As part of our office rivalry regarding yearling selections, Michael and I pick a filly and colt/gelding we feel is the best on offer.

Our choices aren’t a guide to prospective sales’ toppers, but rather a “that one looks good” process.

That said, it just so happened the filly I selected – Lot 51 – was the sales’ topper during the Gold Coast Sale a couple of weeks ago…fetching $100,000!

Modesty prevents me from pointing out Michael’s two lots combined sold for less than ‘my’ filly.

Melbourne was a different story, with Michael’s colt – Lot 171 – selling for $23,000 to Glenn Maher, while my colt – Lot 218 – was knocked down to Ian Hunter for $21,000.

Proving once again I have a good eye for fillies, my Lot 224 was purchased by premier Tasmanian horseman Ben Yole for $22,000.

Michael’s selection – Lot 143 – fetched $5000.

One could point out between Gold Coast and Melbourne the four Lots selected sits at a three-to-one ratio in my favour, but that may be just too upsetting for my well-seasoned colleague!

Round Three heads across the Nullarbor for APG’s Perth Sale on February 27, where 62 colts/geldings and 60 fillies will be offered.

  • PAUL COURTS