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Bidding has closed on APG's Solid Earth Dispersal Sale, with 30 of the 40 harness racing lots changing hands for gross sales in excess of $300,000. The sales format proved extraordinarily popular amongst breeders, with APG registering in excess of 170 bidders for the sale, spread across every state in Australia, plus a few New Zealand based bidders.  To date, the sale has already achieved a clearance rate of 75%, with a handful of horses still available at reduced reserves. Tori Maguire was the sales topper - the well performed Christian Cullen mare sold in foal to Somebeachsomewhere for $35,000 plus GST.  Six Lots Still Available As a result of the strong clearance rate, Kevin and Kay have elected to retain a small number of the remaining mares, leaving six lots still available for buyers. Interestingly, five of those six lots are in foal to the lightning fast, Hurrikane Kingcole, a horse that boasted wicked speed, but was plagued by health issues throughout his career. For those that aren't familiar with Hurrikane Kingcole, here are some quotes from those that knew him best: "Hurrikane KingCole is the fastest and most powerful horse I've ever driven. He gait was effortless and sitting behind him was awe inspiring." - Yannick Gingras "Hurrikane KingCole possesses the scariest turn of speed I've ever driven. He is the most impressive looking and moving horse I've seen." - Corey Callaghan "His gait is unlike anything I've ever seen before. His front leg stands so far out beyond his nose when he's in full gear, it's ridiculous. He wears a 64-inch hobble, but he strides out so far that it's not a true measurement of his gait. That's what really made him special. He's the best." - John McDermott In a genuine attempt to clear these lots and see Hurrikane Kingcole's progeny get broader exposure, prices on each of the five mares in foal to Hurrikane Kingcole have been dropped to $2,200 (inc GST) which represents outstanding value. The five mares that remain available and which are in foal to Hurrikane Kingcole are as follows:   Lot Name Sire Dam 23 MIRACLE OF LIFE LIFE SIGN USA MIRACULOUS MISS 28 MY NAMES MOLLY MR FEELGOOD USA MAMOUNA 32 RED RED ROBIN P B BULLVILLE USA RED RIVER QUEEN 37 TALENTED TESS GRINFROMEARTOEAR USA TYCOON TESS 41 VENUS LINDENNY NZ FALCON SEELSTER USA STAR FAVOURITE (NZ) Pedigrees of the above mares, along with videos and photos can be viewed by clicking here. Also available is Lot 3 - BONNIES SO GOOD ... she's in foal to Rock N Roll Heaven and is priced to clear at $5,225 (inc GST). If you are interested in purchasing any of the above mares, please contact us on (03) 5275 1999. APG Media

Bidding is now open on APG's Solid Earth harness racing Dispersal Sale which is being conducted online via APG's Online Auction System. The sale feature 40 of Kevin & Kay Seymour's outstanding mares, and will run through until 5pm this Sunday. Bidders can register online via a two part process, as follows: Step 1 Register as a user on APG's Online Auction System by clicking here.  This will provide you with a User ID and Password which will remain with you for life. Step 2 Log in with your User ID and Password, and then click on the "Register To Bid" link at the top of the screen to request permission to bid at the Solid Earth Dispersal Sale.  This is where you will be asked to request a credit limit and select a payment method and provide some basic information to allow APG to process your credit application. How The Auction Works The auction works similar to a typical eBay style auction, with a few minor variations.  Some key features are as follows: All lots in the auction have reserve prices.  Whilst you will not be able to see the reserves, the system will clearly show you whether or not the reserve has been met, via a line of text that will be displayed underneath the current leading bid.   All lots are subject to GST, which will be added onto the final bid price.  For example, if you bid $10,000 for a horse and are the successful bidder, your final charge for the horse will be $11,000 ($10,000 + GST).   The system allows you to enter a maximum bid amount, and then automatically works on your behalf to try to purchase the horse for you at the minimum possible price. For example, if the current bid price is $5,000 but you are prepared to go to $20,000 for the horse, then you can submit a bid of $20,000, but the system will initially only bid $5,500 on your behalf (as that is the minimum bid required to make you the leading bidder). If, later in the auction, someone else logs in and lodges a maximum bid of say $9,000, the system will immediately bid $9,500 on your behalf, so that you maintain your status as the leading bidder. The system will continue to bid on your behalf (in response to other people lodging bids) right up to your maximum limit of $20,000.   If a bid is received in the final 5 minutes of the auction, the auction (for that particular lot) will remain open for a further period of 5 minutes to give the other bidder an opportunity to respond.  This process will continue until there are no further bids over a 5 minute period. To view the catalogue, register and commence bidding, please click here, or for further information, please contact APG on (03) 5275 1999. by APG Media

A very good crowd and a sizeable southern buyer contingent produced a pleasing harness racing Autumn Sale result at Karaka culminating in a turnover of $811,160 at an average of $7,374.  The main show was always  going to be the weanlings and it seemed everyone had come for one or more of the youngsters,  including  quite a few Yearling Sales ‘pin-hookers’. Of the 113 weanlings offered on the day, 103 sold, 40 to the South Island, a clearance of 91%. Top price of $35,000 was paid for the sister to Isaiah, by Art Major from E J Becks and the highest priced colt at $25,000 was the  Sunshine Beach from Presidential Affair, making him a half to Maczaffair (2017 WA Oaks). Woodlands Stud and Alabar who between them offered the majority of the weanlings both reported they were more than pleased with the result. Especially so the interest in their first season progeny by He’s Watching, Sunshine Beach and Sweet Lou. Buyers obviously liked what they saw and responded positively in the ring to the progeny of all three of them. It was very evident from the amount of inspection on the Open Day on  Saturday afternoon  and on Sunday morning that the buyers were  keen to get a close look at as many as they could. Certainly the whole weanling sale concept is very well accepted now and buyers appreciate that both studs do a really conscientious job of rearing the horse’s and are genuine sellers. That positive atmosphere of buyer confidence prevailed throughout the sale. Of the 9 broodmares offered 6 sold including Gentle Audrey in foal to Bettor’s Delight for $13,500 and the empty mare Czanyi, who is a half-sister to De Lovely sold on the day for $10,000. For full results click here. The following lots were unsold at the Auckland Weanling and All Age Sale yesterday. Pedigrees and photos are at www.standardbred.co.nz/Sales/Results/98. Should you wish to purchase any of these lots please phone Peter Lagan on 0274 338 255 or email plagan@pggwrightson.co.nz   Lot Reserve 1 $3,000 5 $2,000 8 $4,000 29 $1,000 39 $15,000 42 $15,000 56 $7,000 58 $2,000 65 $3,000 86 $8,000 105 $4,000 114 $10,000 119 $2,000

