The 2023 Nutrien Masters Sale completed yesterday afternoon with some very happy buyers taking away some high-quality open horses that they will be able to take straight to a competition. This is the benefit of purchasing in the open horse market, and there have been horses sold over the last two days that we will be excited to follow their new owners’ journey and see them back next year for the Graduates draft.
Top price of the sale was a first for any of the Nutrien Sales, with a gelding outselling the mares and the stallion on offer. The quality of the breeding in this sale was deep and we are sure that the new owners will be rewarded with success on their purchase.
With horses still selling over the next few days, at the end of the event, we sold 81 of the 112 lots offered with a 72.32% clearance, gross is currently at $2,042,500 and the average price is $25,216.05.
Considering the economic climate and downturn of the cattle market, the Nutrien Team is pleased with the result and support of the sale. In our 2nd year of this concept, this Premier Open Age performance horse sale has very similar results to the first year and we believe it will only grow stronger from here.
The Top price Gelding and the top of the sale sold for $90,000 was Lot 119 RED HOT METAL, who lived up to his name and would make owner Serge Rolland a very happy vendor. A fully trained cutting gelding who is a multiple-aged event finalist and winner of the 2023 NCHA Limited Open Derby, is by the METALLIC CAT sire HEAVY METAL and out of a DOCS FRECKLES OAK mare in LADY SO SMART, whose dam was LADY IN RED.
An exciting sale for the top price mare of the sale for $82,000 was Lot 109 CONDALISA SMOOTH who was sold to Pat & Liz Cleaver from Nimmitabel, NSW.
Vendors Paige Nancarrow and Callum Moore couldn’t wipe the smile of their faces! This 5yo mare is by SMOOTH AS A CAT out of the HAZELWOOD CONMAN mare KEMMIS CONDALISA ACRES.
Only a few lots apart, Lot 104 BELLA GATO sold for $80,000, on account of the Poole family to Kareela Grazing Company from Springsure in QLD . She is a 6yo mare by STYLIN CAT out of a DOCS SPINIFEX MARE in SPECIAL T SPIN.
The only stallion in the sale was Lot 91 BRANCHVALE IM SCRAP METAL, a 5yo stallion by METALLIC CAT out of a PEPTOBOONSMAL mare, PEPTO SEES STARS. Sold on account of EMDEE Enterprises, this stallion is heading to Urunga, NSW for purchaser STEVSUSA Pty Ltd.
Other top prices yesterday were;
Lot 123 AC HUGHES ME, a 5yo mare on account of EDAND Property Pty Ltd sold for $80,000 to Annabella Baliente from Spring Ridge, NSW.
Lot 132 PRETTY N STYLISH, a 4yo mare on account of Holly Clayden sold for $55,000 to Kareela Grazing Company, Springsure, QLD.
Lot 84 DOUSEEME, a 6 yo mare on account of Dominic Williams sold for $50,000 to Pittmoss Pty Ltd from Morish, QLD.
Lot 63 OORANOOK DUSK, a 6yo gelding on account of Jo McKinnon sold for $45,000 to CW Rea Investments from Marlborough, QLD.
64 BADBOY HENRY, a 6yo gelding on account of Maggie Mason – Barcode Direct Aust sold for $45,000 to Scott Waters and Tammie Overton from Tamworth, NSW.
114 KINGSTON CAT, a 4yo gelding on account of Claire Murphy sold for $45,000 to Rodger Grant from Koobah Performance Horses, Tamworth, NSW.
116 REVYON FLAME, a 4yo gelding on account of Angus McKinnon sold for $45,000 to Rogers Livestock Pty Ltd from Thalgarrah, NSW.
124 BET SHESA DUCK, a 4yo mare on account of Graham Lamey sold for $43,000 to VH Enterprises from Arding, NSW.
37 ROCKIN THE BOONBOX, a 7yo gelding was put through the sale on Friday on account of Christina Grant and sold for $40,000 to N Green and RA Wilson from Mudgee, NSW.
44 DUALTALLIC, a 6yo gelding was also put through the sale on Friday on account of Julie Sheedy and sold for $40,000 to CW Rea Investments from Marlborough, QLD.
We have quite a few thankyou including our very important cattle donors for the prework cattle and sale cattle. Thank you to Powerhouse Pastoral Co and G&A McGuire for these beautiful lines of cattle.
Big thank you to all our vendors at the sale. We would also like to thank all the buyers and underbidders who were onsite and online. We wish all purchasers the very best of success with these open horses and look forward to seeing them back next year in the Graduate Campdraft.
Thank you to our team of photographers, Jo Thieme – Jo Thieme Photography and Emma Pendergast, Penwood Creations. The images from the weekend are beautiful and we really appreciate the many hours you put in.
Thank you to Australian Equine Network for the livestream. The full rewatch of the campdraft, preworks, and sale is on our website. https://www.nutrienequine.com.au/mas23-webcasts-2/
Thank you again to our Tamworth Nutrien Ag Solutions branch and casual staff. We also thank our team of Auctioneers who travel from all their branches to put their golden tonsils to work for us. We could not ask for a more professional lineup.
Thank you to our judges on the weekend, Jacob Brown – Nutrien Graduates, Ben Rossiter – Martins Stock Haulage Nursery, and Alan Sullivan – Navaho Trailers Open 4 Open Campdraft.
Safe Travels to everyone heading home today and we will see you in February for the 2024 Nutrien Classic!
Nutrien Classic Entries Open tomorrow! Event Details here