Lot 390 from the 2022 neds – APG Perth Sale

Downbytheseaside – Premium Copper – Major In Art

Now named Waverider and winner last night of the APG 2YO Colts & Geldings Sales Classics Heat 1

Lot 140 in the 2023 APG Sale is the half-brother.

There are several factors that contribute to making a great horse breeder. Here are a few key traits and skills that successful horse breeders tend to possess:

  1. In-depth knowledge of horse breeding: Great horse breeders have a deep understanding of the principles of horse breeding, including genetics, bloodlines, conformation, and temperament.
  2. Attention to detail: Breeding horses requires careful attention to detail, from selecting the right stallion and mare to monitoring the pregnancy and the foal’s development.
  3. Patience and perseverance: Breeding horses is a long-term endeavour that requires patience and perseverance. Successful breeders are willing to wait for the right breeding opportunities and are willing to invest the time and effort required to produce high-quality offspring.
  4. Strong network: Successful breeders tend to have a strong network of contacts in the horse industry, including other breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and buyers. This network can provide valuable insights and opportunities for collaboration.
  5. Commitment to horse welfare: Great breeders prioritize the health and welfare of their horses above all else. This includes ensuring that horses receive proper nutrition, exercise, and veterinary care, as well as providing a safe and comfortable living environment.

Overall, a great horse breeder is someone who is knowledgeable, detail-oriented, patient, well-connected, and committed to the well-being of their horses.

Copper Lodge Stud, is based in Serpentine Western Australia. The stud is situated just 50 km’s south of Perth and Mike and the team have been Breeding Standardbreds since 1985 and are clearly following the top 5 factors above.

Copper Lodge has produced 5 Gr1 winners already and the Mach Three son Handsandwheels winner of $704,764 (to date), is one of those extremely honest horses that just gives his best each and every week for trainer-driver Aiden De Campo.

In 2021 Copper Lodge only offered up 8 yearlings, this crop has already produced two  Gr1 winners in Floewriter 24-10-2-0 for career earnings to date of $152,511 and The Miki Taker 21-9-6-2 with earnings of $151,154.

Check out the draft of 2023 below from Copper Lodge, these lots are in the neds-APG Perth set down for March 5, Magic Millions Sales Complex, 2/56 Dale Road, Middle Swan, WA.

Buying a yearling at the Australian Pacing Gold Sale Perth is a smart investment for any racing enthusiast, that will see $125,000 for each 2yo division and $100,000 for each 3yo division.


Lot 110 Captain Crunch Louise Jade Mr Feelgood
Lot 119 Captain Crunch Maastricht Blissfull Hall
Lot 133 Captain Crunch Our Copper Art Art Major
Lot 136 McWicked Orphan Reactor Auckland Reactor
Lot 140 Soho Tribecca Premium Copper Major In Art
Lot 163 Always B Miki Topless Beach Girl Art Major
Lot 182 Sweet Lou Artistic Copper Artistic Fella
Lot 190 McWicked Cool Adda Chill Factor


For all  your Bloodstock enquiries including the draft above please contact Dean Baring on 0459 215 333