One of harness racing's greatest pin-hooking stories could help increase interest in tomorrow's weanling sale at Karaka. The annual autumn sales are on for weanlings and all aged stock tomorrow and then in Christchurch on June 2, the day before the Jewels. It was a man on his way to last season's Jewels who provided the story of this sale 12 months ago when Ken Breckon stopped in at Karaka to pay $44,000 for a brother to his next day Jewels winner Partyon. Named Kokomo Beach, Breckon onsold the colt 10 months later at the Karaka yearling sales for $187,500, one of the biggest pin-hooking jobs in New Zealand harness racing history. While the practice of buying weanlings and growing them for the yearling sales is long-established in thoroughbred racing, it is still relatively rare in harness racing. The biggest seller will be all-powerful Woodlands Stud, who have 60 lots going under the hammer including 25 by first season stallion Sweet Lou. "Quite simply we breed so many horses we don't want to hold on to them all until the yearling sales for economic reasons," says Woodlands principal Andrew Grierson. "So we are happy to put some through here and if people go on to make a big profit like Ken did this year then that is great." The sale has seen group one stars such as Partyon, Besotted and Hard Copy go through the ring cheaply so it's one of the cheaper ways to get into racehorse ownership. The Woodlands lots aside Alabar will put through one of the more sought after weanlings, with a Sunshine Beach colt half brother to recent WA Oaks winner Maczaffair. The open day parade is from 1pm until 4pm today. Tomorrow's sale at Karaka starts at noon. - NZ Herald Read more by Michael Guerin Email Michael Guerin

APG will shortly be conducting what we believe is Australia's greatest ever harness racing broodmare sale, with Kevin & Kay Seymour set to offer 41 outstanding broodmares, representing over half a lifetime of breeding excellence. The 41 mares will be available for sale exclusively via APG's online auction, which will be conducted according to the following timetable: Bidding Registration Opens: Monday, 15 May 2017 Online Auction Commences: Monday, 22 May 2017 Online Auction Concludes: 5pm, Sunday, 28 May 2017 In our latest edition of Winners Circle, APG heads to the sunshine state, to talk to Egmont Park’s Peter & Leean Bell about the Solid Earth dispersal sale and take a closer look at the outstanding facilities that Egmont Park has to offer to breeders in Queensland. Winners Circle E04 - 11 May 2017 from Australian Pacing Gold on Vimeo. The Sales Catalogue is exclusively available online, and features a double page spread for each horse, including photographs and extended sales pedigrees.  APG also filmed all 41 broodmares, and their videos are now available for viewing by clicking here. The Solid Earth Dispersal Sale catalogue can be viewed below or by clicking here. For further Information, contact Australian Pacing Gold on (03) 5275 1999.

Harness racing horsemen flooded into the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, on May 8, seeking racehorses and breeding stock among the 404 horses catalogued. There were a lot of happy buyers and happy sellers with very few RNAs. "The Standardbred market is surging right now," said sale manager Jerry Haws. "Better purses are driving demand for racehorses. The Amish are bidding against trainers at the lower level for buggy horses and the breeders are after the better race mares. Add equestrians searching for pleasure mounts at the bottom, and it's a very positive dynamic." Open pacer Control Tower, from the Stephan Sexton consignment, topped the sale at $54,000. A winner in 1.50.2f at Miami Valley Gaming in his last start, the 5-year old son of Panspacificflight was purchased by Dynasty Racing of Michigan. Runner-up honors went to the 6-year old Preferred trotter Angels Ransom who was racing competitively at the Meadows. Black Magic Racing purchased the son of Revenue for $51,000. Frank Chick brought a nice consignment from Delaware including the 4-year old Bettor's Delight gelding Solo Story. Cory Stratton of New York signed the ticket for the promising conditioned pacer for $27,000. Meadowbrook Glider, a precocious winner in his first start, was purchased by Tony Schadel of PA for $25,000. The 4-year old son of Justice Hall was consigned by Ian Yoder. Burke Racing Stable always brings a good group of racehorses and the mares often have dual broodmare potential. Albert Miller of Ohio picked up the $470,000 winning mare Pan Luis Obispo p,1:50.4f for $23,000 with an eye toward breeding. Versatile 5-year old conditioned pacer Allstar Energy was purchased by Mark Beckwith of NY for $25,000. Rene Allard brought seven to sell and left with a dozen new ones. Among his purchases was a pair of promising Roll With Joe offspring. Allard signed the ticket for the solid Yonkers competitor Roll With Josie for $23,000 from Jean Drolet and the 3-year old maiden Take The Wheel for $20,500 from Sam Schillaci. The next Blooded Horse Sale is August 28-29 and will feature a black type yearling session in addition to racehorses and breeding stock. Black type entries close July 1. Entries for the main catalogue will close around July 15. Check for details at bloodedhorse.com. Dot Morgan

