KTC Bloodstock 2023 Perth APG Sales Wrap.
What a great sale weekend it was for the team at KTC, firstly on Friday night at Gloucester Park we kicked things off with our Graduate Water Lou taking out the Listed $100,000 2YO Fillies final for Jim and Willie Giumelli -(Swandoo Harness Racing Pty Ltd Syndicate) trainer Mike Reed and Driver Gary Hall Jnr. This same breeder/owner/trainer/driver combination combined the previous year to also win the classic with Cabsav.
The next race we saw the $50,000 3YO Colts and Geldings line up this time it was another KTC Graduate in Lucapelo for Michael Young and American owners Marc Hanover and Gordon Banks and yet again jnr in the sulky taking the win in the feature. Cabsav then stepped out in the 3YO Fillies Classic finishing a very good 2nd.
We then headed to the sales complex first thing Saturday morning and had a very busy day of inspections leaving us full of confidence that Sunday would be a great selling day. And it didn’t disappoint. We unfortunately had Lot 100 the first horse in the ring that is never ideal and was unfortunately passed in the son of Always B Miki can still be purchased for $35,000 by contacting myself, Dad – Kevin or Dean at APG.
Things certainly heated up quick when our lot 105 a stunning Captain Crunch X Lavra Florence filly entered the ring and the bidding opened at $100,000 before been knocked down to the winning bid of Tom Erceg for $140,000 and will head to the powerful stables of Warwick Harness Racing. We are so pleased to see this filly enter a leading stable and be given every chance to be a star she is.
This sale now becomes our farms highest selling record and sits as equal second state record behind Greatgreat Boulder who was sold last year for $150,000 which knocked of our previous state record of $130,000. Our top priced colt was an absolute rockstar and he entered the ring as lot 162 a Always B Miki colt out of our very own Group 1 winning mare Tenniele Erin, he caught the eye of many and was knocked down to Jim and Willie Giumelli for $85,000. We couldn’t be happier to see him head there way. They are fantastic supporters of our product and have been rewarded with the likes of Cabsav, Lion Queen and Water Lou.
We are so pleased with the yearlings been well sought after and been brought by WA’s leading owners such as Tom Erceg, Jim and Willie Giumelli, Rob Tomlinson, Trotsynd, Albert Walmsley, Kevin Jeavons, Team Bond. And will now head to the states leading trainers such as Kat Warwick, Mike Reed, Dylan Egerton-Green, Justin Prentice, Ryan Bell, Brett Smith, Robbie Williams, Shane Young, Greg and Skye Bond and Ron Huston to name a few that I am aware.
Our very own stallions sold well with Control The Moment selling for a average of $45,000 (2 sold) with his top been lot 129 $55,000 and Foreclosure selling for a average of $30,214 (7 sold) with his top been lot 117 $46,000.
We offered 20 Yearlings, 10 Colts – 10 Fillies
Selling 17, 3 passed in. Giving us a 85% clearance rate.
Fillies Averaged: $49,187.50
Colts Averaged: $43,500
Overall Average: $47,176
Gross Sales: $785,000
Lot 100 Always B Miki x Lady Luca Passed In – Reserve $35,000
Lot 105 Captain Crunch x Lavra Florence Sold $140,000 – Tom Erceg
Lot 109 Lazarus x Lilianna Beauty Sold $46,000 – Jim Giumelli
Lot 114 Foreclosure x Luck Has It Sold $20,000 – Rob Tomlinson
Lot 117 Foreclosure x Lughnasadh Sold $46,000 – Jim Giumelli
Lot 124 Vincent x Moon Ovr Manhattan Sold $40,000 – Trotsynd
Lot 129 Control The Moment x Miss Madoff Sold $55,000 – Albert Walmsley
Lot 132 Foreclosure x Not Now Delilah Sold $42,500 – Brett Smith
Lot 137 Warrawee Needy x Panorama Sunshine Sold $62,500 – Kevin Jeavons
Lot 141 Foreclosure x Pass The Magic Sold $15,000 – Giles Inwood
Lot 146 Foreclosure x Salacious Gossip Sold $15,000 – Robbie Williams
Lot 149 Ultimate Machete x Salliwood Sold $11,000 – Shane Young
Lot 162 Always B Miki x Tenniele Erin Sold $85,000 – Jim Giumelli
Lot 165 Foreclosure x Thats The Spirit Sold $40,000 – Greg and Skye Bond
Lot 184 Sweet Lou x Betshes Precious Sold $80,000 – Jim Giumelli
Lot 198 Foreclosure x Essaouira Sold $33,000 – Ron Huston
Lot 206 Rich And Spoilt x Glenferrie Inn Sold $19,000 – Paula Petricevich
Lot 211 Captain Crunch x Hearty Franco Withdrawn
Lot 214 Control The Moment x Heavens Open Sold $35,000 – Glen Treasure
Lot 216 Control The Moment x Hunter Victoria Passed In – Reserve $20,000
Lot 226 Foreclosure x Kiwi Rose Passed In – Reserve $20,000
We would like to thank all our family, staff and sales day staff you turned the horses out beautifully and the results told. Team work makes the dream work. We all have our parts to play that equals success.
We are now onto weaning the babies for 2024 sale and what a line up we have for you. We will be back teaming up with Dean and APG in 2024 can’t thank Dean and team at APG for what they done for us.
The line-up is below. 13 Colts and 13 Fillies.
Art Major x Generally Outspoken – Colt
American Ideal x La Machane – Colt
Downbytheseaside x Lindennys Buttecup – Colt
Foreclosure x Lughnasadh – Colt
Tall Dark Stranger x La Stella Del Mare – Filly
Bettors Wish x Libertybelle Midfrew – Filly
Sweet Lou x Miss Madoff – Filly
Always B Miki x Essaouira – Colt
Betting Line x Glenferrie Clan – Colt
Ultimate Sniper x Heavens Open – Colt
Fly Like An Eagle x Leilani Lombo – Colt
The Storm Inside x Maid For You Lombo – Colt
Tall Dark Stranger x Moon Ovr Manhattan – Colt
Tall Dark Stranger x Not Now Delilah- Colt
Tall Dark Stranger x Panorama Sunshine – Colt
Vincent x Sounds Bettor – Colt
Vincent x Artistic Gal – Filly
Sweet Lou x Here For The Money – Filly
Foreclosure x Just Visiting – Filly
Foreclosure x Kiwi Rose – Filly
Captain Crunch x Lady Luca – Filly
Foreclosure x Luck Has It – Filly
Always B Miki x Major Eclipse – Filly
Rock N Roll Heaven x Mint Julep – Filly
Bettors Delight x Motu Lady Cullen – Filly
Lennytheshark x Thats The Spirit – Filly
For the full list sales result and the few remaining lots available for those looking to be a part of the greatest ever series in the west, please check below.