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“Where Success Begins”

15th – 18th March held via Auctionsplus
We INVITE prospective buyers to purchase a Registered Australian Stock Horse at the 2024 Fountain of Youth Sale.
It is an opportunity to purchase a Registered Australian Stock Horse from a prestigious sale for quality young horses. It offers some of the best Australian Stock Horse bloodlines available. Many past Fountain of Youth sale horses have had successful careers at Royal, State and National events and are competing in a variety of disciplines.

End of 2024 Nutrien Classic Sale Statistics

🏵️ 2024 Nutrien Classic Sale finished today with 87% clearance with 482 of 554 lots sold with the top selling lot was Lot 496 HAZELWOOD CON OAK for $180,0-00.🟢 2024 Average currently sits at $24,920.50
🟢 Total Gross over four days sits at $12,011,682.
We hope that everyone has a safe trip home.
🏵️ Full Results from today:
📊 Also check out our statistics page:

BUY Now Prices for Passed in Yearlings at the 2023 Melbourne Yearling Sale.


We have a number of quality yearlings on offer from the 2023 Melbourne Yearling Sale.

Please contact us asap if you are interested in any of these yearlings.

☎️ Mark Barton 0419 488 256

☎️ Gemma Smallmon 0447 356 549


✳️ 2023 Nutrien Equine Melbourne Yearling Sale ✳️

Day One starts AT 11AM EST

11am start will see us stand over Lots 374-554

Still time to organise your bid card 👉



💻 Rewatch of Parade

🏵 LIVE SALE RESULTS (best on computer):




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☎️ Gemma Smallmon 0447 356 549

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In 2022 Downbytheseaside was the Leading Money Winning Sire of 3yos in North America – 2023 MELBOURNE YEARLING SALE NEWS

More often than not what happens in North American harness racing is reflected in Southern Hemisphere harness racing.

Every so often there is a statistic which seems out of the ordinary in that it isn’t reflected immediately in the other hemisphere.

In 2022 Downbytheseaside was the Leading Money Winning Sire of 3yos in North America with his 117 3yo foals producing 93 starters which collectively earned $6,541,967 and he finished well clear of Captaintreacherous whose 103 foals produced 66 starters which earned $5,877,068.

Downbytheseaside has produced three millionaires from his 2022 USA 3yos in Pebble Beach p,3,1:48.2 $1,720,875, Bythemissal p,3,1:48.6 $1,168,925 and the filly Sea Silk p,3,1:48.6 $1,061,154.

With his second Southern Hemisphere crop hitting the racetrack this season as 2yos he has added five 2yo winners this season to his siring record in Australia.

The unbeaten Western Australian colt Waverider won the $100,000 WA Sales Classic eased down by 25 metres rating 1:55.4 for the 1730 metres.

Another West Australian bred son in Off The Charts has won twice this season as a 2yo and finished fourth in the WA Sales Classic.

His New Zealand bred son Sinbad was a good third in last week’s $137,000 Group One Northern Derby at Alexandra Park behind Merlin and Son Of Mac.

His Kiwi bred filly Aardiebytheseaside was twice placed at Group One level as a 2yo and won three times in her first season of racing on her way to earnings of $64,890.

There are five yearlings by Downbytheseaside in the Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale this weekend and Lot 527 is interesting in that it is out of a mare by Badlands Hanover – a son of Western Hanover.

Two of Downbytheseaside’s USA millionaires are out of mares by sons of Western Hanover. Pebble Beach is out of a Western Ideal mare while Bythemissal is from a mare by Western Terror.

Lot 441 is also of particular interest to pedigree buffs in that it is out of the Sportswriter mare Sporty Max.

Sportswriter’s dam Precious Beauty is a half-sister to Special Beauty which is the grand-dam of Downbytheseaside.

The other two Melbourne lots by Downbytheseaside are 426 and 662.

THANK YOU to Alan Parker for these great insights and updated pedigrees each week. Amazing work.

Time to get yourself ready for the sale!


If you have purchased at our sales before, you must register a bid card for each sale.