Rock N' Roll World was the top seller at Sunday's Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands, going for $165,000 to Thomas Pollack. The harness racing 5-year-old pacing stallion has won 15 of 63 lifetime races and earned $572,660. He headed to the auction off three consecutive victories, including Saturday at the Big M. A son of 2005 Horse of the Year Rocknroll Hanover out of the multiple Dan Patch Award-winning Worldy Beauty, Rock N' Roll World is a full brother to stakes-winner World Of Rocknroll. Rock N' Roll World's top wins to date came in the consolation division of the 2015 Adios and a division of the 2014 Tompkins-Geers. He was second in the 2014 Sheppard and third in the 2015 Rooney and Tattersalls paces. He also finished third in the 2016 Graduate Series final. "I flew out here from Pennsylvania, so I had to do something," Pollack said with a laugh. "I'm just trying to buy good horses, and it's been my M.O. not to be afraid to buy higher end conditioned horses. This is a little more than the normal spend, but he has some chances to make good money. "He's staked to a lot of stuff and he seems like a solid horse. Hopefully he can get some chunks in the stakes and he's also a well-bred horse so he should have additional value down the road." Pollack said Rock N' Roll World is staked to a number of events for older male pacers, including the Breeders Crown, Ben Franklin, Canadian Pacing Derby, William Haughton Memorial, and Jim Ewart Memorial. He will send the horse to trainer Jeff Cullipher in Indiana. Rock N' Roll World was one of 15 horses in the sale from the stable of trainer Ron Burke. Pollack has enjoyed recent success buying Burke pupils. In 2016 he purchased female pacer Medusa for $65,000 at the Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale from the Burke Brigade. Since then, Medusa has earned $361,954. She finished second in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series final last month and races Monday in the $100,000 Noble Memorial at Miami Valley Raceway. Preferred Equine was the consignor of Rock N' Roll World. The second-highest seller was Blaise MM Hanover, to Allard Racing, for $80,000. The 4-year-old gelded pacer has won eight of 28 career races and earned $138,854. The son of Bettor's Delight-BJ's Squall was owned previously by Casie Coleman's West Wins Stable and raced for trainers Coleman and Andrew Harris. Preferred Equine consigned the gelding. Jeff Gregory signed the ticket for the day's third-highest priced horse, 5-year-old trotting stallion Macho Mass, for $62,000. Macho Mass has won six of 39 career races and earned $74,791. He was bred and owned by David Goodrow Stable. The son of Muscle Mass-Prenup has done his most successful work on half-mile tracks, winning four of 11 starts while finishing worse than third only once. Macho Mass was consigned by Northwood Bloodstock. Click here for the complete list of sales results. Ken Weingartner

Sunday's Australian Pacing Gold Sale could be an omen for those looking to purchase a yearling by leading harness racing stallion Mr Feelgood. The first pacer to win Group Ones on both sides of the equator, Mr Feelgood’s biggest success came in the 2009 Inter Dominion. That was the year the prestigious Championship was conducted in Queensland – which doubles as this weekend’s APG Labrokes Yearling Sale location. To be more precise, the 70 lots will enter the ring at Albion Park Raceway. As for Mr Feelgood, he will be represented by 10 colts and eight fillies, with each from families littered with winners. With his stock racing in sensational form this season, Mr Feelgood’s offerings are destined to be in demand. As of today’s Harness Racing Australia figures, Mr Feelgood is equal leading two-year-old sire with Art Major, Bettors Delight and Shadow Play on winners this season. The difference is the strike rate, with Mr Feelgood’s winners coming from eight starters, with the other three ranging between 11 and 24 starters! Mr Feelgood’s winners-to-starters strike rate is 75 per cent, with his closest rival among the leaders at 54.5 per cent. APG Media

As advertised before, and evidenced by the results, some of Western Australia’s best maternal harness racing families entered the Australian Pacing Gold Sale ring yesterday. Bucking the national trend, fillies led the way in Perth with three of the top four lots members of the ‘fairer sex’. In fact, two fillies tied as the highest priced purchases of the day, attracting bids of $57,500. Lot 416 – a daughter of Bettors Delight and I Am Special - was bought by Annie Belton, while 466 – by Sportswriter from Royal Tour - matched the amount when knocked down to Dennis Roche. Overall, the fillies averaged $17,000, a massive 25 per cent higher than the colts at $13,693. One the subject of colts, the top male was a son of Mach Three and Here For The Money – currently known as Lot 412 and bought by Sytka Pty Ltd. In what was a solid debut for APG in Perth, the sales average was $15,110, an increase of 11 per cent on last year’s WA Sale. $30,000 plus filly yearlings; $57,500 - - Lot 416 - filly by Bettor's Delight from Am I Special $57,500 - - Lot 466 - filly by Sportswriter from Royal Tour $40,000 - - Lot 470 - filly by Mach Three from Debra Lewis $30,000 - - Lot 432 - filly by Grinfromeartoear from Lil Blue Eyes $30,000 - - Lot 431 - filly by Always A Virgin from Lilianna Beauty $30,000 - - Lot 477 - filly by Changeover from Terra Into The West $30,000 plus colt yearlings; $46,000 - - Lot 412 - colt by Mach Three from Here For The Money $37,500 - - Lot 441 - colt by A Rocknroll Dance from Miss Worthy Whitby $34,000 - - Lot 511 - colt by Art Major from Dontgetmeruffled $30,000 - - Lot 509 - colt by Auckland Reactor from Courage On Fire $30,000 - - Lot 481 - colt by Four Starzzz Shark from Thats The Spirit $30,000 - - Lot 504 - colt by Sportswriter from Centerfold Angel For full sale results click here.  

How would you like to own a close relative to a harness racing pacer some are rating is the most exciting thing to come out of New Zealand since the immortal Cardigan Bay? Along with boasting 23 wins and five placings from 28 starts, the star in question became the first four-year-old in the Southern Hemisphere to earn more than $2million with his third in last Saturday night’s Miracle Mile. If you haven’t guessed the multiple Group One winner, it is boom entire Lazarus. But how do you own a member of his family? That answer is even simpler…via Australian Pacing Gold. APG’s Ladbrokes Perth Sale features a filly which can be best described as Lazarus’ cousin. By Inter Dominion winning stallion Mr Feelgood, the yearling is from Stars Aligned, which is from a sister to Bethany, the dam of Lazarus. The family also includes Stars And Stripes, Light And Sound, Spirit Of Zeus, Davy Maguire, Our Crown Lady, Spiritual King and United We Stand. Bred by local identity Bill Hayes, the filly will enter the ring as Lot 478 at the Belmont Park Racecourse on Sunday. “She looks outstanding,” Hayes declared. “She is a leggy black, which just has everything going for her. “Stars Aligned’s first foal, also a filly, qualified last week and is expected to race in late March. Her program has been kept around the Sales Classic in April.” With several promising types in the sale, Hayes also has high hopes for Lot 435. By Pet Rock, the colt is from Luvya Maddy Lombo, the dam of last season’s handy freshman Smoken Joe. Also a handsome black, the youngster hails from the same family as Suave Stuey Lombo, Lombo Pocket Watch, Miss Trickin Lombo, Misty Maiden and Lombo Skyrider. “He is a real athletic individual, which gives the impression he will be a natural two-year-old,” Hayes said. APG Media

