Winning the 2023 Nutrien Graduate Campdraft this afternoon was Mat Holz riding SHEKERAS TAPT IN with a score of 89 points in the final to take the win for owner Matthew Moy from Kooyoong Pastoral. Matthew purchased SHEKERA TAPT IN from Jabell Partnership in the 2020 Nutrien Classic for $35,000. She is by the imported stallion TAPT DANCIN CAT and out of JABELL SHEKERA SPIN who is also a Nutrien Graduate and former winner of the Masters campdraft in 2014.
It was an extremely close finish with Troy Palmer and BOMBOWLEE COWCHICK finishing only one-point behind Mat with a final aggregate score of 237.
The final was hotly contested and the five 89’s that topped the scoreboard where a sure sign of the high quality of horsemen and horses in this Nutrien Graduates draft. But we also acknowledge the smooth-running cattle. We thank our long-time cattle donors, Ellerston Pastoral, for their commitment to Nutrien Equine events, and for providing us with such quality cattle.
Thank you also to Luke & Leah Whitehead for their donation of a service fee to BONLAC GIGOLO.
In the final this afternoon we had 5 scores of 89. Thank you to Judge Jacob Brown, always a tough job when the runs are this good.
FINAL TOP SCORES
1st Place Mat Holz riding SHEKERAS TAPT IN (179) owned by KOOYOONG PASTORAL P/L, 22, 63, 4, 89, 268
2nd Place Troy Palmer riding BOMBOWLEE COWCHICK (178) owned by Fiona & Troy Palmer, 22, 63, 4, 89, 267
3rd Place Troy Clarke riding EAGLE HUSTLER (176) owned by R&D SADLER & T&S CLARKE, 22, 63, 4, 89, 265
Equal 4th Dan Lindley riding ASHKAT GOLDUST (175) owned by DAN LINDLEY, 21, 64, 4, 89, 264
Equal 4th Warwick Lawrence riding PEELVALE JADE (175) owned by WARWICK & FIONA LAWRENCE, 22, 63, 4, 89, 264
FINAL PLACINGS OF 2023 NUTRIEN GRADUATES CAMPDRAFT
1 268 MAT HOLZ riding SHEKERAS TAPT IN owned by Matthew Moy, KOOYOONG PASTORAL P/L
2 267 TROY PALMER riding BOMBOWLEE COWCHICK owned by Troy Palmer
3 265 TROY CLARKE riding EAGLE HUSTLER owned by R&D Sadler & T&S Clarke
= 4 264 DAN LINDLEY riding ASHKAT GOLDUST owned by Dan Lindley
=4 264 WARWICK LAWRENCE riding PEELVALE JADE owned by Warwick & Fiona Lawrence
6 262 JOE PAYNE riding BONNIEDOON KANYA CATOLENA owned by Joe Payne
7 261 DAVID SMITH riding CANTAUR PARK KID U NOT owned by David Smith
8 258 MARK BUTTSWORTH SALT AND CAT owned by Jeremy Storrier
= 9 257 WARWICK LAWRENCE COLD CHISEL owned byTom Donnelly
= 9 257 BARRY JOHNSON riding LYNBROOK CON THIS owned by Barry Johnson