If bidding online; you can then link your Auctions Plus account.

Please ensure that you make contact with the team to ensure your credit terms are current otherwise payment will be required on the day.

The process of applying for credit is super easy.

If you are not paying on the day and wish to establish credit – please call one of the team ASAP or email

Gemma will send through a credit application to be completed.

You will need a copy of your license (front and back) and if you do not have an ABN you will need to fill out a hobby declaration.

☎️ Got Questions? Please call Gemma on 0447 356 549



2023 Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale Wrap Up

A stormy day on the Gold Coast for the 2023 Sunshine Stars with some outstanding highlights for the top price horses of the sale and a number of yearlings that we are sure will be sold after the sale and increase the clearance rate.

Top Price of the day came with the first horse to be sold, Lot 246 consigned and prepared by Brittany Graham from Biddaddaba, QLD. First season sire CAPTAIN CRUNCH USA continued his run at the top of the yearling sale results. Lot 246 was a 2021 CAPTAIN CRUNCH colt out of the BETTORS DELIGHT MARE, LETS GO ONE BETTOR NZ.

Purchased by Ladbrokes Racing Co, we will be sure to follow ‘Carlo’s’ journey through the racing series of the Sunshines Stars and Nutrien Classic Pacing Series.

Also selling for $80,000 was Lot 279 – a bay colt by last season’s Leading 2yo Sire SWEET LOU USA from the ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN USA mare ROCK ON NZ – which was purchased by Michael Boots.

Prepared by Burwood Stud and Consigned by Advanced Standardbreds and Bloodstock NZ, Stuart Valentine was extremely pleased with the result. “I’m wrapped, not only for me and my wife but I’m thrilled with Noel and Christine (Burwood Stud), and all their great workers, they  have done a great job with him, so yes very proud.”

Honours for the top priced fily went to Menangle consignor Rickie Alchin Harness Racing which sold Lot 267 for $75,000 to Queenslander Jack Butler and the Qbred eligible daughter of Stay Hungry USA and the Rocknroll Hanover USA mare will remain in Queensland for the start of her racing career.

Stay Hungry USA, a son of Somebeachsomewhere USA, was another of the first season sires and the support for him this season is hardly surprising as he was the USA’s Leading First Season Sire in 2022.

We have our team ready to talk with anyone interested in the passed in lots with many being not far away from their reserves. Please give our team a call if you are interested.

Not only will yearling purchased through this sale be eligible for the Sunshine Stars, but also for the Nutrien Equine Classic Pacing and Trotting series worth $925,000.


☎️ Mark Barton 0419 488 256
☎️ Gemma Smallmon 0447 356 549

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Alan Parker first Nutrien Equine Sale Experience

We welcomed our most valued team member of Nutrien Equine, Mr Alan Parker to the eastern states! For the first time in the three years he has been our pedigree researcher and all round knowledge base, he hasn’t yet been able to venture to the sales.

Now in 2023,  we were so pleased to have him enjoy the Sydney sale and so we asked him to give us his assessment of the day. He asked how many words he could have, we said unlimited! Enjoy his insight and we hope to see you at our Sunshine Stars, Bathurst or Melbourne sale as we continue the super month of sales.

Nutrien Sydney yearling sale an eyeopener

My first Nutrien yearling sale was a remarkable experience across the entire three day of March 3 to March 5 taking in the parade, inspection day and the actual sale.

The sale was held at the William Inglis Riverside Sales Complex which abuts the Warwick Farm racecourse.

The size and scope of the complex was something else right down to the five-star hotel on-site and the sale auditorium which connected the stables to the hotel.

The parade on Friday evening was an upmarket celebration of the Standardbred as spectators were treated to a showing of most of the yearlings while they enjoyed a glass of wine or their favourite beer and sampled the range of gourmet finger food provided courtesy of New Zealand’s Woodlands Stud.

Not sure how the judges singled out a handful of the yearlings for the prizes as the preparers all did an outstanding job in presenting their charges and whetting potential purchasers for what was to follow on the Saturday and Sunday.