Just like last night’s Miracle Mile harness racing meeting, the competition was fast and furious during today’s Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Sale. With a terrific overall clearance rate, the colts were in particular high demand, with three breaking six figures and several falling just short. The highest priced lot of the day was 368 – a colt by Bettor's Delight from Lady Euthenia - which attracted a national record bid of $245,000. A break down reveals the colts sold for an average of $28,728, an increase from last year’s $27,233, while the fillies attracted an average of $18,611 this time around. Pleased with the figures, APG’s General Manager David Boydell stated the bids reflected the quality of the stock on offer throughout the afternoon. “This year’s sale had so many outstanding types go through the ring, which led to some spirited bidding,” Boydell said. “To have the average for both colts and fillies increase from last year is a very pleasing result for all involved.” As mentioned, the top colt was a record purchase for Tasmanian owner Mick Maxfield, while the leading filly was Lot 259 secured by Justin Baker for $90,000. By boom stallion Somebeachsomewhere, the flashy maiden is from Very Chic, which comes from a family littered with winners. For full results click on this link.

APG TV will once again be active in Sydney, bringing you the best insights from Australia's leading harness racing breeders, vendors, preparers and trainers. In Melbourne, APG TV produced over 50 individual clips, featuring over three hours of footage, and the plans are to go even bigger in Sydney. We'll be uploading pre-sales vision and interviews throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, before heading to Menangle to follow the progress of APG graduates as they tackle some of the big races on Miracle Mile night. APG TV will be back at the sales on Sunday to bring you all the sales day highlights from the Ladbrokes APG Sydney Sale. APG TV is available via the APG website, or by clicking here  

Yearling sales often throw up surprises but not many as big as the sales topper at Karaka yesterday (Monday). A day that started slowly at the Australasian Classic harness racing sale got far more serious before the top lot brought a whopping $220,000 for Woodlands Stud. The South Auckland powerhouse stud providing the sales topper wasn’t the surprise, with many predicting it could be a rare filly from their breed as Lot 89, or Lot 129, a brother to leading filly Spanish Armada. Both easily broke the $100,000 mark but it was their draftmate who nobody saw coming as the clear star of the day, a Bettors Delight colt from four-win mare Daisy Dundee. From the family of Courage Under Fire and Cyclone Kate he was typically compact and racey and ended up with almost all the leading Australian buyers chasing him. It the end it was Victorian Jean Feiss, owner of Spanish Armada, who won the war at $220,000, with the colt almost certain to join the the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen stable. Vendors Woodlands were thrilled but stunned, with no indication the colt was going to be top of the pops. The late money for him and his draft mates as well as three huge sales for Breckon Farms dragged the average up to $38,950, just over $5000 down on last year’s bumper sale. There was more lots passed in than many vendors would be comfortable with and for the same reasons that have dogged standardbred sales for the last five years. Buyers are red hot on good colts by the champion stallions like Bettors Delight and Art Major but unproven stallions and anything but blueblood fillies struggle. A prime example were the stock of former speed freak Auckland Reactor, who has had a satisfying start to his stud career with his first crop on the track but hasn’t had the numbers yet to provide any great advertising. His sale was soft and Alabar Stud are realistic about the fact he could do with a smart juvenile or two this season to get buyers keen for his stock next season. He is not the only one rowing that boat. There was also an element at yesterday’s sale of some of the more commercial mares having yearlings by the lesser favoured stallions, which might be great for the diversification of the overall harness racing gene pool but it rarely ends well on sales day. One of the great success stories of the day was the a stunning pinhooking job -- much rarer in harness racing that galloping -- by Breckon Farms. On his way to the Harness Jewels last year Ken Breckon popped into Karaka and bought Partyon’s weanling brother for $44,000, barely 24 hours before big sister won the Jewels. Yesterday he sold that colt to Emilo and Mary Rosati from New South Wales for $187,500, the second highest price of the day. Breckon Farms won the select battle for best trotter though, with a Muscle Hill colt out of a half-sister to I Can Doosit going for $125,000. The sales move to Christchurch for the next two days where vendors with stock by anything but the most commercial sires will be feeling nervous and the Australian presence will be crucial.   KARAKA HARNESS SALES Lots Sold: 102 Passed: 40 Top price: $220,000 Total sales: $3,973,000 Average: $38,950 (down over $5000 on last year) Michael Guerin

The 2017 Harnessbred.com Yearling Sale will be held at Globe Derby Park on Sunday, starting at 4.30pm. A parade of the harness racing yearlings will precede the sale at 3pm. The sale comprises 26 lots by 15 different sires including high profile stallions Mach Three, Roll With Joe, Falcon Seelster, Blissfull Hall, Changeover and Art Official and exciting newcomers Auckland Reactor, A Rocknroll Dance, Betterthancheddar, All Speed Hanover, Alta Christiano and Smiling Shard. There’s close relatives to a string of top performers such as The Falcon Strike, Arden Rooney, Blossom Lady, Lombo Pocket Watch, Lombo La Fe Fe, Scruffy Murphy, Penny Veejay, Jasmarilla and What’s Emma Got. Yearlings are eligible for the Breeders Crown, Southern Cross, Vicbred, Bathurst Gold Crown, Westbred and SA Sales Classic. An auction of racing and breeding stock will follow the sale of yearlings. The online catalogue for the SA Yearling Sale sale can be viewed here.  Phone bidding will be accepted please contact Lois Randall of SA Botra on 0402 978 424 or email sabotra@hotmail.com  prior to the commencement of the sale.   Peter Wharton

