and put on this, the truth is, results like this are just killing the people that for years have been giving their time, money and energy to keep Harness Racing going, “The Owners & Breeders”

 

The only way, l can see the above getting fixed, is for Darren Ebert & Co to change this system they use for the Redcliffe sale. The Ebert’s who are clearly well liked, and with a change in format  are the right company to give the buyers the confidence that they are competing in a fair, open and honest market. Now I understand some vendors (57 from this year’s sale) just want to run their horses through the sale to make them eligible for the race; why can’t they just set a non-consigning entry for these breeders?

 

The only other sale run like Redcliffe, is South Australia, (which is sadly no blue print to follow).  However after 2 years of us (harnessbred.com) having private discussions with them, they are very close to making a positive announcement about changing their terms & conditions before next year’s sale. This has come about because of BOTRA’S commitment to improving the sales experience for both the buyers and consignors. Now that BOTRA is developing a closer working relationship with the new SA board, this should also finally deliver a race for all sale graduates of a value that South Australians can be very proud of.

 

Queensland produces just north of 300 yearlings a year. I have no doubt that  more than 100 of these yearling owners would happy to pay $1000, so they can be made eligible for the race without going through the hassle of going to Redcliffe where horses are not up for genuine sale. This would more than cover the cost of putting the race on.  Plus a system like this would cost far less than the cost of preparing and commission they are currently paying.

 

This would also mean that the horses that go into the new Redcliffe sale (with a reserve system only) would attract far more interest as buyers would have the confidence that they are not biding against a non-selling vendor. Now before my in-box fills up with comments, yes some vendors will be still be found guilty of having their trainers/ friends run up the bids, put simply, just ban them.

 

The team at Darren Ebert & Co along with Redcliffe Harness racing club in my view owe it to the industry to change the format of this sale before it is too late. I just hope they have the courage and will to make this change ASAP.

 

Of the QLD base sires, good old Cammibest was the standout, the team at Burwood should be real proud of this ageing stallions efforts. Burwood (like a few smaller breeders) should also be congratulated as they do put up ever yearling for genuine sale and have done so for years.

 

  1. Cammibest                 $3,093
  2. Mr Feelgood               $2,400
  3. Lanercost                   $1,733
  4. Lonestar Legend          $1,416
  5. South Park Hanover     $1,178

 

