APG's 2018 Brisbane Sale is a Hidden Gem

The 2018 Ladbrokes APG Brisbane Sale represents a hidden gem for owners and trainers looking for that Group One winning feeling.

It is no secret that the Queensland Harness Racing Industry has taken a few whacks in recent times, but the tide is turning, and the reality is that this year's Ladbrokes APG Brisbane Sale offers buyers more earning opportunities than ever before.

Although this year's Brisbane catalogue features a total of only 45 yearlings, the quality is exceptionally strong, and all 45 yearlings are exclusively eligible for APG's $100,000 Brisbane Sales Race.  That's right - a $100,000 Sales Race that is exclusively restricted to the 45 yearlings that go under the hammer at Eagle Farm on Sunday, 28 January.

If that isn't enough incentive, Albion Park will also play host to:

  • both the $350,000 colts & $350,000 fillies Finals of APG's National 2yo Series
  • a $50,000 2yo  APG Championship Race towards the end of our 2018 yearlings' 2yo season, plus
  • a $51,000 3yo APG Championship Race towards the end of our 2018 crop's 3yo season

Many interstate buyers are unaware of how lucrative Queensland's QBred scheme is, currently offering owners a $7,500 bonus for their horse's first win as a 2yo, a further $7,500 for their first win as a 3yo, and $2,500 for their first win as a 4yo.

Of course, it's one thing to offer great prizemoney, but it's equally important that the horses on offer are capable of taking advantage of those opportunities.

Fortunately, APG's 2018 Brisbane catalogue is arguably the strongest in the sale's history, and compares very favourably with what's on offer at APG's other sales, and also the New Zealand Sales, as evidenced by the following statistics relating to this year's yearlings:

 

Brisbane

Combined
Melb/Sydney

Combined
New Zealand

No. Horses Catalogued

45

400

411

Prizemoney earned by Dams

$2,300,759

$21,348,110

$16,624,080

Average Earnings per Dam

$51,128

$53,370

$40,448

No. Dams with earnings $100,000+

4

68

57

No. of Foals 3yo+

128

1011

1,178

No. of Winners

78

573

641

Percentage Winners to Foals (3yo+)

60.9%

56.7%

54.4%

 

Brisbane's 45 horse catalogue features half or full relations to a host of quality horses, including:

Half or Full Brothers to: Earnings   Half or Full Sisters to: Earnings
Terror Time $461,575   Lively Royce $214,443
Better Bet Black $442,669   Brigadier Bronski $210,480
Elegant Christian $305,199   A Good Chance $210,121
Corporal Luna $176,901   Admiral Bronski $193,261
Major Moment $161,714   General Bronski $160,729
Chilla Breeze $146,171   Major Bronski $94,729
Georgia Grace $108,841   Remember Ruby $90,433
Stylish Soiree $102,714   Bonnie Jujon $85,127
Borninastorm $91,356   Jossie James $82,325
Arts Treasure $87,237   Ravashing $52,079
Sloane Square $79,497      
Clintal Do $70,521      
Gold Reactor $66,989      
Vinni Gambino $65,207      
Get Happy $61,062      
Maggie Mine $56,897      
Taurisi $55,455      
Guy In A Hurry $53,997      
Girls Rule $51,961      
Heriam $51,575      

 

The bottom line is that this year's Brisbane Sale offers buyers more bang for their buck than any previous sale, and is likely to offer up some outstanding buys for the astute buyer.

Last season, APG's Brisbane Sales Graduates Pinup Boy and Arts Treasure both secured 2yo Group One victories, whilst fellow graduates Bonnie Jujon and Clintal Do took out the 3yo QBred Triad Finals. 

For those that are unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding and telephone bidding are available (but you must register by Wednesday, 24 January by clicking here).

For further information, please phone our friendly staff on (03) 5275 1999.