Bidding was as hot as the weather during today’s Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Sale as the harness racing industry leader once again lifted its average. With a terrific clearance rate, the sale’s average was $34,360 up from $27,929 in 2016. A break down reveals the colts sold for an average bid of $38,891, an increase from last year’s $30,444, while the fillies lifted from $23,589 12 months ago to $25,660 this time around. Pleased with the figures, APG’s General Manager David Boydell stated the bids reflected the quality of the stock on offer throughout the afternoon. “This year’s sale had so many outstanding types go through the ring, which led to some spirited bidding,” Boydell said. “To have the average for both colts and fillies increase from last year is a very pleasing result for all involved.” As for the top end of the spectrum, Lot 100 was the sale topper, with Emilio and Maria Stride Pty Ltd parting with $200,000 for the colt. By siring sensation Art Major, the youngster is from former handy performer Cyclone Betty, which just happens to be the dam of Our Waikiki Beach! Our Waikiki Beach is by Somebeachsomewhere. Clients of astute horseman Jarrod Alchin paid $70,000 for the top filly, which entered the ring as Lot 117. By Bettor's Delight, the leggy maiden is from Group One winning mare Glenferrie Shuffle, which was retired with 13 wins and 16 placings from 39 starts for earnings of $279,839. This is Glenferrie Shuffle’s first foal. Australian Pacing Gold's next sale will be in Sydney on February 26. Full results of the day's Sale below or click on this link       Melbourne   Lot Sire Dam Vendor Status Price Buyer 1 Somebeachsomewhere USA Radical Calza Carl & Matthew Reinehr PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     2 Live Or Die USA Rebecca Sheffield Staffordshire Park PASSED IN (reserve $0)  Make an Offer     3 Bettors Delight USA Red Hot Rita Homestead Farm SOLD $50,000 Justin Baker 4 Bettors Delight USA Repelem Mark Carey SOLD $70,000 Peter Walsh 5 Mach Three CA Rigaleto Franco NZ Anne & Bill Anderson SOLD $16,000 Mark Jones Harness Racing Limi 6 Betterthancheddar USA Rosalee Hanover J.A. Quinlan and K.M. Chadband PASSED IN (reserve $29,000)  Make an Offer     7 Art Major USA Rubeelee Galthorn Farm SOLD $32,500 Mervat and Anthony Caruana 8 Village Jolt CA Radical Storm Carl & Matthew Reinehr SOLD $26,000 Debbie Padberg 9 Art Major USA Saabette B & M Gourley WITHDRAWN     10 A Rocknroll Dance USA Sancerre Cavalli Superiori SOLD $10,000 Gary Living 11 Art Major USA Saved A Corka Pinaroo Park SOLD $45,000 E and M Carvana T/As Exclusive Homes and Developments 12 Art Major USA Secret Life Peter Gleeson & Bruce & Craig Cameron SOLD $14,000 Charlie Attard 13 Mach Three CA Serenity Franco NZ Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $57,500 Montana Park Pty Ltd 14 Bettors Delight USA Shes Artistic Legacy Lodge SOLD $35,000 Pacific Bloodstock Pty Ltd 15 Auckland Reactor NZ Shes Elegant Daryll Wegmann SOLD $7,000 Ronald Francis 16 American Ideal USA Say Yes Josephine B & M Gourley SOLD $8,000 Alex Ashwood 17 Art Major USA Shes Got It All NZ Galthorn Farm SOLD $70,000 Geoff Webster 18 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Shezacullen NZ Lauriston Bloodstock SOLD $32,500 Neale Donnelley 19 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Shezahighlander NZ K.T.R. Standardbred Stud PASSED IN (reserve $6,000)  Make an Offer     20 Four Starzzz Shark CA Sibling Rivalry N J Pangrazio WITHDRAWN     21 Western Ideal (US) Sign Logic Mark Carey PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     22 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Slip Slop Slap Rhiannon Park & Clients PASSED IN (reserve $37,500)  Make an Offer     23 Betterthancheddar USA Smiling Angel Equine Reproduction Services SOLD $32,500 Marcus Panton 24 Well Said (US) Sur La Plage A J Bermingham PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     25 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Soho Cannes Robert Watson SOLD $16,000 Shwu-Mei Thompson 26 Mach Three CA Soho Winslet Robert Watson PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     27 Somebeachsomewhere USA Spirited Storm USA Helen Head SOLD $60,000 R.E.D. Harness Racing Pty Ltd 28 Art Major USA Stylish Jasper Anthony Moody PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     29 Bettors Delight USA Soho Paris Kevin & Annette Charles PASSED IN (reserve $40,000)  Make an Offer     30 Bettors Delight USA Tamara Hall USA Durham Park SOLD $30,000 AB & T Cormack Racing PTY LTD 31 Modern Art USA Tee Time USA A J Bermingham PASSED IN (reserve $17,500)  Make an Offer     32 Million Dollar Cam USA Tess Finnegan David Sheppard SOLD $7,000 Downey Equine 33 Bettors Delight USA Sokys Courage NZ Kevin & Annette Charles SOLD $50,000 Montana Park Pty Ltd 34 Art Major USA Spitfire Shadow Dunroamin Standardbreds & ClientsRD Tuddenham PASSED IN (reserve $50,000)  Make an Offer     35 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Thats My Secret NZ Pinaroo Park SOLD $22,000 Rohan Hadley 36 American Ideal USA Three Eagles Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $65,000 Michael Muscat 37 A Rocknroll Dance USA Three Secrets Garry, Melva & Kristen Graham WITHDRAWN     38 Courage Under Fire NZ Tiz Herself Desmond & Heather Glynn WITHDRAWN     39 Art Major USA The Good Times Peter Gleeson & Bruce & Craig Cameron SOLD $50,000 Akram Younan 40 Bettors Delight USA Top Tempo NZ Lauriston Bloodstock SOLD $60,000 Neil Richmond 41 Sportswriter USA Trammell Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $27,000 Wayne Stewart 42 A Rocknroll Dance USA Trebla Trebla Wayne, Gerard & Leonie Ronan PASSED IN (reserve $40,000)  Make an Offer     43 Artistic Fella USA Trojan Fire Helen Head SOLD $18,000 Shwu-Mei Thompson 44 Art Major USA Tigress Franco NZ Pinaroo Park SOLD $50,000 Justin Baker 45 Life Sign USA Trulyawork Of Art USA Cavalli Superiori SOLD $20,000 Rob Essex 46 American Ideal USA Ultimate Cc NZ Durham Park SOLD $35,000 AB & T Cormack Racing PTY LTD 47 Art Major USA Vista Bella Bruce Dumesny SOLD $55,000 Neil Pilcher 48 Sportswriter USA Von Rita Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $22,000 Sarah Wall 49 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Wattabout A Smile Oak Park SOLD $36,000 Paul Fraser 50 Art Major USA Well Hello Dolly P Hayes, M James & D Maffey SOLD $35,000 Ron Anderson 51 Western Terror USA Whitleys Scooter USA Helen Head SOLD $20,000 Justin Baker 52 Auckland Reactor NZ Whos Sorry Now USA Durham Park SOLD $15,000 Graham Old 53 Well Said (US) Without Guile Carl & Matthew Reinehr SOLD $12,000 Geoff Lucas 54 American Ideal USA Zoeyzoey I & K Sutherland SOLD $26,000 Jayson Finnis 55 Mach Three CA Aldebaran Bromac NZ Aldebaran Lodge PASSED IN (reserve $35,000)  Make an Offer     56 Mach Three CA Aleppo Heiress Dale & Michelle