A boost for the Harness Racing breeding industry today with a CAPTAINTREACHEROUS colt reaching an Australian Yearling Sale record of $270,000 this afternoon on day one of the 2023 Nutrien Equine Melbourne Yearling Sale.
Bred and prepared by Nixon Bloodstock, Lot 549 was late in the day but that didn’t deter purchasers Five Arrows from making sure they didn’t miss this colt.
Out of the impressive mare CARLA PIXEL, who herself was a 4 x Group one winner combined with his grand dam PIXEL PERFECT being a super producer meant that Shannon always thought highly of this colt and was rewarded today in the ring.
Selling lots 374 – 554 today of the Melbourne Catalogue, there was a lot of inspections happening early this morning and many were pleased to see the sun out and yearlingS paraded.
As at the end of the sale, we have an average currently of $35,836 with 101 sold of the 172 offered. There is still a number of quality yearlings available (insert link), please contact the team if you are interested in any of these.
The top price Filly today was Lot 488 ALWAYS B MIKI USA filly out of YANKEE SHOWGIRL, consigned by Bill and Anne Andersen and prepared by LLOWALONG FARMS DR KATH MCINTOSH. She was purchased by Joel Watson from Bacchus Marsh in Victoria.
Top price Trotter was the 2021 Colt out of BETTY HALL by LOVE YOU FRA, Lot 540, consigned by Lang Bloodstock and prepared by Hayley Lang. Purchased for $57,500 by Christopher Dix from Kalbeeba in South Australia.
Tomorrow we kick off at 12 Noon with Lot 555 through to Lot 677.
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AUCTIONS PLUS ONLINE BIDDING: https://auctionsplus.com.au/auctions/other/2023-melbourne-standardbred-yearling-sale/110139
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