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Commercial breeders back the Bathurst sale

07:03 AM 15 Mar 2013 NZDT
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Many of New South Wales' leading harness racing breeders and studmasters have thrown their support behind the Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale to be staged by Davidson Cameron & Co at the Bathurst Showground on Sunday, March 24.

Golden Gait Stud, Canowindra, conducted by Wayne and Anne Lamb, has the biggest draft with 16 youngsters including a dozen by Breeders Crown champion Flightpath and four by exciting first crop sire Passmaster Hanover.

Tinted Cloud, the sire of Smoken Up and Jaccka Clive, has provided half of the 16 strong consignment from the Carmody family’s Lochend Stud, Maitland.

Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, who stand the Little Brown Jug winner Million Dollar Cam, will offer ten yearlings by the Cam’s Card Shark horse and one each by Sutter Hanover and Robin Hood.

New Bathurst Gold Crown honourees Doug and Janet Moore have nominated 10 youngsters under the Brooklyn Lodge banner including colts by Sportswriter, Village Jasper and Kenneth J and fillies by Four Starzzz Shark, Modern Art, Grinfromeartoear and Aces N Sevens.

Other successful breeders with multiple representation include Sutton Lodge (6 lots), Medowie Lodge (5), Aqua Meadows (5), Jeff and Nea Costello (5), Mimosa Banks Stud (4) and Rosswood Pacing Stud (4).

Meanwhile the Bathurst sale has attracted entries from a number of notable interstate vendors. Cold Mountain Stud, the Queensland-based breeding giant, has seven nominations, the Victorians Graeme Gourley (4 lots), Kevin Newbound (3), Alabar Bloodstock (2) and Brian Gourley (2) and John Coffey’s Patrician Park (WA) and Bruce Phillips (Vic.) have one each.

All yearlings nominated for the sale will be eligible for the Sales Graduate races with $14,000 finals for two-year-old colts and fillies at Bathurst in February/March 2014.

They are also eligible for the Breeders Crown, NSW Breeders Challenge, NSW Breeders Bonus, Bathurst Gold Crown and Tiara, Vicbred, QLD Bred and The Lombo.

The online catalogue for the Bathurst sale can be viewed at  Hard-copy catalogues can be requested from the auctioneers Davidson Cameron & Co on phone (02) 6884 8355, fax (02) 6882 5110 or email  

by Peter WHARTON

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