Eastman SOLD $50,000 Tom Hogan 57 Mach Three CA All Mystique Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $20,000 Neville Bellman 58 Bettors Delight USA Alashell Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $50,000 Larry Eastman 59 Mach Three CA Ally Mcblossom Aldebaran Lodge PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     60 Art Major USA Alta Calypso NZ Colin Moore SOLD $37,500 PI & GJ Bloodstock 61 Art Major USA Angela Patron NZ David & Rachael Micallef SOLD $28,000 Steven Carter 62 American Ideal USA All Eyes On Me Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $20,000 Shaun Kelly 63 Pet Rock USA Art Shadow Dunroamin Standardbreds & ClientsRD Tuddenham, FL Tuddenham, S Tuddenham, DA Ashby & SM Seaman PASSED IN (reserve $35,000)  Make an Offer     64 Well Said (US) Arterial Way Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $40,000 Rob Nalder 65 Mach Three CA Articulate Castle Castle Family Pty Ltd PASSED IN (reserve $50,000)  Make an Offer     66 Mach Three CA Artificial Denise Provis SOLD $36,000 John McCarthy 67 American Ideal USA Alldatglittersisgold NZ Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $95,000 Walmsley Developments Pty Ltd 68 Well Said (US) Artistic Gal Galthorn Farm SOLD $15,000 Rob Essex 69 Roll With Joe USA As It Is In Heaven Alabar Bloodstock & Clients PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     70 Mach Three CA Aston Villa USA Lauriston Bloodstock SOLD $130,000 Yvonne & Peter Males 71 Betterthancheddar USA Atlarak Susan Maine SOLD $21,000 Ross Pike 72 Art Major USA Arctic Fire NZ Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $55,000 Larry Eastman 73 Art Major USA Atworthy Maid Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $11,000 Sandra Bryant 74 Western Terror USA Awesome Powers Steven Zammit PASSED IN (reserve $40,000)  Make an Offer     75 Auckland Reactor NZ Bella Paloma Kristine Colman WITHDRAWN     76 Pet Rock USA Beloka Diamond Vince Pendergast SOLD $11,000 Barton Cockburn 77 Mach Three CA Art De Triomphe Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $45,000 Goodtime Breeding 78 Bettors Delight USA Benjor Maddy Lombo M J Howie PASSED IN (reserve $40,000)  Make an Offer     79 Pet Rock USA Bonton Lady Garry & Melva Graham SOLD $30,000 Rob Essex 80 Art Major USA Bella Shine Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $40,000 Marc Hanover & Gordon Banks 81 Modern Art USA Bring Her Back Stephen Walker SOLD $9,000 Gary Hoban 82 American Ideal USA Beninjurd Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $115,000 Tim Bunning 83 Western Terror USA Bute Sister NZ Dean Baring SOLD $25,000 Jaime Madruga 84 Sportswriter USA Canugrinforme NZ K.T.R. Standardbred Stud PASSED IN (reserve $6,000)  Make an Offer     85 Western Terror USA Career Artist USA Durham Park SOLD $26,000 Andy Gath 86 Betterthancheddar USA Charlotte Church NZ Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $31,000 Stanley Stables 87 Sportswriter USA Bennies Daughter Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $32,500 Phillip Bowland 88 Art Major USA Charm Thee NZ Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $18,000 Montana Park Pty Ltd 89 Bettors Delight USA Chip And Gale Robert Watson SOLD $17,000 Glenn Holland 90 Bettors Delight USA Chrissy Sheffield Staffordshire Park SOLD $24,000 Garry Ulverstone 91 Western Ideal (US) Christa G.N and K.L Coghill SOLD $30,000 Pacific Bloodstock Pty Ltd 92 Bettors Delight USA Catapult USA Durham Park SOLD $47,000 Neil Pilcher 93 Village Jolt CA Christmas Cullen Carl & Matthew Reinehr SOLD $18,000 Kevin Burns 94 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Classic Cathy Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $21,000 Janelle Bunfield 95 A Rocknroll Dance USA Coco Cullen Doug & Glenda Nalder PASSED IN (reserve $16,000)  Make an Offer     96 Four Starzzz Shark CA Cold Outside Rhiannon Park & Clients SOLD $15,000 Levarg Racing Group 97 Bettors Delight USA Coppagoodone NZ Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $37,500 Sea Horse Racing Stables 98 Pet Rock USA Cosmic Delight B, F, H, Robinson & H Robinson-Bush WITHDRAWN     99 Art Major USA Country Change Robert Watson SOLD $12,500 APG As Agent 100 Art Major USA Cyclone Betty Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $200,000 E & M Stride Pty Ltd 101 Art Major USA Connetic Score NZ R E & J M Steen SOLD $18,000 Dianne Giles 102 Auckland Reactor NZ Coriacea Dunroamin Standardbreds & ClientsJ. Nalder & J. Hearn WITHDRAWN     103 Pet Rock USA Double Justice Bruce Phillips SOLD $5,000 Paul Gordon 104 Art Major USA Duel Castle Castle Family Pty Ltd SOLD $23,000 Ian Attard 105 Art Major USA Easton All Action NZ Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $70,000 Merv & Meg Butterworth 106 Big Jim USA Cyclone Dora Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $47,000 Gary Elson 107 Betterthancheddar USA Elixir Fiona Aylett SOLD $26,000 Geoffrey Bottams 108 Art Major USA Elizabeth Kelly Yirribee Pacing Stud SOLD $25,000 BBW & Sons Pty Ltd 109 Grinfromeartoear USA Flamingo Rose NZ Ian Douglas SOLD $7,500 Rob Essex 110 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Fun On The Run Pinaroo Park SOLD $15,000 Jaime Madruga 111 Western Terror USA Galleons Bud NZ Galthorn Farm SOLD $31,000 Emma Stewart 112 Mach Three CA Garden Gate Tina CA Durham Park PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     113 Somebeachsomewhere USA Gee R We There Yet NZ Dallas Harvey SOLD $97,500 John McCarthy 114 Bettors Delight USA Ghadas Koala Montana Stark SOLD $30,000 Pam & Russell Hockham 115 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Glenferrie Alexis NZ Fusinato Bloodstock WITHDRAWN     116 Art Major USA Espeshlimade Lombo Yirribee Pacing Stud SOLD $25,000 E and M Carvana T/As Exclusive Homes and Developments 117 Bettors Delight USA Glenferrie Shuffle NZ Lauriston Bloodstock and Spunky Syndicate SOLD $85,000 Jarrod Alchin 118 A Rocknroll Dance USA Glitterazzi NZ Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $23,000 Paul Fitzpatrick 119 Mach Three CA Gold Castle Castle Family Pty Ltd SOLD $16,000 Matthew Craven Racing 120 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Gwenda Baker A J Bermingham WITHDRAWN     121 Art Major USA Hannah Isabella Steve Johnson PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     122 Art Major USA Hear No Secret NZ Robert Watson PASSED IN (reserve $40,000)  Make an Offer     123 A Rocknroll Dance USA Henin Hardenne NZ Gerard Moloney SOLD $20,000 Jayne Davies 124 Bettors Delight USA Hexham Heartbeat Celestrial Standardbreds SOLD $70,000 BBW & Sons Pty Ltd 125 Sportswriter USA Holdthatdream Edenvale Horse Farm SOLD $22,000 Bryce Campbell 126 Bettors Delight USA Hotinthecitytonite NZ Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $75,000 Yvonne & Peter Males 127 A Rocknroll Dance USA Heavenly Beauty USA A J Bermingham