Could not have asked for better weather after yesterday’s storm for the first day of drafting at the 2023 Nutrien Equine Masters Sale & Campdraft event.
Kicking off a 11am with the first full round of the 2023 Nutrien Graduate draft, we had 203 competitors competing for total prize pool of over $150,000.
First rider to crack the 90 points this morning was Mark Buttsworth riding WICKED TIME at draw 72. WICKED TIME is a dual Graduate being purchased by Doug O’Neil in 2018 from Bettina and Jimmy Lyons as a 2yo for $18,000 only to be repurchased by Bettina and Jimmy in 2021 for $24,000 and now have the opportunity to put that fortuitous opportunity in the bank with a great first round score.
Halfway through the draw came David Smith riding the impressive G IM HARD, who needs no introduction to the Classic Graduate list as a two time Nutrien Challenge winner as well as winning the prestigious Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge as a 3yo. They scored a 91 point round and have lead the competition to the end with that score.
Late in the day was two more 90-point scores to join Mark, first was Shane Palmer riding TASSAS LITTLE DESTINY owned by Yvette Palmer. Purchased out of last years inaugural 2022 Nutrien Masters Sale, this gelding is by TASSA LENA out of the ACRES DESTINY mare CHIQUITAS DESTINY. Sold by Kelly Owen from Moonbi NSW for $25,000.
Also, on a 90 was Mat Holz riding Kooyoong Pastorals entry of SHEKERAS TAPT IN who was purchased in the 2020 Nutrien Classic for $35,000 from Jabell Partnership. She is by the imported stallion TAPT DANCIN CAT and out of JABELL SHEKERA SPIN who is also a Nutrien Graduate and former winner of the Masters campdraft in 2014.
Four competitors round out the top scoring runs of the day with 89 points.
- Ben Rossiter riding TREASURED ACRES owned by Ben Rossiter
- Jessie Britton riding CHAPMANS STYLISH JEWEL owned by Jessie Britton
- Troy Palmer riding BOMBOWLEE COWCHICK owned by Troy Palmer
- Joe Payne riding BRENWON JACKETTE owned by Curtis Cherry.
We look forward to our first day of sale tomorrow and preworks.
Preworks will kick off in the main indoor arena at 8am with the sale beginning at 2pm.
✳️✳️ 2023 Bidding & Buying Information ✳️✳️
Get ready to find your perfect champion at the 2023 Masters Sale!
Do you know when is the PERFECT time to get your bid card sorted….it’s now.
Bid Card registrations are now open online through the NutrienLive Portal.
🟦 ONLINE BIDDING 👉📲💻🖥
Online Bidding will be held through AuctionsPlus.
⚠️ Please ensure you have an account with them. If you do not, you can register here. https://auctionsplus.com.au/register
Once set up with an AuctionsPlus account, please fill out our Online bid card registration process on the NutrienLive portal and select that you wish to bid online. Please enter your Auctions Plus Usercode into the drop-down box (this can be found on your AuctionsPlus Dashboard)
👏 Once you registration has been approved, your account will be set up to Bid on the Nutrien Classic Horse Sale with Auctions Plus.
Please ensure you complete this process at least 24 hours prior to the sale commencing to ensure your account is set up to bid.
☎️ Phone Bidding ☎️
If you wish to Bid over the phone, please contact Laura Lawrence on 0428 658 395.
👉 If you can also pre-register your bid card online this will allow speed up the process of getting you set up and ready to bid.
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