An exceptional third day of sale saw records fall and a whooping average for 2 and 3 yo horses. The feeling in AELEC tonight is extremely happy from vendors and buyers alike
Total Gross after Day 3 is $8,785,500.00 with 351 (86.88%) lots of 404 presented sold with an average of $25,029.91.
Stand out top price of day three was Lot 398 METALLIC CAVIAR sold by Tom and Jane Williamson from Moore Park, Glen Innes NSW to QLD buyers Liz and Barry Miller from Rhondhu Stud, Mingela QLD for an amazing $130,000.
This impressive 3 yo mares granddam is ONE MOORE ROMANCE and is a part of the breeding dynasty that has been top of the record books, not only this week but over the entire Nutrien Classic history. Liz Miller said today that the bidding process today was extremely nerve wracking, “I almost was sick I was so nervous. We have been on the lookout for a Metallic Cat mare for a while and actually bidded on one in the US just a month ago but missed out. We saw this mare and she fitted what we were looking for in pedigree and type and we are so happy to have got her today.”
Liz and Barry have been breeding quality horses on their stud in QLD for the past 36 years and aim to breed horses with great minds that are 14.3 to 15.1hh, athletic to compete but always great to enjoy at home. “I taught myself how to ET and have started that process now, we want to meet the market and we are a genuine breeder that breeds to sell. We have our own stallion but we try to keep up with what the market wants and this mare goes a long way to achieving that.”
Liz said she is stoked to have been able to find what she is looking for in Australia and thanks Tom and Jane. “Thanks to them for producing this quality article in Australia and means we can support other Australian breeders rather than buying overseas. We found what we are looking for right here at the Nutrien Classic.”
GELDING RECORD SMASHED
We also had another record fall today with the DESIRES BLUE TRINITY son Lot 413 ONE MOORE DESIRE being the top priced gelding ever sold through the Nutrien Classic. He was purchased by Glen Avon Agriculture from Dingo in QLD for $105,000. ONE MOORE DESIRE is out of ONE SWEET CHERRY and was bred by Kempsey Quarter Horses and sold today by Kristie and Heath Sinclair from Bell in QLD.
As we hit the half way point, lets line up the stats for Day 3 of the sale as it stands.
175/206 lots sold 84.95%
Top Lot 398 METALLIC CAVIAR $130,000
Lot 342 ROMANTIC REMEDY $100,000
Lot 384 CLOVER ACRES $74,000
Lot 439 CANTAUR PARK HOSTESS $50,000
Lot 258 KJA MISS MOONLIGHT $50,000
Lot 395 HUNTER VIEW EMERALD – MB $50,000
159/174 lots sold 91.38%
TOP Lot 413 ONE MOORE DESIRE $105,000
17/24 lots sold 70.83%
TOP Lot 339 MAKENN PROGRESS $55,000
Lot 336 YAVEN VAN HALEN $42,500
Scone and Classic Auctioneer Gavin Beard said that there was a huge amount of the bidding in the AELEC stadium but the Auctions Plus bidding did not go unnoticed. “The sale was feeding on itself, the atmosphere was electric and we are well on our way to beating last year’s gross of $10.5million”
There has been a lot of banter amongst the auctioneers on where the final number will land. All we know is that day four and five don’t look like they’re slowing down.
Congratulations to all vendors and purchasers today and we shall see you for Day Four of sale tomorrow with Lots 461-650.