SOLD $14,000 Levarg Racing Group 128 Sportswriter USA Idle Spirit Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $35,000 Maxfield Standardbreds Tasmani 129 Four Starzzz Shark CA Illustrator Durham Park SOLD $16,000 B & A TINDALE HARNESS RACING 130 Alta Christiano NZ Ima Ritzi Lombo Yorkshire Park Standardbreds PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     131 Art Major USA Incendio NZ Robert Watson PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     132 American Ideal USA Indigenous Homestead Farm SOLD $52,500 Mervat and Anthony Caruana 133 A Rocknroll Dance USA Indigo Breeze NZ Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $38,000 John McCarthy 134 Well Said (US) Kensington Palace Lauriston Bloodstock SOLD $45,000 Russell Jack 135 Sportswriter USA Just Look At Me P & T Wade SOLD $10,000 David Withington 136 Art Major USA Jasmine Sheffield Staffordshire Park SOLD $22,500 Areste Mifsud 137 Roll With Joe USA Jazzy Malone Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $20,000 Michael Moloney 138 Mach Three CA Jo Louleonie Ray Sellwood PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     139 Art Major USA Jodi Lindenny NZ Regal Farm & Clients PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     140 Courage Under Fire NZ Kaleigh R E & J M Steen SOLD $14,000 Norm Visca 141 Gotta Go Cullect NZ Karamea Dreamin R N Simpson SOLD $11,000 Gary Barton 142 Bettors Delight USA Left In Paris Lauriston Bloodstock SOLD $90,000 Geoff Webster 143 Mcardle USA Keep Watching Me Galthorn Farm SOLD $26,000 Greg Sugars 144 Sportswriter USA Laura Madison NZ PL & SM Bryant PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     145 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Kateeshar Kevin Clark SOLD $18,000 Ray Woods 146 Art Major USA Led Suitcase Jason Bussenschutt SOLD $22,000 Matthew Craven Racing 147 Art Major USA Left Her Mark Celestrial Standardbreds SOLD $23,000 Molander Harness Racing 148 A Rocknroll Dance USA Legal Art Atworthy Park & Associates WITHDRAWN     149 Mach Three CA Leilani Lombo Kevin & Annette Charles SOLD $32,000 Mike Brennan 150 Art Major USA Limerick Star NZ Lauriston Bloodstock SOLD $100,000 AD Investments Pty Ltd 151 Art Major USA Lady Of My Life NZ Rhiannon Park & Clients PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     152 Well Said (US) Lets Go Baby B & M Gourley PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     153 Western Terror USA Libbiemack NZ Dunroamin Standardbreds & ClientsJ. Nalder & J. Hearn SOLD $19,000 Norm Visca 154 Western Terror USA Lifes Destiny Bruce Dumesny SOLD $16,000 Kevin Charles 155 Mach Three CA Lincoln Beach Girl Nixon Bloodstock WITHDRAWN     156 Roll With Joe USA Little Miss Voodoo Kevin Clark SOLD $14,000 Shannon Hoffmann 157 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Lindsey Leigh USA Anne Anderson SOLD $30,000 KTC Bloodstock 158 Art Major USA Lisa Lombo TS & WM Rivett PASSED IN (reserve $0)  Make an Offer     159 A Rocknroll Dance USA Lombo Anastasia LJ & GF Menegon PASSED IN (reserve $28,000)  Make an Offer     160 Bettors Delight USA Lughnasadh NZ Pinaroo Park WITHDRAWN     161 Courage Under Fire NZ Lombo Socialite Yorkshire Park Standardbreds SOLD $18,000 Barry Dunn 162 Art Major USA Machabiba NZ Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $16,000 Rickie Alchin 163 Betterthancheddar USA Machane Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $16,000 Debbie Padberg 164 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Magic Z Tam USA Durham Park SOLD $28,000 Mark Driscoll 165 Sportswriter USA Listen To The Rhythm NZ Lauriston Bloodstock SOLD $45,000 PI & GJ Bloodstock 166 Western Terror USA Mae Hays Kevin Clark SOLD $24,000 Paddy Lee 167 Art Major USA Mendelico Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $62,500 Dianne Reilly 168 A Rocknroll Dance USA Maheer Melody NZ MICA02 David & Rachael Micallef SOLD $12,500 Alabar Bloodstock 169 Western Terror USA Majeur Le Crest Mark Carey SOLD $5,000 Joe Pace 170 Pet Rock USA Major Love B, F, H, Robinson, H Robinson-Bush & J Bush PASSED IN (reserve $12,000)  Make an Offer   Barry, Frances & Helen Robinson 171 Mach Three CA Mattys Best Alabar Bloodstock WITHDRAWN     172 Mach Three CA Mint Julep Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $26,000 Woodlands Stud Pty Ltd 173 Sportswriter USA Missy Elliott NZ Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $12,000 Kerryn Manning 174 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Miss Galvinator Robert Watson SOLD $15,000 John McCarthy 175 Betterthancheddar USA Miss Holmes Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $18,000 Gary Barton 176 Art Major USA Miss Trickin Lombo Yirribee Pacing Stud SOLD $42,000 Meagan Lang 177 Mach Three CA Miss Fantastic NZ Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $32,000 James Rattray 178 American Ideal USA Mollys Lucky Star USA Durham Park SOLD $30,000 Paul Fitzpatrick 179 Well Said (US) Musical Delight Lauriston Bloodstock SOLD $105,000 Five Arrows Syndicate 180 Pet Rock USA My Little Black Dress NZ Yorkshire Park Standardbreds SOLD $15,000 Kerryn Manning 181 A Rocknroll Dance USA Mystery Moment NZ Regal Farm & Clients WITHDRAWN     182 Bettors Delight USA My Prerogative TS & WM Rivett SOLD $14,000 Janice Boyle 183 Art Major USA Morgan Abby Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $28,000 Ian Edwards 184 Bettors Delight USA My Double Dream NZ Durham Park SOLD $100,000 Yvonne & Peter Males 185 Presidential Ball USA North American Honey NZ Jessica Francis SOLD $9,000 Aaron Bain 186 Pet Rock USA On Fifth NZ Edenvale Horse Farm SOLD $26,000 Ray Mathews 187 Art Major USA Nightshade Franco NZ Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $50,000 Greg Sugars 188 Art Major USA Peaceful Dreams Rhiannon Park & Clients PASSED IN (reserve $0)  Make an Offer     189 Mach Three CA Operative Miss Kristine Colman SOLD $15,000 Leigh Davis 190 Art Major USA Our Awesome Lover NZ Aldebaran Lodge PASSED IN (reserve $0)  Make an Offer     191 Mach Three CA O Narutac Bella USA Durham Park SOLD $52,500 Geoff Webster 192 A Rocknroll Dance USA Perfect Lignum Jason Bussenschutt SOLD $15,000 Les Harding 193 Bettors Delight USA Philtra Girl P & T Wade SOLD $32,500 Andy Gath 194 Mach Three CA Placid Castle Equine Reproduction Services SOLD $9,500 Jodie Quinlan 195 Mach Three CA Pole Dancer Pinaroo Park PASSED IN (reserve $0)  Make an Offer     196 Pet Rock USA Out Swing N NZ Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $10,000 Patrick Keating 197 Western Terror USA Presidential Night Stephen Cleave PASSED IN (reserve $0)  Make an Offer     198 Art Major USA Pride Kept Me Rick Hasty SOLD $9,000 David Miles Racing 199 Changeover NZ Princess Sandel Mark Carey PASSED IN (reserve $0)  Make an Offer     200 Art Major USA Quick Comment I.L.Carmichael SOLD $75,000 Five Arrows Syndicate by APG Media

