Can you believe we are at $5.7 million dollars after one and a half days of sale for the 15th Nutrien Classic Sale. With 85.95% clearance we have had 208 of 242 horses sold with this mornings offering being a very strong start to the day.
We didn’t have to wait long with Lot 115 MATRON MAGGIE selling for $125,000 on account of WAYNE & RACHAEL BEAN. That certainly makes the long trip from the NT worth it and we are sure they are celebrating tonight. MATRON MAGGIE was purchased by Maree Duncombe & Jye Banks who are from Sunshine Coast in QLD.
This mare is by the late HARD HAT HENRY out of ONE MOORE ACRE and is the second highest open horse ever sold through the classic sale.
As we reported earlier the top selling mare of the day was in the 2 year old section at the highly anticipated Lot 257 YAVEN CHAMPAGNE ROMANCE selling to Peter & Shari Knudsen from Haymac Campdraft Horses for $260,000.00. Long time vendors John and Jenn Corbett from Adelong in NSW were ‘over the moon’ with how she went today and was beautifully presented by local trainer Hugh Miles.
The average overall at the end of day two was $27, 403.85.
Lets get stuck into the stats, we love ourselves some stats.
MARES – Day Two
113/134 Lots have sold so far with 84.33% clearance and Averaged $32,429.20
Top Lot 257 YAVEN CHAMPANGE ROMANCE $260,000
Lot 115 MATRON MAGGIE $125,000
Lot 196 ONE CHILLI NIGHT $90,000
Lot 197 SMOOTH PLAYIN $75,000
Lot 213 CONPETA $70,000
There is over 100 horses that are $30,000 plus and it with the top five prices of the sale so far are mares just shows the commitment the industry is putting towards the mare lines.
GELDINGS – Day Two
91 of 101 lots sold (90.10%)
Top Price Gelding of the 2yo was Lot 244 STEVEY WONDERS on account of Tommy Williamson sold for $23,000. Lovely play on the name, being by the impressive STEVIE REY VON out of OAKS CHIME, who goes back to DOCS FRECKLE OAK on her top side.
He was purchased by local Chris Szafranski from Nemingha NSW.
Lot 182 SPINS FORTY NIAH a 5 year old gelding on account of Darrin Jones from Mount Perry in QLD is by BENIAH and out of SPIN PEPPY PAL. This lovely gelding was purchased by LT & BL Hindle for $50,000, from Highfields, near Toowoomba in QLD.
Lot 174 CHANCES ROYAL GUNG $46,000
Lot 136 RATHCOOL LANCELOT $42,000
Lot 126 REFLEXIONS OF DESTINY $38,000
STALLIONS Day Two
4 of 7 lots sold (57.14%)
Top Price Lot 256 ROYALISH on account of Claire Murphy from Mt Isa, QLD, sold to Goodwood Equine from Allorha in QLD for an amazing $72,000. This flashy stallion is by the champion cutting stallion HOTTISH and out of THIS ONES TIMELESS, who is by ONE TIME ROYALTY.
Lot 192 ELECTRIC DUCK $48,000
Lot 254 JUST A CAT $23,000
We are really looking forward to the next three days of sale.
Tommorrow we kick off with Lot 281 through to 460, which will be 2year olds and 3year olds and always very highly anticipated age group.