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LIVESTOCK | 11 February 2011

Landmark Classic - HOT HOT HOT


(Image courtesy of Australian Horseman Magazine)
The Landmark Classic Campdraft Sale has once again proven itself to be the premier performance horse sale in the nation with vendors and purchasers travelling from all mainland states and territories to attend.

 

The sale is a unique opportunity to showcase and buy some of the best performance horse genetics available from the Australian Quarter Horse Association and Australian Stock Horse Society stud books.


 Held over 4-6 February at the Australian Equine Livestock & Events Centre in Tamworth, the temperatures were soaring but so too were the prices. This year’s average price of $10,444 smashed last year’s $9,000 average, with the added challenge of more horses being offered for sale. Some 416 horses sold, grossing $4,344,500.

 

Equal top price paid was $45,000 for 4-year old mare Lot 438 Yulgilbar Wild Cat, a mare sired by One Moore Playboy from the dam Docs Cachet, carrying Docs Spinifex and Pine Olena bloodlines. Consigned by J & S Inglis of Cobbitty, NSW and bought by Warren Dellow of Ebor, NSW.

 

Also topping the sale at $45,000 was Lot 279 Glen Lee Mosses Mercury a 3-year old chestnut stallion, sired by Barona Hornet from dam Mosses Gem, who carries Warrenbri Romeo and Abbey bloodlines. Consigned by S & D Wilson of Gilgandra, NSW and sold to Blackwater Stock Horses.

 

Three other lots sold for $40,000, with the first being Lot 117 Duckrey, a 5-year old stallion sired by leading US sire Dual Rey and from Dashing Duckling a Doc’s Spinifex, Docs Freckles Oak-bred mare sold by John Brekelmans and purchased by Tamworth locals Neil Faint & Amanda Nicholson.

 

Lot 357 Darma Acres of Impact a 2-year old black colt sired by Acres Destiny from an Adios Reflect-bred mare, consigned by Wanda Thompson sold for $40,000 to Manooka Pastoral.

 

Lot 134 a red roan stallion Smarty’s High Card (Imp) sired by Sweet Lil Pepto from the dam Miss Smarty Rey consigned by Jason and Rachel Leitch sold to D & J Rafton for $40,000.

The top price gelding was Lot 88 Dynamic Dove sired by Freckles Fortyniner from a Cuttabars Colonel-bred mare consigned by William & Tracey Tapp from Woman, QLD sold for $26,000 to M & C Jones.

 

Action in the campdraft arena commenced on Monday 31 January, with the Landmark Classic Campdraft, Herefords Australia Open, Priefert Masters and Quipolly Equine Stallion Shootout all held in conjunction with the sale.

 

The Landmark Classic final consisted of 27 competitors vying for the richest prize pool in the country, riding horses five years and under that had been purchased from previous Landmark Classic Sales.

 

Each finalist received a handcrafted leather bridle donated by Angus Barrett Saddlery, bags of feed donated by Omega Feeds and a bottle of wine from Yabtree Vineyard. Spectators filled the grandstands and it was elbow room only beside the camp on Wednesday evening 2 February to view the action of the finals.


Braidwood local Ian Laurie won the Classic Campdraft on Whos Catwoman, taking home $30,000 in prize money and the Landmark Classic Brady trophy saddle. Ian purchased this mare at last year's Classic sale for $16,000 from Bob Johnston of Loomberah NSW.

 

The Herefords Australia Open Draft was won by Sam Knight of Gunnedah riding Soda Venus, taking home a winners cheque of $10,000 and a sponsored trophy buckle. Second was Michael Hiscock riding Hazelwood Advice while equal third-fifth was divided between Ben Hall on Common Double, Cal Gibson on Lawsons Lena and Troy Palmer on Flinders.


Darren Towns riding Ervines Cruise won the inaugural Priefert Masters Campdraft after one round and a final. Dale Lyons placed second on Quindella Hope and Brad Newsome was third on Cedar Downs Futurama.

 

The Quipolly Equine Stallion Shootout was a hotly contest event this year consisting of an indoor campdraft, an outdoor campdraft and an indoor cut out the competitors scores were added together over the three rounds and the eventual winner was Mark Buttsworth from Kingaroy, QLD riding his stallion Almora QP Double Doc.

To be eligible to compete in this event the stallion must be of novice/open status and have progeny represented in this year’s sale.

 

For full sale and campdraft results, see http://livestock.landmark.com.au/horse-sales/landmark_classic_campdraft_and_sale.htm


 

For more information about the Landmark Classic contact Landmark Tamworth on 02 6765 5211.



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