Terry Hall riding HAZELWOOD CONMAN.
The Quipolly Equine Centre Stallion Shoot Out Event was held over three rounds with round 1 & round 2 being outdoor campdrafts and round 3 being an indoor cut out.
Round 1 was awarded to Terry Hall on “Hazelwood Conman” after scoring 91 points.
Round 2 was awarded to Terry again, but this time he shared the honours with Nigel Kable on “Chevin Ivory” both scoring 91 points. Simply exceptional displays of campdrafting were witnessed.
The third and final round an indoor cut out was taken out by Michael Wilson from Gunnedah NSW riding is resident ASH sire “Soda Justice”.
Terry Hall claimed the overall prize winners cheque sponsored by Quipolly Equine Centre and Codie Law placed 2nd on the eldest son of Hazelwood Conman, which is Codie’s resident sire standing at Yarrawa Park Stock Horses in Glen Innes NSW known as “Kneipps Conray.”
Cattle for the stallion shootout event were supplied by Cascade Poll Herefords of Currabubula NSW.
Many thanks to the team of Quipolly Equine Centre for their continued support of our event.
Lot 534 CLARKE FAMILY GRACE on account of Troy and Sally Clarke, sold to Evan & Kim Acton.
Lot 534 “Clarke Family Grace” sold for a Classic Sale Top Price of $54,000. “Grace” is an 2007 drop grey mare sired by Soda O’Riley from the dam Clarke Family Charm to great classic sale supporters Evan & Kim Acton of Julia Creek QLD.
Second top price was Lot 297 “My Miss Acre” offered for sale on behalf of Star Park Quarter Horses (Mr. Ken Cullen) of Wondai QLD. It is impressive to note that Ken also sold the top priced mare at the 2011 Landmark Paradise Performance Horse Sale. My Miss Acre is sired by Acres Destiny and from the Kings Phillip bred mare in Oaks Cotton Candy. Purchased by Koobah Performance Horses (Mr. Roger & Cheryl Grant) of Tamworth NSW, for $48,000.
Another high selling mare was Lot 286 “Classy Kate” sold on account of William & Tracey Tapp for $47,000 to Cristina Jones of Katherine NT.
Racing icon and repeat purchaser Gai Waterhouse purchased an 07 drop gelding, Lot 209 “Glendora Fletch” offered by the McKay Family Partnership from Singleton in the Hunter Valley NSW, for $6,000.00.
Fletch will be used in Gai’s training stables as a lead pony for some of Australia’s top thoroughbred race horses.
Lot 141 a stylish 8 year old chestnut mare named “Hanks Christa” who placed in the 08 NCHA Open Futurity and is also the winner of two handed cuttings achieved the high sell price of $45,000. Sired by Smart Little Diablo and from the Hank Man Leo bred mare in Yulgilbar Jose Lena and was offered for sale on behalf of Mr. Mark Rea of Timor NSW, this mare had all the attributes that the M & E Ingram of Alpha QLD where looking for in a top performance mare.
Lot 183 HOLLYWOOD ACRE DOC on account of Robert Johnston sold to Greg Bartlett.
Lot 183 “Hollywood Acre Doc” sired by the prolific campdraft producing sire Acres Destiny from a Docs Freckles Oak bred mare, this gelding was sold on account of Mr. Robert Johnston from Loomberah NSW sold to Greg Bartlett of Cooroibah QLD for
$18,500. Robert also bred the 2010 Landmark Classic Campdraft Winner “Whos Catwoman.”
Lot 189 “Lethal Lance” sold on account of Karl Burton from Jondaryan QLD. Was a bay gelding, sired by Lethal Lena from a Docs Spinifex bred mare that sold for $16,000 to Hinman Pastoral Co. of Coolah NSW.
Lot 263 “Chevin Theodore” a 2 year old gelding sired by Chevin Ivory also sold for $16,000 on account of Nigel & Carol Kable from Rydal NSW.
