The new paradigm established by NEDS-Australian Pacing Gold (APG) for juvenile racing in the Southern Hemisphere opens opportunity for international buyers.
The enhanced offering for sale graduates from the 2022 APG yearling sales in Sydney and Melbourne provides access for buyers from two hemispheres to Australia’s best maternal families.
The NEDS-APG 2022 race series offering $750,000 in prizemoney and bonuses for each sex is a gamechanger!
APG has already noted increased interest from buyers and stables in New Zealand. The Sydney sale will be held on the same weekend as the 2022 Miracle Mile, with the cream of New Zealand harness racing likely in attendance.
The opportunities at Melbourne have not gone unnoticed either, by our New Zealand cousins!
The lucrative nature of the APG Series offers buyers in North America with an entry point into ownership in Australia and then on to the United States and Canada.
The current exchange rate between the United States dollar and the Aussie at around 1.3, provides real incentive with the available prizemoney.
With the Australian juvenile racing season now covering the calendar year, winter (mid-year) provides a perfect opportunity to plan a racing year, with the horse’s welfare paramount.
For prospective North American owners, most yearlings will have had their initial payments made into the Vicbred or NSW Breeders Challenge series, the Australian Breeders Crown and the Bathurst Breeders Crown.
These prestigious two-year old Group 1 races with Finals of $130,000, $150,000, $300,000 and $100,00 are additional cream on the strawberries.
Additional owner’s bonuses are available through the Vicbred and NSW Challenge Series.
North American buyers can then decide to continue racing in Australia for the Derbies, Oaks and other Australian 3 yo majors or import their youngsters into North America.
The number of yearlings by North American sires born in Australia and represented at the Sydney and Melbourne sales is:
Always B Miki 30%
American Ideal 25%
Art Major 26%
Betting Line 29%
Bettors Delight 29%
Sweet Lou 40%
The Melbourne and Sydney NEDS-APG sales represent a rare opportunity for North American buyers.