With this weekend’s Neds – APG yearling sale just around the corner, how should you go about buying a yearling to compete for the Richest & Best Offering In APG’s 33 Year History?

With a staggering $3.25M on offer, buying at auction can be just as exciting as winning a race. And with around 600 yearlings to be sold at APG’s auctions this year around Australia, now is the time. The horses are old enough to be assessed by you and your team of advisers (vet, trainer, bloodstock agent) for conformation etc, but have not been broken in, so their racing ability has not yet been exposed or tarnished.

Our sales book is designed to cut through and help you define your short list. The sire, broodmare sire and the dam will all play as massive role in your selections. The dam’s maternal family will also be a major factor for most astute buyers. That said, many outstanding types from lower ranked families also play an enormous role every year when the big Group 1’s are raced.

The average price at APG yearling sales around Australia vary from sale to sale, but prices can start from just $4,000 dollars or reach as high as $250,000.

Champion racehorses can come from humble backgrounds, but are more likely to be found at APG sales where yearlings are selected on pedigree and conformation and are considered the ‘cream of the crop’.

Its abundantly clear to those that follow this amazing sport, that this 2022 Melbourne sale is jammed packed with so many outstanding prospects. Below is a sample of some of the lots that are likely to spend more time being inspected that resting in their box over the weekend.

For those coming to Oaklands Junction this weekend, remember the great line below.

“You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”  Roy T Benett

Lot 147 Filly ART MAJOR SOHO BORDEAUX WESTERN TERROR
Lot 164 Colt BETTORS DELIGHT SPARKLING TACHYON MACH THREE
Lot 180 Filly CAPTAINTREACHEROUS ARTERIAL WAY ART MAJOR
Lot 185 Colt MACH THREE BEHAPPYSAM WASHINGTON VC
Lot 201 Colt CAPTAINTREACHEROUS AMARILLEN FAKE LEFT
Lot 208 Filly CAPTAINTREACHEROUS DIAMOND JOY ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN
Lot 209 Colt LAZARUS ART DE TRIOMPHE ART MAJOR
Lot 241 Colt BETTORS DELIGHT IDEAL PRIORITY WESTERN IDEAL
Lot 251 Colt CAPTAINTREACHEROUS CINCO AMIGOS BETTORS DELIGHT
Lot 253 Colt ALWAYS B MIKI INTRUSIVE ART MAJOR
Lot 260 Colt LAZARUS INSIDIOUS CHARM SPORTSWRITER
Lot 261 Colt ROCKNROLL HANOVER MADISON LOUISE GRINFROMEARTOEAR
Lot 282 Filly BETTORS DELIGHT OUR STAR DUST MACH THREE