When you think of the WA Harness Racing and Standardbred Breeding industry, you wouldn’t have to go far to find a more passionate breeder than Bill Hayes. Based in picturesque Bullsbrook, north of the river in the Swan Valley, Bill runs and owns Highlight Lodge in which many a city race winner has come from.

As far as stats go, you can’t deny that the progeny that comes out of Bill’s breeding barn is one that is sought after, over all Highlight Lodge is the 33rd most successful breeder entity in WA trotting history, with over 398 winners, 85x of those city winners, 8x feature and 3x Group 1’s.

Breeding some explosive horses like Shipwreck ($279,198; 1:52.2), New World Order ($248,162; 1:51.8) and Gee Jay Kay ($135,815; 1:54.2), to only name a few, you couldn’t possibly go past the opportunity in buying into a Highlight Lodge yearling. If history was to repeat you will probably have a 2yo or 3yo WA Sales Classic winner on your hands, Bill has bred 2x 2yo and 3x 3yo WA Sales Classic winners since 2000, all individual winners.

This season, Highlight Lodge has four quality yearlings entered in the 2022 Neds APG Perth Yearling Sale, 1x colt, a first foal out of the handy type Kamendable Lass by My Hard Copy and 3x fillies, all out of proven mares and all by My Hard Copy.

My Hard Copy was a top racehorse, winning 27 races and being 22 times placed from 89 starts for $1,270,660 in stakes. He won the WA Pacing Cup in 2015 and 2016 and the 2018 Fremantle Pacing Cup, in which he defeated Lazarus, Chicago Bull and Soho Tribeca.

All breeders looking to sell in 2022 should come HOME and enter their lots with our only industry owned, non for profit yearling sales company, Neds – APG.

Be like Bill and click the link below to take secure your place in history.


Please phone Linda Graham – 0428 955 998 or e-mail her at linda@apgold.com.au and she’ll be pleased to assist you with your online yearling sale entries & enquiries.

– Kathleen Harris