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It's as easy as APG at Club Menangle

06:17 PM 29 Jan 2020 NZDT
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Club Menangle has confirmed industry rumours of a further commitment to the harness racing industry in New South Wales.

Australian Pacing Gold (APG) has announced that Harness Racing Victoria will contribute an additional $25,000 towards the two-year old fillies and two-year old colts and geldings Gold Bullion Finals to be held in Victoria in 2021.

The bonus will be paid to the owner/s of the highest placed Victorian bred horse in either final and sold out of the 2020 APG sales. The horse must be sold through the sale and potential buyers should note the conditions.

“Club Menangle Directors have been monitoring the horrendous impact of the drought across New South Wales for the past eighteen months”, said Club Menangle’s Chair, Robert Marshall.

The record dry has had an enormous impact on the harness racing industry in this state and made worse by the unprecedent bushfires which have ravaged parts of New South Wales since just before Christmas.

While it may be too late for Santa Claus, Robert and his fellow Club Menangle director on the Board of APG, Bill Ellis worked with HRV APG directors to develop an additional incentive for the forthcoming Melbourne and Sydney APG sales.

Bill Ellis said the Club Menangle Board was committed to implementing an incentive ahead of the sales, given the conditions prevailing in NSW.

Owners of horses purchased through APG’s Sydney sale and bred in NSW (inseminated, foaled and branded) will be eligible to compete for the Sydney bonus of $25,000 in both two-year old Finals. 

Robert Marshall noted the important characteristic of the bonus was that it would not necessarily go to the winner of the Sydney Gold Bullion Final. If the winner was not bred in NSW and not sold at the Sydney APG sale, the bonus would go to the next highest placed NSW bred horse.

The news has been welcomed by the New South Wales harness racing industry.

Success Stud co-proprietor, Jackie Gibson thanked Club Menangle for supporting the breeding industry in New South Wales and highlighted the value in purchasing a yearling through the Sydney APG sale. It makes sense to purchase in New South Wales due to the support Club Menangle provides.

Rod Woodhouse, the owner of Yirribee Stud, said “this is another example of Club Menangle’s leadership in New South Wales. On the eve of the Sky Carnival of Miracles, its another reason to breed and own in NSW.”

Club Menangle also funds the NSW Blue Series. Another Club Menangle funding initiative.

All in all, it’s as easy as APG!

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