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

Sales Results:

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.