Lot 493 “Mr Catskills,” sold by S & L McNaughton. This was an 07 drop gelding sired by Catskills from a Docs Freckles Oak bred mare known as Oaks Peggy Sue. He was purchased by TB & JL Fay of Warra QLD.
EQUAL TOP PRICE Lot 317 CHEVIN TAIPAN on account of Nigel & Carol Kable sold to J&J Hartge.
Three 2008 drop stallions all sold for an equal top price of $18,000 those being –
Lot 314A “Bonlac Outback Jack” a bay 3 year old stallion sired by the legendary Hazelwood Conman from a Warrenbri Romeo bred mare, offered on behalf Andy & Robyn Paine from The Gums QLD to Mr. Ron Wall of Dalby QLD.
Lot 315 “Glen Lee Rivoli Comanche” a black 3 year old stallion sired by Barona Hornet from Glen Lee Rivoli Teepee, was purchases by Joe Pederick of Brunswick WA from vendors Glen Lee ASH Stud (David & Sue Wilson).
Also selling for equal top price for stallions was Lot 317 “Chevin Taipan” on account of Nigel & Carol Kable from Rydal NSW. Taipan is a 3 year old black stallion sired by the famous Chevin Ivory from the dam Fitzroy Selena, a Quidong Jap bred mare. Sold to J & J & W HARTGE of Quirindi NSW.
Michael Hiscock riding LUCKENOUGH HORIZION owned by the Maffra Syndicate.
29 competitors qualified to make the final of the 2012 Landmark Classic Campdraft it was standing room only beside the camp yard and the rain actually stopped for this final feature $70,000 event to be held. For a while it looked as if Evan & Kim Acton were going to take out the double crown as Troy Clarke rode their other mare “Soda Cristal” to hold top position for quite a while during the final, but it was Michael Hiscock riding “Luckenough Horizon,” for the Maffra Syndicate who took all the glory. “Horizon” is sired by Pechey Stud Tradition from Luckenough Joanne.
Mr. Peter Cookson from Dirranbandi QLD claimed the $5,000 vendor bonus as he was the vendor of the winning horse. He sold this mare at the Landmark Classic Sale in 2009.
A special thank you must be extended to Angus Barrett Saddlery for his continued support of the Classic Concept, all Classic finalists received specially made spur straps and Angus also supplied $500.00 to the winners of the cut outs in the Classic, Masters and Open Campdrafts.
All major event winners also received a pallet of feed sponsored by Omega Feeds.
The $5,000 gelding incentive was awarded to Bryony Puddicombe’s young gelding “Yulgilbar With Roys Style” ridden to overall 5th place in the 2012 Landmark Classic by campdraft icon Pete Comiskey. This gelding was sired by Peptos Stylish Oak (Imp) from Yulgilbar Our Miss Roy.
Deborah Thorn was all smiles as she rode “Commanche Hikki,” a Commanche Shorty daughter to win the $1,000 Highest Scoring Lady Rider Award sponsored by Sue Jones & The Australian Campdraft Magazine. Many thanks to Sue for all her support.
Troy Clarke riding HAMPDEN ROSA.
The Landmark Masters Campdraft was a showcase of open age horses purchased from the Landmark Classic Sale held in 2011. Finalists competitors competed for the $5,000.00 prize winners cheque it was Mr. Troy Clarke from Narrabri NSW who rode “Hampden Rosa, sired by Warrenbri Omega from a Blue Moon Mystic mare named Hampden Grey Mist to victory, this mare is proudly owned by Evan & Kim Acton of Julia Creek QLD.
Nigel Kable riding CHEVIN IVORY.
The Hereford Breeders Open Campdraft kept everyone on the edge of their seats as spectators witnessed some amazing runs. The ever consistent and exceptional combination of Nigel Kable and “Chevin Ivory” came out victorious to claim the $10,000 prize winners cheque. Nigel also backed it up and took out 2nd place as well on Ivory’s full brother “Chevin Levi,” to bank another $3,000.00 dollars.