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Magical end to the 15th Nutrien Classic Sale in Tamworth today

Magical end to the 15th Nutrien Classic Sale in Tamworth today

A culmination of 15 years of performance horse sales, astute breeding, training, and belief in the industry has seen Australian records smashed these past 5 days. It has been described as a new age for performance horse breeding in the country.

The 2022 Nutrien Classic average of $27,113.92 and clearance of 92.13%, are nothing short of astounding proving once again the appetite for supporting the classic concept is in full effect.

We have been blessed enough to witness the full circle of genetics with the second generation of bloodlines sold and purchased through the sale return to win and place throughout the Campdraft and challenge events and progeny command stellar prices throughout the sales program.

Darby Smith from Nutrien Equine Sales Support is so impressed with how the sale went this week. “I’m excited about the direction of the Australian Performance Industry, I’m so proud of the Nutrien Equine Team and all of our supporters.”

The sale has been the biggest and strongest in its 15-year history with the gross at the end of the sale was $17,136,000. The incredible clearance of 92.13% has truly blown everyone away.

Top Price horse of the sale remains, Lot 497 BAD IN BLACK selling for $550,000 on account of Holly Clayden from Loomberah Lodge Performance Horses.

On day five of the sale we saw this morning a mare by HAZELWOOD CONMAN; Lot 689 HAZELWOOD COUNTRY BLUES sell for $300,000.

It’s been an incredible five days and the electric atmosphere of the industry was evident with solid averages, incredible clearance and records smashed across mares and geldings, let alone a $17.136 million dollar sale.

632 of 686 lots sold (92.13%)

Gross: $17,136,000.00 / Average: $27,113.92


312 of 337 lots sold (92.58%)

Average: $33,862.18

Gross: $10,565,000

Top Price and Top 3yo Mare Lot 497 BAD IN BLACK $550,000

Second Top Price of the sale and Top Price 4yo Mare Lot 689 HAZELWOOD COUNTRY BLUES $300,000.

Top Price of the 2yo Mares was Lot 257 YAVEN CHAMPAGNE ROMANCE $260,000

Top Price Open Age Mare was Lot 115 MATRON MAGGIE $125,000


290 of 308 lots sold (94.16%)

Average: $18,751.72

Gross: $5,438,000

Top Price Gelding and Top 3yo Gelding was Lot 413 ONE MOORE DESIRE $105,000

Top Price 4yo Gelding was Lot 750 REYNING ROYALTY $67,500

Top Price 2yo Gelding was Lot 365 DURKINS STYLISH QUINCY $35,000

Top Price Open Age Gelding was Lot 81 HELL IM SMAR $60,000


30 of 41 lots sold (73.17%)

Average: $37,666.67

Gross: $1,130,000

Top Price Stallion and Top Price 3yo Stallion was Lot 533 PCD REYNING METAL $100,000

Top Price 4yo Stallion was Lot 674 AMAROO BETS HES A BLUEBOON $67,500

Top Price 2yo Stallion was Lot 256 ROYALISH $72,000

Top Price Open Age Stallion was Lot 192 ELECTRIC DUCK $48,000

Thank you to everyone that made this two week event possible. Check out the round up tonight for the agents wrap up and you can login and see the full results here on our website.