Russell Smith riding BILCURRA SOONER
The Ariat Australia Masters Campdraft (for Open age horses purchased at the 2016 sale ) saw 44 horses needing an 85 or better to advance to the final round. Russell Smith aboard Bilcurra Sooner (Bald hills Sizzler x Egaleview Revlon ) and owned by Debbie Bates take out the win this year. Sooner was purchased for $12,000 from B & E Coulthard Armidale and took home a handy $5,000 winners cheque for the effort. Second was Teles One Moore (Teles Again x One Moore Spin) ridden by Pete Comiskey and owned by Milton & Christina Jones , better know as Tom the bay entire was purchased from Smith Family Stock horses for $60,000. Rounding out the placings was Landmark agent Barry Groves , Katherine aboard wife Helen’s gelding Windsong Bonfire (Star Commander x Windsong Trinket) purchased for $16,000 from Windsong Performance Horses.