Concorde Park sale grosses $434,000

12:42 AM 06 Jul 2010 NZST
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Davidson Cameron Board & Simmons Pty Ltd

A splendid turnover of $434,000 for 68 harness racing lots sold was achieved at the Concorde Park Reduction Sale conducted by Davidson Cameron Board & Simmons at the property last Sunday (July 4).

The auction attracted a strong benchmark of buyers - both local and interstate - with an excellent clearance rate of 86 percent for the 79 lots to enter the ring. The average sale price was $6,382.

"It was an excellent result for a beautifully presented group of broodmares. There were all lovely, big mares who were presented to perfection," sales co-ordinator Peter Dow said.

"We had buyers from New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia."

The top price paid was $26,000 for the Classic Garry mare Magic Maddy Lombo, the dam of the Linden Huntley winner Sweet Maddy Lombo and recent Vicbred Final placegetter Miss Trickin Lombo.

She was bought in-foal to Modern Art by prominent Perth businessman and harness breeder-owner Robert Watson, who secured three lots on the day for an outlay of $54,000.

Watson's other buys were Lombo Silhouette ($15,000) and the Bathurst Gold Tiara winner Boa Vista Lombo ($13,000).

Deceethree Lombo, a full sister to Magic Maddy Lombo, and the dam of Australia's first 1:50 pacer Lombo Skyrider, was one of seven lots purchased by David Sharpe's Arrowcrest Standardbreds. She realised $20,500.

Sharpe also secured Lombo La Fe Fe's classics-winning dam Lombo La Paree for $17,500.

Misty Maiden, the dam of Lombo Pocket Watch, and her Golden Greek daughter Golden Maiden made $12,000 and $15,000 respectively. Misty Maiden, who is in-foal to Modern Art, was bought by Mundoona breeders Garry Hawthorn and Jenny Gallagher, while Golden Maiden, in-foal to Artistic Fella, was haltered by Perth enthusiast Harry Capararo.

Golden Gait studmaster Wayne Lamb was a most active buyer securing five lots for a total of $53,000. They included Lady Lara Lombo ($21,000), a half-sister to Lombo Skyrider, and the top racemare and broodmare Concorde Lombo at $17,000.

Another champion racemare in Lombo Rapida, who carries a positive test to Stonebridge Regal, was sold for $15,000 to Shepparton studmaster Tony Woods.

The NSW based Dumesny family bought two broodmares, Lady Julie Lombo and Lombo Strega, and the Northern Luck-Boa Vista Lombo weanling colt for an outlay of $14,000.

Peter WHARTON

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