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LIVESTOCK | 27 May 2012

Landmark Paradise Lagoons Performance Horse Sale 2010

With a line up of 87 quality competition horses on offer, all eyes will be on Landmark’s second annual Paradise Lagoons Performance Horse Sale at the Acton family property just outside Rockhampton.


Scheduled to coincide with the 2010 Paradise Lagoons Campdraft on 22 to 25 July, the sale is being held the day prior at 1.00pm on Wednesday, 21 July. With the focus on the sport of campdrafting, all sale horses are registered with either the Australian Stock Horse Society or the Australian Quarter Horse Association, aged between 4 and 14 years.


Pre-work demonstrations will be held the morning of the sale with cattle supplied by the Acton family. There will be access to the main arena so prospective buyers can view the horses work cattle in a real campdrafting environment.


Landmark’s sale auctioneer, Colby Ede is confident of a strong turnout, particularly with more than double the entries of last year.


“The quality of bloodlines offered in 2009 drew a great crowd from Victoria, Northern Territory, New South Wales and across Queensland,” Mr Ede said.


“We’ve also timed this year’s sale to tie in with the Paradise Lagoons Campdraft, a highlight on the campdrafting circuit. People travel a long way for these events so it made sense to hold them together.”


To add further interest, a new restricted sale horse campdraft will be added to the 2011 Paradise Lagoons Campdraft program, which will see horses sold in this year’s sale invited back to compete for an exclusive $20,000 draft, along with the winning horse’s vendor to also pick up a bonus of $5,000.


Along with the progeny of leading sires Acres Destiny and Kirkby’s Stud Officer, the offspring of a number of deceased stallions will also be offered such as Blue Moon Mystic, Adios Reflect, Doc’s Spinifex and Warrenbri Romeo.


After finishing second at last year’s Warwick Stallion draft, another stand out nomination is Barry and Maree Southern’s resident sire Pechey Stud Tradition.


Landmark’s national livestock commercial sales manager, Mark Barton, said the tremendous support for the event was demonstrated by the number of vendors prepared to offer genuine A-grade horses.


“These proven performance bloodlines have been in the hands of some of Australia’s leading trainers, making for a great opportunity for buyers to procure some of the best potential performance horses in the country,” Mr Barton said.


“We are confident the Paradise Lagoons sale will continue to grow and become a highlight of the annual horse sale calendar like the Tamworth Landmark Classic has become over the past couple of years.”


The 2010 Landmark Paradise Lagoons Performance Horse sale catalogue and photos will be available shortly on the Landmark website www.landmark.com.au. For further details contact the Landmark Rockhampton office (07) 4927 6188 or Mark Barton directly on 0419 488 256.


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