They say that “three time’s a charm”, and that certainly was the case for the Inverell Polocrosse Club’s Swan Cup. The inaugural Swan Cup is an incentive horse sale and polocrosse competition, which is run by the dedicated members of the Inverell Polocrosse Club. After the battle with COVID-19 in 2020 and the consistent rain in 2021, it was exciting to see the event come to fruition this year.
The 4-day event took place over the third weekend in July at the Club’s brand-new grounds just out of the town of Inverell. The number of polocrosse players who traveled from far and wide to be a part of this new concept was awesome to see and no one went home disappointed after a great weekend.
Nutrien Equine was thrilled to be the sale agents of the Swan Cup Sale and what a great turnout it was as all the players on the grounds came and supported the sale. The quality of the sale horses was great to see, which was reflected in the sale results.
Following on from 2021’s online sale, 2022 has well and truly set the bar higher achieving a gross of $305,000 with an average of $15,250 and a clearance of 91%
Topping the sale at $65,000 was Justin & Lyndal Hafey’s Lot 24 JAYLYN DOWNS LEXUS. This 2-year-old filly is by BOONARA MENTOR and out of the STAR BRIGADOON mare in JAYLYN DOWNS PORSCHA. Borderview Stock Horses from Booubyjan, QLD are the proud new owners of this youngster.
Lot 9 ONE TIME BELLE, on account of Charlie McKinnon, was purchased for $34,000 by Newcombe Livestock from Tamworth NSW. The 7-year-old mare is by ONE TIME JACK out of the STAR BALCK MINSTRAL daughter, TULLABOOBRI FAVOUR.
Another notable sale was that of Lot 11 BINS MISS LIEUTENANT. She is by KIRKBYS STUD OFFICER and out of TURNERS STUD HAIL. On behalf of Berragoon ASH Stud, this 7-year-old mare was sold for $28,000 to DJ & DA Bale from Elland NSW.
DJ & DA Bale also purchased the top-priced gelding for $24,000. B & A Smith’s Lot 7 EDENHOPE HUNTER is by Polo sire CARMYLE TESIO and out of the STAR BLACK MINSTRAL mare EDENHOPE MIRACLE.
A big thank you to the Inverell Polocrosse Club for putting on a great event and to all this year’s vendors, buyers, and bidders. We look forward to seeing these sale horses compete in the incentive games at the 2023 Swan Cup!