APG Spreads its Wings in 2017
APG is excited to announce its new sales format for 2017 which will see APG conduct 5 sales as follows:
- APG Melbourne Sale - Sunday, 5 February 2017
- APG Sydney Sale - Sunday, 26 February 2017
- APG Perth Sale - Sunday, 5 March 2017
- APG Brisbane Sale - Sunday, 12 March 2017
- APG Melbourne Autumn Sale - Sunday, 2 April 2017
APG to take over the Perth Yearling Sale
APG is particularly excited about the agreement which has been struck with Gloucester Standardbreds that will see APG take over the running of the Perth Sale.
This agreement consolidates APG's position as the industry leader, and will help to make APG more relevant to Western Australian buyers as well as making Western Australian yearlings more appealing to East Coast buyers.
APG's entry into Western Australia will also add to APG's financial base, and facilitate the further growth of APG race series which will be of benefit to all breeders and buyers, nationally.
APG is currently in the process of reviewing its race series to take account of the inclusion of Perth Sale yearlings, and will release the details once they have been finalised. APG and RWWA will work co-operatively to ensure that the revised format is attractive for Western Australian vendors and buyers alike, and complements, rather than competes with, the Perth Sales Classics.
APG Melbourne Autumn Sale to Feature a Stand-Alone Sales Race carrying Group Status
APG is also pleased to announce that following discussions with Harness Racing Victoria, APG's Melbourne Autumn Sale and the Australasian Trotting Sale will both share a sales date and venue.
To be conducted at Inglis's Oaklands Junction sales complex on Sunday, April 2, APG's Melbourne Autumn Sale will be backed by a stand-alone Group Race, exclusively for Melbourne Autumn yearlings.
While the exact value of the race will be determined having regard to the final number of entries that we receive, the race will be either a Group Three or a Group Two race, and should be a major attraction for buyers.
APG and HRV will work closely to ensure that both the trotting sale and Autumn pacing sale are well marketed, and everything possible is done to make the sales day an enjoyable one for participants.
Entry into APG's Melbourne Autumn Sale will be restricted to those horses that nominated for, but were ballotted out of APG's Melbourne Sale. This will help to attract a good, even catalogue, which in turn, will maximise the benefit of the sales race.
- Goldstrike For Graham Family
It was a night to remember for Wayne and Lyn Graham.
Within the space of 25 minutes, the popular Queensland couple snared their biggest double during their long and decorated careers in harness racing after claiming the Gr.1 $322,000 Australian Pacing Gold Fillies Final at TABCORP Park, Menangle plus the $80,000 Albion Park Gold Final ... [more]
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When Park Life arrived at the stables of Queensland trainer Wayne Graham, the veteran horseman was just hoping to get the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven to the racetrack. Park Life was one of three fillies Graham had in work and was the slowest of the trio ... [more]
- Stanley's flying fillies in fine fettle for APG assault
Michael Stanley’s Burrumbeet stable is well positioned to strike gold in Saturday night’s $322,000 Group 1 for fillies.
The trainer-driver has qualified Petacular and Soho Angel for the Australian Pacing Gold final at Tabcorp Park Menangle, after both delivered outstanding semi-final performances ... [more]
- Stewart serves up the perfect Storm to secure Group 1 glory
Stunning colt The Storm Inside achieved what for long has appeared his two-year-old destiny and won the Group 1 $322,000 Australian Pacing Gold final at Tabcorp Park Melton.
Emma Stewart’s freak by Rocknroll Hanover out of Spirited Storm appeared to do it easy, with Greg Sugars taking the lead and clearing out on the straight, requiring only a flick of the reins and a tap of the whip to claim the mantle of Australia’s finest ... [more]
- Improving QLD Filly Chasing APG Prize
Tiny Queensland filly Park Life continues to improve.
And at a rapid rate.
The Wayne Graham trained filly is now heading south of the border in a bid to qualify for the $322,000 Australian Pacing Gold 2yo Fillies Final to be staged at TABCORP Park, Menangle on April 30 ... [more]