Inspection day on the Saturday saw vendors busy getting their charges out and running them up for a host of potential buyers while retaining their sense of humour and then enjoying a drink and barbecue.

With more than 200 lots on offer Sale Day was a marathon across nine hours and the four auctioneers was terrific with Mark Barton and Dane Pearce from Nutrien joined by Cam Bray from New Zealand Bloodstock and Western Australia’s own Darren Macaulay.

Each has their own style and the concept worked well with Darren’s quips when introducing Lot 131, a filly by Captaintreacherous from Miss Brazilian.

After introducing her as a smooth mover Darren finished his spiel with a comment that any more would only be waxing lyrical.

The sale itself had the usual peaks and troughs in terms of momentum and with five lots topping the $100,000 mark and a remarkable $200,000 for a Lot 183 a Captaintreacherous colt from the Bettors Delight mare Return To Me. The next lot into the ring realised $130,000.

Straight after the last lot left the ring Mark Barton announced a sales average of $36,000 with fillies averaging $31,000 and the colts $40,000. Those figures and clearance rates will change in the next few days as a number of the passed in lots are expected to be sold.

In terms of those presenting the yearlings in the ring it would be remiss not to mention Mel Settree from Brooklyn Lodge.

Mel has more energy than the Energizer Bunny, a smile as wide as the Harbour Bridge and a wardrobe bigger than Lady Gaga.

She wore a different outfit for each of the 20 or so lots she led into the ring.

From a personal perspective attending my first Nutrien Yearling Sale was a welcome opportunity to put a face to the names of the staff and others I had only ever dealt with by email or telephone.

Nutrien is a highly successful company because of its staff and a focus on customer service right down to helping vendors get horses off the floats and into their stalls through to helping purchasers get their purchases paid for and off the complex.

They are just horse people helping other horse people.

It was a remarkable weekend with the most positive of vibes around the whole sale.

Watch Alan’s interview with Paul Campbell below:



We welcome Cam Bray from NZB Bloodstock as guest auctioneer at Sydney & Melbourne Yearling Sales

Tomorrow will be a first for Cam Bray as our guest auctioneer, not only his first time auctioneering for Nutrien Equine but his first time auctioneering in Australia.

“It’s an exciting challenge for me personally, and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s great the way that the two companies are working together. For us,  we see it much as a great working relationship.  We actually sell a lot of horses to clients of Nutrien that are going back through the yearling sales. I’m really thankful for NZB to allowed me to do it.”

Cam joins Nutrien Equine’s Mark Barton and Dane Pearce, along with our Western Australian guest auctioneer Darren McAullay.

Auctioneer Runs

Darren McAullay


Dane Pearce


Mark Barton


Cam Bray


Get in touch with any of our auctioneers or Gemma for more information.

☎️ Mark Barton: 0419 488 256
☎️ Dane Pearce: 0439 917 428
☎️ Cam Bray.  0421 737 199
☎️ Darren McAually: 0425 305 685
☎️ Gemma Smallmon: 0447 356 549



Changeover yearlings certain to be sought after at 2023 Nutrien Equine Sunshine Stars sale

By Peter Wharton

Changeover, New Zealand’s 2007 3YO Colt of the Year and 2009 Aged Horse of the Year, six-time Group 1 winner and $2.4million earner, is one of the all-time great racehorses to grace the trotting turf in Australasia.

Now he is matching his greatness as a racehorse in the siring field.

Changeover, who was first at the stud in Christchurch and has been standing at Queensland’s Burwood Stud since 2017, has sired the winners of almost $20million in stakes. He has four in the 1:50 list, 57 in 1:55 and 32 $100,000 earners.

The In The Pocket horse has been among the top bracket of sires in NZ and Australia for nearly a decade and last season topped the three-year-old sires’ list in Queensland and was fourth on the two-year-old table.

Changeover is represented by one of the largest drafts at the Nutrien Equine Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale, sponsored by Ladbrokes, to be conducted by Nutrien Equine at Magic Millions, Gold Coast on March 12 with eight youngsters – three colts and five fillies.

