WASBA president Jeanine Diederich with Colleen and Trevor Lindsay at the awards night.

What a huge weekend it was for Karnup Racing. Four horses made triple figures at the APG Perth Yearling Sale on Sunday and Karnup Racing sold three of them.

Although Karnup Racing principals Trevor and Colleen Lindsay had already achieved so much, it must have felt like a milestone moment when their American Ideal – Anna Faye colt sold to leading trainer Justin Prentice for $160,000 early in the sale.

Soon after, their American Ideal – Coopers Beach colt went to Prentice for $130,000 and the Poster Boy – Falcons Gem colt sold for $100,000 to Liam O’Connor.

They sold 12 lots for $661,000 at an average of $55,000 per yearling.

“We knew the Anna Faye colt was our best lot but it is always an unknown until they go through the ring,” Trevor Lindsay said. “The Falcons Gem colt had a real presence about him too and he is a half brother to (Group 1 winner) Menemsha and Delulu, who won her first two-year-old start this season.

“The quality upper end horses, mainly colts, sold ridiculously well. Perhaps this was at the expense of nice, mid range lots of both sexes?”

The Lindsays weekend started off with a bang on Friday night when Karnup Racing won three awards at the prestigious Standardbred Breeders Association awards night – 2YO Westbred colt of the year with Menemsha, Aged Westbred horse with Mighty Ronaldo and the 2023 Breeding for Excellence gong.

The night just got bigger when The Bettor Side (Downbytheseaside – Bettor Boa) won the $125,000 APG 2YO colts sales classic for trainer/reinsman Aiden De Campo and his loyal bunch of owners.

The Lindsays bred and raced Bettor Boa, who won 10 races and $119,000, and finished second in the 2016 WA Oaks final behind Dodolicious.

“Bettor Boa is out of the first filly we bought from New Zealand, Miss Anaconda,” Lindsay said.

“Bettor Boa gave us a lot of fun on the track. She ran a big race in the Oaks and she went on to break the three-year-old fillies record at Gloucester Park by a fair margin.

“And it looks like she is going to continue it on as a broodmare. Her first Halle Hunter won her first three starts and could be anything, if she stands up.

“The Bettor Side was the next foal and we have kept a yearling full sister, who is ready to go into work.”

The Lindsays are already looking forward to next year’s sale.

They bred 13 fillies and six colts last year and will have a strong offering of elite bloodlines in 2025.

“We have a full sister to (the $160,000 colt) and she will probably go through the sale next year because we have so many fillies,” Lindsay said. “We also have a weaning full brother to The Bettor Side. He is much stronger looking and has a presence about him, so it will be interesting to see how he develops.”

To check out the full results for the Perth Sale and all other sales visit the APG Sales Results Page. With more than half a dozen lots sold since the sale has ended, you still have the opportunity to make an offer on any passed in yearlings that catch your eye.