Widely regarded for having a ‘good eye’ for harness racing horseflesh, power couple Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin are gearing up for Sunday’s Australian Pacing Gold Sale. While we can’t reveal which yearlings the pair are looking to secure, Tonkin has shared their routine as they prepare for the bidding wars. Stewart and Tonkin captured the colts’ and geldings’ division of last season’s APG race series with unbeaten freshman The Storm Inside. The colt’s APG graduate stablemate, Our Little General, was then triumphant in the Australasian Breeders’ Crown. Stating the obvious about a potential purchase’s immediate family, Tonkin explained a yearling’s maternal ancestry is also a key factor. “Naturally if they are related to a star you have a good look at them, but a good maternal family going back is very important,” Tonkin said. “Once we’ve studied that part of the equation, and selected the ones we are interested in, the next stage is to have a look at them in person.” Having already conducted their inspections during the past few weeks, Tonkin stated every possible movement, along with conformation, is monitored. “It’s more than just how good they look standing there,” Tonkin said. “Yes confirmation is high on the list, but watching them move in a paddock offers a few insights to them as well. “Going over them ahead of the sale, and watching them move, can really point you in the right direction.” As mentioned, breeding is close to ‘a must’, but Tonkin surprisingly listed the breeder and/or preparer as another decision-making aspect. “We take into account who is preparing the yearling as well,” Tonkin said. “If the yearling is coming from someone renowned for having them ready for sales, then it just gives you that much more confidence. “There are so many things to consider and hopefully that increases the odds of getting the right ones.” by APG Media

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