The second year with the new format proved again successful with the Sale Gross reaching a new record of $1,342,500. The preworks and sale were livestreamed with nearly 13,000 views world wide including the US, Canada, Belgium and Germany.
Simon Booth said this success is a great indication of the increased sale incentives to $20,000 for the 2 year Challenge and Sylvia Vale Stock Horses & Seifert Belmonts $5000 Challenge and Draft for 5yrs and Under. The campdraft program included the $8000 Landmark Supreme Campdraft for 5yrs & Under and the Lemontree Feedlot Masters Campdraft also worth $8000. There was increased entries also for the Black Truck Sales Novice Campdraft worth $10,000 and the Leicht's CIA Open Campdraft worth $6,000.
With increased support this sale is growing bigger and better each year and a credit to the Landmark Toowoomba team.Vendors came from all over Queensland, NSW and as far as Victoria. Horses have again been purchased from five states including SA, Victoria, NSW, QLD and heading to the Northern Territory.
Yearlings again sold well with the first lot of the sale SMITH FAMILY VALENTINE (Hazelwood Conman x Knights Rachel) sold at the first fall of the hammer for $30,000.
Top of the sale was Phillip & Gloria McCormacks filly Lot 73 CLEARCHOICE CONTIKI (Hazelwood Conman x Clearchoice Roma Ria), who also topped the filly's and set a new sale record for led yearling fillies.
Top Priced Yearling Colt was Lot 97 CASTLES CONSPICUOUS offered by Tony Castle from Castle Performance Horses sold for $14,000 (Hazelwood Conman x Jade Jasmin).
Top Priced Yearling Gelding was Lot 95 NONDA COMPASS offered by Plaintrees Farm sold for $7,500 (Hazelwood Conman x Nonda Dottie Papunya).
Ridden Geldings enjoyed their time in the ring on Sunday with vendors hard work paying off reaching a new sale record of $19,000 with equal top price.
First Gelding out Sunday morning was equal top price gelding Lot 164 RATHCOOL WOLVERINE offered by Ben & Hayley Hutton. This set a great run, as they were immediately followed by Lot 165 OAKS ACTOR $14,000 and Lot 166 SPIN N MALOO $13,000.
Lot 187 MY T CAT offered by Greg & Andrea Lithgow from Chincilla QLD, also sold for $19,000. MY T CAT is by Intricatolena out of Starbar Fortynine and was purchased by Macaroni Contractors.
Gelding Average was $7,448.
Top Price Mare was offered by Hugh Miles from Dungowan NSW. Lot 242 CRYSTAL ACRES (Acres Destiny x Jewel Jazz) was sold to Brad & Yasmin Vidler for $27,000.
Mare Average was $9,119.
$7,000 was paid for the top price stallion Lot 199 CE PEPTO PLAYBOY offered by Gina Drew.
Stallion Average was $6,750.
PTIF Mare Top was Lot 43 PEELVALE CONTRAST offered by Hugh Miles sold for $12,000 (Hazelwood Conman x Peelvale Star Signora).
PTIF Mare & Foal Top was Lot 101 DANDILLA MIST IN MAT offered by Dandilla Pastoral Co. sold for $9,000 (Blue Moon Mystic x Oakey Creek Gwen D).
The sale has proven itself to be included on the performance horse calendar with strong support it will only increase in incentives and size.