Nominations for APG’s (the only Industry Owned – Not For Profit – Sales Company) greatest ever sales are now open, and to celebrate APG’s game-changing partnership with online wagering giant, Neds, APG is offering around $400,000 of vendor benefits exclusively to those vendors that nominate their yearlings for the 2022 Neds APG Yearling Sales by 16 August 2021.

The $400,000 of vendor benefits exclusively available to those that nominate by 16 August include:

·         Free entry for all pacers nominated for and presented for sale at either of the 2022 Neds APG Melbourne or Sydney Sales;

·         Free entry for Trotters nominated and presented for sale at any of the 2022 Neds APG Sales (Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney);

$10,000 vendor bonuses for each and every yearling that is sold at the 2022 Neds APG Sales and subsequently contests either of the Neds APG 2yo Gold Bullion Finals at Menangle, each of which carries a jaw dropping $750,000 in Prizemoney and Bonuses

In short, APG’s new multi-year partnership with Neds is a game changer for APG, and allows APG to put together a truly incredible sales and race series offering for 2022 and beyond that we genuinely believe represents the greatest offering in the history of harness racing.

In addition, APG has signed up major new partnerships with a number of key industry bodies and external partners that will ensure the Neds APG Yearling Sales receive more media exposure than ever before.

The bottom line is that APG’s 2022 offering will see graduates compete for the most prizemoney in APG’s history, whilst vendors will gain more media exposure, face lower costs and be eligible for more benefits than at any point in APG’s 33 year history.

Vendor Benefits

·         Zero cataloguing fees for all entries presented for sale at the 2022 Neds APG Melbourne or Sydney Sales (conditional upon sales entry being received prior to APG’s Closing Deadline of 16 August 2021);

·         Up to $200,000 in vendor bonuses (20 x $10,000 vendor bonuses) whereby vendors will receive $10,000 for each horse sold at any of the 2022 Neds APG sales that subsequently qualifies for and competes in either of the Group 1 finals on APG’s new $1.5 million 2YO Finals Night (refer below);

·         The 2022 Neds APG Yearling Sales will be backed by the richest sales series in the history of harness racing, offering $3 million in prizemoney spread across 8 x Group 1 races, 10 x Group 2 races & 4 x Group 3 races, with the highlight undoubtedly being APG’s massive 2yo Finals Night at Menangle where 10 lucky colts & 10 lucky fillies will compete for an incredible $1.5 million in prizemoney and bonuses;

·         APG’s sponsorship deals with the VHRC and NSWOA will provide up to 300 x $1,500 vouchers for buyers to redeem at the 2022 APG Sales;

·         APG’s “Powered by RISE” partnership will provide APG with unrivalled exposure on the main harness.org.au website;

·         APG’s sponsorship agreements with the major metropolitan race clubs ensure optimum brand exposure, particularly during sales season, providing a mix of back straight signage, winning post signage, mobile barrier sponsorship, sales specific signage and race book advertising plus other benefits;

·         APG’s soon to be announced sponsorships with a number of other major partners will result in a better sales day experience for sales goers;

·         Only APG boasts the industry’s leading auctioneers and knowledgeable sales staff that live and breathe harness racing.

THE TWO RICHEST 2YO RACES IN THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALASIAN HARNESS RACING:

·         2 x Neds APG Gold Bullion Finals each carrying $750,000 in prizemoney & bonuses.  Finals to be conducted at Menangle in April 2023 with separate divisions for colts & fillies;

·         $10,000 Heats to be run in NSW & VIC, with the four best performers from the Victorian heats and the four best performers from the NSW heats progressing through to the finals;

·         QLD & WA will each host their own $50,000 Gold Bullion Series, with the winners progressing through to the $500,000 Menangle Final should they elect to nominate;

·         In the event that the QLD and/or WA horses elect not to nominate/travel, the additional spots will go to the next best NSW or VIC horses;

·         NSW & VIC heat runners that do not qualify for the finals will have an opportunity to contest 4 x $30,000 Group Three Consolation finals (2 x NSW Consolations & 2 x VIC Consolations – separate divisions for each sex);

·         An additional $250,000 bonus to the winner of either or both divisions of the $500,000 Neds APG Gold Bullion Finals if the horse:

o    is a graduate of the 2022 APG Sales; and

o    wins its Neds APG Gold Bullion heat; and

o    wins the $500,000 Neds APG Gold Bullion Final; and

o    in the case of a colt or gelding, beats the benchmark time of 1:51.3 (or, if a faster time was run in the heats, whatever that faster time may be); or

o    in the case of a filly, beats the benchmark time of 1:52.3 (or, if a faster time was run in the heats, whatever that faster time may be).

Buyer Benefits

TWO $150,000 THREE YEAR OLD FINALS

·         2 x $150,000 Neds APG Gold Bullion Finals to be conducted at Melton in April 2024 (separate divisions for colts & fillies);

·         Heats will be run in NSW & VIC, with the four best performers from the Victorian heats and the four best performers from the NSW heats progressing through to the finals;

·         QLD & WA will each host their own $50,000 Gold Bullion Series, with the winners progressing through to the $150,000 Menangle Final should they elect to nominate;

·         In the event that the QLD and/or WA horses elect not to nominate/travel, the additional spots will go to the next best NSW or VIC horses.

AUSTRALASIA’S NEWEST, RICHEST & POTENTIALLY FASTEST 2YO TROTTING RACE

·         Trotting bred graduates of the 2022 Neds APG Yearling Sales will be eligible to contest APG’s exciting new $125,000 2yo Trotting Final, to be conducted at Menangle in the later stages of the 2023 Racing Season;

·         Heats will be run in NSW & VIC, with the four best performers from the Victorian heats and the four best performers from the NSW heats progressing through to the finals;

·         QLD & WA will each host their own $50,000 Gold Bullion Series, with the winners progressing through to the $150,000 Menangle Final should they elect to nominate;

·         In the event that the QLD and/or WA horses elect not to nominate/travel, the additional spots will go to the next best NSW or VIC horses.

QUEENSLAND AND WA WILL CONTINUE TO HOST THEIR OWN SALES RACES

·         QLD will continue to run its $150,000 2yo Albion Park Gold (PBD/Sex), exclusively for graduates of the 2022 Neds APG Brisbane Sale;

·         WA will continue to run its $100,000 2yo Perth Sales Classics and $50,000 3yo Perth Sales Classics for graduates of the 2022 Neds APG Perth Sale

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 Jessica and Jake and click the link below to take secure your place in history.

ENTER YOUR YEARLING FOR APG’S 2022 SALES

To be eligible for FREE ENTRY ( NSW & VIC ) and vendor bonuses, entries must be received by the 16th August.

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.