Here’s a summary of the Changeover consignment at Gold Coast:

Lot 237 – Bay/brown filly ex Jan’s Glamour Girl NZ, by Christian Cullen

Half-sister to WA winner Capricorn Joe. From a Gloucester winning daughter of the NZ country cups winner Jan’s Buller Girl, dam of the NSW Red Ochre Classic winner Lady Peyton. Boasts a double cross of In The Pocket.

Lot 244 – Bay filly ex Laura Madison NZ, by Christian Cullen

Half-sister to good Menangle winner Sir Regal Delight and Tulhurst Terror (17 wins). From a daughter of the NSW and NZ Great Northern Oaks winners Ok Rock, dam of the Breeders Crown Graduate winner Just Rockon Bye and the Group 2 NZ winner Big Dog.

Lot 249 – Bay colt ex Mad Milly, by Cammibest

The second foal of an unraced daughter of the QBred Triad 2YO Final winner Changeoverme (by Changeover). His grand-dam Mad Mel won 11 races at Albion Park, took a record of 1:56.8 and earned $97,217.

Lot 255 – Bay colt ex Mhai Uptown Girl NZ, by Bettor’s Delight

First foal of double NZ winner. Grand-dam was a half-sister to the Young Guns heat winner Desire Mhe, dam of recent Melton winner Helluva. A member of the celebrated Black Watch tribe.

Lot 259 – Bay filly ex Montana Tess, by Dream Away

Half-sister to four winners including Our Dolly. From the Redcliffe Oaks winner Montana Tess. Grand-dam a half-sister to five in 2:00 including the Miracle Mile winner and Grand Circuit Champion Franco Tiger. Family of NZ 2YO and 3YO Filly of the Year This Time Franco.

Lot 289 – Bay colt ex Sixpenny Evens, by Cammibest

First foal of an unraced sister to the Albion Park winner Sixpenny Red and half-sister to Penny A Packet. The colt’s third dam was the outstanding racemare and dual NSW Sires Stakes champion Four Penny Dark.

Lot 309 – Bay filly ex Vintage Dream, by Vintage Master

First foal of QLD Breeders Classic and Redcliffe Sales Classic placegetter. Grand-dam a half-sister to $100,000 earners Well Caught Marsh and Miller. First three dams are race winners. Boasts a 4×4 cross to Western Hanover.

Lot 347 – Brown filly ex Ella Fitzgerald NZ, by Bettor’s Delight

Sister to Mullum Guido and half-sister to NZ winner Off The Edge. Grand-dam a half-sister to five winners including the Moonee Valley winner Its Out Of The Blue and Gloucester Park winner Star Of Memories. Boasts a double cross of In The Pocket.


The Locomotive steams to award success!

Muscle Mass colt The Locomotive capped a remarkable debut season on the race-track when he was named Australian 2yo Trotting Colt/Gelding of the Year by Harness Racing Australia.

Bought at the inaugural Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale in 2021 for $60,000 by Wayne Potter from vendors Yabby Dam Farms Pty Ltd, The Locomotive won nine of his 12 starts in 2022 and had earnings of $198,298.

Wayne Potter trains the star colt while Nathan Jack is his regular driver and was at the reins for his wins in the four Group One races – the Australasian Breeders Crown, Vicbred Super Series, Nutrien Sales Classic and Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic.

Yabby Dam Farms is offering a close relation to The Locomotive at the 2023 Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale as Lot 398.

The Locomotive is a son of Australian Trotter of the Year and Australian Trotting Broodmare of the Year La Coocaracha tr,1:58.5 $428,911.

Lot 398 is a colt by Volstead from the multiple Group One winner Reina Danzante tr,1:57.1 $97,488 which won the Australasian Breeders Crown and Vicbred Super Series as a 3yo.

Reina Danzante is a daughter of La Coocaracha and one of the champion mare’s ten winners.

There are three other lots in the Nutrien catalogue which have The Locomotive on the page – Lots 86 (Sydney), 540 (Melbourne) and 612 (Melbourne).

To inspect Lot 398 prospective purchasers should contact Yabby Dam Farms on 0428 792 834