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LIVESTOCK | 3 February 2009

Second Classic Campdraft sale at Tamworth

A 450-strong line up of mares, geldings, colts and stallions is listed for sale at the second Landmark Classic Campdraft Sale at the new Tamworth Equine Centre in February. This year’s line up represents some of the best performance horse genetics available from the Australian Quarter Horse Association and Australian Stock Horse Society stud books.

The centre’s new purpose-built campdraft arena plays host to the Priefert Open draft, when the program kicks off on Wednesday, 11 February. A $20,000 prize pool is on offer and 140 novice and open horses will compete for the $6,000 first prize and the Priefert Open special edition trophy buckle.

The Priefert Open will be followed by the Classic Campdraft, which features 91 eligible horses and riders competing for the $50,000 prize pool. The top fifteen horses (with the highest two round aggregate scores) will continue through to Thursday evening’s final. The winner of the Landmark Classic Campdraft receives $30,000 and a Landmark Classic Brady trophy saddle.

The Campdraft sale starts on Friday, when 200 lots will be offered across the afternoon and evening. All open age horses will be offered on Saturday, together with the remaining Classic eligible horses that are catalogued over the two selling days.

Last year, more than 100 horses were sold at the inaugural Classic, which saw sale prices average $10,700 and achieve a top price of $51,000.

Sale horse vendors can pre-work their sale entries, with The Hereford Society of Australia providing runs of white faced cattle for vendors. The Gunn family’s Sevenbardot Poll Herefords will be on display for the Classic draft and Adrian and Wendy Spencer’s Ironbark Herefords will be used for the Priefert Open draft. Pre-work gets underway at 11am on Thursday and runs through until the evening. All pre-work will be completed on Friday, ahead of the sale.

To add a new dimension to this year’s Campdraft program, “LiveBug” is being made available to spectators. LiveBug allows listeners to access non-stop commentary on the runs as they happen, along with expert analysis, interviews with competitors and a range of other information. LiveBug was introduced to the equine arena at the recent National Cutting Horse Association Futurity (the richest three year old performance horse event in Australia) with great success.

For catalogues, photos of sale horses and sales schedules see http://livestock.landmark.com.au

If you have any questions about the sale, please contact:

Mark Barton
0419 488 256
Charlie Maher 0408 637 328
Mark Haywood 0417 467 911

Alternately, give the Tamworth branch a call on 02 6765 5211.


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