Lot 1 SPORTSWRITER COLADA BELLE G B BBW & SONS P/L $3,000
Lot 2 MR FEELGOOD USA WINTER PALACE NZ C BR PETER MCKAY $5,250
Lot 3 SOUTH PARK HANOVER LIZZIE BY JOVE F B STEVE HILLIER $1,750
Lot 6 ULTIMATE FALCON TORCHIC F B BRUCE JENKINS $500
Lot 13 PET ROCK USA SUNOPAL F B E RICHARDSON $4,000
Lot 15 ULTIMATE FALCON LATEFORLUNCH F B SHAUN WALTRES $500
Lot 17 CAMMIBEST USA ICE PRINCESS F B/BR SHARON FUREY $4,500
Lot 18 LONESTAR LEGEND USA MY LADY BEST F BLK MURRAY RIVER CATTLE CO. $3,000
Lot 20 ULTIMATE FALCON OUR RENO BABE F B NORM PARK $1,500
Lot 21 SOUTH PARK HANOVER COLD MOUNT EMILY C B MURRAY RIVER CATTLE CO. $1,200
Lot 22 LANERCOST NZ LUNAR SANDS C B EDD BAILEY $700
Lot 23 QUALITY CAM MELTON BON JAZZY F BLK G MICHAEL $300
Lot 25 LONESTAR LEGEND USA SHOW ME THE ART CA C BR DAN MORGAN $1,500
Lot 26 CAMMIBEST USA SMILING FIBS F B KRIDEN INVESTMENTS $2,750
Lot 27 CARIBBEAN BLASTER RIBBONS C B TRENT KNACK $2,000
Lot 31 CHANGEOVER WHISPERETTE F B/BR SHANE MCCONNELL $7,500
Lot 32 CAMMIBEST USA GOTTA BE PENNY F B TANYA CREMIN $2,500
Lot 34 CARIBBEAN BLASTER ARTONAROCK C B GRAEME HARRIS $700
Lot 37 ULTIMATE FALCON USA KARLIES GIRL C B RAY DAVIS $2,000
Lot 39 CAMMIBEST USA CLASSIFY C B SHARON FUREY $3,000
Lot 40 ALTA CHRISTIANO NZ GEORGINA ANN F B KERRY EBERT $3,000
Lot 42 LONESTAR LEGEND USA FOUR STARZ KT USA C BR TRENT KNACK $1,500
Lot 51 SOUTH PARK HANOVER USA MY BEST CHEVAL F B BRISBANE LIVESTOCK CONTROL $1,000
Lot 52 LANERCOST NZ BEAUDIENE FLAME NZ F B BBW & SONS P/L $4,000
Lot 53 PET ROCK USA CHA CHING CHACHING F B/BR KERRY EBERT $9,500
Lot 54 LONESTAR LEGEND USA JET AVALANCHE USA F BR MURRAY RIVER CATTLE CO. $1,000
Lot 55 MR FEELGOOD USA GEMALOT C BAY L FEEHELY $1,250
Lot 57 CAMMIBEST USA TULHURST SKY C B KRIDEN INVESTMENTS $5,000
Lot 62 VILLAGE JASPER USA TERRANORA VISTA C BR/BLK BBW & SONS P/L $11,000
Lot 66 SOUTH PARK HANOVER USA WICKED RHYMES USA F B M MCNEE $1,250
Lot 68 CAMMIBEST USA ATOM BOMB ANGEL G B DARREN WEARNE $3,000
Lot 69 SOUTH PARK HANOVER USA COULDBEANYTHING F B M MCNEE $500
Lot 70 ULTIMATE FALCON USA PERFECTION ON ICE F B SHAUN WALTERS $2,000
Lot 71 MR FEELGOOD USA BRYLEIGH MISS NZ F B M MCNEE $3,500
Lot 79 SHADOW PLAY LAURETTA BROMAC C BLK P NEILSON $5,000
Lot 82 ULTIMATE FALCON USA GOLDEN BEACH F B J MOORE $500
Lot 85 SOUTH PARK HANOVER USA JACKIES SHUFFLE USA F B DARREN MCCALL $1,250
Lot 86 A ROCKNROLL DANCE IAM IN FRONT F B BBW & SONS P/L $10,500
Lot 90 CAMELOT HALL USA RED RIVER RAYZER USA F BR D PALMER $700
Lot 91 MR FEELGOOD USA LIKE A SOKY F B P CROGHAN $1,000
Lot 92 LANERCOST NZ TRUE BROMAC F B P NEILSON $500
Lot 93 CAMMIBEST USA RIVERBOAT BELLE F B G GARLAND $3,000
Lot 94 MR FEELGOOD USA DAWNS PHOENIX F B RAY DAVIS $1,000
Lot 95 CAMMIBEST USA ONE OH SIX F B/BR GRAEME HARRIS $1,000
Lot 96 ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN USA BERTILS WILDFIRE C B JULIE WEIDEMANN $7,000
Lot 97 LONESTAR LEGEND USA HIDEAWAY C BR I COULSON $500
Lot 100 BETTORS DELIGHT USA THE ARCHDUCHESS F B BBW & SONS P/L $24,000
Lot 102 MAJOR BRONSKI DEVOY NZ F BR/BLK V RASMUSSEN $1,000
Lot 107 ROLL WITH JOE USA WALKING ON AIR F B RAY DAVIS $8,000
Lot 110 ULTIMATE FALCON USA ANNA MARTA F B M PEDEN $500
Lot 112 CAMELOT HALL USA LOTSA LEFTY C CH GRAHAM WHITE $2,000
Lot 114 SOUTH PARK HANOVER USA WEDDING VOW USA F B T KNACK $1,250
Lot 119 LONESTAR LEGEND USA CLOVA USA C B NEIL GOETSCH $1,000

 

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One comment

  1. This year more than ever we did see quite a few horses in the bottom ends of the sales unlike previous years. A lot of buyers now have a very strict criteria that they stick to and the one I mainly hear of is “it must be Vic bred eligible ” or they won’t buy it.
    Some of the horses that went through the sales this year were extremely well bred especially in the APG sales and were bought for minimum bid of $4000.
    Some of theses horses will no doubt turn out to be great money spinners for their purchasers but for the breeder they are running at a loss on them.
    If this continues yes we will have a crisis as we have less studs then we did say 5 yrs ago and the trend will only continue.
    Maybe the controlling bodies need to look at registration fees for stallions and for their progeny so as to give the breeder a little bit of a break in their costs.
    The cap between the So called top end yearlings and the lesser lights is widening in purchase price at an alarming pace. In saying that paying the highest price for your yearling is no guarantee of getting a good horse. Let’s just hope the horses purchased this season for the lesser money can perform and thus boost the price of their siblings in the future for the breeders.

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